Welcome to Lessons for US, which equips Christians to promote: Christianity + Free Enterprise + Business Skills = Prosperous U.S.
Why this website?
I believe that Christianity, free enterprise, and business skills will make our country prosperous again. Christianity provides the moral foundation. Free enterprise provides the structure, free of government meddling. Business skills provide the equipment to succeed.
WHO AM I?
Dave Johnson has a Ph.D. in education and has spent over 30 years as a college instructor. He has been a follower of Jesus Christ for over 30 years and is a member of Grace Church Eden Prairie.
WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?
JOHN PIPER – WHAT MUST SOMEONE BELIEVE IN ORDER TO BE SAVED?
Description: John Piper, author and Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN explains how you can be saved from your sins and receive eternal life: 1. I am a sinner; 2. There is a holy God; 3. We are alienated from God and under God’s holy judgment; 4. Jesus was God; 5. Jesus did not sin; 6. Jesus died in my place; 7. Jesus rose from the dead; 8. You cannot earn or work for salvation but through faith can receive Jesus’ payment. Acts 16:31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved–you and your household.” Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
In one God, who exists eternally in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
God created the universe and directly created (not evolved) human beings in the very image of God.
The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, though written by men, was supernaturally inspired by God and is therefore inerrant and authoritative.
Adam, the first man, willfully disobeyed God, bringing sin and death into the world, and as a result, all persons are sinners from conception and are therefore subject to eternal punishment, under the just condemnation of a holy God.
Jesus Christ died on the cross in full substitution and payment for the sins of all, was buried, arose physically from the dead on the third day, and ascended into heaven where He now intercedes for all believers.
Each person can be saved only through the work of Jesus Christ, through repentance of sin and by faith alone in Him as Savior. The believer is declared righteous, born again by the Holy Spirit, turned from sin, and assured of heaven.
The Holy Spirit indwells all who are born again, conforming them to the likeness of Jesus Christ. This is a process completed only in Heaven. Every believer is responsible to live in obedience to the Word of God in separation from sin.
The return of Christ for all believers is imminent. It will be followed by seven years of great tribulation, and then the coming of Christ to establish His earthly kingdom for a thousand years. The unsaved will then be raised and judged according to their works and separated forever from God in hell. The saved, having been raised, will live forever in heaven in fellowship with God.
In the need to eliminate excessive taxes. Government does not have a presumptive claim on our property but should raise taxes only to spend on legitimate government purposes (preserve order, do justice, restrain evil, provide for common defense and general public health and welfare – not to take care of people or meet all of their needs).
In the need to reduce the National Debt to prudent level by reducing government spending.
In the need to eliminate deficit spending by spending no more than the tax revenues that are collected.
In the need to protect free markets by eliminating bailouts and unnecessary regulations and paperwork and government interference in the markets, including the repeal of Obamacare.
In the need to abide by the Constitution of the United States in which power resides with the people and not with the government and that government power should be limited, enumerated, and constrained by our Constitution.
In the need to promote individual and civic responsibility, acknowleging that humans are creative and capable of responsibility, restraint, and self help and deserve and equal opportunity to thrive in these United States. Also, private charities have the capacity to help the unfortunate.
In the need to reduce the overall size of government by transferring responsibility to the local level and reducing government spending.