“He That Overcometh Shall Inherit All Things” We Overcome By Believing in Jesus!

Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God? If so rejoice, because you have overcome the world!!

The Apostle John declared: “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” (Revelation 21:7) While John is the one who revealed that we must overcome to inherit all things; he is also the Apostle who teaches us how we overcome:

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:4-5)

Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God! The moment the Holy Ghost brings us to faith in Him, we are “born of God”. That is how we become a child of God–through faith. Our loving God is the King of Kings. The children of the King inherit all that their Father has–not because of anything they have done, but simply because the King is their Father. An inheritance is an unconditional and free gift.

John testified that our King has also given eternal life to those who believe Jesus is the Son of God: “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:9-13)

If you are LDS, you have not been taught these truths. This months New Testament Gospel Doctrine Class is Lesson 45: “He That Overcometh Shall Inherit All Things”. These false teachings are found in the conclusion of the Lesson:

“Testify that those who overcome the temptations and trials of the world will inherit the blessings of eternal life. Remind class members that the Savior’s Atonement provides a way for us to overcome if we repent and are faithful.” (p. 190)

LDS prophets and apostles “Testify that those who overcome the temptations and trials of the world will inherit the blessings of eternal life.”

In denial of this false belief, Christ’s Apostle John the Beloved revealed: “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:13)

LDS prophets and apostles claim that the “Savior’s Atonement provides a way for us to overcome if we repent and are faithful.”

The Apostle John revealed: “Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:5) Our Loving Savior did so much more for us than merely provide a way for us to overcome”.
He overcame the world for us–in our place!!

Christ testified: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Do you still believe that Jesus is the Son of God, even though His testimony contradicts the words of LDS apostles and prophets? If so, rejoice in the fact that you have overcome the world and inherited eternal life. Now you get to spend the rest of your life giving Jesus all the glory, honour and praise!

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8 Comments

  1. choosethechrist said,

    December 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    “Testify that those who overcome the temptations and trials of the world will inherit the blessings of eternal life.

    If any of us could overcome the temptations and trials of the world, we would not be in need of a Savior!

    “the Savior’s Atonement provides a way for us to overcome if we repent and are faithful.”

    The Savior’s Atonement is all we need to inherit the blessings of eternal life and praise God for that! Jesus does not need our faithfullness. What can we give Him that He does not already have?

    John 3:16
    16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Notice it does not say whosoever believeth in him and are faithful should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    “If” is such a conditional word, yet the only condition presented in John 3:16 is to “believeth in him”. Believe that Christ atoned for our sins and that this alone brings everlasting life.

    Praise God for the truth!

  2. latterdaysaintwoman said,

    December 17, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    choosethechrist

    And amazingly, it is the work of the Holy Spirit that brings us to faith! Christ’s mission was to purchase eternal life for every person with His life’s blood. His perfect sacrifice took away the sins of the world. It is the knowledge of what Christ has done for us that compels us to love Him and serve Him–even though He does not need our faithfulness. He alone is worthy!

  3. choosethechrist said,

    December 18, 2011 at 10:45 am

    “it is the work of the Holy Spirit that brings us to faith!”
    So true! Thanks for bringing that up. It is my love for Christ that compels me to follow Him. When I think of what He did for me and how He forgives me everytime I fall short of keeping one of His commands, my heart swells with an undescribable joy that overwhelms me so much that I feel like I am going to burst at the seams.

    “He alone is worthy!”

  4. catzgalore said,

    December 21, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    What a wonderful God we serve! Thanks for this post, Becki…
    Linda

  5. wyomingwilly said,

    January 9, 2012 at 1:01 am

    1 Jn.5:4,5 ,12-13 together with Jn.16:33 are such great scriptures
    that reveal how we overcome unto eternal life— it’s thru Jesus. He
    is the Way . Unfortunately Mormon apostles , despite their claim to
    be actively directed by Jesus Himself, have proclaimed another way.
    One Mormon leader[ Spencer W. Kimball] states: ” Christ became
    perfect through overcoming. Only as we overcome shall we become
    perfect and move toward godhood. ” He also stated how we can over-
    come, which is to follow the map of laws and commandments that Jesus
    gave us, this set of laws is Jesus’ gospel . This gospel, this way to
    receiving eternal life is far more complex and clearly not the same as
    Jesus’ apostles preached in the N.T. To overcome by the Mormon
    gospel is to follow in Jesus’ tracks , apostle Kimball reminds us :
    ” We certainly cannot expect the rules to be easier for us than for the
    Son of God….” There are a lot of rules to be kept , a lot of steps up
    the ladder of requirements for eternal life as Mormon Church calls it,
    it’s their gospel laws , commands and ordinances. This ladder,
    being the creation of men who are not led by Jesus to preach His
    gospel, is only a ladder of ” the precepts of men ” [ 2Nephi 28:31]
    , and thus we see the rungs of this ladder being changed and
    altered by these men . Mormon apostles once taught that to marry a
    Negro was against God’s gospel law, and also that polygamy was a
    part of the gospel of Jesus, drinking a cup of tea is now against this
    gospel law. Christians who trust the N.T. gospel know that it is only by
    trust in Jesus’ merit , His perfect life/ shed blood , credited to their
    account that they can be accepted by the Father and receive eternal
    life , not by a climbing a man made ladder of a “gospel code of laws”.
    How do we overcome eternal separation from God and receive
    eternal life ? Only one way : It’s all about JESUS —-1 Jn.5:20

  6. latterdaysaintwoman said,

    January 9, 2012 at 7:19 am

    wyomingwilly,

    Amen, and amen! All praise and glory to our Savior.

  7. wyomingwilly said,

    January 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Latterdaysaintwoman cites a Mormon Church manual , which states on
    p.190 : ” Remind class members that the Savior’s Atonement provides
    a way for us to overcome if we repent and are faithful.” In looking at
    how being “faithful” plays out in Mormonism I notice that while Mormons
    stress being faithful to Jesus/God , there is also the requirement of
    being faithful to the teachings of Mormon prophets and apostles as
    these men are said to relay spiritual truth from God to their followers.
    Thus LDS are cautioned at doubting/rejecting the accuracy of these
    men’s doctrinal offerings for to do so brings God’s displeasure. In
    reading the testimony of Carolyn Sexauer, who was a faithful LDS for
    30 years, she quotes what Elder E.F. Perry states is the gospel:
    ” It is a system of rules by complying with which , salvation may be
    obtained.” We can look at the list of these rules , Mormon gospel laws,
    ( I mentioned just 3 in my last post) but for now let’s notice that the
    behavior of complying a list of “rules”, “ways”, of what’s “necessary” to
    be reconciled to God and receive eternal life is nothing new, religious
    leaders in Jesus’ time also had their own list of what they felt was
    necessary , but they added to God’s Word in doing so: Mark. 7:7-13.
    Like Mormon leaders, these leaders had good intentions perhaps a
    desire to help their people be clean and “worthy” before God. But
    good intentions are not to be confused with God’s intentions, His Word.
    [cont]

  8. wyomingwilly said,

    January 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    [cont]
    On page 160 of Gospel Principles [1997] it states what some Jewish
    leaders did with God’s truth ( concerning the Sabbath) : ” However
    some Jewish leaders made many unnecessary rules about the Sabbath.
    They decided …..” This is the same behavior that Mormon leaders
    succumbed to, namely THEY DECIDED to make unnecessary rules,
    laws, and proceed to call these additions “the gospel of Jesus Christ”.
    Yet far from being what Jesus gave His original apostles to preach as
    necessary for eternal life , much of the Mormon gospel is actually only
    “the precepts of men” [ Mark 7:7; 2 Nephi 28:31 ].
    So we all have a choice to make . Either embrace what Jesus’ apostles
    taught : ” These things have I written unto you….” [ 1 Jn.5:13]
    OR , embrace the things that Mormon apostles have written to us.
    As far as how we can receive eternal life the choice is clear, and it’s
    been available for 2000 years now. It’s sufficient because it’s all about
    trusting in Jesus : Jn. 14:6; Rom.10:9-13; Heb 7:25; 1Jn 5:12-13,20.


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