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Let’s Set the Captives Free!

Those of us who are not enslaved are so happy to hear about Jesus, who came to set the captives free.  Just imagine how much sweeter His message will sound to the millions who are literally, physically enslaved the world over!

Churches are increasingly participating in the fight against human trafficking, and they should be. Jesus came to set the captives free, so that’s what the church should be doing. Jesus asked people what they needed and then met those needs. That’s what the church should be doing. Our love comes from Jesus, who died so the slaves could be free.

4 thoughts on “Let’s Set the Captives Free!

  1. I live in Houston but grew up in the Bay Area and I’m a huge Giants fan. Human trafficking is a big issue here and in trying to help my bible study is having a garage sale August 10th. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Redeemed Ministries which works in the Houston area to combat human trafficking. We would love it if you could send out a tweet or anything else that would promote this. We know we won’t make a lot of money but every little bit to combat this problem is something that we can give. God Bless and Go Giants!

    Garage sale info
    Where:7631 Sapulpa Ln
    Cypress‎ TX‎ 77433
    United States
    When: August 10th 2013 6am-12pm


    The Calvinist answer to the question, “WHAT MUST I DO DO BE SAVED,” is, absolutely nothing, God does it all. Calvinists’ assert obedience has nothing to do with the salvation of mankind. What do the Scriptures say?


    Hebrews 5:8-9 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered. 9 And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation.

    Jesus became the source of salvation for those who obey Him.

    Calvinists’ proclaim that God elects a few to be saved; therefore man’s obedience is not required.


    A. BELIEVE: John 6:28-29 Therefore they said to Him, “What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God , that you believe in Him whom He sent.”

    Obedience is required, the work of believing that God sent His only Son so that men might be saved.

    B. BE BAPTIZED: Mark 16:16 ….and has been baptized shall be saved….

    Jesus said immersion in water was a prerequisite to salvation. Obedience is required.

    C. CONFESSION: Romans 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

    Salvation follows the obedience of confession. Yes, men have to do something in order to be saved.

    D. REPENTANCE: Act 2:38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    Repentance is essential to have sins forgiven.(Repentance means to make the commitment to turn from sin and turn toward God) Obedience is imperative. God does not force anyone to repent. God does not select a few men for salvation and then compel them to have a change of heart.

    It takes a highly trained professional and a willing student for anyone to believe that FAITH, REPENTANCE, CONFESSION, AND WATER BAPTISM are not acts of obedience that are required for salvation.

    You cannot reject faith, repentance, confession or water baptism as being essential for salvation and honestly claim you learned that from prayerfully searching the Scriptures. YOU NEED EXTRA-BIBLICAL TEACHERS AND OR EXTRA-BIBLICAL SOURCES TO REACH THOSE CONCLUSIONS.


    Acts 5:32 And we are witness of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.”

    The Holy Spirit was given to those who obeyed.
    They obeyed by believing.
    They obeyed by confessing.
    They obeyed by repenting.
    They obeyed by being baptized in water.


    2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,


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    • Steve
      You seemed to have left out eph 2:8,9 where salvation comes by grace and not of ourselves so no man boast. My obedience comes from the fact that Jesus first loved me so I love him. I obey because I love and honor the one who first loved me. I do not obey so that I can earn the love of the father.

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