“The Truth about ‘The Great Reset'”

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, June 27, 2022, and this is Episode #26 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “The Truth about ‘The Great Reset'”.

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If you have not yet heard of “The Great Reset.” you will soon. In today’s post, we will explore this topic and expose the lies at its foundation.

So, what is The Great Reset and why do you need to know about it?

The Great Reset is the name given to the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, in 2020. Convened by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and the World Economic Forum (or WEF), this meeting brought together top business and political leaders from around the world for the purpose of taking advantage of the then current COVID crisis and to use that crisis as the launching pad for creating the New World Order.  

The stated goal of the 2020 World Economic Forum meeting, as published on the official WEF website, was “to overcome income inequality, societal division and the climate crisis.” This remains the WEF’s goal, and they are pursuing it with relentless passion.

While, at first glance, the WEF’s goal may sound noble, it is rooted in deception. In truth, the nice-sounding terminology masks anti-Biblical lies whose ultimate purpose is to enslave humanity and to usher in the New World Order under the brutal dictatorship of the Anti-Christ.

A frequent expression used by the Great Resetters is “Never let a crisis go to waste.” Interestingly, one of the chief topics discussed at the 2020 Conference was how best to use the COVID-19 pandemic and the theory of climate change to reset global structures. Klaus Schwab, current CEO of the World Economic Forum, said this in a statement posted on the official World Economic Forum website: “The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world.”  

Reflect. Reimagine. Reset.

What the Great Resetters mean by these words is not what most people mean by these words. The Great Resetters want to turn our world into a global kingdom where we own nothing and are happy. A kingdom where they call all the shots and we call none. A kingdom where we do what they say or we die. 

The social structures included in their nefarious reset goals are education, health care, finance, and energy production, among others. The aim of the World Economic Forum is to restructure our world according to a model that makes the liberal, wealthy élite rulers over the rest of us.

Those who promote the Great Reset are brazenly open about the fact that they want to control every human being in every aspect of his life. For the past two years, we have already witnessed and experienced that control infiltrate our daily lives in the form of lockdowns and mask mandates. Now that same control is expanding to the imminent use of a Social Score Card that will ration food, gasoline, and other life-sustaining products according to the degree of one’s compliance with the demands of the New World Order. Those who comply can buy. Those who do not comply cannot.

This is nothing short of Marxism and Communism and is a precursor to the Mark of the Beast as described in Revelation 13: 16-17: “Also it [the mark] causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.” (Brackets mine]. The proposed Social Score Card–which is already being used in China–will soon be used in America and in other countries of the world. It will eventually become the Mark of the Beast as prophesied in the Bible.

A question that frequently comes up is, “Can we stop the Great Reset?”  Since the Great Reset is predicted in Bible prophecy, it cannot be stopped because the Word of God cannot be changed. What God has decreed will happen will happen. But, as Christ-Followers, we can mitigate the effects of the Great Reset in our own lives. How? By doing the following:

1. Refuse to worry.  No matter what happens, Jesus will take care of us. He promised never to leave us nor forsake us. If we run out of food, He will provide, just as He provided manna in the desert for His people. He will make a way where there seems to be no way because He is THE WAY.

2. Refuse to fear.  Fear is Satan’s trap to weaken us and to derail us. The Word tells us that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.

3. Remember that good will eventually win over evil.  When Christ died and rose from the dead, He defeated evil. We Christ-Followers have been set free from the power of Satan through the Blood of Christ. We operate from a position of victory!

As we observe the goals of the Great Reset coming to pass, let us keep in mind the old saying: “Prophecy is not meant to scare us but to prepare us.”  As Christ-Followers, we are watchmen on the wall. This means that we must know our enemy and warn others about him.

The Church as a whole has been asleep. It is time for those of us who discern the times to wake up our fellow believers. It is time for us to warn the world that unless they turn to Jesus Christ, they will be go to hell when they die.

There is no time to lose. In the time that it took me to record this message, millions of people have fallen into hell, from which they will never escape. 

We must tell the world that only Jesus saves. Perhaps you are listening and have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. If this describes you, pray this simple prayer with me now to receive Jesus Christ:

Lord Jesus, I don’t want to go to hell when I die. I want to spend forever with You in Heaven. But I first need to receive You as my Savior. Only You can forgive me of my sins and give me eternal life. So I repent of my sin and I ask You to forgive me. I receive You as my Savior and my Lord. Thank You for saving me. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, welcome to God’s family! Please write down today’s date. It is your spiritual birthday. And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet, titled After You’re Born Again. This booklet will help you to get started in your walk with Jesus.

I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to a true Remnant Church where you can learn Truth and experience fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

If you need help to move forward in your relationship with Jesus, consider hiring me as your personal life coach. Contact me at drmaryann@celebrationlifecoaching.com to set up an appointment. Also, visit my coaching website at CelebrationLifeCoaching.com for answers to many of your questions about coaching and for testimonials from some of the clients I have already helped.

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Until next time, remember that God loves you just as you are and just where you are, and that He will help you to keep on Winning with the Word!
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Progressive Christianity: The Hoax of the Century

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, May 9, 2022, and this is Episode #19 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “Progressive Christianity: The Hoax of the Century.”
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It has been said that the most dangerous place in the world is inside a church.

Why?

Because one would never expect to find Satan inside a church.

But, not only is he there; he is hidden and camouflaged to the point that we view him as a light when he is actually the same old, evil deceiver. 

So, how has Satan infiltrated the Church today? What am I talking about specifically?

I’m talking about Progressive Christianity.

You may have heard the term. It sounds so innocuous, doesn’t it? So cool, even. After all, progress is a good thing, right?

Not always. In fact, Progressive Christianity is not progress at all but, rather, a falling away from the essential truths of Christianity. It is the most dangerous heresy–or conglomeration of heresies–to have infiltrated the Church in this century.

Progressive Christianity now has a strong but sinister presence in our seminaries and pulpits. It has even found its way into the media that is unashamedly propagating its tenets in order to undermine the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

When the Apostle Paul was on earth, he warned of heresies that would enter the Church. He called these heresies “another Gospel”. He warned in Galatians 1: 9 that “if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”  Pretty strong words!

Progressive Christianity is “another Gospel” — not the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. Not the Gospel we received from the Word of God.

So, what is Progressive Christianity? In what ways is it a false Gospel?

Progressive Christianity grew out of the Emergent Church Movement of the late 1990s and early 2000s. As its name implies, Progressive Christianity considers it progress to re-examine, re-define, and, if necessary, reject the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. 

Here are some of the problems with the teachings of Progressing Christianity:

1__It denies that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God and absolute Truth. 

2__It denies the doctrine of original sin, the Biblical teaching that every human being is born into this world spiritually separated from God by sin. 

3__It ignores the concept of sin altogether and does not teach about the need for repentance from sin and accepting Christ as Savior and Lord.

4__It denies the Blood of Christ, His substitutionary Atonement on the Cross, and the Resurrection. 

5__It denies the existence of Hell, a very real place where those who reject Christ will spend eternity.

6__It aligns itself with anti-Biblical, cultural trends like abortion, same-sex marriage, and gender identity.

7__It preaches a gospel of social justice and universal salvation instead of the true Gospel of repentance from personal sin, personal salvation, and personal redemption. 

8__It places undue emphasis on saving planet Earth, worshipping the earth more than the Creator of the earth.

So, what can we who are followers of the true Gospel do to stem the tide of Progressive Christianity:

1. Know the Truth. We must saturate ourselves with the Word of God so that we will instantly recognize any teaching contrary to the Word of God. Just as a bank teller-in-training never handles counterfeit money but gets to know real money so well in order instantly to be able to recognize counterfeit money, so must we study God’s Word, the real Truth, in order to be able to recognize a counterfeit.

2. Be bold. We must speak out against the lies of the enemy and replace those lies with the Truth as found in the Bible. We must resist the fear of man–worrying about what people think–and fear God instead. We will be persecuted for speaking the Truth, but we must speak it anyway. Jesus warned us that we would be hated by the world. He said this in John 15: 18: “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.” It is a great honor and privilege to be hated for the cause of Christ.

3. Stand up for life from its beginning to its end. Speak out against abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia. The sacredness of human life is the core issue of our day. Unless we hold life sacred in all its stages, nothing else matters.

4. Uphold Absolute Truth and speak out against relativism.  Progressive Christianity espouses the lie that truth cannot be known, so each person must create his own truth. Progressive Christianity teaches that your truth is your truth, and my truth is my truth. This is called Relativism.

Truth is not what we decide it is. Truth is what God decides it is, and He has already decided what Truth is and has declared it in the Bible, His Holy Word. 

If you have been attending a church that espouses Progressive Christianity, run away from it as fast as you can. Be sure that your pastor teaches the full counsel of God without compromise. That full counsel is found only in the Holy Bible. The Bible is the final authority and standard of living for the true Christ-Follower.

If you do not yet have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, I urge you to establish one now. All you need to do is to repent of your sin, ask Jesus to forgive you, and invite him into your life. Please pray this simple prayer after me:

Lord Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner. I acknowledge my sin before You. I recognize that my sin put You on that Cross where You died for me. So, I repent of my sin, and I ask You to forgive me. I invite You into my life now. I receive You now as my Savior and my Lord. Thank You for saving me. Make me what You created me to be, O God. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, welcome to God’s family! Please write down today’s date. It is your spiritual birthday. And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet titled After You’re Born Again. This booklet will help you to get started in your walk with Jesus.

I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to the church of His choice for you where you can learn about Him and have fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

If you did not pray this prayer with me, please reconsider. Jesus Christ is coming back soon to remove from the world all those who follow Him. The rest of the world’s population will be left behind and will face the most horrific time in human history under the dictatorship of the AntiChrist. If you do not believe me, do your own research. 

Thousands of years ago, the Bible predicted exactly what is happening in our world today. Everything is coming to pass exactly as the Bible predicted. The Bible has never been wrong. I have been following Jesus for 52 years, and He has never failed me. Nor will he ever fail you if you choose to follow Him. 

I urge you: Follow Jesus Christ. Accept Him into your life. He is the only way to be saved.

If this podcast has helped you in any way, please consider supporting it by becoming one of my valued patrons. Just go to patreon.com/winningwiththeword to join my wonderful Team. Winning with the Word now reaches 70 countries throughout the world because of the help of patrons like you. Patrons receive numerous benefits in appreciation for their support. 

Until next time, remember that God loves you just as you are and just where you are, and that He will help you to keep on Winning with the Word!
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Heaven or Hell? Your Choice

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, April 18, 2022, and this is Episode #16 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “Heaven or Hell? Your Choice.”

Perhaps no time in history has been as crazy as our time. Never before in human history have large numbers of people not known the difference between a man and a woman. Never before in human history have we encouraged perverse sexual activity among our children. Never before in human history have we, as a nation, so brazenly exalted evil. 

If we think that we will get away with this, we are sorely mistaken. 

While God is certainly merciful, He is also just. And those who do not repent of their sin will, eventually, experience His justice that will come in the form of His fierce wrath.

To those who think they can continue in their sin, the Bible gives this warning in Galatians 6: 7 AMP: “Do not be deceived. God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap.”

Are you willing to take the risk of mocking God? Of making Him out to be a fool Who looks the other way at your sin? Of thinking you will escape His punishment because He hasn’t punished you so far?

Think again, my friend. You are treading on dangerous ground that soon will sink beneath your feet, open up, and  figuratively, if not literally, swallow you whole.

You think it can’t happen? Then read the account of Korah in the Book of Numbers, chapter 16, verses 1-40. Korah was the infamous man who was swallowed alive, with his entire family, when he rebelled against Moses in the wilderness. If God did not spare Korah and his family in their rebellion, why do you think he will spare you?

Sin is serious business in God’s eyes. And it should be in yours as well.

If you are in rebellion against God and His Word, repent now and ask God to forgive you. When you do, He will show you His other side: His mercy side. More than anything, God wants to show you His merciful side. But He cannot do so unless and until you acknowledge your sin, repent of it, and ask His forgiveness.

So, why not do that now? What are you waiting for? Remember, if you don’t acknowledge your sin and repent of it, you will experience God’s justice and wrath. In practical terms, this means you will go to Hell when you die.

But, if you acknowledge your sin, repent of it, and ask God to forgive you, you will experience God’s mercy and grace. In practical terms, this means you will go to Heaven when you die. 

So, my friend, what is your choice? Heaven or Hell? Mercy or Justice? Grace or Wrath?

The choice is yours. You can make that choice right now by praying with me. Just repeat after me:

Lord Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner. I acknowledge my sin before You. I recognize that my sin put You on that Cross where You died for me. I repent of my sin, and I ask You to forgive me. I invite You into my life now. I receive You now as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for saving me. Lead me to a good church with a good pastor who preaches Your Word without compromise. Make me what You created me to be, O God. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, welcome to God’s family! Please write down today’s date. It is your spiritual birthday. And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet, titled After You’re Born Again. This booklet will help you to get started in your walk with Jesus.

I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to the church of His choice for you where you can learn about Him and have fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

If you did not pray this prayer with me, please reconsider. Jesus Christ is coming back soon to remove from the world all those who follow Him. The rest of the world’s population will be left behind and will face the most horrific time in human history under the dictatorship of the AntiChrist. If you don’t believe me, do your own research. 

Thousands of years ago, the Bible predicted exactly what is happening in our world today. Everything is coming to pass exactly as the Bible predicted. The Bible has never been wrong. I have been following Jesus for 52 years, and He has never failed me. Nor will he ever fail you if you choose to follow Him. 

I urge you: Follow Jesus. Accept Him into your life. He is the only way to be saved.

If this podcast has helped you in any way, please consider supporting it by becoming one of my valued patrons. Just go to patreon.com/winningwiththeword to join my wonderful Team. Patrons receive numerous benefits in appreciation for their support. 

Until next time, remember that God loves you just as you are and just where you are, and that He will help you to keep on Winning with the Word!
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Is Hell Real?

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, September 27, 2021, and this is Episode #34 of Series 2021. This episode is titled “Is Hell Real?”

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Mention the topic of Hell these days and you will get a variety of interesting reactions. Some that I’ve gotten personally are the following:

__I don’t believe in Hell. 
__A good and loving God would not send people to Hell.
__I don’t care if I go to Hell. My friends will be there, and we’ll have a big party.
__The concept of Hell is a crutch to control people.
__Hell is real, and I don’t want to go there.

Perhaps you, too, have heard some or all of these statements about Hell. Let’s look at them one by one.

1.__I don’t believe in Hell. Just because a person says he doesn’t believe in Hell doesn’t mean that Hell does not exist. Whether something is true or not does not depend on what we believe. It depends on an absolute standard of truth established by God. God alone is capable of establishing what is true or not. We are not God.

For example, you could say, “I don’t believe in sound frequencies.” But just because you don’t believe in sound frequencies doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Or, you could say, “I don’t believe in gravity.” Well, try jumping off a roof and see where that belief takes you.

2.__A good and loving God would not send people to Hell. If you believe this, then you haven’t read the Bible. The Bible includes several examples in which God executes mass killings of people in punishment for their sin. Here are a few:

__The Great Flood (Genesis 6; Genesis 7; Genesis 8);
__The destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18; Genesis19);
__The killing of Egypt’s firstborn sons (Exodus 11; Exodus 12);
__The killing of the Canaanites under Moses and Joshua (Numbers 21Deuteronomy 20; Joshua 6);
__The mass murder of the Amalekites by King Saul (1 Samuel 15).

Those who don’t recognize the justice side of God do not know God. He is not only the God of mercy; He is also the God of justice who will punish sin. The only way to avoid that punishment is to accept Jesus Christ as one’s Savior. Jesus took the punishment for the sin of every human being, but unless a person repents of his sin and trusts in Jesus to save him, that person will eventually be punished. And the punishment will be in Hell.

3.__I don’t care if I go to Hell. My friends will be there, and we’ll have a big party. Wrong! There will be no partying in Hell, I can assure you. On the contrary, people in Hell exist in unending torment of spirit, soul, and body, isolated from God and from one another. There are no relationships in Hell, only abject despair. The Book of Revelation, chapter 19, verse 20, describes Hell as a “lake of fire burning with brimstone.” 

This past week, you may have watched footage of the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. Did you ever consider that the fire and lava we see erupting from volcanoes could be coming from Hell?  You might be thinking, “Dr. MaryAnn, how can you make such a ridiculous statement?”  I’ll show you how. The Bible itself tells us the location of Hell in Ephesians 4: 9. It says, “He [Jesus] also descended into the lower regions of the earth.” {Brackets mine}. The place into which Jesus descended was Hell. Why? In order to take back from Satan what he had stolen from Adam and Eve.

So what if the fiery lava we see coming out of the Cumbre Vieja volcano is coming from the pit of Hell? Do you still want to go there to party with your friends?

4.__The concept of Hell is a crutch to control people. A lot of people eschew the topic of Hell as something only weak people need to believe in. Progressive thinkers are above believing in such a primitive concept. After all, such progressive thinkers say that we are living in an enlightened age where we no longer need crutches. We have the intellect–human reasoning– to guide us.

What such people are really saying is that secular humanism–the worship of man–has replaced the worship of God. Man has exalted himself above God. This is exactly what Satan did before he was cast out of Heaven. And this is exactly what Adam and Eve did before they were cast out of the Garden of Eden. Do you, too, want to be cast out of God’s presence because of your pride?

5.__Hell is real, and I don’t want to go there. This position is the Biblical one. The Bible speaks of Hell in several places. Let’s start with Matthew 13:41-42 where Jesus says the following: “The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will remove from his Kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. And shall cast them into a FURNACE OF FIRE: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” (All caps mine).  Notice that Jesus described this place assigned to sinners as a “furnace of fire.”  Does that phrase remind you of the fire that spouts forth from an erupting volcano? The fire that originates in the bowels of the earth where, according to the Bible, Hell is located?

In Acts 2: 31, we learn that Jesus descended into Hell and remained there for three days and three nights. The reason He did this was to take back from Satan the keys of authority and power over man that Adam had forfeited to Satan. According to Colossians 2: 15, Jesus “stripped Satan of his power and authority” when Jesus went into Hell.

So, the Bible makes clear that Jesus went to a specific place called Hell, a place that really exists. Jesus “descended into the lower regions of the earth.” These lower regions describe the center of the earth where Hell is located. In fact, Acts 2: 27 states that our Lord’s soul “was not left in Hell.” So, Jesus went to Hell to conquer Satan.  Again, where do you think the fiery lava of volcanoes comes from? 

Matthew 12: 40 also confirms that Jesus went into Hell: “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Notice the words “the heart of the earth.” This is where Hell is located: in the heart–or center or core–of the earth. 

On April 28, 2013, an article appeared in Forbes Magazine called “The Center of the Earth May Be Hotter than the Sun’s Surface.” The article points out that scientists have discovered that the inner core of the earth has a temperature of about 11,000-12,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 9% higher than the temperature of the surface of the sun.

When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, one reporter described the eruption with the words “when Hell surfaced upon the earth.” Science is discovering what the Bible has told us for thousands of years: Hell is a place of fire and brimstone. Do you really want to go there?

So, if you want a picture of the physical climate of Hell, just look at an erupting volcano. Is that where you want to spend forever? Yes, eternity is forever. No getting out!

Perhaps my message this week sounds somewhat harsh. I don’t mean it to be harsh. It is motivated by deep love and concern for your soul. You see, regardless of what you think, you will continue to exist after your body dies. Your soul and your spirit are eternal. They will never stop existing. But where they exist forever is up to you. 

I want to speak the truth to you in love because I don’t want you to go to Hell. I want you to come with me to Heaven, the place of everlasting peace, joy, and love. Why would you not want to go there? Is it not worth believing in Jesus Christ in order to go to Heaven? Why would you not want to accept His gift of eternal life? Give me one good reason.

So, I urge you, allow Jesus to come into your life. Don’t refuse His gift of salvation. If you are having trouble believing that He is the only way to Heaven, ask Him to show you that He is. He will. That’s how much He loves you. He has done everything possible to get you to Heaven. Now it’s up to you. He will not force His gift of salvation on you. He simply offers it to you with love and longing that you will accept it. I urge you to accept it. Pray this simple prayer with me now:

Lord Jesus, I want this gift of eternal life that You died to give me, I don’t want to go to Hell. I want to spend eternity with You. So I invite You now into my life, and I receive You as my personal Savior and the Lord of my life. I receive the gift of eternal life that You died to give me. Thank You for forgiving me and bringing me into Your family. Thank You for saving me. I pray this in Your Name. Amen.

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Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to the church of His choice for you where you can learn about Him and have fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

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