From Heartache to Hope - A Story Only Jesus Can Complete

From Heartache to Hope – A Story Only Jesus Can Complete

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

SubjectMy son.
Date:Thu, 1 Jul 2021 20:20:07 -0400
From:
To:[email protected]

Hello, Jim Miller. You most certainly do not know me, but you have impacted me and my family far more than you could ever imagine, in a negative way. We had a beautiful son, his name was ——, he was 18 and he had Asperger’s Syndrome. My son, due to his autism, had a tendency to get hyper fixated on various things. For reasons I still do not know, he had gotten hyper fixated on your website. EndlessEvangelism or whatever it’s called. In the last few months, my son went from the happy, carefree boy that me and my Husband knew and loved, to someone completely different. He would stay up all night crying. We would try to comfort him, but he refused to explain anything to us. All he would say is that God hated him, and that he was going to Hell. There was nothing we could do to help him. He threw nearly everything he loved and enjoyed away. He didn’t want to go outside. We tried taking him to the beach but he outright refused, saying something about “immodesty”. He didn’t want to spend time with the Family anymore. He stopped eating his favorite foods. Multiple times we caught him sleeping on the floor instead of his bed. We asked him if something was wrong with his bed, to which he replied, no. We asked him then why he was sleeping on the floor. He said that a Christian deserves to suffer and God won’t love him any other way.

We talked with him about going to a Psychologist for help. He outright refused. He started screaming and crying at the very mention of having to take Medication. All we wanted to do was help him, but we couldn’t. On June 16th, my Husband and I went to work while he stayed at home like he was allowed to do plenty of times before. I was the one who found him. He had cut his wrists and by the time I had gotten home, my beautiful baby was dead. Let me read to you his suicide letter. 

“Dear Mom and Dad, I love you, but I cannot do this anymore. I cannot walk the line and follow the rules exactly as God wanted me to. I am going to Hell, this is a fact. I wasn’t strong enough in my mind or in my heart to keep going. I don’t want to offend God by continuing to fail him. Please repent and live Holy as I was unable to do. Keep me in your thoughts, I love you forever. -Your son”.

In the days following, I went through his phone and found that he had visited your videos and facebook page about 200 times in the last month or so. I watched your videos on youtube. I have never heard of someone speaking such harmful things in my life. Medicine is Witchcraft? Are you kidding me? There was one video he kept watching called “If you have Anxiety or Depression, you are not a real Christian”. The things you said in that video, are some of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard in my life. Telling someone “Shame on you” if they suffer Mentally? What is wrong with you? I am still in shock and disbelief at what has happened. My son was not strong mentally. That isn’t an insult, it is a fact. He was easily influenced, a bit naive, but he had a Heart of Gold. He did everything he could to help the people he loved, random strangers, he took care of his family however he was able. I can still see him coming into the Kitchen, saying “Can I help you with anything, Mom?” and when I said no, he would give me a big hug and tell me that he would be there if I did. Now he’s gone. He felt like a piece of trash because of the things you said. If I had a way to sue you for your vile content I most certainly would. I hope you read this E-Mail and realize what you have contributed to. My son is gone, FOREVER. And he isn’t coming back. Your Fundamentalist Rambling has taken advantage of a child who didn’t know any better. My son could not handle your message. Even in his death, he cared about us more than he cared about himself.

I hope you never forget this message, Jim. I hope every night before you go to bed, you remember this. And I want you to know, explicitly, that WHEREVER my son is, your nonsense helped him get there.

May God have mercy on you.


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SubjectI guess my son’s life means so little to you that you can’t even respond.
Date:Fri, 2 Jul 2021 15:56:11 -0400
From:
To:Jmi[email protected]

I expected at least some prayers for the son your nonsense took away from me. Do you have that little respect for human life, Mr Miller? How about I write reviews for your little charity explaining what kind of person you really are? You make me sick to my stomach. Like I said earlier, if I had the power to sue you I would. You live in Florida, right? How about I start E-Mailing Churches that you could potentially associate with and tell them my son’s story? It would be nice if you could at least respond to a grieving Mother.


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SubjectRe: I guess my son’s life means so little to you that you can’t even respond.
Date:Sat, 3 Jul 2021 02:28:37 -0400
From:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>
To:

Hello —–(assuming your name is —– from your email),

Before responding in detail, and Biblically, I need to make sure you are a real person and not someone trolling me as many try to do because they hate the Truth (Jesus). So, if you could email me back your son’s obituary or something to prove he passed on June 16th of this year, I will respond to you in love (Biblically).

Thank you,

James Miller


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Subject:Re: I guess my son’s life means so little to you that you can’t even respond.
Date:Sat, 3 Jul 2021 02:44:18 -0400
From:
To:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>

What kind of sick person would try to make up something like that? I can send you pictures but I’ll need to talk to my Husband about it first. He was against the idea of me contacting you in the first place. I will keep you updated in the coming days. Make no mistake, I am not making this up. If he says no then I won’t share any, we need to stay together now more than ever and I don’t want to cause arguments now. This may or may not be our last communication.


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SubjectI apologize.
Date:Sat, 3 Jul 2021 13:21:37 -0400
From:
To:[email protected]

I’m sorry for lashing out at you and blaming you for my son’s death. He obviously had other issues that he was going through besides the stuff he was reading by you. I talked to my Husband and he feels as though it isn’t your fault and that I should forgive you. I’m sorry for the previous E-Mails I sent you. In the last one you sent me, you mentioned something about Biblical Advice. At this point, I will take anything I can get to help me heal. I’m sorry I brought you into this sir, I didn’t mean to lash out at a stranger. And while my son’s death may have had to due with Religion, it’s not your fault. You didn’t write The Bible after all. Any advice you can give is appreciated.

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SubjectRe: I apologize.
Date:Sat, 3 Jul 2021 15:32:48 -0400
From:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>
To:

Hello —–,

Thank you for that kind reply and all is forgiven and forgotten. Kindly give me until tomorrow to reply to your request as I am on a 3rd shift schedule.

Praying in Christ’s love,

Jimmy


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SubjectRe: I apologize.
Date:Sun, 4 Jul 2021 04:56:54 -0400
From:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>
To:

Good morning —–,

First, I would like to briefly comment on your son. His advice to you to “repent and live Holy” is the glorious Gospel message summed up that has sadly been watered down in the majority of the Churches today. He truly sounded like he understood this, and was, in his own way while still on the earth, sacrificing what he could for Jesus and this truly touches my heart. Of course, because of Asperger’s, he took it a bit to an extreme. I don’t want to go through your emails as that’s already in the past and forgotten but in the video that you said he watched multiple times, I said “I am not talking about if you have brain damage, or physical damage to your brain or were born with Autism, etc, that’s a physical/chemical problem. We’re talking about the false mental illness that’s diagnosed to 99.9% of the people out there”… I started the video at the point where I said this here. My testimony to being freed from mind-altering drugs, alcohol, etc is here.

So, because your son could not fully process things due to the condition he was born with, he is surely exempt from any sins that he may have died in, including taking his own life. He misinterpreted some Bible truths which of course is understandable with someone with Asperger’s. Surely, a just, loving God (Jesus) will not hold an innocent young man like your son accountable for taking his own life. I do want to state however, if someone that was not born with a condition like Asperger’s/Autism (TBI or other physical brain injuries) will surely be held accountable for self-murder (suicide). There is a huge difference for these people that have clear ability to reason, understand, etc. The Bible says our life is not our own and it’s not ours to take (1st Corinthians 6:19-20 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”).

So, I pray that gives you some peace knowing that your son is now walking on gold streets in Heaven with no more tears, pain or sorrow. Now, on to you and your husband.

I don’t want to overwhelm you with information. I do suggest a few resources that are a very important place to start. First, I encourage you to listen to my study on how to truly find Jesus https://eternalevangelism.com/how-to-be-saved-according-to-the-bible.

Then, I suggest you go through these following videos one by one and see where most stumble as I did for 6 years being a false, Revelation 3:16 lukewarm “Christian” sadly heading to the eternal Lake of Fire in my false belief honoring God with my lips yet my heart was far from him (Mark 7:6). I heard only 1/2 the Gospel as most of the men behind the pulpits today preach a hyper-grace message that does not save. Why? They don’t want to offend anyone and want numbers in their “church” instead of giving hard truth which saves souls. The Bible says, and I can confirm, the world will hate you if you are a true follower of Christ (and the one’s that will hate you the most are the false “Christians” as they simply don’t want to give up their sins to live as Jesus commands… Matthew 10:22, Matthew 10:34-36, Luke 12:51-53, etc). This is the very reason Jesus was murdered (Isaiah Chapter 53 is a beautiful picture of Jesus). With the exception of the intro video, which is 26 min long, the others are approx. 10-15 minutes each and dissect the most wrested verses the false churches propagate today https://eternalevangelism.com/emergent.

When you truly turn your entire being over to Jesus, the promises He gives to His children will come true and full healing can happen:

Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”

Also read Colossians Chapter 3.

I again thank you (and your husband) for your last email and I will be praying for you and he. I am always here for Biblical questions and council.

For Jesus,

Jimmy

*** There is one more I would like to share that I believe will be of great benefit during this time (click the hyperlink to the audio study and the notes are on this page too) https://eternalevangelism.com/endurance-in-the-midst-of-perplexity


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SubjectRe: I apologize.
Date:Sun, 4 Jul 2021 09:11:11 -0400
From:
To:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>

Thank you so much for this message Mr Miller. May God bless you, and your family. Thank you so much for helping me with your words. I appreciate your kindness and grace, even when during my first messages I insulted you. I’m glad to know that my son is in a better place now. And me and my Husband are going to read the links on your website so that hopefully we end up in the same place that he did. Again, may God bless you sir. Thank you for everything.


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SubjectAdditional Question
Date:Sun, 18 Jul 2021 14:15:30 -0400
From:
To:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>

Do you believe that reading books other than The Bible is a sin? Even until the day my son passed away, he enjoyed reading “True Crime” books, basically true stories about how famous Criminals were captured, he wanted to be a Detective when he grew up. Do you believe reading nonfiction books is an acceptable hobby for a Christian? Thanks for reading this Email, Mr Miller.


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SubjectRe: Additional Question
Date:Sun, 18 Jul 2021 18:01:40 -0400
From:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>
To:

Good afternoon —–,

Great question. Of course it would not be a sin to read any other book(s) than the Bible, however, that list needs to be in the realm of Godly material. Documentaries, redeeming life stories that glorify the Lord, some missionaries life stories, proper study materials, howto’s (I have a playlist here for that) and a very few study books are also surely acceptable. In regards to the specific example you mentioned below “True Crime” books, I always preach against it, as in many instances, it brings too much evil into one’s soul. Murder, serial killing, rapes, robbery, adultery, etc, etc is surely something that a Christian should be aware of but should not fill their minds with that on a daily basis as eventually it takes a toll.

Psalm 101:3 “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.”

1st Thessalonians 5:22 “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”

We can see what’s happening in the world around us since we took Jesus our of schools and the public square back in in the early 1960’s.

Speaking of books, here is one I wrote that covers some of the major misconceptions today (takes a few seconds to load) https://usa.workingfaithfellowship.com/book/

Praying for you and your husband and always here to help in any way I can.

Sincerely,

Jimmy

Also, this is a fellowship in MO that has some fantastic resources http://thefaithoncedelivered.info


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SubjectAutism and Heaven
Date:Tue, 20 Jul 2021 22:48:25 -0400
From:
To:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>

I was re-reading your email about how my son was in Heaven, I was wondering if you could just confirm in more detail that he is in Heaven. Do you believe that all people with Autism/Aspergers go to Heaven? I worry about him so much, you see he didn’t really “act” autistic, he enjoyed doing normal things a teenager wouls do, could hold a conversation, etc. If you weren’t aware of his diagnosis, you never would know just by talking to him. He knew that Suicide was wrong but he did it anyway, I am just worried that Jesus will punish him for disobeying even when he knew it was wrong. I hope that he is in the right place but sometimes I worry, how does Jesus judge those who are on a high functioning range of Autism? What kind of culpability do they have? He, for the most part, thought normally, minus a few quirks that he had like extreme anxiety, a constant desire to ask questions and learn things, and a general social awkwardness. I just wish there was some way I could know for sure where he is, because my heart is breaking for him. This thought that he may be punished is hurting my heart. And if he had never tried to sacrifice for Jesus, or never tried to be a Christian, would he be sent to Hell? I need guidance on this issue. It’s honestly keeping me awake at night, I worry about him so much. I pray every night hoping that my boy is in a good place but sometimes the worry just gets the best of me. He did a lot of things that you condemn on your website (videogames, watching TV, etc) I hope his love for those things wont lead to Jesus punishing him. I look forward to a response whenever you can, thanks for being so patient with me in a trying time such as this.


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SubjectRe: Autism and Heaven
Date:Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:42:37 -0400
From:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>
To:

Good morning —–,

Thanks again for reaching out. I wanted to wait to answer this email as I found it incredibly informative to speak with one of my dearest friends who is a high-functioning autistic man. I will respond to you overnight after I get in from working on the farm.

May Jesus give you peace as you seek him.

Jimmy


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SubjectRe: Autism and Heaven
Date:Thu, 22 Jul 2021 03:40:10 -0400
From:James Miller <[email protected]>
To:

Good morning —–,

I have attached an audio answer to your email below.

Praying for you and your husband.

For Jesus,

Jimmy


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SubjectRe: Autism and Heaven
Date:Thu, 22 Jul 2021 07:45:59 -0400
From:
To:James Miller <[email protected]>

Thank you so much for this audio Mr Miller, I really, truly appreciate it. It has helped me out so much. Thank you for the teachings.


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SubjectQuestion about Mental illnesses
Date:Sun, 25 Jul 2021 19:59:43 -0400
From:
To:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>

Hello, Mr Miller. I was rewatching your video about Mental Illnesses and I was wondering, what are your thoughts on Schizophrenia? I knew a man once who had Schizophrenia. He was very kind but he would see things that were not there and he would hear things being said that weren’t said. He was a Christian as well. He would claim that Jesus would speak to him directly and would interrupt things he would be doing to talk to the Jesus in his head out loud. He was definitely devoted to the Lord but he was very bizarre. The last time I saw him, he claimed that Jesus personally told him that he needed to give up all his possessions, and he went to go live in his car. This was some years ago and who knows what he is doing now. Do you believe that a Christian could suffer from this? Or is it a demonic attack? He told me once that his Doctor prescribed medicine for him but he threw it all away and never took it. I know that Autism and Aspergers are an issue with the brain itself, and the chemicals within, but is Schizophrenia the same? I was just thinking about this, and I decided I wanted to see your opinion. Thank you for reading this email, hope you and your family are doing well. May God bless you


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SubjectQuestion about Mental illnesses
Date:Tue, 27 Jul 2021 23:23:19
From: James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>
To:

Good evening —–,

Great question. I will point out the obvious first and I have known a

few people that also did things similar to him:

1) Jesus (God) does not speak audibly to anyone anymore. We have the

Word (The Bible) which reveals all to us.

2) Of course, this man was misinterpreting scripture (ie. selling

everything and living in one’s car). May one do that for the Lord,

surely possible but Jesus does not command anyone to do that

specifically so to speak, audibly. We must however give our “all” to

Him, in context.

I forgot to add in the audio that I do believe most all Schizophrenia

can be cured by becoming born-again. Here is my related study on “added”

sugar and it’s effects on the human body

God bless,

Jimmy


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SubjectMoney and Investing
Date:Sun, 1 Aug 2021 14:40:39 -0400
From:
To:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>

Hello Mr Miller, I was reading more on your website about how money is being wasted by many people on unnecessary things. Do you believe that Rich people go to Hell? What about those that donate money regularly to charity and other such organizations? What do you feel is the right amount of money someone should be making? And do you believe that someone going to College to get a career is a sin? I’m just curious on your thoughts. I know Doctors have to spend a lot of money to get a degree, but I shudder at the idea of being operated on by somebody untrained. Is it a sin to invest or to save for a retirement plan? I’m just curious on your thoughts about this. God bless you.


Good morning —–,

Here are your answers:

QUESTION: “Do you believe that Rich people go to Hell?”

Let’s let Jesus answer this:

Luk 6:24  But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

Luk 6:25  Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

Luk 6:26  Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Luk 16:19  There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

Luk 16:20  And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

Luk 16:21  And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

Luk 16:22  And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

Luk 16:23  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Luk 16:24  And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

Luk 16:25  But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

Luk 16:26  And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

Luk 16:27  Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:

Luk 16:28  For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

Luk 16:29  Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

Luk 16:30  And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

Luk 16:31  And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Those who are “full”:

Warning to the Rich

Jas 5:1  Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

Jas 5:2  Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.

Jas 5:3  Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.

Jas 5:4  Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.

Jas 5:5  Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

Jas 5:6  Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.

I have listed dozens of Bible verses which will answer your question even more. The video will define “rich” according to the Bible. This link also has a video with the complete answer on that “forsake all” means Biblically https://globalmissionforchildren.org/resources/verses/

QUESTION: “What about those that donate money regularly to charity and other such organizations?”

If they are not in right-standing with Jesus, then it does not matter how much they give. Bill Gates and millions of others will end up in the Lake of Fire even though they give billions per year to “charity” because they have godless, evil hearts. A “filthy rags” teaching on this here may shed some more light https://eternalevangelism.com/the-filthy-rags-none-that-doeth-good-everyone-is-a-sinner-lie/

QUESTION: “What do you feel is the right amount of money someone should be making?”

It’s truly not how much someone makes. Let’s say one is a programmer and even works from home and makes thousands per week as they may be very good. That is OK, but, how much of that do they keep as they world starves to death both physically and Spiritually? I will say however when one comes to Christ some will lose their job as it’s ungodly, etc. Alternatively, they may have to take a great cut in pay as I did in my business as I would simply not play the worldly games of big conventions with booze being passed out everywhere, dirty talk, etc, etc. So, I still make a living but I am not wealthy as I was before as I don’t play the “game” of the world and it’s cost me much business. Plus, I have Kingdom work to do too so I don’t dedicate 70+ hours per week to business as I did for many years before Christ. I am doing His will.

So, at the end of the day it’s not how much one can make if it’s done godly, it’s how much they keep. It’s fantastic if one works overtime each week, for example and if it does not interfere with their godly duties at home, to have more to give to the poor, the evangelists, etc. Absolutely wonderful. That’s not chasing money to get a better car or a bigger home, it’s to do God’s will.

QUESTION: “And do you believe that someone going to College to get a career is a sin?”

This is an important question. 1st, you may want to see my teaching here on this subject https://eternalevangelism.com/sinful-public-schools

A career is not a sin as long as it glorifies Jesus, however, there are roles for a man and a woman. If you have not see this teaching dear brother Aaron does such a great job https://eternalevangelism.com/womens-role-in-christianity-biblical-modesty/

We know many spend their lives getting rich and not caring about Jesus or He is an afterthought and they are lukewarm (Revelation 3:15-16). I just spoke with someone about this and they said something spot on that I say often. You are either sold out for Jesus or you are not with Him. Again reference (Revelation 3:15-16)… “Hot” or “Cold” is even better than “Lukewarm”.

Sending a young man or woman TO a college is surely a sin as I see it in the Bible. I went to literally dozens of them back in my heathen days (visiting “friends”) and even the “top” colleges (actually especially the “top” colleges) were Sodom and Gomorrah times 100 (that was back in the late 80’s and early 90’s). Imagine how much worse now. With that said, a man, especially, can get trained in a field and we push a trade (electrician, plumber, carpenter, farmer, etc). as we see physical labour as the most Godly option. I am not saying all other professions are ungodly, just saying we should try our very best to emulate Jesus and his plan for mankind. The teaching above “Women’s Role in Christianity & Biblical Modesty” will explain God’s plan for women. We just sent 2 sons earlier this year of one of my indigenous mission leader’s to a day college in Kenya and they are learning carpentry and masonry, for example. We would never have them stay there overnight, etc.

“I know Doctors have to spend a lot of money to get a degree, but I shudder at the idea of being operated on by somebody untrained. “

God will provide us with the right people for the right time and season if we are obedient. so with that said, on to your last question:

QUESTION: “Is it a sin to invest or to save for a retirement plan?”

The Biblical way of how one should live is to work hard and give all we can other than necessities (a roof over our heads, food, etc) to the less fortunate as you read above in the link “Bible Verses About The Poor“. The way God set it up was for “man” to work until they were tool old to physically do it, then, the children would take care of them financially and physically too. Imagine how far the world has come from that original plan. With that said, here is no way I can go on a vacation to Disney World or a cruise, for example as the world starves, etc not to mention the other sins that brings along with it. What in the world would I say to my dear brethren overseas that struggle for a morsel of food daily if I sent them pics of me on roller coasters, basking in the sun on a cruise ship eating 5 star meals, etc? Is it a sin to invest for your later years, no if it’s in Biblical balance and you are using all your expendable money for the Kingdom of God, now. I own 3 apartments but I use the rent to fund my mission. Sure, I have equity in those apartments but I am using it for God’s glory. I pray you understand.

1st John 3:17 “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?”

I would like to end my answers with a commentary from Albert Barnes (a Bible commentator from long ago-one of the few that is good). I highlighted the powerful words and truths:

Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

“Poor in spirit” – “Luke says simply, Blessed are the poor. (Luke 6:20  And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.)

It has been disputed whether Christ meant the poor in reference to the things of this life, or to the humble. The gospel is said to be preached to the poor, Luk_4:18; Mat_11:5. It was predicted that the Messiah would preach to the poor, Isa_61:1. It is said that they have special facilities for being saved, Mat_19:23; Luk_18:24. The state of such persons is therefore comparatively blessed, or happy. Riches produce care, anxiety, and dangers, and not the least is the danger of losing heaven by them. To be poor in spirit is to have a humble opinion of ourselves; to be willing to be saved only by the rich grace and mercy of God; to be willing to be where God places us, to bear what he lays on us, to go where he bids us, and to die when he commands; to be willing to be in his hands, and to feel that we deserve no favor from him. It is opposed to pride, and vanity, and ambition. Such are happy:

1.    Because there is more real enjoyment in thinking of ourselves as we are, than in being filled with pride and vanity.

2.    Because such Jesus chooses to bless, and on them he confers his favors here.

3.    Because theirs will be the kingdom of heaven hereafter.

It is remarkable that Jesus began his ministry in this manner, so unlike all others. Other teachers had taught that happiness was to be found in honor, or riches, or splendor, or sensual pleasure. Jesus overlooked all those things, and fixed his eye on the poor and the humble, and said that happiness was to be found in the lowly vale of poverty more than in the pomp and splendors of life.”

On another note, I highly suggest you download from your computer e-Sword https://e-sword.net. It’s and incredible application where you can study the Bible. Here is a video I did on how to set it up https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GH2RJoD35LB3VqszU7H4UGxVM-wnjAcd/view?usp=sharing

I pray this brings some clarity to your questions. I do have to say it’s a huge blessing to answer these and I thank God for your seeking His heart. I truly do.

For Jesus’ glory.

Bro Jimmy


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SubjectIs there anyone who is too far for repentance? What is a reprobate?
Date:Tue, 3 Aug 2021 01:45:14 -0400
From:
To:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>

Hi Jimmy, I was reading more about repentance, and is it truly for everyone? I know that most people would be able to turn their lives around, but what about people even the World find evil like Serial Killers, Mass Shooters, and Terrorists? I’ve heard of the concept of being a reprobate and that after a period of time, God will not accept you no matter what you do. Is this scriptural? If Hitler had truly repented before his death (implying here that he wouldn’t have committed suicide, obviously, he would most likely have been executed though) would he have been accepted into Heaven? I’ve seen videos of hardened criminals with death sentences who claim to have repented before they were executed, and it makes me pause. But I don’t know their hearts, only God does.

Basically, what I’m asking is, is it possible for someone to be too far gone to repent? Or is it always an option to everyone until the day they pass on from this life?


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SubjectRe: Is there anyone who is too far for repentance? What is a reprobate?
Date:Wed, 4 Aug 2021 03:05:23 -0400
From:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>
To:

Good morning —–,

I will start off the answer by saying the Apostle Paul, when he was Saul before conversion, actually put to death many Christians.

Saul (Paul before conversion speaking):

Act 22:1  Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you.

Act 22:2  (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)

Act 22:3  I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.

Act 22:4  And I persecuted (FOLLOWERS OF JESUS) this way UNTO THE DEATH, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

Act 22:5  As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished.

The Conversion of Saul (Saul truly repented even after these wicked acts and you surely know the rest of the story as he became a disciple and was forgiven).

Act 9:1  And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

Act 9:2  And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

Act 9:3  And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

Act 9:4  And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

Act 9:5  And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

Act 9:6  And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

Act 9:7  And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.

Act 9:8  And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.

Act 9:9  And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

Act 9:10  And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.

Act 9:11  And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

Act 9:12  And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

Act 9:13  Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

Act 9:14  And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

Act 9:15  But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

Act 9:16  For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.

Act 9:17  And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

Act 9:18  And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

Although we know, as you alluded to in your question, a “death-bed confession” is very rare, but not impossible…. The Thieve’s on The Cross is proof…

Crucifixion – The Thieve’s on The Cross

Luk 23:26  And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

Luk 23:27  And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.

Luk 23:28  But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.

Luk 23:29  For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.

Luk 23:30  Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

Luk 23:31  For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

Luk 23:32  And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

Luk 23:33  And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

Luk 23:34  Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Luk 23:35  And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

Luk 23:36  And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

Luk 23:37  And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.

Luk 23:38  And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Luk 23:39  And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. (a hardeened hart until his last breath)

Luk 23:40  But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? (a humble heart of true repentance)

Luk 23:41  And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. (he had understanding of what it takes to be saved)

Luk 23:42  And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. (asked for forgivenss from Jesus)

Luk 23:43  And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. (received forgivness)

Yes, the great majority of the World will end up in the eternal Lake of Fire as we know “few will enter”, however, anyone and everyone has an equal chance to repent (the right way) and be forgiven. Repentance is not a “get out of jail free card”, it’s a true heart change with Godly sorroow, etc (2nd Coriinthians 7:10-11, James 4:1-10, etc). We, as humans, don’t know who is eternally reprobate, only God does so everyone is a mission field so to speak.

So, could have Hitler repented, sure. Could a mass murder, a vile rapist, etc repent, absolutely, and I am sure some have but we also know this truth (only 8 survived the flood) and “it shall be” upon Jesus’ return. A sobering fact. *** Of course that does not mean just 8 will be saved on the last day, but it’s a truth that “few will”:

Luke 17:26-30 “And as it was in the days of Noe (NOAH), so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and DESTROYED THEM ALL. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and DESTROYED THEM ALL. 30 EVEN THUS SHALL IT BE IN THE DAY WHEN THE SON OF MAN IS REVEALED (THE SECOND AND FINAL COMING).”

Luke 13:23-24 “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he (JESUS) said unto them, 24 Strive (AGONIZE) to enter in at the strait gate: for MANY, I say unto you, WILL SEEK (HEAVEN) to enter in, and SHALL NOT BE ABLE.”

I do pray this answers your question.

For Jesus,

Jimmy


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SubjectA Request
Date:Tue, 10 Aug 2021 02:33:00 -0400
From:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>
To:

Hello —–,

I pray you and your husband are doing well. All is well and busy here. I wanted to ask you if it would be OK to use what has become an inspirational story between us as a post on my site. I will not use names, etc but I believe it will help many souls out there to not give up and have hope in the darkness that transcends this earth.

May you continue to seek His face.

Jimmy


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SubjectRe: A Request
Date:Tue, 10 Aug 2021 02:37:51 -0400
From:
To:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>

Of course Jim, you can post that on your site. You’ve been truly kind helping us deal with a tough situation. God bless you.


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SubjectRe: A Request
Date:Tue, 10 Aug 2021 02:47:48 -0400
From:James Miller – Global Mission for Children <[email protected]>
To:

Thanks much sister.

God bless you too.

To the faithful: His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

Psa 100:1 “A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

Psa 100:2  Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Psa 100:3  Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Psa 100:4  Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psa 100:5  For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”


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