Why Evil Men Love Darkness and Hate Gospel Light | Dan Corner

Have you ever wondered why those on the road to hell treat Christians (and their wonderful gospel message) so badly? Here’s the answer:

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. (John 3:19,20)

Evil doers hate and love the wrong things! They love darkness and hate the light, the opposite of a real Christian, one who has eternal life. So how wicked is society—past and present—with that in mind? The answer is: Since the MAJORITY of people are on the road to hell and are also evil doers, then the MAJORITY of people love spiritual darkness (false doctrines, sin, etc.) and hate spiritual light (God’s truth and an obedient faith with commitment to the Lord Jesus). All Christians were there at one time, but God’s wonderful gospel, when received, changed things in the most blessed way. To become a new creation in Christ means goals, values and ambitions all change for the good to please God and help others.

God bless you.

Dan Corner is an evangelical holiness preacher whose love for souls compels him to share the gospel with others.

Eternal Salvation Is Not Eternal Security | Dan Corner

Can a person who loses his eternal salvation ever get saved again? Some erroneously think that eternal salvation means eternal security but the two terms are NOT the same. Eternal salvation is only for those who OBEY JESUS (Heb 5:9) whereas eternal security teaches one is saved forever regardless of what he does or fails to do. Once saved always saved is a popular myth having nothing to do with Biblical facts. Many are in hell now because of this snare to the soul. The real plan of salvation is repentance towards God and faith in Christ Jesus. Christians must endure to the end to be saved (Mt 10:22; Heb 3:14; Rev 2:10,11, etc.)


Dan Corner teaches about Eternal Salvation, Eternal Sin, Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, Backslider

Dan Corner has decades of experience in teaching the Bible and has written the most exhaustive refutation to once saved always saved that was ever written entitled, “The Believer’s Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted.” Get your own copy from his website at http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org

Is Jer. 10:1-4 Referring To a Christmas Tree? | Dan Corner

It has been said that Jer. 10:1-4 is about a modern day Christmas tree. Let’s take a look at the passage in question:

Hear what the LORD says to you, O house of Israel. This is what the LORD says: “Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky, though the nations are terrified by them. For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.” (Jer. 10:1-4)

The way a Christmas tree is decorated has some thinking that passage is referring to such, but it isn’t. The context clears up that misconception:

“Like a scarecrow in a melon patch, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good.” No one is like you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is mighty in power. Who should not revere you, O King of the nations? This is your due. Among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like you. They are all senseless and foolish; they are taught by worthless wooden idols. Hammered silver is brought from Tarshish and gold from Uphaz. What the craftsman and goldsmith have made is then dressed in blue and purple—all made by skilled workers. But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King. When he is angry, the earth trembles; the nations cannot endure his wrath. (Jer 10:5-10)

The subject is man made wooden idols, which are contrasted with the true and living God in those ten verses. It is not referring to a Christmas tree, as much as some would like it to be. This, however, is not an endorsement of a Christmas tree, but merely stating that Jer. 10:1-4 is not a condemnation of a Christmas tree as some wrongly think. Dan Corner denounces the Santa god and singing to the Christmas tree.

The 1914 Jehovah’s Witness Gospel

Few Christians have never heard of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, but of that larger number very few seem to know what they say the gospel is. To the Jehovah’s Witnesses the Christian gospel is that the kingdom was established in the heavenlies in 1914!

Let the honest-hearted person compare the kind of preaching of the gospel of the Kingdom done by the religious systems of Christendom during all the centuries with that done by Jehovah’s Witnesses since the end of World War I in 1918. They are not one and the same kind. That of Jehovah’s Witnesses is really “gospel,” or “good news,” as of God’s heavenly kingdom that was established by the enthronement of his Son Jesus Christ at the end of the Gentile Times in 1914. (The Watchtower 5/1/81, p.17, emphasis mine)

It is astounding that anyone could believe that, but millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses do! Their strange unscriptural gospel is only part of what they want Christians to start believing! One of the ways a Christian can help a Jehovah’s Witness out of such a delusion is to ask the following two simple questions:

(1) Did Jesus, Paul or any of the early disciples ever preach the gospel of the kingdom? The answer is a definite yes (Mt. 4:23; 9:35; Acts 20:25; etc.).

(2) Did they ever preach the kingdom was established in the heavenlies in 1914? The answer is a definite no.

The conclusion is, the Christians of the first century preached a different gospel than the Jehovah’s Witnesses are. The real gospel centers around the Lord Jesus Christ and an obedient faith in him for eternal life. Ask the Jehovah’s Witnesses the following: Why are you preaching a different gospel, especially since you will be condemned with anathema just for that (Gal. 1:8,9)? The real gospel of grace is detailed in 1 Cor. 15:1-4 and Acts 20:21, with no mention of 1914 or any date!

[Dan Corner has decades of experience refuting false religions, including the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Catholicism, Mormonism, Seventh Day Adventism, etc. The truth needs to heard for the sake of souls, and Dan Corner is willing to be misunderstood to help the religious deceived.]

Demetrius

There can be no doubt that there have been some very amazing conversions to Christianity. The example of Saul of Tarsus, who persecuted Christians to their death and was radically changed into the mighty Apostle Paul, is the ultimate example. His holy and dedicated Christian example sets him up as the greatest example of Christianity of all time. He was light years different from how darkened grace changers present him as the worst of sinners!

Besides Paul, there are some we can speculate about. Such includes the little known Demetrius, who may have been very noteworthy as well, but it isn’t clear. We first read of the name Demetrius in Acts:

About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in no little business for the craftsmen. He called them together, along with the workmen in related trades, and said: “Men, you know we receive a good income from this business. And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus and in practically the whole province of Asia. He says that man-made gods are no gods at all. There is danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited, and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty.” When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” (Acts 19:23-34)

That Demetrius was an idolater, as well as a maker of idols who lived in Ephesus. He stirred up other business people with a speech regarding how Paul’s teachings are not beneficial for their business. The pagan goddess, Artemas, was afterwards praised loudly for 2 hours. The city clerk had to quiet down the commotion. At a later time, John wrote:

Demetrius is well spoken of by everyone—and even by the truth itself. We also speak well of him, and you know that our testimony is true. (3 John 12)

Who was the Demetrius John reported well of? Could it be that he was the same Demetrius of Acts 19? If so, he too was one of the most shocking conversions to Christianity. Dan Corner thinks it is highly possible. If you agree or disagree with Dan Corner about Demetrius, it is clear that Saul of Tarsus was changed more than the possible change in Demetrius of Acts 19!

Saved, Healed and Receiving Mercy

Did you know the same Greek word translated saved in reference to the soul, is also used for physical healing:

Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” (Luke 7:50)

Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that moment. (Mat 9:22)

Another similarity to that is how some people have gotten saved and healed by virtually praying the same way asking for mercy:

Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: “God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.” But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. (Luke 18:10-14)

He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied. Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” (Luke 18:38-42)

Even if you once prayed to God asking for mercy and forgiveness, the big question now is, ARE YOU FOLLOWING JESUS AT THIS TIME? This is a SALVATION issue.

[Dan Corner, a former Catholic, has many important Christian teachings you may not be aware of. They range from Eternal Salvation to Near Death Experiences to refuting Catholicism and MUCH more. God bless you.]

Biblical Wisdom

Do you consider yourself to be Biblically wise? No matter how well any person knows the word of God, it is only the one who puts it into practice who is identified as “wise” and a member of Jesus’ spiritual family (Mt. 7:24,25; Lk. 8:21). Anyone who knows the words of God but does not put them into practice is compared to the foolish man who builds his house on sand (Mt. 7:26,27). Biblical Wisdom is exemplified in that type of wise man, who built his house on the rock.

Dan Corner is a holiness preacher and Bible teacher who outlines the importance of putting the word of God into practice throughout your daily life in order to be a member of Jesus’ spiritual family. Learn more about the significance of being Biblically wise at http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org

Bible Studies

Bible studies are specifically geared for the saints. Through such the righteous can grow spiritually and be warned of various relevant dangers. Bible studies are, therefore, very important but one must be careful that the bible studies he is getting are coming from a real Christian. There are many false teachers and false prophets in our day who also offer Bible studies (Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Calvinist, Church of Christ, United Pentecostals, etc.), which can actually damage the recipients. To gain true insight and understanding of the Bible, one must sincerely seek it directly from the Scriptures themselves, especially through meditating and pondering them. It is best to carefully read the Bible for yourself rather than to make the common mistake of just trusting another’s interpretation, even one whom you love and respect.

To find sound Bible studies look no further. Evangelical Outreach directed by Dan Corner has MANY teachings from the Bible.

Find Peace with God

Many people do not even realize that they do not have peace with God, which is the reason they never pursue it! True peace comes from having your heavy sin load forgiven. When Jesus’ blood was shed on the cross, he made it possible for all people to have eternal life and peace with God. Another problem is, many people wrongly think that they have peace with God because they were, at some past point, forgiven. What multitudes don’t realize is they can lose their salvation and peace with God through sin.

Holiness Preacher Dan Corner teaches about the VITAL importance of pursuing peace and living a life that is righteous, AFTER you have been born again. He uses the Bible to show that even though you have once found peace with God through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, your future sins are not automatically forgiven. To learn more about this salvation related topic, visit EOMin.org.