Born of Him Ministries Update July 28, 2012

We have been told that people are encouraged when we update them about Born of Him Ministries. So here goes. We ask that you pray for the people we are able to witness to; that God will convict the lost and send people to disciple them.

Greg Marlin, the founder of Born of Him is currently in London witnessing during the Olympics with Sports Fan Outreach International

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Nothing from Nothing Leaves…

A couple of us were recently street witnessing in downtown Springfield, MO and we talked to an atheist who said that he only believed in science and evolution. (Please note the theory of evolution came from Charles Darwin and it used to be called a theory and somehow it now passes as science. Funny thing is, even Darwin himself said that if his theory was right, that we would find millions of transitory fossils within 50 years. It’s been over 150 years and we are still waiting to find them).

The atheist we visited with said that he believed in the Big Bang Theory (again another theory that passes as science). We asked him why it happened and reasoned with him that if he was correct then eventually you had to come to to the conclusion that nothing created everything. In other words, the universe and every living thing all started at a point in time where there was nothing and then all of a sudden, without any explanation, just magically, something appeared. Then that something combined with some other somethings that just appeared and they combined into an explosion that scientist call the big bang.

Do you see how utterly crazy this theory is? Billy Preston had a hit song back in 1974 called Nothing from Nothing. Now Billy Preston was no scholar, but even he understood that nothing from nothing leaves nothing! You can also state this as a mathematical equation: 0 – 0 = 0. Zero minus zero equals zero. Wait, there’s more. Nothing plus nothing equals nothing. Again, mathematically, 0 + 0 = 0.

Please don’t believe a delusion. Nothing creates nothing. Take a big pile of nothing and wait around for a while and see if it changes into money. It doesn’t matter how long you wait (even millions or billions of years), your pile of nothing will still be…that’s right, nothing.

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No I’m Good

“Did you get one of these?” or “Did you get your million?” are questions that we typically ask while we are handing out gospel tracts. Frequently, people will say, “No, I’m good.” Sometimes we’ll respond back, “that is THE question: How good are you?”

What they don’t realize, is that they are answering the real question we want to ask them (and it’s on the back of the tract): Are you good enough to go to Heaven? That’s why we go out witnessing. We are concerned about where people will spend eternity. The reason we go out witnessing is because most people think that they are good. Proverbs 20:6 (KJV) states “Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?” So the Bible even tells us that most people think that they are good.

Psalm 14:1 states The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. None of us are good, none of us are righteous on our own (Romans 3:10-12). Righteousness is credited to true believers only through the righteousness of the Son of God, Jesus.

Jesus Christ, the sinless one, died a horrible death on the cross for guilty sinners. God’s wrath was poured out on Him for our sins. Then he rose from the dead on the third day. He defeated sin, death and Hell. Jesus is the only way to salvation. You must turn from your sins and put your trust in Jesus. Then, God will see you through the righteousness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ instead of your own unrighteousness.

Some people may intellectually know this, but they have never truly surrendered their life to Jesus. They are going through life thinking that they are “good.” That they are “alright” the way they are. They don’t realize that Jesus said that all liars will have their part in the lake of fire (Rev. 21:8).

Friends, all includes everyone who is trusting in their own “goodness” to save themselves. They are storing up wrath for themselves on the day of judgment (Romans 2:5). Please don’t go through life thinking that you are alright – that you are good person. Don’t continue saying “No, I’m good.” Cry out to God to have mercy on you, repent and believe the Gospel. Put your faith in Jesus today.


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Outreach @ Diversity Weekend 2012

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade is hostile to the Gospel

Saturday March 17, 2012 several of us went to the Springfield St. Patrick

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Dave Ramsey Embarrassed by Open Air Preacher

On February 27, 2012 Todd Friel with Wretched Radio played a snippet of Dave Ramsey complaining about all the open air preachers at the Super Bowl and especially about one that called him out by name. Take a listen:


Four of us with Born of Him Ministries were at the Super Bowl doing open air preaching with the Super Bowl Outreach. There were 110 open air preachers from around the country that surrounded the stadium on Super Bowl Sunday. We were

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Why Do You Deceive People with Million Dollar Bill Tracts?

Someone recently questioned Born of Him Ministries about the use of Million Dollar Bill Gospel tracts. They said we are trying to deceive people into thinking that they are receiving real money when we hand them a tract.

If anyone asks us if the MDB we hand out is real, we always tell them that it is not real money, but that it “has a real question on the back” or that “it is real paper.” We don’t try to deceive them, we don’t try to fool them into thinking that it is real money. There are no real million dollar bills in America. (Zimbabwe actually printed a 100 Trillion dollar bill during their time of hyper-inflation).

In Matthew 6:24, Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

2 Corinthians 4:4 states, “In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

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Super Bowl Outreach 2012

We thank God for the opportunity to serve Him at the Super Bowl Outreach, by proclaiming the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord. All praise and honor be to God and we thank Almighty God for His protection over our families and ourselves. We pray that God will grow the increase with the seeds that were planted Super Bowl weekend in Indianapolis.

Born of Him Ministries also appreciates the prayers from our loved ones, our friends and our churches during SBO. It was such a blessing to meet and to serve God alongside over 100 evangelists from around the country. The weather was in the 30′s and 40′s, which we were also very grateful for.

We are thankful for each an every encounter we had through handing out Gospel tracts, witnessing one to one and open air preaching. It was such a thrill to see so many team members get up on the box for the first time. (There were 13 members on our team and they were from Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Texas and Florida). We pray that everyone will continue sharing their faith with others, now that they are back home. Several of us are already talking about going to SBO next year – to New Orleans – God willing.

SBO Video
Super Bowl Outreach 2012

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How an Abortion Saved the Lives of Many

This is an amazing video provided by Home Educating Family Association.
Had to share it for this coming “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday”. Then read the article:

How an Abortion Saved the Lives of Many from Rebecca Keliher on Vimeo.

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Are You Healthy?

Some people go to the doctor once every year for a physical checkup, for an examination. People do this to see if they are in good health. The doctor examines you to see if you have any undiagnosed health problems.

The same way a doctor examines our physical health, we are to examine our spiritual health. In 2 Cor. 13:5, the apostle Paul says “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? – unless indeed you fail to meet the test.”

I’m afraid a lot of people mistakenly think that because God is love that He will forgive them no matter what they have done. God is love. God is forgiving and He is full of grace. But this love, forgiveness and grace is not cart blanche. It is not given to everyone. In other words, salvation is not universal. Not everything goes. That’s why the apostle Paul said that we are to examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith.

The standard for this examination is very high – it is perfection. The standard for salvation is the perfect Law, the 10 Commandments. Have you kept all of the 10 Commandments all of your life? Of course not. None of us have. We have all fallen short of the glory of God. We have all sinned against our Holy God (Romans 3:23). The penalty for missing the mark is eternal separation from God in a very real place called Hell.

Now here’s where the love, forgiveness and grace from God comes in. God realizes that none of us can meet His perfect standard. That’s why He sent Jesus to live and walk on this earth 2,000 years ago. Jesus did what none of us can do. He lived a perfect sinless life. He never sinned in thought, word or deed. Then He died an unimaginably painful death on the cross for guilty sinners. On the third day He rose from the grave. Jesus defeated sin and death. Jesus meets the perfect standard of God.

God offers us eternal salvation through Jesus Christ if we repent and put our trust in Jesus. Salvation is by the grace of God alone (Eph. 2:8-9). There is nothing we can do to earn it. We can’t be good enough. We can never make up for the mountain of sin debt that we have accumulated.

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