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The New Prayer before Communion*

and the
Bridge to Life**

*In the Catholic Mass. **Bridge to Life Illustration Witnessing Material of The Navigator Ministries,
International Headquarters, Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A. The author is a member since 1980 of this
interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization (not a church or religion) which was founded by
Dawson Trotman, an American, in the US Navy in 1933 among sailors. And has been international since.
THE BRIDGE TO LIFE WITNESSING MATERIAL OF THE NAVIGATOR MINISTRIES

THE BRIDGE TO LIFE WITNESSING MATERIAL OF THE NAVIGATOR MINISTRIES

Introduction:

The author deems to write a long introduction for some important reasons. But you may go directly to
his discussions on the Bridge to Life in a few pages from here. Thank you for your kind understanding.

This is taken from the authors Internet complete excerpt publication he uploaded on December 22,
2012, Saturday: A Revelation of Darvin Anthony Delgra (Writings of Darvin Delgra with
Documents) in www.scribd.com. The writer is a Catholic from birth with parents both Catholic. (He hail
from the former town of Digos City, Davao del Sur, Philippines where he was born in 1962.) However,
he is a member since July 1, 1980 of the Navigator Ministries; this date is his spiritual birthday with the
bona-fide witness of his spiritual father, Mr. Romeo Dilla, BSChE (CIT, early 1980s), senior Nav
member at CIT. The Navigator Ministries as he understands it make distinction about the terms spiritual
father and Father of our spirits found in Hebrews 12:9 which is clearly our God the Father, the Father
of our Messiah and Saviour Jesus Christ and the victorious God for what Jesus Christ did on the cross at
Calvary 2,000 years ago, together with the Holy Spirit who worked through spiritually victorious people
in the Old Testament times and New Testament times. The term spiritual father simply mean for us a
human being who lead at least one other person/ (people) to a spiritual birth by praying the prayer of
salvation, called by others as sinners prayer and prayer of acceptance, etc., after a proper
understanding of Gods terms for the Holy Spirits entry to the sinners heart to regenerate him or
transform him by the power of Gods offer of spiritual birth and living the new life, leaving the past life
behind, and looking forward to eternal existence in Heaven with God the Trinity and the holy angels. The
Navigator Ministries is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization
(international Headquarters, Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.). The Navigators was founded in 1933
as a ministry among sailors in the U.S. Navy by Dawson Trotman, an American. However, the author still
has to read Mr. Trotmans biography/ autobiography as he saw one before in the 1980s in Cebu City.
Cebu City is the place of his college degree program in an extended 7-year career (normal length of study
is 5 years) due to a most unusual factor in his tertiary studies you can read in his Internet publication
above: A Revelation of Darvin Anthony Delgra (Writings of Darvin Delgra with Documents) at
www.scribd.com. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of San Carlos,
but he spent the first 3 years in college at the Cebu Institute of Technology at the southwestern extreme
side of Cebu City where he began his college studies in June 1979. He also finished one (1) year of his
BSAE Deficiency-removal Plan in his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering Degree Program, conditional
admission, at the California State University, Long Beach in 1999-2000. He has an 1190/ 1195 GRE
(Verbal + Quantitative) and 617 TOEFL scores. He came back home on June 8, 2000 from the U.S. due
to a lack of private family funds. He is hoping that God in Jesus willing, he will be able to resume his
U.S. MSAE studies in a few years from now (today: August 7, 2014). His sponsor is his elder brother, the
eldest in our family of 5 children, Dr. Alexander B. Delgra, M.D., DABIM, in Nutley, New Jersey since
June 1989; we are only 2 male offspring in our mid-sized family. (But in 1999-2000, it was actually his
loving father Glicerio V. Delgra, (Engr., BSCE; retired) who produced the funds by selling our old house
in our former hometown, Digos City, Davao del Sur, Philippines.) The international Navigator Ministries
being interdenominational is honoured by certain Catholic clergy who knew our group, and also certain
mainline Protestants (which I define as adhering to the three (3) Fundamental Beliefs of 1.) Salvation by
Faith; 2.) God-Man Jesus; 3.) Trinity); (all the rest of any Christian church doctrines dont matter to us
and we accept them as bona-fide as long as these essential three (3) fundamental beliefs are present: this
is the stand of our group as the author understands it since we are a genuine interdenominational group).
Even if the Navigators is interdenominational, we dont quarrel about doctrinal issues and our group
remain ever solid: Whats important for us, again, is just the Trinity of Fundamental Beliefs of 1.)
Salvation by Faith; 2.) God-Man Jesus; and 3.) Trinity. Again, all the rest in a particular churchs beliefs
and doctrines dont matter to us if these three fundamental beliefs are present and they are accepted in
our group with harmony. We even have an outreach ministry among non-Christian groups such as Jews,
Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, etc. I dont know the arrangement for these class of Christian converts (if
they are converted); but the emphasis of our group is man-to-man evangelization which Scriptural basis
is founded on 2 Timothy 2:2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses
entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. (NIV). Thus since our groups
emphasis is personal, converts to our bona-fide Christianity can still pursue bona-fide spiritual growth/
scriptural learning activity through guerrilla evangelism. This may seem slow but is actually the fastest,
highest quality ministry. Imagine from the apostle Paul ministering to 10 faithful disciples in 10 years
who will also minister to another 10 faithful disciples in another 10 years (i.e., after 20 years there will be
such 110 faithful disciples + Paul); and these 110 disciples each will also minister to another just 10
faithful disciples in another 10 years, etc. In 100 years, there will be such more than 10,000,000,000 or 10
Billion faithful disciples assuming ideal conditions; and this is more than the current population of the
world! There is however the problem of travel and establishing ones home in a foreign land, etc.
Converts can be evangelized with the aid of our excellent Bible study materials such as the 7 booklet
(series, plus leaders guide) Design for Discipleship and the 9 booklet (series) Studies in Christian Living,
etc., and for beginners, the single booklet Beginning with Christ and Lessons on the Way, etc. There are
even more advanced bona-fide scripture learning materials than these for serious disciplemakers. The
author has witnessed to enumerable people already since his spiritual birth in 1980, but this publication is
the most complete he can write on this topic (but for practical personal witnessing, it should be
considerably shortened). However, since he is unemployed for a long time due to his normal
psychological disability caused by his personal encounter and showdown with evil for 1 years (June
1981-October 1982) in the middle of his college days in 1979-1986 you can read in A Revelation of
Darvin Anthony Delgra (Writings of Darvin Delgra with Documents) at www.scribd.com, he has yet to
follow up the spiritual growth of his first disciple; as his handicap interfered with his career he is jobless
for an extended period (only his family - brother, sisters and his 84 year old father (2014) supported him);
and serious evangelism/ disciplemaking is linked to a source of funds, so he is limited in mobility; but he
is active in witnessing whenever the Holy Spirit urges him to do so. Recently, early this year, 2014, a
carpenter (out of 4 or 5 who worked on the renovation of his small house in Bangkal, Davao City,
Philippines) inquired about more to learn from this author after his witness to this interested person. He
simply found the scriptural matter the author shared to him most intriguing and yearned for more bona-
fide scriptural learning. He lives just 2 Km. from this authors residence and this author may commit to a
disciplemaking activity with him. May God bless him with good health as he is a lot better now. His last
clear emotional illness relapse was more than 4 years ago in 2010 (stayed: March 1-May 30 in the Rehab)
(the longest in his experience that he did not get sick; from December 1982 when he succumb to a 4-
month emotional disorder). (This condition is until April 1983: recorded in his college transcript as all
Ws (all withdrawn grades, done by his younger sister Eunice, now M.D., MSN) in his USC transcript as
he was still able then to attend 6 weeks of study after enrolling at USC (upon transferring from CIT)
before his one-time emotional breakdown (collapse of his emotional health) due to a 1 year or 3-
semester very emotionally-unfavorable condition/ environment (6/1981-10/1982) in his first college, CIT
or Cebu Institute of Technology; again after which he transferred to the University of San Carlos-
Technological Center (USC-TC) at the northwestern extreme side of Cebu City). He is hoping that with
the good Lord God Almightys providence in Jesus, he will have a happier and healthier later-half of his
life; that is the golden age of beyond 50 years; God willing in Jesus. He is convinced totally that God is
good, all the time, all the way and forevermore. Now, after all the bad things he has gone through in
college for his faith (his college years: 7 years: 1979-1986), the good Lord God is proving to this author
that he is a most faithful God. Early in the next decade (a little beyond 2020), he hopes to finish his
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the California State University, Long Beach. He also
hopes that he will be accepted for employment at The Boeing Company, Saint Louis, Missouri which sent
him in mid-late 1990s four (4) very positive possible-future employment-offer advisory letters (he used
then his admission documents and GRE and TOEFL scores for his first successful admission application
to the graduate school of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida;
admission offer letter was dated December 16, 1992). He has also a (mail)-friend there in Saint Louis, a
high-position employee who retired in August 1990 who is a high school friend and Boy Scout colleague
of his father, Engr. Glicerio V. Delgra, BSCE (53, CIT, Cebu City); (one year ahead and not a classmate
at the Abellana National High School in Cebu City in the late 1940s). This Boeing high-position
employees wife is also the first cousin of the wife of the authors uncle, the late Atty. Martin V. Delgra
(deceased: February 7, 1977). It was the authors unusualness as a most passionate aero enthusiast
literally since birth (really) which is among the causes of his most painful emotional ordeal at his first
college at CIT, Cebu City (June 1981-October 1982). This started in his 3
rd
year in ME in college in his
Physics class Phys 311 Nuclear Physics under his searching teacher Engr. Feliciano V. Paradela, BSME,
MS Physics. He may be around 50 years old teacher then; and the author was 19-20 years old then. The
author deems this lengthy introduction is very necessary as he is a known unusual person in his cultural
group here in the Philippines due to his one-of-a-kind experience in college in Cebu City, a city in central
Philippines. He is reticent about his decision to publish this most important document because, due to his
unusual lifes experiences in college, he is already a public figure, perhaps also a (local) historical figure
in the past 30 years since 1981: There are many unmindful-about-divine-recompense gossipingly-sinful
people who engaged/ enjoyed in mudslinging invented gossip-stories about this talented-in-a-first-world
field (aerospace) unusual person who has the misfortune of being born in a technology-backward
country whose debut in genuine aeronautical development has yet to take off. But he believes in what one
writer, Oscar Wilde, said or wrote, the truth is never simple, rarely simple. He published his first
document A Revelation of Darvin Anthony Delgra (Writings of Darvin Delgra with Documents) at
www.scribd.com last December 22, 2012 for a confidential reason related to the December 21, 2012 End
of the World hype. His target is to publish this document before December 23, 2012, Sunday; the third
day from December 21, 2012; and so he worked on his new computer overtime; even taking a one
semester leave from his graduate studies (MEP-ME) at a local university specifically just to have time for
serious writing. The author hopes the reader will access the above and read it. Even though he has many
mudslingers (due to his experiences in college more than 30 years ago), there may be one thing that is
common about these gossipingly-sinful people: they have no personal knowledge about this author; and
that his public image to them is just fuelled by the ever-and-ever darker issues circulated by the
gossipers who are unmindful about divine eternal recompense. If the reader has heard unfounded bad
feedbacks or stories about this author, he is invited to read the authors first publication: A
Revelation before making any judgments. He is the only one who knows everything about himself
including all his thoughts. But these sinful gossipers pretend to know even his very thoughts and passed
on the stories to others, as this author has soberly surmised. Even with his public image to these sinful
people, there are many other people who respect and love him. And this author finds his life and calling in
spearheading genuine Philippine aerospace development starting at the academe the correct approach
worthwhile. Because they know him enough and evidently half of all people are conscious about karma
(to borrow a non-Christian origin term). This author prays for these sinful people because there will be
lots of surprises for them on Judgment Day in favour of him. His kind of emotional ordeal in college
(1979-1986; specifically the critical middle: June 1981- October 1982) thats supernatural, historical and
a public ordeal is now part of local history for the last 30+ years. It was Gods will that he should go
through all those bad things in college for His sovereign purposes and he has fulfilled it; he was
victorious in that Spiritual Warfare you can read in his earlier publication, A Revelation of Please
also read it. You will find that in that document as well as this, you will benefit a free eternal value from
the good Lord God Almighty in Jesus I am only his servant. Thank you for your patience in reading my
necessarily lengthy introductiona very important setting in knowing the writer. You may want to read
the A Revelation of Darvin Anthony Delgra (Writings of Darvin Delgra) @scribd.com later after reading
this document for your eternal benefit from the good Lord God in Jesus. Again, I am only His instrument.

Thank you.

Sincerely, Engr. Darvin A. B. Delgra, BSME, MSAE grad student (CSULB, 1999-2000; expired leave)
The New Prayer before Communion and the Bridge to Life
Witnessing Material of the Navigator Ministries

Let me tell you the secret to have a spiritual birth from heaven. The emphasis of our Christian organi-
zation is man-to-man evangelization or discipleship with extensive follow-up, but this is all the beginning
of it. Gods gift of salvation is free for all mankind (the elect, the elect is found in all classes of people).
You will find that becoming saved is simple with just saying a short prayer after understanding Gods
terms that are found in the Bible. I am happy about the recent developments in the church of my birth, the
Catholic Church (I am still a Catholic even though I am a Navigator Ministries member; for our group is
only an interdenominational Christian organization). These are the recent changes about the key prayers
spoken in the English mass. Especially, the prayer before communion Lord, I am not worthy that you
should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed. In the newspaper
clipping above it is stated in the last paragraph: Some bishops said the changes would deepen lay
peoples understanding of Catholicism and Scripture. They said priests could use the changes to spark a
discussion of the liturgical reasoning behind them, including citing biblical stories and the Latin version.
I saw recently a reference to and with your spirit in my New International Version (NIV) Bible but I
failed to note and highlight it. Anyway, I will just discuss on the first sentence. I noted also a third change
in my church, the it is right and just, but I am not sure if this is the same as the old one spoken and I
have only mistakenly recognized this. These are the only three I noted as changes in the mass. I hope you
will agree to my discussions below. I am already well versed in the witnessing stories with new insights
every time I witness, for the last 30+ years. But I am deficient in Scripture memorization, although I read
the Bible every night with few lapses. When I will be back teaching, I look forward to following-up the
spiritual growth of my first disciple. I have only 3 years of part-time college teaching experience at better
schools in here in Davao in early 1990s. Again, my normal psychological disability interfered with my
career.

I think this most important change in the mass came from Luke 7:1-10 which is about the faith of the
Centurion when he said to Jesus: v: 6-8 Lord dont trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you
come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you (for he only sent
his friends some elders of the Jews). But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a
man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, Go, and he goes; and that one, Come, and
he comes. I say to my servant, Do this, and he does it. V. 9: When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at
him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in
Israel. V.10: Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well. NIV.

The following discussions is taken from the Bridge to Life witnessing material of the Navigator
Ministries. It is a short 8-page small leaflet with Bible references and illustrations. Since my old full-page
(back-to-back) 4-sequence witnessing material version I got from our group around 30 years ago was
damaged, and since I cannot find any replacement, I used the one (two pages before this page) above from
our magazine publication Breakthrough, A Prayer Journey Through The Pacific I got also around 30
years ago from our group. In my experience, most Catholics readily understand the truths in this tract. The
message in the Bridge to Life is neutral which can be accepted by Protestants, and inquiring non-
Christians in other cultural groups, i.e., Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, etc., who searched to know the truth,
and longed to be saved by the all-powerful God though Jesus Christ (our God is a Trinity: God the Father,
God the Son and God the Holy Spirit). (And for agnostics and atheists that wanted proof in order to
believe proof that can be verified in a manner like a researcher looking at his microscope or telescope
(or other instrument) you can read the featured article in the publication A Revelation of Darvin
Anthony Delgra (Writings of Darvin Delgra with Documents) at www.scribd.com: Man Burns Self to
Death at Park: Ritual Seen by Big Crowd; He failed to Resurrect which appeared in the August 11,
1985, Sunday issue of the SUNSTAR DAILY, Cebu City, Philippines. In the Christian religion is found
the only solution to the deepest problem of the human soul delivery from the power and consequences
of sin. I would like to exhort the reader to please read on my unusual publication; my writings and
documents [this phrase is relevant to the original publication: 12-22-2012].

In the first scene of this tract (the short 8-page small leaflet) is found: The Bible teaches that God loves
all men and wants them to know him. But man is separated from God and his love. (Some of the
following verses are taken from the Living Bible version for emphasis.) In the first scene in the 8-page
leaflet (just take a look at the scenario from the illustration below after this page), there was no bridge yet
and there was only the deep impassable chasm between the Land of man and the Land of God on the
other side, right side. The Bible verse for this is 1 Timothy 2:5 God is on one side and all the
people on the other side. (Living Bible
Version). This is the first illustration in this 8-page leaflet, and this is the situation of all people before
their redemption or salvation. This particular rendering of 1 Timothy 2:5 first half of the verse is taken
from the Living Bible version: That God is on one side and all the people on the other side, and Christ
Jesus, himself man, is between them to bring them together, (v.6) by giving his life for all mankind
(My first Bible is the The Way, An Illustrated Edition of the Living Bible, Catholic Edition (with blue
cover) published by Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois, U.S.A., that I won as bronze medalist
3
rd
Honor in Religion supplementary award in addition to my medal during high school graduation in
1979 in our Catholic school, the Holy Cross College of Digos, which is now the Cor Jesu College.)
Compare the living words of the Living Bible to the simple, straightforward rendering of the New
International Version (NIV) Bible of 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one mediator between God
and men, the man Christ Jesus. Now although Jesus is portrayed as man in this verse, he is not simply
just man for it is stated in this verse that Jesus is also the Christ or Messiah or Savior or Redeemer, which
is attested to in all parts of the Bible. Now, it is logical that Jesus is the Bridge to Life for he is between
God and man to bring them together by giving his life for all mankind. He is also the only God-Man
being in all of eternity: it is only logical that the bridge between God and man is the God-Man Jesus. We
will arrive in this truth, that Jesus is the Bridge to Life in the 4
th
scene of the 8-page small tract/leaflet
Bridge to Life of the Navigator Ministries, later. But the disturbing question is: Why is man separated
from God and his love? This is the subject of so many different religious, social, moral, intellectual (etc.)
inquiries of all groups of people in all cultures throughout history. The next discussion follows (most
verses in this tract are taken from the NIV Bible version for simple, straightforward explanations):
Because man sinned against God. Isaiah 59:2 says Your sins have cut you off from God, and Romans
3:23 says All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Where does this separation lead? But
before I will discuss further, let me present to you the Scriptures view of sin. Sin is the transgression of
the law (1 John 3:4). The following passage is from my ESP-truth? Thesis above. This definition of Sin
is taken from The New Bible Dictionary (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.,
1962) pp. 1189-1190:

Sin is failure, error, inquity, transgression, trespass, lawlessness, unrighteousness.
It is an unmitigated evil. But the definition of sin is not to be derived simply from the
terms used in the Scriptures to denote it. The most characteristic feature of sin in all
of its aspects is that it is directed against God. David expressed this in his confession:
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned. (Psalms 51:4), and Paul in his indictment,
the carnal mind is enmity against God (Roman 8:7). This orientation must be kept in
view when we consider the different terms. Any conception of sin which does not
have in the forefront the contradiction which it offers to God is a deviation from
the Biblical representation. The common notion that sin is selfishness betrays a false
assessment of its nature and gravity. From the outset and throughout its development sin
is directed against God; this analysis alone accounts for the diversity of its forms and
activities. When the Scriptures says that sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4)
it is to this same concept that our attention is drawn. Law is the transcript of Gods
perfection; it is His Holiness coming to expression for the regulation of thought and
action consonant with that perfection. Transgression is violation of that which Gods
glory demands of us and is, therefore, in essence the contradiction of God.



Where does the separation between God and man due to sin lead? This separation leads only to death
and certain judgment. Hebrews 9:27 says Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.
And 2
nd
Thessalonians 1:8-9 says Those who do not know God will be punished with everlasting
destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord. But there is a solution. Jesus our Redeemer and
Savior is the solution. Now you will ask: how about those people who lived before the coming of the
Savior? And how about those who have never heard the gospel especially those people who lived before
the modern times with its many developments in communication and travel, etc.? This is the subject of
many scholarly writings in many Christian churches and now we have the Internet to research on this
topic. But I would simply like to state that the basis for the people in the past to be considered righteous,
before Jesus came, is the promise of a Savior or Messiah to come in the future (of the people before Jesus
time) which is implied in Genesis 3:5 (enmity between the offspring of the woman Eve and the offspring
of the serpent) and Isaiah 7:14 The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call
him Immanuel (which means God with us) which explicitly describes how the Messiah will come to the
world. The promise of a Savior had been given right after The Fall of Man (Genesis 3). And maybe the
righteousness of people before Jesus time is based on them looking forward to God fulfilling his promise.
We know from the Bible that many people in the Old Testament times are considered righteous by God;
many are favoured by God even in those times before the Messiah arrived. Like Abraham, especially
when he passed Gods test found in Genesis 22 of offering his only son Isaac as a burnt offering (after
killing him ceremonially see Genesis 22:9-10). The original discovery of the Bridge to Life by the
Navigator Ministries happened only in the early 1950s (see or read again the illustration above). Now
another question you may ask: how about Christians who lived before the discovery of the Bridge to
Life. I believe there are also saved people in the New Testament times; for God is ultimately good and
that there may be an accommodation of salvation by receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in
essence for those people not witnessed to before the coming of this development. The Bridge to Life, I
believe, is a Navigator Ministries original, and I soberly suspect the witnessing materials of many born-
again groups are only variations of the Bridge to Life (again, I am born-again/ renewed
unconventional Bible-reading Catholic Christian affiliated with our group since mid-1980; and I must
emphasize renewed since I am Catholic; for us Navigator Ministries members these two terms have
exactly the same explicit meaning). The Bridge to Life and its many variations may only apply to
people in the post-modern age. Now I must continue my discussions.

Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for our sins,
is the way to God. He is the solution for all the elect becoming saved. My Websters dictionary defines
election as 4. Theol. the choice by God of individuals, as for a particular work or for favour or salvation.
Not all people are elect and this is the most frightening doctrine in the Christian Religion. But if you are
reading this Internet publication, you are probably one of the elect only God knows. If you have read
this far, it may be clear to you that among Gods calling for me is to tell the world my story for the
elects salvation especially those of high intelligence (IQ) but also of all other people in the world who
are likely to scoff at religion and choose to be agnostics or atheists because it is everyones perception
that there is a large number of unbelievers among high intelligence people. Because most peoples stand
is to see (or read) is to believe. Now I have the Internet to do it thanks to the modern technology of
the late 20
th
Century and early 21
st
Century. Thank you also for reading this far. [The latter sentences are
more in line in thought in my Internet publication of 12-22-2012: Please read the A Revelation at
Scribd.com. It is a one-a-of-a-kind document on the experiences of an unusual person, me, in college in
the late 20
th
Century with my personal encounter and showdown with evil in a supernatural happening
in an academic setting of engineering students and instructors, and other people in my first school, the
Cebu Institute of Technology in June 1981 to October 1982. And this most unusual happening was
unexplained to puzzled people until my revelation on the date I uploaded my document: December 22,
2013; one day before my perceived deadline, December 23, 2012; Sunday; the 3
rd
day from December
21, 2012 End of the World hype I tried to meet this date for a most personal, most confidential reason.]

I cannot only say that Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for our sins, is the way to God without
citing Bible verses. I would like to repeat again the living words of the Living Bible version in its
rendering of 1 Timothy 2:5-6, God is on one side and all the people on the other side, and Christ Jesus,
Himself man, is between them to bring them together, by giving His life for all mankind. 1 Peter 3:18
says Christ died for sins once for all to bring you to God. Does this include everyone? But before I
will answer this I would like to tell you about the scenes in the Bridge to Life witnessing material: This
scene is similar to the 4
th
page (of the Navigator Ministries leaflet Bridge), and suddenly the Cross
appeared as bridge between the Land of man and Land of God. Here in this more picturesque illustration
(above), the Cross with Jesus Christ hanging is rendered realistically with the background sky in an
afternoon sunset rendering; the Land of Man and Land of God being now bridged with the suffering but
victorious Messiah. [In the Navigator Ministries leaflet Bridge]: And in the horizontal part of the
Cross, in the middle, is written Jesus Christ. Before in the first 3 scenes [in the Nav Ministries

Bridge leaflet, there was no bridge yet. And in the 2
nd
scene man came near the edge of the cliff
opposite the Land of God, almost falling. In the middle of the illustration were these words written SIN
separates man from God. In the 3
rd
scene, man in his frustration went back, to the left, saddened by his
inability to go to the other side, the Land of God, through his own effort: good works, religion, money,
morality, etc. In the 4
th
scene [of the Nav Ministries leaflet Bridge], the Cross appeared and the man
turned to the right seeing the Cross. In the illustration on page 2 at the beginning of this publication, there
is no Cross but only a flat bridge. Now you may ask: is the head of the Cross an obstruction which may
cause the man to fall off from the bridge? Now this is only an illustration to emphasize that the Cross of
Christ is the bridge between God and man. Man certainly can now cross the bridge (the Cross) without
the danger of falling in the middle of the bridge (Cross) due to the obstruction (head of the Cross).
Returning back to 1 Peter 3:18: Christ died for sins once for all to bring you to God. Does this
include everyone? Yes. But only those who personally receive Jesus Christ into their lives, trusting Him
to forgive their sins, can cross the bridge. (But God calls only the elect. See the Internet on Election.
Again, if you are reading this Internet publication, you are probably one of the elect only God knows.)
John 1:12 says To all who receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become
children of God. The fifth (5
th
) scene of the Bridge to Life [Nav Ministries] small tract is that the man
received Gods free offer of access to the other side, the Land of God, through the bridge which is Jesus
Christ, and is now on the other side having crossed the bridge. Below, I placed an illustration for your
visual communication benefit.


And now man is already in the Land of God. Revelation 3:20: Jesus says, Here I am! I stand at the
door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will go in and eat with him, and he with
Me.



How does a person receive Jesus Christ? In the (6
th
) page (no scene anymore) are these words written:
Everyone must decide individually whether to receive Christ. Before I will go to the seventh page, I
will discuss on my ideas on the truths that can be gleaned from Revelation 3:20, for there are many. Jesus
is standing at the door of our life, body (heart), soul and spirit and he is comparing our life, body (heart),
soul and spirit to a house for many good reasons (Hebrews 3:1-6). Now what does he mean that if we hear
his voice and open the door, he will come into our house and eat with us and we with him? Now, this
verse is most relevant to the most recent changes in the English mass of the Catholic Church especially
the: Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my
soul shall be healed. We know that this most important recent change in the key spoken prayers in the
English mass (the other two are: and with your spirit and it is right and just), came from Luke 7:1-10
which is about the faith of the Centurion. Although the prayer before communion says and my soul
shall be healed, it is very clear that this came from Luke 7:7 But say the word and my servant will be
healed. Now the prayer is not an exact picture of Luke 7:1-10 because the Centurion asked that his
servant be healed by Christ and not himself (his own illness or his soul); and this recent prayer in the
English mass is only an adaptation of the exact scene of Luke 7:1-10. But this is very relevant for all of us
Christians and all the Elect called by God yet to have a spiritual birth, who are or will be, servants of
Christ. If you are reading this book excerpt of mine, my first, you have already opened the door and
seeing him from inside, Jesus standing there at the door and bringing with him a bag filled with
something. You recognized him, especially for us Catholics, because we have a picture of Jesus with
beard and long hair. (I have a discussion on this in my Part 2 publication of the A Revelation of Darvin
Anthony Delgra (Writings of Darvin Delgra with Documents) at www.scribd.com, in the section
Questions about my Christian Faith and Catholic Religion which I tried to answer myself: one of
these is why Jesus has beard and long hair? This Section will appear in my more complete excerpt I will
publish in a few years from now.) You opened the door after hearing someone knocking which turned out
to be Jesus whom you recognized, and now you are most intrigued about what is his purpose. He is
coming to visit you with a most serious purpose and you noticed the bag he is carrying. Now Jesus wont
force his way to the inside of your house but will let you invite him first before he enters. Since of all
strangers Jesus is the most recognizable, you choose to invite him to the sala of your house and you start
conversing. What possibly is his purpose in visiting you, bringing with him a bag, maybe inside are
documents or something? You are ever most intrigued. If you are not from Christian countries or a Jew,
maybe a Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist, even agnostic or atheist, you are one of the Gentiles who are non-
Jews. Christians come from both the Jew fold and the Gentile fold; and all of the Elect in the world are
invited. At California State University, Long Beach in 1999-2000 I saw a group with their name Jews for
Jesus. Again, if you are reading this publication, you are probably one of the Elect only God knows. I
would like to cite Acts 13:46-48 (below):

Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: We had to speak the word of God
to you (Jews) first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal
life, we now turn to the Gentiles. For this is what the Lord has commanded us:

I have made you a light for the Gentiles,
that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth. (Isaiah 49:6)

When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honoured the word of the Lord;
and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

I hope that now you are convinced that if you are one of the Elect since you are reading this publica-
tion, even though you are a Gentile (non-Jews), you can believe and be saved and have eternal life. But
how does people receive Jesus Christ? I dont know if what the apostle Paul knew about the gospel is
organized and arranged to read something like the Bridge to Life, or variations of this leaflet thats used
by many other born-again groups (Catholics, of which I am one, also readily understand the truths in this
tract; and they are called renewed Christians; or having a new life: 2 Corinthians 5: 17 Therefore, if
anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.). But he is able to lead
many people to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Going back to the Bridge to Life witnessing story,
Jesus is now sitting on a seat in your sala and with him his document bag. What could be his purpose in
visiting you? I would like you to guess. Meanwhile I would like to go back again to the 6
th
page of the
Bridge to Life tract: there is no scene anymore but only these words Everyone must decide
individually whether to receive Christ. If he comes and enters your house, it is you who invited him. It
is impossible that he can enter your house through your neighbors door of his house. I think this is clear
now: Jesus will enter the house he intends to. The Bible also says in Hebrews 3:6 that we are his
house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast (please read Hebrews 3:1-6). So we
will go back to the scene at the sala with Jesus, you sitting in front of him. I would like to suggest that
what he carried in his bag is a laptop computer (before the advent of the Internet, this story would be just
paper documents). Jesus will show you on his heavenly computer the record of all your past sins and
offer you his remedy to cover your sins and erase of all of them so you will not go to hell and be damned
forever there, even in the Lake of Fire, the destiny of Satan and all evil angels and all the unsaved people;
even death and hades (hell). I will go back to Revelation 3:20: what does Jesus mean that if we hear his
voice and open the door, he will come inside our house and eat with us and we with him? Now, Jesus
purpose in coming is not (just) eating with you and you with him, but rather this is a picture of fellowship
between friends, for he wants to be our friend and not just Saviour and Lord; but he is our God (God the
Son) and Creator, together with God the Father and the God the Holy Spirit. If you have a visitor in your
house that stays there long enough, perhaps for at least one hour, you will serve him something to eat; and
this is the scene of the third phrase in Revelation 3:20. Jesus is offering you a way out from your sure
path to hell without him; in fact salvation assures us not only of entry to heaven after our death, after the
Judgment Day, but also of many things we dont yet know or can imagine; we know only that these are
all good. I have to digress for a while. Please bear with me. I deem it very necessary to include this topic:
some scene in eternity I tried to picture in my mind.

The next illustration below lists the eternal benefits of being saved: many eternally good things we
cannot achieve by our own efforts but only by receiving Jesus Christs offer of salvation.


But the things found in the new heaven will be not all new; consider Revelation 21:26 The glory and
honor of the nations will be brought into it (heaven). Ive read a book whose author I forgot but I
remember vaguely the books title; maybe it is The Jesus Hope. I lost the book, maybe it is among the
things I left in Los Angeles in 2000 when I came back home due to lack of private funds in my aerospace
graduate study at the CSU, Long Beach. Now I remember the author wrote that everything in this world
that has value in Gods sight will be brought there; perhaps just a few samples of each. About animals, I
think that there are also elect and non-elect animals as well as plants (but I think animals are pure spirits
in their bodies they have no souls). I dont know if some elect animals will go to the new heaven; but
we are given a hint about plants in Revelation 22:1-6 for there is at least one plant there, the tree of life,
but its origin may be not from this world but from heaven and God made it there; it may also be the same
tree of life in the Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve were created. We are also given a hint about the
fate of elect animals in Revelation 21:1, about the new earth for this verse says for the first heaven and
the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. It is not specified in this verse if this
also applies to the new earth, that there will be no longer any sea in the new earth (explicitly expressed);
maybe this passage points only to the new heaven I dont know. For in Revelation 21:15-17 heaven is a
perfect cube with a side of about 1,400 miles this is the New Jerusalem or heaven with a definite
thickness of about 200 feet. The new earth could still be spherical I dont know, but most likely just
maybe. (There are many other questions asked by scientists and some intelligent people. But this
publication is for all people.) Now about elect animals and plants, maybe the new earth will be for the
elect animals and plants; again, maybe just a few or voluminous sample of each and not all the animals
and plants (in history), also resurrected. They will no longer die and eat to survive because if you
consider Isaiah 11:6 which says The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the
goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling (lion will feed: a footnote), together; and a little child will lead
them, this seems like animals resting and having no interest at eating each other. Although the footnote
on yearling is lion will feed, I dont know if animals then will need to eat to survive or for pleasure;
and its optional. Because Jesus showed his disciples after his resurrection that he is not a ghost but a
resurrected glorified being (God-Man) who can eat optionally (See Internet on Jesus Resurrection:
Wikipedia). About the non-elect animals and plants they may be annihilated I dont know, this is just
my surmising they came from nothing, they will go to nothing it is fair (see Internet on this topic -
Annihilation). Before I proceed further, I would like to say something about Gods judgment. There are
two judgments of God: (1.) the Great White Throne Judgment in which those people to the right hand
of God are the saved ones, while those to the left hand of God are the unsaved, damned people, destined
to hell and the Lake of Fire. After that, the (2.) Judgment Seat of Christ of the saved people; Christians
who came from both the Jew fold (the remnant 144,000 in Revelation 14:1-5 and the saved Jews in the
Old Testament) and the Gentile fold. But salvation is not the issue in the Judgment Seat of Christ. Rather,
it is the forgivable defects in your Christian life and person that are scrutinized, examined and judged
before entry to heaven; again, salvation is not the issue here. I have read also in the Internet that the
Judgment Seat of Christ is an awards type of judgment; but my understanding of the Judgment Seat of
Christ has more features. (See Internet for: Great White Throne Judgment, and Judgment Seat of Christ;
Wikipedia. The Great White Throne Judgment is in Revelation 20:11-15 and the Judgment seat of Christ
is in 2
nd
Corinthians 5:10.) There is also mention in 1
st
Corinthians 6:2 that the saints will judge the
world: Do you not know that the saints will judge the world?... Thank you for bearing with me in
reading this digression. One that I deem most important to the classes of cynical people that are the main
target of this publication [the original publication, A Revelation]. Now I will go back to the Bridge.

How does a person receive Jesus Christ in order to have a spiritual birth and be citizens of heaven, even
while here in this world just waiting for his coming? Jesus said in John 14:14 You may ask me for
anything in my name and I will do it. All of my witnessees, when I ask them this question, they always
have different answers. But Mrs. Fernandez of our former hometown, Digos, answered love, a most
elementary aspect of Jesus offer of salvation. I told her that if you asked Jesus to give his love to you, will
he let you go to hell? She answered no. So I told her that what she ultimately asked for starting with the
love of God, is salvation. Different people have different answers. But the one I am most impressed with
together with Mrs. Fernandez almost childlike answer was the answer given by Mr. Escarcha. I cannot
remember the exact words he said but it goes like this: that Jesus will equip him with resources,
strengthen him (etc.) in order to further his kingdom for his greater glory! (with his emphasis since he a
Citizen Army Training (CAT) Commandant/high school teacher; his answer may be the only one I can
remember that is unselfish its for God (Trinity) and the Lord Jesus). I told him that if that is what you
will ask of him, will he not give you a reward? He said, yes, surely he will give me a reward. I asked
him, what would that reward be? He answered salvation. I would like you to give your answer think
of all of them, but it will ultimately be salvation. Please contact me at darvinab.delgra@yahoo.com to
share to me your answer that first comes to your mind; anything good from the Lord it will ultimately
be salvation.

Therefore, if you pray sincerely asking him this:

Lord J esus, please come into my life
and be my Saviour and Lord,
Please forgive my sins,
and give me the gift of eternal life.
He will do it now.

This is the best thing in the world, Jesus coming into your life which is pictured as Jesus entering your
house and coming into the sala of your house where you entertained him. I would like to quote Hebrews
3:1-6:

Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on
Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. He was faithful to the one who
appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all Gods house. Jesus has been found
worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor
than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of
everything. Moses was faithful as a servant in all Gods house, testifying to what
would be said in the future. But Christ is faithful as a son over Gods house. And we
are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.

Now, you are there in the sala with Jesus, which is tantamount to receiving him as visitor. But he
wants to be the Love of your life, for he is also pictured as a lover all over the Bible, in the Old and
New Testaments (see Internet); even the husband of the church (the bride, the wife of the Lamb; the Holy
City, Jerusalem). Now receiving him as visitor in the sala of your house is not equivalent to receiving him
as Saviour and Lord, or making him the Love of your life. But if you prayed the prayer of salvation in
italics and bold letters above, he already became the Love of your life and you now have salvation, a
citizen of heaven, even while here on earth. What happened? I would like to expound and explain it to
you. In the sala where you received him as visitor you only understand Gods terms for the salvation of
mankind (the elect; the elect are found in all classes of people, in the Christian fold and Jew fold and even
among non-Christians and non-Jews, or all the Gentile elect). There is one more thing that Jesus wants to
do: Jesus wanted to be the brides (church) spouse or husband; and all the members of the church,
whether male or female, Jesus wanted to be his beloved. Ephesians 5:22-33 is the Bibles section on
Wives and Husbands. In chapter 5 verse 31-32 it says: For this reason a man will leave his father and
mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. (v.32) This is a profound mystery
but I am talking about Christ and the church. Above, I mentioned that the Scriptures portrays as a house
our life, body (heart), soul and spirit. Now with our body, we have the heart, the mind, the mouth and all
parts of the body. These three are the key organs of a persons body that are essential in salvation. But
before I will proceed, would like to cite a passage from The Daily Gospel, a publication of the Claretian
Communications Foundation, Inc. in the July 25, 2012 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper
(the passage for this days reading is 2
nd
Corinthians 4:7-15 and Matthew 20:20-28):



Reflection
I saw the God that rejoices that he is our Father. God rejoices that he is our Mother,
and God rejoices that he is our true Spouse and that our soul is his beloved wife. And
Christ rejoices that is our Brother, and Jesus rejoices that he is our Saviour. These are
five high joys, as I understand in which he wishes that we rejoice, praising him,
thanking him, loving him, eternally blessing him. This fair lovely word mother; is
so sweet and so kind in itself that it cannot truly be said of anyone, not to anyone
except of him [Jesus] and to him who is true Mother of life and of all. Thus wrote
Julian of Norwich, the 14
th
century English anchoress.

What is the soul and where it is? What is the spirit and where it is? In my study of the Bible I arrived at
my conclusion that the spirit is in the mind (inside the mind) or the mind itself. And that the soul is in the
heart or the heart itself. I got this idea from 1
st
John 4:1-6 about the Scriptures instructions on the Testing
of spirits. If we test the spirits, it is our own spirits that test these outside spirits, whether they are good
or evil. Our minds, our CPU or central processing unit (all the rest in the body are peripherals except the
heart), test and determine the spirits, whether they are good or evil, if we follow the Bibles instructions.
Since it is our own spirits that test the outside spirits, I concluded that our mind is the spirit, or our minds
contain the spirit. However, recently, I found this verse 1 Corinthians 14:15 I will pray with my spirit,
but I will pray also with my mind which clearly expressed the mind and spirit as distinct entities. A
possibility could still be that the spirit is inside the mind, for it is able to pray. Now, for the soul, my
opinion is that there is only one possibility: the soul is in the heart (inside the heart) or the heart itself. In
the 1980s, a Navigator Ministries Staff American missionary from Iowa, U.S.A., Mr. Mike Merritt told
me that inside the heart is a God-created vacuum which only Christ can fill (not his original idea but
maybe from reading; I forgot where I found this in my own reading; please bear with me, I am an amateur
writer). This is the main difference between Christians who have received Christ as Saviour and Lord
(also people who received him in essence before the modern times; and those who have the Holy Spirit in
the their life and heart, throughout history, even in the Old Testament times), this is the main difference
between Christians and those who are spiritually unborn: the spiritually unborn has only a vacuum inside
their hearts thats full of evil desires and passions, while the Christians have the Holy Spirit in their
hearts. The Christians and Gods people throughout history are all two-person entities (that which exists;
something that has a real existence, even human persons): there is another person that resides in them, but
which does not conflict with their minds (or CPU) will and desires (etc.), and this is the Holy Spirit in
their hearts. God is the original person, he is from heaven an infinite being. While we are finite beings/
human persons made from the dust of the ground. Although we all have human parents, both father and
mother whom we inherited our genes from, it is God who is our ultimate Father: the Father of our spirits
(Hebrews 12:9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers (and mothers) who disciplined us and we
respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live!). The truth
is that three infinite beings created us; and those three beings are one (the three-in-one God, Trinity or
three persons in one God) since they are infinite this could not be possible otherwise (consider: 3
1). I have a discussion on this in the Section Questions about my Christian Faith and the Catholic
Religion, the church of my birth, which I tried to Answer myself: you will find this in my more
complete edition of this excerpt A Revelation of Darvin Anthony Delgra, Part 2 that I will publish in a
few years. Now, going back to the Bridge to Life.

We will go back to the scene at the sala with Jesus. Since he wants to be the husband of the church of
which all the already-saved elect, and the yet called-to-be-saved elect, are or will be members; and since
the church is the bride, the wife of the Lamb (Jesus) which is found in Revelation 21:9-10, Jesus wants to
have full access to the masters bedroom of your house (your life, body (heart), soul and spirit) which is
your heart. I will cite Ephesians 5:31-32 again: For this reason a man will leave his father and mother
and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. (v.32) This is a profound mystery but I am
talking about Christ and the church. Jesus wants to enter your heart (the location of your soul) and
establish his throne there. But I asked before in less than ten years ago my excellent Christian counsellor,
Mr. Jose Eseng V. about this and he said that it is actually God the Holy Spirit who will sit there at the
throne in the middle of your heart. And middle means that in the ideal condition, all the Christians
lifes priorities and concerns are balanced and in accordance with Gods will. I also agree with Eseng
especially after learning that the Holy Spirit is neuter, or neither male nor female, in my research in the
Internet and I believe this is so because the Holy Spirit is the one who will inhabit both male and female
hearts. About Jesus, although he is the one who knocked at the door to visit or enter your house (your life,
body (heart), soul and spirit) with his proposal (Revelation 3:20), Eseng said, he is back there in heaven
after visiting your house. So I developed my own theology about this that although God the Trinity are all
omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful) and omnipresent (present everywhere), I thought in
my mind that God the Father specializes on omniscience (because he is the Alpha and the Omega, the
beginning and the end; the source of everything including knowledge); God the Son specializes on
omnipotence (because he conquered death) and that God the Holy Spirit specializes on omnipresence
(especially because it is Him who inhabits all the saved peoples Christians and godly people in the Old
Testament hearts; and therefore everywhere). Jesus wanted to enter your heart in the person of the Holy
Spirit to make you a part of the bride, the wife of the Lamb (Jesus); (this is the church, Holy City,
Jerusalem found in Revelation 21:9-20) is the next step he proposes after your receiving him at the sala
of your house (life, body (heart), soul and spirit), and after your understanding of Gods terms for the
salvation of mankind.

In my readings of the Bible, I discovered two verses which are very essential but which are not
included in the 8-page Bridge to Life tract; these are Ephesians 2:8-9 and Romans 10:9-10. Ephesians
2:8-9 says For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith (in Jesus Christ in what he did for us
on the Cross 2000 years ago) and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that
no one can boast. And Romans 10:9-10 says That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and
believe with your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that
you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. But before I will
proceed further, I will give the denotative dictionary definitions of the key words in the verses above (all
definitions are taken from the Websters dictionary):

Grace 8. Theology a. the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God.
Saved 9. Theology. to deliver from the power and consequences of sin.
Faith 8. Christian Theology. the trust in God and in His promises as made through
Christ and the Scriptures by which humans are justified and saved.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and
(being) certain of what we do not see.
Gift 1. Something given voluntarily without payment in return, as to show favor
toward someone 3. something bestowed or acquired without any
particular effort by the recipient or without its being earned.
Works work noun 1. Exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish
something; labor; toil.
Confess verb transitive 3. To declare or acknowledge (ones sins) especially to
God in order to obtain absolution.
Jesus noun 1. Also called Jesus Christ, Christ Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth. Born
4? B.C., crucified A.D. 29?, the source of the Christian religion.
Lord 9. (capital) the Savior Jesus Christ. lord noun 1. A person who has authority,
control, or power over others; a master, chief, or ruler. And I also would like to
add: Jesus is the gentle, loving ruler of the universe.
Believe verb intransitive 1. To have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the
reliability of something
Heart 3. The center of the total personality, especially with reference to intuition,
feeling, or emotion. 4. The center of emotion, especially as contrasted to
the head as the center of the intellect. Jeremiah 17:9 The human heart is
the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows
how bad it is? (New Living Translation. 2007.)
Justified verb transitive 3. Theology. To declare innocent or guiltless; absolve; acquit.

Now, I would like to point out to you that salvation is the result of Gods grace or the Lords unmerited
love and favour on the Elect (Christians from both Jew and Gentile folds, even the non-Christian Gentile
elect). God wants to save us, or to deliver us from the power and consequences of sin. Even though Gods
offer of salvation is totally by grace, we still have a part. And this is the next phrase in Ephesians 2:8-9
through faith (in Jesus Christ in what he did for us on the Cross 2000 years ago) and this is not from
yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. What is faith?
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and (being) certain of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1).
Also in Hebrews 11:6 without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him
must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. It is clear that this very
faith that we have it is not from ourselves it is the gift of God. This faith may be the result of believing
that God exists and seeking him earnestly (Hebrews 11:6): this faith also may be Gods reward for all the
believers, for there are also believers outside the Christian and Jew fold. I cannot find it as of the present
this phrase in a verse wherein God says to Paul or another prominent figure in the New Testament: stay
here (in this place), for many people here belong to me (maybe this is in the Book of Acts not sure, but
most likely). That place which God is referring to is a yet-to-be converted place, but evidently there are
many godly people there. So take heart even if you are not a Christian or Jew: God calls the Elect of the
world throughout history, ever patiently waiting for all of us to respond to his call. (In my next
publication of a more complete edition of this excerpt, I will make sure I will find the reference to the
verse wherein God says: stay here (in this place), for many people here belong to me. Now we will go
to our next discussion on this most important picture of Gods salvation for all the Elect as a gift. Now
a gift is given by the giver without the giver expecting something in return it is totally free. But a gift
that is not received by the one whom the gift is intended to be given to, does not belong to him it is only
a loving, unselfish intention of the giver. For the gift to officially belong to the intended receiver with
this illustration: especially imagine a formal gift in a box with wrapper, ribbon and card with the name of
the receiver the intended receiver must receive the gift, open it, and if for example it is a wristwatch, the
receiver must use it and care for it so it will last. I think these are the same things as illustration of what
God wants of us what we will do with his gift of salvation for all the Elect in a clear parallelism. If for
any reason, the receiver decided that he did not need the gift and declined the offer, the giver may resent
the refusal and place another name on the gifts name card in order to be able to give it to someone other
than the one the gift is originally intended to be given. If this happens and if the gift is just a one-time
offer, the originally-intended receiver may never know the great loss that he made. And salvation is the
ultimate best thing in all the world throughout history that we can ask from God.

Salvation is not by works. It is defined as: Works work noun 1. Exertion or effort directed to
produce or accomplish something; labor; toil. Because of the Lord Jesus ultimate sacrifice on the Cross
2000 years ago, Gods infinite goodness and power has been revealed. If salvation can be earned by
works, it would take an infinite number of good works for one to be saved, but this is clearly impossible.
So God in his infinite goodness, mercy and knowledge provided the Elect of the world a way to be saved
through the victorious sacrifice of Jesus Christ 2-Millenia ago. Salvation can never come from our own
efforts our good works are just filthy rags in the sight of the Lord. If salvation can result by good works
then there would still be chaos in Eternity, with each saved person boasting about his meritorious
good words; and pride would still be there, with each saved person in such a case comparing his good
works to others. So because of this and of other things I have yet to imagine in such a case, salvation
can come only to the elect by faith in what the Lord Jesus Christ did on the Cross 2000 years ago. And for
people in the Old Testament before his coming, again, their justification is based on their looking forward
to God fulfilling his promise of a Savior or Messiah coming to the world in the future (in the Old
Testaments time); and this we can read in the Old Testament in books of Genesis and Isaiah. Next we
will digest Romans 10:9-10.

Romans 10:9-10 says That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe with your
heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and
are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. I have stated above that the key
organs in a persons body for his salvation is his mind, mouth and heart; but there are at least two other
organs that are also critical: the ears and the eyes. Consider Romans 10:17 Consequently faith comes
from hearing the message (or reading the written message; such as my humble first religious publication),
and the message is heard through the word of Christ. Our CPU (central processing unit) or mind digests
the message, and through Gods love, grace, mercy and providence we are able to fight out our way from
the worlds clutter and we hear (or read) and understand Gods message. The next step is to confess Jesus
as our lifes Lord and Savior and to start living a holy, godly, Christian life, leaving our past behind. This
is what you did when you prayed above this prayer: Lord Jesus, please come into my life, and be my
Saviour and Lord, Please forgive my sins, and give me the gift of eternal life. ( He will do it now). This
prayer is just a one-time prayer unlike the new prayer before communion: Lord, I am not worthy that
you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed. But the new
prayer before communion is a lot better than the old prayer: Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but
only say the word and I shall be healed. Please insert house into life in the prayer of salvation: Lord
Jesus, please come into my (house) life and the Lords perspective will come into view in your minds.
In the prayer before communion, you never really received him; you only said that you are unworthy to
do so. But the Lord wants to enter your house (life, body (heart), soul and spirit). Now that you
understand the Lords perspective and you prayed the prayer of salvation, you are now a brand new
Christian, even if you come from the non-Christian or non-Jew fold; even if you are a very-recently
formerly an atheist or agnostic. And I would like to invite you to keep in touch with us through the
Internet: Please visit our website The Navigator Ministries at www.navigators.org. The emphasis of
our group is man-to-man evangelization or discipleship, and the biblical basis for this is 2
nd
Timothy 2:2
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who
will also be qualified to teach others. The next discussion is a repeatition. This may seem slow but is
actually the fastest, highest quality ministry. Imagine from Apostle Paul discipling just 10
faithful disciples in 10 years, who in turn will be doing faithfully their discipling just 10 faithful
disciples in another 10 years; and so forth and so on. In our time today, there would be 10 or 10
Billion disciples in another 100 years from Pauls initial ministry, several Billions more than the
current population of the world at the time of this excerpts writing, 2012; (August 8, 2014). And
all that with the highest quality dissemination of the Word of God and the Savior, Messiah Jesus
Christ. There is however the problem of travel and logistics and the establishment of ones
residence in another land or place, etc. But the 20
th
Century and 21
st
Century revolutionized
communication and travel (etc.) with our modern marvels of technology: There are no excuses
any more for every serious bona-fide Christian not to share his part of the Christian Spiritual
Warfare, Struggles, Victorious Well-lived Lifestyles, etc. to the world. Thus this books excerpt.
Please contact us through the internet and you will be directed to your discipler-teacher who
would gladly and faithfully lead you to bona-fide Christian further knowledge or learning. We
are a worldwide interdenominational movement (not a church or religion), an evangelical
organization which has its international headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.
Our group seeks to witness to all the elect of the world, whether Christian or Jew, even Muslims,
Hindus, Buddhists, etc., even atheists or agnostics (even those seeking for scientifically-
verifiable proof which is the goal of my earlier publication A Revelation of Darvin Anthony
Delgra for certain class of people, etc.); (please search my Internet publication I uploaded on
December 22, 2012: again, the A Revelation of Darvin Anthony Delgra (Writings of Darvin
Delgra with Documents) at www.scribd.com. With the social media of today we can exchange
much meaningful spiritual discourse. I hope you will be keenly interested in the Lords invitation
of which we are only humble facilitators.

I would like to point out regarding the prayer of salvation above, that compared to the
prayer before communion, this is really Jesus coming to your life (and the Holy Spirit making
your heart his residence, ever wanting to stay and sit in the throne at the center of your heart
(your soul in a correctly-visualized imagination) and this is only an illustration which means
that in such a case, all your lifes priorities and concerns are balanced and in accordance with
Gods will). But the prayer before communion which is repeated always every Sunday Mass is
like the animal-lamb sacrifices in the Old Testament done by the Old Testament Jew priests:
These can never take away sins (see Internet on this topic) but were only a constant reminder of
the Final Sacrifice on the Cross of the Son of God to happen in the future (in the Old
Testaments time). The Navigators seeks the Elect of the world to witness to (for them to have
also a spiritual birth) and lead them to a sound, bona-fide knowledge and learning of the
Scriptures through man-to-man evangelization or discipleship for them to grow up; for this is
what the Lord wants of all his children: to become mature and full persons in Christ (I cannot
find now the reference to this message; but I am sure this is in the Bible, especially in the
Gospels or New Testament; please bear with me: I am an amateur writer). I would like to point
out to you further that the prayer of salvation is just one-time, never to happen again. The
new convert must understand his or her most serious responsibility that he (or she) should cling
to his new found salvation like a man (or woman) tossed in a storm in the open sea and clinging
real hard and fast to a life raft. The Christians lifes struggles, I have read somewhere, is
compared to a wrestling match with our evil adversary, and calling on the Trinity God to help us,
as one writer would put it. There in my other publication, A Revelation of Darvin Anthony
Delgra, you will read about my own personal encounter and showdown with evil 31-30 years
ago. It is only by the Almighty Gods power through the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit
that I overcame such impossible experience.

I would like to cite again Romans 10:9-10: That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is
Lord, and believe with your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is
with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and
are saved. I hope that it is now clear to you that Jesus is Lord in That if you confess with
your mouth, Jesus is Lord is the shortest possible reduction of the prayer of salvation: Lord
Jesus, please come into my life and be my savior and Lord. Please forgive my sins, and give me
the gift of eternal life. ( He will do it now.). This is not the case with the prayer before
communion, the new and the old; again, you only told Jesus that you are unworthy to receive
him. But Jesus wants to enter your house (your life, body (heart), soul, spirit). He can come only
to your house after you fully understand Gods terms of salvation, but receiving him to the sala
of your house where you entertained him is the first step (please review my discussions above).
Next we will digest and believe with your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be
saved I dont need to expound about heart, heartily, with all your heart, even cross my
heart, etc. This only means the greatest amount or degree of sincerity possible to happen in the
whole world. Now if you believe God raised Jesus from the dead, he will raise you also or you
will be saved. In Genesis, it is stated there that Abraham believed God and it was credited to him
as righteousness (and only the righteous will be saved). If you believe with your heart, God will
justify you from the past life you lived (Justified verb transitive 3. Theology. To declare
innocent or guiltless; absolve; acquit.). Finally, we will digest and it is with your mouth that
you confess and are saved. Now, if you can speak you must pray the prayer of salvation: You
must invite Jesus to enter the sala of your house, and you must agree to be a member of the bride,
the wife of the Lamb, the Holy City, Jerusalem or the Church. To do so would be done only in a
marriage-ceremony-like fashion in which you will say your part in an equivalent of the exchange
of vows. This is exactly the picture in the prayer of salvation. Again, Confess verb transitive 3.
To declare or acknowledge (ones sins) especially to God in order to obtain absolution. Now
that you prayed the prayer of salvation after you fully understand Gods terms, you can be
perfectly sure you are now saved. Definition: Saved 9. Theology. to deliver from the power and
consequences of sin.

If you have invited Jesus Christ into your life, the Bible says you now have eternal life. 1 John
5:11-12 says God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has
life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. This is a white and black picture
of eternity. But take heart even if you are non-Christians and non-Jews; God calls all the Elect of
the world to come to him in repentance and receive his free offer of the gift of salvation through
the sacrifice of his Son Jesus Christ. We are very lucky to be inhabitants and citizens of the New
Testament times. Finally I must add this end note: Jesus will not enter your life, and the Holy
Spirit will not establish his home and sit in the throne at the center of your heart, if you prayed a
non-bona-fide prayer of salvation; that is if you dont fully understand Gods terms for people to
be saved by his free gift of salvation through the sacrifice of his Son on the Cross 2000 years
ago. This is just my opinion. But again, there may be an accommodation of salvation by faith
by receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in essence since clearly there were saved people in
the Old Testament times and also saved people in the New Testament times not witnessed to in
the manner of the Bridge to Life, Gods Modern Method. This is what I strived for here in this
lengthy elaboration, my most complete explanation of the Bridge to Life witnessing material
of the Navigator Ministries, for your benefit.

These are the only 3 illustrations in the Bridge to Life to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and
Saviour in order to be saved and have Eternal Life: 1.) Crossing the bridge from the Land of man
to the Land of God; 2.) Receiving him first as visitor in the house of your life and afterwards
inviting him to become a spouse-like partner (whether you are male or female for the next is only
an appropriate picture), so you will become a member of the Church, the bride, the wife of the
Lamb, Holy City or Jerusalem (found in Revelation 21:9-10); (but it is actually the Holy Spirit
who will inhabit your heart, where the soul is clearly found the Holy Spirit will enable you to
live a new life (being born again, or renewed Christian for Catholics) and guide you to be always
victorious in your Christian life until the end); and 3.) Receiving the free gift of Gods salvation
through faith in what the Lord Jesus Christ did for all the Elect in the world 2000 years ago
(Ephesians 2:8-9). Again, if you are reading this Internet publication you may be one of the
Elect; only God knows. The Elect are found in all classes of people in all cultural groups. I hope
you are satisfied with my discussions and explanations. Thank you for reading my work.

For more information, please contact me at my e-mail address: darvinab.delgra@yahoo.com.
Please also visit The Navigator Ministries website at www.navigators.org in the Internet. Again,
thank you.