“FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON
THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH,
BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.” JOHN 3:16
Dear Partners, I am sure that most of you who read my monthly newsletters know very well what it means to be born again! We can all go back to that moment, perhaps at an old wooden church altar, or in my case at my mother’s knee, where the burden of sin lifted and the joy of the Lord
filled our soul!
“OH THE JOY OF SINS
OH THE PEACE THE
OH THE JOY AKIN TO
WHERE THE HEALING
Remember that sweet old hymn? Dear Oral Roberts used it as his radio theme song many years ago.
Now, lest you feel I am simply preaching to the choir, let me tell you a wonderful truth that you
may not know. Since TBN has been expanding or better yet EXPLODING into all the world these past few years, multitudes in foreign lands have
asked to be added to our newsletter mailing list. Much of the time they are simply curious about our Christian faith, and while we try to send salvation material and Bibles back to them, we know that some of this material is confiscated by unfriendly countries and never reaches the person inquiring about Jesus. Praise God — with now over 12,000 affiliated stations fed by 46 satellites — we are reaching millions around the world! Glory be to God!
So, here is my request to you my faithful
partners — either now or at your first opportunity, drop to your knees and agree with Jan and me that the Holy Spirit will take the last part of this letter and bring mighty conviction to multitudes, leading them
into saving faith, until they too can cry “I HAVE
BEEN BORN AGAIN!”
So to all my dear readers who are
not sure that you are born again,
let me ask you a question that will
help you understand the Christian
faith. Here is the question: IF YOU DIED THIS VERY MOMENT, DO YOU HAVE THE ASSURANCE THAT YOU WOULD BE SAVED AND WOULD GO TO HEAVEN TO BE WITH GOD FOREVER?
If you cannot answer a heartfelt, positive “YES” to this simple question, you are NOT born again! But the good news is you can have the wonderful assurance of peace with God, our Heavenly Father, and the joyful knowledge that you truly are born again and on your way to heaven when you die.
Now, I ask one favor of you. For the next few minutes as you read this letter, will you set aside everything you have ever been taught about religion — ANY RELIGION! Do not seek or put your faith in religion because religion is man trying to reach up and find God, or trying to be good enough or do enough good deeds for God to accept him. Christianity is not a religion — it is faith in a wonderful man — the GOD MAN who came down to earth born of a pure virgin, growing up into a fine perfect man to show us the way to God the Father and heaven. So forget anything you may have been told about Jesus Christ and Christianity and let’s see what Jesus actually said and taught.
“HAPPY ARE THOSE WHO ARE PERSECUTED
BECAUSE THEY ARE GOOD, FOR THE
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS THEIRS.”
Matt. 5:10 (TLB)
Ah, but it gets better –
“WHEN YOU ARE REVILED AND PERSECUTED
AND LIED ABOUT BECAUSE YOU ARE MY
FOLLOWERS — WONDERFUL! BE HAPPY
ABOUT IT! BE VERY GLAD! FOR A
TREMENDOUS REWARD AWAITS YOU UP
IN HEAVEN.” Matt. 5:11 (TLB)
See how different Jesus’ teaching is compared to the teachers of many religions? He goes on to say: “DON’T RESIST VIOLENCE! IF YOU ARE
SLAPPED ON ONE CHEEK, TURN THE
OTHER TOO. IF ORDERED TO COURT, AND
YOUR SHIRT IS TAKEN FROM YOU, GIVE
YOUR COAT TOO…. GIVE TO THOSE WHO
ASK AND DON’T TURN AWAY FROM THOSE
WHO WANT TO BORROW.” Matt. 5:39
Here is a tough one – “THERE IS A SAYING, ‘LOVE YOUR FRIENDS
BUT HATE YOUR ENEMIES.’ BUT I SAY: LOVE
YOUR ENEMIES! PRAY FOR THOSE WHO
PERSECUTE YOU! IN THAT WAY YOU WILL
BE ACTING AS TRUE SONS OF YOUR FATHER
IN HEAVEN.” Matt. 5:43-45 (TLB)
And finally in the Gospel of Luke, the prophet John the Baptist says:
I have only scratched the surface of the many awesome teachings of Jesus and other New Testament writers, so I urge you to read the Holy Bible for yourself, and if you do not have one we will gladly send you one free of charge.
These teachings and words of wisdom give us a blessed glimpse into the heart of this God Man Jesus Christ, but the real heart of the Christian faith is what Jesus did for you
and me and all humanity who will put their trust in Him.
I don’t think I have to convince anyone that sin and rebellion against Almighty God exists everywhere in the world! If you will be honest, you know this, and feel that empty feeling in your inner being and heart of hearts. The
Holy Bible declares that, “ALL HAVE SINNED AND
HAVE COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD.”
But here is the awesome GOOD NEWS! In Holy God’s
being, there is a most glorious provision — it is simply: THE INNOCENT DYING FOR THE GUILTY!
All through the Old Testament an innocent lamb was slain and its blood poured out looking to the future when the True Lamb of God would shed His precious, innocent blood for all mankind. The depth and wonder of this amazing act
of Jesus Christ is partly a mystery and glory that we cannot fully understand, as He carried that old rugged cross to a mount called Calvary and shed His life’s blood as our substitute! There is a precious old song that says, “I Should
Have Been Crucified.” Yes, the innocent suffering and dying for the guilty indeed!
But the story does not end here! Praise the Lord! God raised Jesus from the grave and gave Him a name above every name — that at the name of Jesus every knee must bow and every tongue confess that He (Jesus) is Lord to the
glory of God the Father!
Some stumble at this point and have trouble believing that Jesus rose from the grave and is alive forevermore and, conquering our arch foe Satan, took from him the keys of death, hell and the grave!
The simple proof that Jesus arose from the grave is the fact that His disciples saw Him — touched Him — and willingly died martyr’s deaths for Him. Why? They and hundreds of eye witnesses SAW HIM ALIVE FROM THE DEAD! Glory be to God most high! So dear reader, if you are not sure that you are BORN AGAIN — please repeat this simple prayer and mean it with all your heart: “Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I need a Savior to forgive me of all my sins. Please come into my heart and be my personal Savior. I believe that you are God in the flesh and that you carried my sins to the cross and became my substitute and Savior. Thank you for saving me and I’ll see you in heaven some day. Amen.”
Now, sign your name here to confirm your salvation
Please let us know about your decision to follow
Christ. You can write to Jan and me at: TBN, P.O. Box A, Santa Ana, California 92711, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may fax us at (714) 665-2154. We want to send you some literature that will help you grow in your new faith! Tell us if you need a Bible and specify the language. We do not have all languages, but will do our best to accommodate you. If you have Internet access, many languages are available online at BibleGateway.com.
God bless you and welcome into the great big beautiful family of God as well as our dear TBN family.
P.S. Happy 32nd anniversary to YOUR TBN!
“Happy anniversary TBN—and thank you,dear Partners, for 32 years of loving,praying for and supporting YOUR network.We LOVE you!" - Paul & Jan
From "border to border and around the world. TBN now reaches every continent with the Gospel through 46 satellites feeding over 12,000 cable and television affiliates worldwide.
An unforgettable night in TBN's history: At a TBN rally in Phoenix, hundreds called in for salvation after R.W. Schambach preached a classic message. Brother Schambach, Paul and Jan threw the white "salvation slips" into the air as they celebrated these "new names written down in glory"!
In 2000, a new door opened for TBN as we signed on to "Hotbird," the powerful satellite reaching Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Paul is shown here visiting a Palestinian family in Jerusalem. He was delighted to see the children watching TBN. We now reach all of the Middle East with the new Arabic language network—THE HEALING CHANNEL!