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(Bible) Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When is judgment righteous? 
  2. What was the first verse that entered into your mind on Sept. 11, 2001? 

(General) Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What was the driving force behind 'The Bottom Line' Tract?
  2. What versions of the Bible were used on this site?
  3. Can I print the Bottom Line Tract and let a friend read it?

 

  1. When is judgment righteous?

It is when mercy oversees judgment. We don't realize the insurmountable war that goes on between mercy and judgment. With God the more mercy is ignored the more judgment is required. It is a perfect balance with God. In the next few verses you will see the mercy and Judgment that Jesus spoke to the Scribes and Pharisees. (Matt 23:33-38) "Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell? ...O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate;" (NKJ)

Does mercy weigh more than judgment? No. However, in righteous judgment there is zero pleasure. Mercy is silenced in the wake of Judgment. Mercy must look away when Judgment takes the bench. For Mercy can not bear what Judgment must do if it is to be just and true. I believe that is why Jesus cried out, "MY GOD! MY GOD! Why hast thou forsaken me?" Mercy can not look upon Judgment's holy wrath! Even to the extent of His beloved Son. Mercy forsook Jesus on the cross. However, judgment was poured out upon his Son because Mercy cried out, "NO!" to the judgment that was in store for you and for me.

Even creation is silenced before the storm! When does Mercy stop and Judgment begin. God only knows. But, when Judgment strikes it is swift. It appears out of the blue. Yet in reality, Mercy was holding Judgment back for years.

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  1. What was the first verse that entered into your mind on Sept. 11, 2001?

A chapter in Leviticus and a verse in 2nd Chronicles came to remembrance. I don't remember which set was actually first.

A) This is how God will bless a nation if they obey him. (Lev 26:3-13) 'If you walk in My (God's) statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them, then ...I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid; I will rid the land of evil beasts, and the sword will not go through your land. You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you. Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you. I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people. I am the LORD your God...'  (NKJ)

If any nation does not obey God this is the first chastisement against them. (Lev 26:14-17) 'But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments... I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.'  (NKJ)

Verses 14-17 were just the first chastisement. For the remaining 4 chastisements read the remaining verses in chapter 26. It starts out like such; (Lev 26:18) 'And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins....' (NKJ)


B) We have returned to the motto "God Bless America". We must repent before God can richly bless us. (2 Chr 7:14) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (KJV) How soon we forget!

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  1. What was the driving force behind 'The Bottom Line' Tract?

These are the words of our president, Tim.

 The Lord allowed me to go through a period of time that I completely doubted my salvation. This went on 24/7 for about a year and a half. I grew up in the church my entire life. What if I had been taught wrong? What if I were knocking on the gates of hell thinking I was knocking on the gates of heaven? To believe in a literal hell and not knowing if you are going there or not is, to say the least, terrifying. I asked God to strip me of all preconceived ideas and teach me His truth. I remember asking God to do this at any cost to me. I had to know. Satan tormented me day and night during that time of testing.

As the Holy Spirit led me through the scriptures I wrote down my thoughts and findings. It ended up being about 17 typed pages of information. My life and belief system was on trial. My eternal destiny was in the balances. The Lord verse by verse clearly revealed the security and peace I had in him. Out of that year and a half of horror "The Bottom Line' Tract was born. It is the condensed version of the 17 page study.

If I had to pick only two verses that sums it up they would be:
(Rom 10:13) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (2 Tim 1:9) Who
(God) hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

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  1. What versions of the Bible did you use on this site?

We ended up mainly using the King James Version. It normally packs the biggest bang for the buck. And, is more universal across denominations.

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  1. Can I print the Bottom Line Tract and let a friend read it?

YES! Permission granted to use for our advertisement, one on one witnessing, or when international shipping costs aren't affordable. We have a printable PDF version of "The Bottom Line" Tract. We also have tracts (booklets that are approx. 3.60" X 5.30") available for you to use as witnessing tools.

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