We are a Bible Believing Baptist Church in Algood, TN!

Here is a Message of Salvation from Our Pastor!

I have no idea how you found our website.

Maybe you received a gospel tract from us. Maybe a friend or neighbor referred you to us. Or perhaps you just stumbled onto it by surfing the web.

However you found us, you're reading exactly what God wants you to read. Which is, without question, the most valuable message on the entire Internet! That message is the glorious, saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

23 years ago, way back in the year 2000, I heard the gospel message, "how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures."

And I Urge You to Continue Reading...

Before hearing the gospel message, I had trust in a mixture of things including: myself, my religion, and the philosophy that I was living better than most people my age.

But after hearing the gospel message, I realized I was trusting in the wrong things? So, I repented and put my full faith and trust in what Jesus Christ did for me on the cross at Calvary.

It wasn't long after, that I realized the most valuable life to live on this earth, was to live for Jesus Christ. The one who so graciously saved me from my sins and the eternal punishment in hell that I was headed for. Praise the Lord God Almighty for His great gift of eternal salvation!

God freely offers this gift to YOU as well.

Death Statistics tell us that 159,985 People Die Every Day!

Below are some of the sobering statistics of HOW people die each year:

"I do hope you're not one of the unfortunate people to die from a Russian icicle landing on you!"

  • 14,000 people die from slipping in the bathtub
  • 6,000 people die texting when driving
  • 450 people die by falling out of bed
  • 34 people are killed by a dog
  • 30 people are killed by ants
  • 13 people are crushed by vending machines
  • 4 people are killed every year by a roller-coaster
  • 2,900 people are killed in Africa by hippos
  • 100 people die in Russia by icicles
  • 40 people die by jellyfish in the Philippines

But, the Fact Remains...
Someday you Will Die!

You might not be killed by ants, you might not be crushed by a vending machine, and I hope you're not trampled to death by African Hippos. But statistics tell us, and history proves, that given enough time you will die!

You can stay off roller-coasters, stop texting when driving, and avoid jellyfish in the Philippines. But one day you are going to take your last breath and leave this earth.

You may be asking: "WHY do people die?"
So, let's go back to the first book of the Bible called Genesis.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created...

God declares in the very 1st verse of the Bible, that He is the creator.

Psalm 139:14 ...for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works!


Genesis 1:26-27 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness... So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.


Genesis 1:28 Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.


Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.


Genesis 2:16-17 Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Life quickly turned from very GOOD to very BAD!

The man and woman (Adam and Eve), were living in a world without sin, pain, suffering or death. But this didn't last very long. Read what happened in Genesis 3 below!

Genesis 3:1-8

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

Instead of trusting God,
Adam and Eve believed the lie of the devil.

Their choice to disobey God brought sin into the world. And this, my friend, is WHY people die!

Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;
and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

The 4 Unavoidable Truths
About Life & Death!

Adam and Eve needed a covering for their sin, and so do we. A proper payment is needed for our sin debt. Without this, man is left hopeless!

Unavoidable Truth #1:
You are a Sinner!

You must understand that we are all natural-born sinners. It's part of our very nature to transgress against God. God's word declares the following truths:

  • Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Psalm 51:5
  • For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
  • As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one. Romans 3:10

Unavoidable Truth #2:
Sin will Cause You to Die!

After Adam and Eve sinned, they were subject unto death. We have inherited our sin nature from Adam. Because of this, we must all die. And sooner or later, your heart will beat for the last time. Your friends and family will mourn over your death. Then your body will be laid to rest in a grave. The Bible declares the following truths:

  • For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22
  • For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

Unavoidable Truth #3:
You Will be Judged as a Sinner.

An honest judge righteously judges a criminal for the crimes they have committed. Therefore, no one should think it unreasonable that God intends to judge men for their crimes against Him.

We will all give account to our Creator. Every secret sin will be revealed. It's possible to hide crimes from the law and judge here on earth, but you will not hide them from God. Consider these Bible truths:

  • And be sure your sin will find you out. Numbers 32:23
  • For God shall bring every work into judgment with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. Ecclesiastes 12:14
  • And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. Hebrews 9:27

Unavoidable Truth #4:
You will be Condemned as a Sinner!

Imagine standing in a courtroom, guilty before the judge for murder. A righteous judge must abide by the law and legally condemn you to the jailhouse. Only a wicked and corrupt judge would let you walk out of the courtroom without any consequence for your crimes. 

One day you will stand before God, the righteous judge. You will be charged with sin and be found guilty. No amount of good works will be sufficient to pay for the crimes committed against God.

  • But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Isaiah 64:6

That's the bad news!
And please do not count on standing before God on judgment day and saying: "God, can't you just forgive me?" or God, "You know I've done more good than bad. Can't you just let me go?" If you tried that in the courthouse today, an honest, just judge would have to say: "I'm sorry, but justice MUST be served!"

The Good News is: God is Love!
and Christ Died for Your Sins!

God is love! And he is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. God does NOT want you to go to hell. He wants you to be with Him. After all, He created you and He wants what is best for you.

The Following 3 Scripture Verses Contains Powerful Truths Concerning God's Love for YOU!

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."

- John 3:16-17

"But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:"

- Ephesians 2:4-5

"For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him."

- Romans 5:8-9

And We Have Seen and Do Testify that the Father Sent the Son to be the Saviour of the World!

The Bible says in Ezekiel 18 ...the soul that sinneth, it shall die. God wants your soul to be saved.

Below are 7 things Jesus did to secure salvation for your soul!


God Sent His Son in a Body

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.


God Sent His Son to Save You

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.


Jesus Lived a Sinless Life

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.


Jesus Laid Down His Life as the One-Time Sacrifice for Sin!

Hebrews 10:10-12 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;


Jesus Shed His Blood for You!

1 Peter 1:18-19 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Hebrews 9:22 ...and without shedding of blood is no remission.


Jesus is the Resurrection!

John 11:25 Jesus said... I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:


Christ Rose from the Grave!

Matthew 28:2-6 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.



Believe the Gospel!

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

1 Corinthians 15:1-4

What Must I Do to Be Saved?

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and thou shalt be saved!"

Poor and needy sinners are called by God to BELIEVE!

Consider these 4 powerful verses of scripture found in the book of John:

John 3:18

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 5:24

He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

John 6:40

And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 3:36

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Jesus Christ WON the Victory
Over Sin & Defeated Death!

Now that's GOOD news.
Actually, that's GREAT news!
No, wait... That's the most valuable NEWS that can be found on the internet!

Jesus Christ ROSE FROM THE GRAVE. He is alive forever more!

No other "so-called" false god, prophet or teacher can make this claim.
As a matter of fact, here's a short list of liars and fraud's.

  • Buddha
  • Muhammad
  • the Pope
  • Bhaktivedanta Swami
  • Shiva
  • Joseph Smith
  • L. Ron Hubbard
  • Ellen White 
  • Your favorite political candidate
  • ...and any other name you want to add to this list of frauds!

Every single one of the liars listed above cannot offer you anything. They are all dead and they will all stay dead.

ONLY Jesus Christ, who is the one true and living God can offer you full salvation! He defeated death, and He offers you the gift of eternal life.

Oh, dear friend...please recognize:

  • You are a sinner and guilty before God!
  • God would be just in sending you, as a sinner, to hell.
  • However, the character of God is love, and His will is for you to be saved from hell.
  • The ONLY way for you to escape hell is to have your sins paid for.
  • The ONLY one who could fully pay your sin debt is Jesus Christ, the virgin born Saviour!
  • And NO amount of good works can save you! You must receive the free gift of God's grace.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

True, Biblical Salvation is by God's Grace, NOT by Man's Works!

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men!

But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

- Titus 3:4-7

Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

- Romans 4:4-5

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

- Romans 11:6

That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

- Ephesians 2:7-10

Christ Jesus Came Into the World
to SAVE Sinners!

Do you realize how guilty you are before God?

Are you ready to:

  • ...abandon trusting in anything or anyone else?
  • ...fully trust in what Jesus Christ did for you on Calvary's cross?
  • ...honestly recognize your sin-state before God?
  • ...turn toward Him?

If so, this is called repentance. Repenting is changing your mind about who God is and what God did for you. This is important because you MUST turn from trusting in something, BEFORE you can turn to trusting in something else. 

What is it that you are holding on to, other than the Lord Jesus Christ?
That is what you must turn from!

A Real Cliff Hanger!

If you were hanging off the ledge of a cliff and someone walked toward the ledge and offered you his hand to grab, what would you do?

If you let go of the ledge and the outstretched hand doesn't grab you, you'll fall to your death. But if the outstretched hand grabs you, you live.

If you decide to let go of the ledge, you would only do so with full trust that someone else will save you.

If you stubbornly hold on to the ledge, your arm strength will eventually fail you, and you'll fall to your death.

My friend, there is nothing you can do to save yourself. Do NOT stubbornly hold onto your own good works as if they are good enough to save you.

Why not let go and trust God? He has his hand outstretched, and wants to save your soul from dropping into hell.

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

— Jude 24-25

And I give unto them eternal life;
and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man
pluck them out of my hand.

Trust the Saviour TODAY! Admit your need for Him. He will catch you, save you and keep you.

Cry out to God right now...
The Bible says: "whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." 

Please do NOT postpone your salvation and
leave this webpage as a stubborn, lost sinner.

It's not guaranteed that you will live past this moment.

Proverbs 27:1

Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Hebrews 3:7-8

To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts.

2 Corinthians 6:2

...now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

Thank you for reading, not only the most valuable message on the entire internet; but the most valuable message in THE ENTIRE WORLD!

This message has been regenerating souls for over 2,300 years.

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In the meantime, I truly hope you've put your full faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

In His Grip,

Pastor Fortunato