I remember when I was born again of the Spirit, all the way back in 1989, because that is when I came to know the real Jesus Christ. If you have been reading this Soul Refuge blog for any amount of time, then you know that the Lord delivered me out from the deception and bondage of the Roman Catholic system. There is no question in my mind that the whole system of Roman Catholicism, is a corrupt and wicked system that has been deceiving souls for centuries. I LOVE the precious people within the system, but I hate the counterfeit system, that is DECEIVING the people whom I LOVE! That is exactly why I warn people, but most of the time it falls upon deaf ears. I came up with the title Soul Refuge for this site, simply to point you to Jesus Christ, who is the ONLY refuge for your soul, in this world in which we live.

Let me cut right to the chase here on this post regarding the great necessity for the new birth in the life of every living person on planet earth. I am writing today to tell you that YOU must be born again if YOU want to enter Heaven one day! You may not be the “religious” type or you may not even be interested in these things, but that does not matter at all, because YOU still must be born again if you want to enter Heaven one day! You can attend church for decades and still end up in Hell! Deep inside your heart you know that something is wrong, and that you are not right with God, even though you are not a mass murderer, or a hardened criminal!

As a former Roman Catholic, I attended church for years but I did not know the Lord Jesus Christ. I attended my Catholic Masses, I prayed my Hail Mary prayers on my Rosary beads, I made my “first” Holy Communion and Confirmation but I was as lost as could be. I would go inside the “Confessional Booth” to confess my sins to the local Catholic Priest, but I found myself making up stuff, and lying as I made my confession. I prayed before the Catholic statues (graven images) of “Mary” and “Jesus” for many years, never realizing that the 2nd Commandment absolutely forbids doing that! (Exodus 20:4-6). Sometimes I was a faithful attendee at church, and there were other times when I was nothing more than an “A&P Catholic” (Ashes and Palms). I wanted people to see that big black cross of ashes that the priest put on my forehead. I also liked to get a large piece of palm on “Palm Sunday” so that I could make a nice cross to show everybody that I went to church. The whole time I had no idea that I was hanging over Hell by a thread!

The Bible makes it very clear that both there is no difference between the Jew or the Gentile when it comes to the need for the new birth. Well then, what happens if a person has never been born again, and they have no intention of being born again? The answer to that question is that a person who has never been born again, will simply remain in their natural and fleshly state of mind, and they will ultimately die in their sins one day. Listen to Jesus Christ as he spoke with a Jewish ruler by the name of Nicodemus.

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Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: