Our candid mission statement:
Here is everything you may want to know about us and our very simple mission before you waste any of your precious time reading any further ...
From our home deep in the Rocky mountains, we are dedicated to bringing you the simple truth about God, Jesus and Heaven in a humble, uncomplicated and anonymous way. Please keep your money and by all means stay anonymous - we do not need to know who you are, where you are and we do not require your membership in any organization - there is none and we (ourselves) belong to none ... but we would be so very honored if you would spend 7 minutes of your precious time reading this straightforward letter, to you, from us.
There is God's "Old Deal" with humanity - which stood for more than 2,000 years. God used Moses to deliver The Ten Commandments to humanity and they are the cornerstone of that deal. However, it seemed to be a very tough "deal" for humans to abide by! Ok, hold up both hands with all your fingers showing ... that's how many rules the Old Deal had. It would seem that even though we have 10 fingers, remembering "10 rules" to live by was asking a bit much of us humans. We are going to discuss the "New Deal" God made with humanity ... the one God's own Son delivered to all of us. It cut the list down to just 2 rules. Go ahead, hold up two fingers in a "V for Victory" sign - you know, like Winston Churchill often did. That's the new deal. It's really a lot simpler to abide by, and it has been in effect now for some 2,000 years and has brought more people to a belief in God and Jesus and Heaven and a relationship with Them than any other agreement has ever managed to do. So, there was option "A" (The old agreement with the Jews) and option "B" (Christianity) ... God's new agreement with all of Humanity, and Possibly even an option "C", which may be God's interim/special agreement with the Arab world, otherwise known as Muslims - a stringently "works-based" religion in which one can never do enough to please God.
BUT, as a Gentile (Non-Jew/Non-Muslim), I'm only going to (briefly) discuss Option "B" ... Christianity which is by far the simplest of the 3 deals, and is now some 2,000 years old too. Looking around at the "Christian World" with all it's institutions and history, and politics, it is really difficult sometimes to see it's elegant and beautiful simplicity, but that's really man's fault and doing, and not God's! It really is simple ... elegant ... beautiful, but this too depends on where you hear about it - and exactly what their agenda is!
OK, there are so many churches and people that do such a good job of telling people about this elegant plan for salvation and thus how to please God and get to Heaven and avoid Hell, but unfortunately, there are many more that do not. I learned that lesson the hard way. Imagine going to church every day and twice on a Sunday only to find out much later in life that church attendance and membership in any organized (even in a very well known and respected religious organization) was not what God required. This describes my youth in an Anglican (English) church run private boarding school. The sad fact was, even if I kept up that level of attendance all my life (which, as I aged, I didnít do anyhow) I would still have ended up in Hell! Now throw in the fact that after high school I was drafted into not just 1 but ultimately 2 wars and suddenly the stark reality sets in - at any point I could have been killed and even with my strong belief in God and my exemplary church attendance, I would have ended up in Hell. Sadder yet is the realization that I could have secured my salvation by very simple means, without any church involvement, membership or payments - by simply and sincerely asking God and his Son into my life, asking for forgiveness of my sins and asking for their help for me to live the kind of life they wanted me to live and then lived my life with a simple and steadfast faith, trusting in them only! Sounds simple doesnít it? Well, it took a major crisis in my life and many years before I realized that accepting the Father while rejecting his Son made me NOT acceptable for entry into the Father's home - Heaven. Now as a father myself, that simple fact is very clear:
Why would I let anyone into my home who accepts me, while taking a firm stand against either of my sons? What if one of my sons had risked his very life for a person and maybe even sacrificed his life to save this person BUT this person still could not even be bothered to acknowledge my son and what he had done for them - or worse yet, maybe this person even partook in ridiculing my son and his ultimate sacrifice ? Would you really blame me then if I (as a Dad), rather than inviting this person into my home would instead damn this person to Hell! Well, nobody bothered to explain these things to me in all those many years of church attendance, but when later in life it was made clear to me ... WOW, what a life changer! Thankfully God kept me safe in a very dangerous part of the world and then moved me to a safer part of the world allowing me time so that I (as a thinking reasoning adult) could hear the message of salvation and use my own free will to take the necessary steps to secure my salvation. How then should we feel about churches and religions and priests that spend all their time wasting our time and giving us a false sense of security ? Well, as you read this my feelings should become pretty clear to you, and you too should be very angry Ė after all it is your eternal destiny that is at stake and we have been conditioned to trust these priests/pastors/reverends, churches, religions and organizations with it.
Our advice then ? Watch carefully who you trust on these matters. RELY on God's Holy Sprit and use your own mind at all times too! Trust only God and his Son, our savior, Jesus. Ask them for the guidance of the "Holy Spirit", as at times, even "our own mind" plays tricks on us.
We have also noticed how PRIDE really turns people off and we can understand that reaction. PRIDE has no place in a Christian's heart, and it should be your first tip-off to be very wary of that person or organization displaying such PRIDE. PRIDE is a great authenticator of some person or organization working for the other side while masquerading as believers / Christians.
Believe me, we are no better than you. We are all in this together - sinners who are saved only because God has felt sorry for us and saw fit to forgive us and have mercy on us and love us and include us in His family anyway. Now if only we could all learn to treat each other that way ...
In anything where humans are involved, things often get complicated (GOD included). This is usually done to further their own personal ends (Egos), political ends (some religious organizations) or, as is most often the case, their own financial ends! That some people and organizations misuse our human desire (to search for GOD) to make money for themselves or achieve fame or status is not new ... the Jewish religious leaders did it and Jesus often angrily chastised them for it! Just as it was then though, it is now ... it is most despicable! We believe GOD takes a pretty dim view of such proud, manipulative, greedy, ambitious and selfish people, and you should too, but do not let them stop you from finding the sheer joy of getting to know God and his Son, that would be such a shame!
* Hold this thought till the end of our mission statement, where there is a link to "THE NAUGHTY NUN" which has some really intriguing related information about the earthly family tree of Jesus, the Messiah ... our Savior !
The message Jesus delivered was simple and logical: 1:
1:God is our creator and needs to be honored and worshipped by us as such. (Makes sense)
So what exactly must we (as individuals) do to be "Heaven bound" ?
Pray to God accepting God as Creator and pledge our allegiance to God. Freely admit to God that we are far from perfect - that we are sinners, that we are very sorry and ask God to please forgive our sins. Thank God for sending Jesus to be our savior by dying for our sins and thank Jesus and God for that magnificent and unselfish sacrifice (the ultimate act of love). Ask God to send God's Holy Spirit to live within us and to guide and advise us. Ask Jesus to come into our life and continue loving us and caring for (and about) us the way he has already demonstrated to all of us that he does. Believe and do these things, hold these principles near and dear to our heart, hold on to our faith steadfastly (throughout our lives) and tell others this good news ... and we are Heaven bound! It's that simple folks ... this is the process that Jesus referred to as being re-born spiritually (vs. physically) which some people call being "Born again". Basically it is starting life anew - putting old (bad) habits behind us and making a fresh start. It's between just us (as individuals) and God! It's free, it's immediate and it's guaranteed, not by us ... BY GOD and JESUS and all the hosts of HEAVEN!
"With ALL THE EARNESTNESS I POSSESS I tell you this: Unless you are born again you can NEVER get into the kingdom of God." John 3:3These are not my words, they are not even John's words - they are Jesusí words to a very learned religious man - Nicodemus, and they are repeated by Jesus, in much the same manner, throughout the New-Testament. If we call ourselves Christians but ignore Jesus Christís most earnest warning, then are we really Christians? So what is there about this very clear warning/stipulation of requirements that so many religious leaders just do not seem to understand? As a young boy/man going to church regularly, I should have heard this warning often - after all, I was going to church to secure my passage to heaven and NOT to listen to some priest talk (and talk and talk) just to end up wondering what exactly his point was. Even as a child, I would have understood this very simple message - if the priest had bothered to spend some time talking about it !
The message that being born into a specific church or religion as an infant is not enough and that at some point in our lives, as thinking reasoning adults, we need to undergo a spiritual re-birth (to be "born again") and start our lives anew, acknowledging and worshipping God as our creator AND his Son Jesus (our shepherd and leader) as our Savior - by simple faith, asking for forgiveness of our sins, doing our best to leave our sinful lives behind while all the time continuously trying to improve our behavior, is plainly stated throughout the New Testament and is as universally accepted by Catholics as it is by Protestants. On this they do totally agree! However, check and see how many churches or religions spell this out CLEARLY in their worship services. Since it is the most important message they can EVER deliver to people attending their services, one would hope it is ALWAYS delivered ... clearly ... in EVERY service. Sadly, it very often is not !
Our advice to you ? If your Priest / Pastor / Reverend does not state clearly the requirements for salvation (at least once every Sunday) - then go and worship with one that does!
In Jesusí time here on earth, the religious establishment of the day wanted to terrify people into submission by making an example out of Jesus so that nobody would rock the boat or challenge their authority. That he delivered the good news of how simple salvation is anyhow - knowing what they would do to him is truly awesome! That is why you hear people saying that Jesus died for us and for our sins. How many of us would be willing to sacrifice our lives (or our son's life) to deliver a message to people quite literally 'hell bent' on doing their own thing and setting their own rules?
So what was at the very core of the message? The steps to salvation (above) and the reminder that there is only 1 (ONE) sin that we can ever commit that would stand between us and heaven - Jesus called it "Blasphemy against God's Holy Spirit" - this means attributing the work of God's Holy Spirit to Satan throughout your life (i.e. worshipping Satan) and the life-long rejection of God's Holy Spirit calling us to repent of our sins and accept God as Creator and God of our lives.
In Jesus' own words: "I solemnly declare that ANY sin of man can be forgiven, even blasphemy against me; but blasphemy against the Holy Spirit can never be forgiven. It is an eternal sin." Mark 3 v28.
Obviously if you are reading this you are still alive and have not yet technically committed this sin, but if you die in a state of rejecting God, Jesus and the call to repentance - then it's over ... no second chance.
By the way, the words "ANY sin of man" refers to mankind
(both women and men) when used in this context. This passage does NOT mean
that only men's sin's may be forgiven - though some of the stupider males try
to say it does, just to place women under duress. The battle of the sexes
exists ONLY on earth. There is no "male and female" in Heaven - just
thankful saved souls ! As far as God is concerned, we were created exactly
in our propensity to sin (or do good) ... we usually just do
so in different ways. Truth is, we are ALL sinners and we always will be - God knows that about us. God wants us to acknowledge our sins constantly and constantly strive to improve. God raised Jesus from the dead
(after all God can do these things), and after again meeting with those people that realized that the message he had delivered made sense, he gave them the great commission of spreading the news and left back for heaven. The simplicity of this message took the world by storm! Now, some 2,000 years later Christianity (in all its many forms) is the ruling religion of the world. God's plan seems to be working just fine, but, surprise surprise ... once again we have so many religious leaders, governments and organizations trying to restrict, banish, re-package, complicate
and re-define this simple message.
"We aren't saved from sin's grasp by knowing the commandments of God, because we can't and don't keep them, but God put into effect a different plan to save us. He sent his own Son in a human body like ours - except that ours are sinful - and destroyed sin's control over us by giving himself as a sacrifice for our sin. So now we can obey God's laws if we follow after the Holy Spirit and no longer obey the old evil nature within us. Those who let themselves be controlled by their lower natures live only to please themselves, but those who follow after the Holy Spirit find themselves doing those things that please God. Following after the Holy Spirit leads to life and peace, but following after the old nature leads to death, because the old sinful nature within us is against God. It never did obey God's laws and it never will. That's why those who are still under the control of their old sinful selves, bent on following their old evil desires, can never please God."(Romans 8:3-8)
So then folks, if we die still rejecting the call by God's Holy Spirit to REPENTANCE, ACCEPTANCE, LOYALTY and FAITH Ö then it's all over! That's truly "unforgiveable".
Be assured, as Christians we should not require your money or your membership in any organization. As Christians, we are required to lobby you to pledge allegiance to GOD and his son Jesus, so you too can secure your future. What is also important is that we all understand the difference between having our future secured (being Saved) and our future NOT being secured, or our being Doomed - while we still have time to change our status. I cannot think of anything more loving and caring than helping each other get to Heaven. We should help each other discover what God expects from us, freely, because that is how we became Christians. It was a FREE gift from GOD, and should be passed on that way and it should NOT be sold as 're-packaged' with 'value added' by us, others or any
organization(s)! Anyone or any organization who tells you that your money, wealth, time, family or membership is a requirement to be saved, is lying to you. GOD will tell you what is required - all
you have to do is search ... and do not forget to ask GOD to help you in that search!
It is not in Satan's interests to have any of us learn the truth about GOD ... and for that matter about Satan. (That "tidbit" should make you really curious if you are searching for the truth!) Dig a little deeper and the answer will become all too obvious. Regard it as a 'treasure hunt', for at the end of the trail lies a genuine treasure which you may otherwise never find, and if Satan can help it ... you never will. GOD wants you to succeed in this 'treasure hunt' and has provided all the clues for you to do so ... some right under your nose, and those are sometimes the toughest ones to find!
Matthew 22 (verse 34-40) Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
NOT "good works": If salvation depended on "good works" we'd have the "Muslim's dilemma", "How much is enough?" They do not know that answer - and nobody ever will. It leads to a tortured life and is not Biblical. I mean, what "good works" did the thief on the cross next to Jesus do? You know, the one Jesus promised that: "Tonight you will be with me in Paradise". Then you may also want to read Jesus' parable of the Pharisee (Proud of his many good works) and the Tax-collector (No good works at all) of whom Jesus said: "I tell you it was the tax-collector who returned to his home justified before God!" OK, let's cut to the chase on this issue: 8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you canít take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. That statement, by the way, is in the New Testament ... go and find it! HINT: Ephesians 2
The Internet Chapel is our way of helping others. Since we regard ourselves as Christians and do not belong to any formal church, it has no denominational ties. It is fundamental Christianity based on the Gospel. It does not want your membership or your money. It is discrete and it is anonymous - not designed to need to know who you are, where you are or even who we are - though we try to be as open as possible and share who we are and that we are just regular folks with problems just like you. It also represents a rather unique way for us to return just a tiny fraction of the many blessings GOD has bestowed upon our family. It is our gift to you, or more accurately, we are simply 'partially re-gifting' since we are simply passing on some of the many blessings GOD has bestowed on us! May GOD Bless you as you search for truth and meaning to your life and for peace of mind and spirit. Remember, GOD promises that
for all those that truly seek GOD, they will surely find GOD, and we are here as just one family, among very many fortunate recipients
of God's Love for humanity, to tell you that it is well worth the effort!
In Luke 15 verse 7, Jesus is quoted as saying:
For some really intriguing (perhaps even
scandalous) but ultimately very reassuring facts, click on this link: