Haven Ministries Newsletter

Please check out the following link to my friend, Trevor Wolfe’s newsletter.

https://mailchi.mp/43bf86b248b6/manti-outreach-july-462473?e=abe047640e&fbclid=IwAR3trXSrWZWZfayTx89nMv-f7ujE1SgLJjedw4BZsvzn4rKA9cyzW7a2heE

Trevor is a Brother in Christ and does wonderful work, ministering to the unsaved.

God Bless,

Brian Mason

* Notice To Atheists / Unbelievers*

I have wrote this numerous times before, however I will write about this again. I have no problem answering questions and dialoguing as long as it stays on topic. I do not have the time of day to chase rabbit trails and field insults! Insults and circular arguments are worthless to everyone. I will not post a comment if it turns down that road.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Do We Need “Good Works” and “Faith” to be Saved? Book of James Explained

The Roman Catholic Church is quite clear in their stance that Roman Catholics must have “Good Works” as well as Faith to be saved. It is in their Catechism:

The specific precepts of the natural law, because their observance, demanded by the Creator, is necessary for salvation,” (CCC, par. 2010).

“The Decalogue [the Ten Commandments] contains a privileged expression of the natural law. It is made known to us by divine revelation and by human reason,” (CCC 2080).

” . . . the Second Vatican Council confirms: ‘The bishops, successors of the apostles, receive from the Lord . . . the mission of teaching all peoples, and of preaching the Gospel to every creature, so that all men may attain salvation through faith, Baptism and the observance of the Commandments,'” (CCC 2068).

However this is not a biblically based doctrine. It is a dangerous doctrine that if the Roman Catholic believes, will be on their way to hell. The RC will cite the book of James as proof that works are required for Salvation! However this is not true.

James begins this section by using the example of someone who says he has faith but has no works, “What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him?” (James 2:14). In other words, James is addressing the issue of a dead faith; that is nothing more than a verbal pronouncement. It is empty of life and action. He begins with the negative and demonstrates what an empty faith is (verses 15-17, words without actions). Then he shows that that type of faith isn’t much different from the faith of demons (verse 19). Finally, he gives examples of living faith that is words followed by actions. He writes of Abraham and Rahab as examples of people who demonstrated their faith by their deeds. In brief, James is examining two kinds of faith: one that leads to godly works and one that does not. One is true, and the other is false. One is dead, the other alive; hence, “Faith without works is dead,” (James 2:20).

Please pray for the Roman Catholic follower to repent and leave that apostate religion.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Support Verses for Predestination

Whenever a critic wants to suggest that God does not “predestine” individuals for salvation, you can defend the accusations by citing the following verses, and there are much more than these:

Act 2: 22-23; 22 “Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know— 23 this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death.

Acts 4: 27-28; 27 For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.

Romans 8: 29-30: 29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; 30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

Ephesians 1: 4-5; 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,

God Bless

Brian Mason

He is Risen!

“I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.”

― Charles W. Colson

Amen! Happy Easter!

God Bless
Brian Mason

The Rapture Sign of 2017

Here is a very interesting article, scripturally accurate about the possibility of the Rapture of Jesus’ followers this year. I have bookmarked it and will consider the article for further review. I have also ordered the book “The Witness of the Stars” by E.W. Bullinger. I know that the Rapture is always being predicted, but this article looks like a valid argument!

http://www.marylutyndall.com/2016/09/the-rapture-sign-of-2017.html?m=1

Any thoughts?

God Bless
Brian Mason

Scientism And It’s Problems

I love it when people engrossed in Scientism say they only need science because science will eventually fix everything and answer all our problems. They will go on to put down and ridicule believers in God and his writings in the Bible stating how can you believe in what is written down in an “old book written by desert peasants?” Let’s look at some of the past failures of science and ask them ” You put faith/trust in something with this track record? Here we go:
“Piltdown Chicken, Chernobyl, Mercury Fillings, Thalidomide, Hole in the Ozone Layer, Global Cooling, Global Heating, Darwinian Evolution, Iridium, Silicone Implants, Y2K, MTBE Contamination, DMSO, the Fen-phen Fiasco, Over Use of Antibiotics, Aspartame, Saccharine, and Lucy for a slice of examples of vacillation and failures of science.

As for a “dusty book written by peasants”, there are 45+ Prophecies that have been fulfilled and plenty of examples of the bible speaking about so called “scientific discoveries” of modern times in that “dusty book”! For example: The round shape of the earth, earth is suspended in nothing, the stars are innumerable, the existence of valleys in the seas, the hydrologic cycle, concept of entropy and many more!

Don’t get me wrong, I am a lover of science and believe that science is a gift from God in many cases. Science also exposes the wonders of creation. Scientism does have major problems and I believe the biggest problem is that the Gospel is forgotten in the mix.

Isaiah 44: 6-8
6 “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
‘I am the first and I am the last,
And there is no God besides Me

God Bless
Brian Mason