The never perish and John 10:28 once saved always saved response is misapplied. A backslider needs to become alive again from his dead and lost spiritual condition (Luke 15:24) through repentance, but if he is deceived into thinking he is still a Christian, that won't occur. A lost man must turn from evil, which is the repentance meaning, to have salvation. Departures from the faith and apostasies can and do occur.
We Christians, therefore, must be guarded and employ spiritual protection for ourselves. We must hold on to what we have so that no man will take our crown (Rev. 3:11). We must keep ourselves pure (1 Tim. 5:22) and act upon the various spiritual safeguards mentioned in the Bible, including guarding against unforgiveness. We are in an intense battle with the forces of darkness (Eph. 6:11-18).
It is imperative that we view the Bible as final authority and as the word of God. Those two truths are both basic to Christian beliefs. Scripture alone is needed to test everything (1 Thess. 5:21) and the spirits (1 John 4:1), as we are commanded. The Bible alone can accurately answer who is Jesus Christ, what is saving grace, what does it mean to crucify the flesh, how to identify a social gospel, etc.
IF you are a real Christian NOW, you have found rest for your soul by going to Jesus Christ (Mt. 11:28,29), have had a radical change in your life as a new creation in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17), been set free from your sin addictions and are still free NOW, and are a slave of God and righteousness (Rom. 6:16,18,22). IF that is not you now, you are NOT a real Christian, according to the Bible, though you might have been one in the past!
An invisible, intense and relentless ongoing spiritual war rages for God's truth and precious souls. Though it may seem peaceful in the natural, our spiritual realm has much activity.
There are satanic influenced visions, dreams, miracles and even messages through ETs! Even religious songs and pictures of Jesus have been a subtle source of deception! New Christians are especially in danger. Some truth-rejecting, sin loving people will persecute followers of Christ in various subtle ways, even to the extreme point of martyrdom. Such will become more and more pronounced, as the days of the antichrist get closer.
There are doctrines of demons and many sincere victims are presenting another gospel and/or another Jesus (2 Cor. 11:3,4).
Deception in the church of our day is overflowing and gushing forth, even to the point of embracing heretical teachers who oppose God's truth as fellow Christians under the umbrella of Christian unity!
Multitudes continue to perish into eternal fire because of such scripture distortions and horrible examples. Satan's great scheme has affected the seminaries, and book publishers are also spreading spiritual lethal poison as Christian beliefs. The saints must be alert and self controlled (1 Pet. 5:8), as well as keep ourselves from idols (1 John 5:21).
The Christian life, therefore, is spiritual warfare, consisting of prayer, faith in God, holy living and walking with the whole armor of God (Eph. 6:10-18; 1 Thess. 5:8).
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The Christian life, therefore, is spiritual warfare, consisting of prayer, faith in God, holy living and walking with the whole armor of God (Eph. 6:10-18; 1 Thess. 5:8).
Backsliding does occur, proving that God alone is not responsible to keep and hold the saints, for if that was true no one would have ever apostatize -- turn to sin unto death -- like King David and Solomon did. Spiritual death remains an ever present danger for the righteous (Ezek. 33:18; James 1:14-16; Rom. 8:13; etc.) though denied by the most popular radio teachers of our day.
A major part of our Christian battle and Christian responsibility here and now is to spread and defend the word of God to as many people as possible. Tract evangelism makes witnessing for Jesus very easy and effective.
The bible is absolute final spiritual authority, but even that has been challenged by people like David Bercot who exalt the so-called early church fathers -- some of whom have taught Universalism and infant baptism for salvation! We are in perilous days (2 Tim. 3:1).
Christian witnessing and soul winning should always be a daily priority, but division over various lesser issues has cause problems with those priorities.
The repentant will become a new creation in Christ and have a very important purpose to live, that is, to represent God's truth.
In short, one must believe on Jesus Christ for salvation. Eternal life is not just an instant gift and a present tense possession (Jn 6:47; 1 Jn 5:11-13). Eternal life is also a hope (Titus 3:7) yet to be reaped (Gal. 6:8,9), in the age to come (Mk. 10:30) for only the ones who persist in doing good (Rom. 2:7) and don't grow weary and give up sowing to please the Spirit (Gal. 6:9)!
Eternal life is also a promise for the Christians who hold on to the gospel truth they heard from the beginning to remain in Christ and the Father (1 Jn. 2:24-26).
The stakes couldn't be higher as we will consciously exist throughout all eternity in either a holy Paradise environment or a horrible place initially prepared for the devil and his angels (Mt. 25:41). There is no annihilation of the wicked dead.
The Christian life, especially spiritual leadership, is NOT a popularity contest. God's servants have always been the minority with a lesser heard voice and influence while being greatly outnumbered by the blind guides who are well received and exalted. Ravenous wolves in sheep's clothing are not Christians.
Such remain influential in our dark present-day Christianity -- the popes, John Calvin, Augustine of Hippo, and for some the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society just to mention a few. Many dangerous teachers are on religious TV and radio beside Rick Warren and smiley Joel Osteen, who continue to cause spiritual harm to the unwary.
This free Bible study will help as you search the scriptures for answers. There are many bible heroes besides the martyr Stephen and John the Baptist. This salvation quiz on everlasting life and the related is very concise and important. Moreover, these questions related to the believer's conditional security are also important as their answers dismantle OSAS. You are battling for eternity. Make your life count for God.
There are many death blows to the doctrine of eternal security or once saved always saved found in Scripture. It is another gospel and has been the indirect cause of multitudes to end up in hell. At the very core of this non-Christian, bogus so-called evangelical concept is that a person once saved (a righteous person) will not experience spiritual death over ANY sin. The clarity of the Scriptures to the contrary (conditional security) is overwhelming from Genesis through Revelation starting with the first time God ever spoke to Adam.... (ETERNAL SECURITY)
Evangelical Outreach offers a free, verse by verse commentary on Prodigal Son in the bible (Luke 15:11-32). Be assured it is nothing like Charles Stanley eternal security distortions. Please read it carefully, verify it with your own Bible and pass it on to your family and friends. It could make an eternal difference in the lives of some. Many false concepts about the backslider, once saved always saved and others are cleared up in Jesus' teaching on the Prodigal Son.... (PRODIGAL SON)
The coming of the Antichrist will be with miracles produced by the devil! The Biblical characteristics of the Antichrist reveal that he is not in worldwide power yet, but certainly will be in the future. Make no mistake about it: Do NOT take the mark of the beast under any circumstances. That single act will cause all who do, even the saints, to be thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 14:9-12).
John MacArthur is a popular, smooth-talking Calvinist, who embraces all five points of the Reformed Theology, including eternal security (the perseverance of the saints), to his own shame. He has been a prolific author and has taken his so-called doctrines of grace globally. Sadly, too many look to him as the epitome of a Bible teacher, but have apparently never noticed the MANY Scriptures he has misused and the inconsistencies John MacArthur submits to his audience! Keep away from John MacArthur for your own spiritual good.
Could the RFID microchip become the infamous mark of the beast needed to buy or sell? The answer is a definite yes! If it is the RFID chip or something different, you must NOT receive the mark of the beast. To take the mark will even cause the righteous to forfeit eternal life.
Dr. Charles Stanley is the beloved TV and radio teacher, who has influenced vast multitudes with his version of grace. While that is a fact, it is not good! Why? Because Charles Stanley is a once saved always saved teacher. Please know that Baptist beliefs and practices are far from being Biblical and consistent. They are spiritually dangerous and Christians should keep away from once saved always saved teachers for their own good! So, can salvation be lost? Absolutely, according to Scripture. There should be no question about that! AVOID Charles Stanley In Touch Ministries for your own good.
What is true Biblical holiness? Our day is filled with religious deception, even from those who are allegedly teaching holiness. The truth is: the semantic trickery that many pastors-teachers-etc. have been using for years enables them, with ease, to ambiguously state something and thereby mislead others regarding their true doctrine on salvation, grace, sin, holiness, etc. The most effective way, therefore, to smoke out such a deceiver is to bring up the time king David sinned and the Acid Test question. (HOLINESS PREACHING)
Among a few others, near death experiences (NDE) are a popular and effective way the devil has been deceiving people about the afterlife. Even many of the professing evangelicals have been deceived by such. (NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES)
Drunkenness (and/or alcoholism) is a very serious problem in our society. The statistics associated with drinking alcohol are both alarming and disturbing, especially since a drunkard will not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 6:9-11). There is definite freedom from sin addictions in the Lord Jesus Christ.... (DRUNKENNESS)
Do you really really know about Mary, the mother of Jesus? Catholics think blessed Mary is the sinless, ever virgin, mother of God and Queen of Heaven, who is co-reigning with Jesus there! They also declare Mary as our life, sweetness and hope through the rosary and believe she is the mediatrix and dispenser of all grace! On the other hand, an evangelical tends to ignore what a wonderful servant of God the real mother of Jesus was. Learn more about the Biblical mother of Jesus, but be assured that Mary is NO real rival of Jesus. Don't be confused by the many titles of Mary in Catholicism!
Divorce and remarriage equals adultery if the spouse is still alive. This form of adultery (remarriage adultery) is rampant in our day, including in the so-called "church." Without question, this is a wicked and adulterous generation, as Jesus himself said (Mt. 12:39; 16:4).
Regarding the Rosary, since ALL local Catholic churches are involved in the rosary prayer, several important points can be made regarding those who claim to be born again Catholics and desire to remain in such a religious atmosphere. These insights are from a former Catholic.... (THE ROSARY)
The Jehovah's Witnesses have a strange 1914 good news of the kingdom, unreliable Bible (which they call the New World Translation), unfounded hope and an unscriptural God. They come to our doors to convert us to their dangerous beliefs. The average evangelical can't answer the Jehovah's Witnesses. For Bible-based assistance, click here, Jehovah's Witnesses Answered.
Wearing the brown scapular, around your neck to be saved from eternal fire, began in the 13th century (1251 AD). If that promise of Mary was legitimate then even an evangelical needs to immediately start wearing a brown scapular for salvation sake. If the promise is false, then Catholics need to know. What exactly is God's truth about the brown scapular?
Many who profess to be an evangelical embrace the doctrine of once saved always saved. Some who do, say it is different from eternal security and some don't. The real issue is does the Bible teach once saved always saved? Without question, it is not a true evangelical teaching. It is another gospel and a license for immorality first taught by the devil himself. Once saved always saved is wrong!
KJV onlyism is highly divisive and misleading! To some, KJV Only has become a cult. Church people have been divided over this issue, as a mere English translation of the Bible is exalted as the epitome of importance and accuracy, instead of HOLY LIVING and preaching the true gospel! Shocking and sad, but true! Do NOT allow yourself to be swayed by the common KJV propaganda!
Spiritual death is an ever-present danger for the righteous in our hour just it was for Adam and Eve. Don't be deceived by anyone who teaches the righteous can't experience spiritual death such as Charles Stanley, Ray Comfort or any of the other popular once saved always saved teachers.
If you are given the crown of life by the Lord Jesus, you will have to be a true professing Christian who overcomes to the very end for the salvation of the soul. The crown of life is only one of the crowns. Learn more about the crown of life.
The backslider is a person who has departed from the Christian faith to his own harm and spiritual death. Backsliders often wrongly think God won't take them back, even if repentant! Consequently, they are filled with terror and dread needlessly! The backslider needs hope and truth. Both are found here.
The book of life is a real book in heaven which contains the names of righteous people. It is one and the same as the Lamb's book of life mentioned in Rev. 21:27. Your name is needed to be found there to enter New Jerusalem. To not have your name written in the book of life is to be thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:15). Names can be blotted from the book of life, thereby, disproving eternal security.
You can have eternal salvation and live forever, but the choice is yours - not God's, as the Calvinists have been deceived into believing.
Furthermore, you can live holy and must obey to have eternal salvation (Heb. 5:9). There is no Biblical connection between eternal salvation and the popular heresy of eternal security (or once saved always saved) as is wrongly taught as an evangelical doctrine.
The term doctrines of grace is really a misnomer when associated with Calvinism because Calvinism is NOT true Biblical evangelical grace. The misled Calvinists have been indoctrinated to believe that their five points are the Biblical doctrines of grace, when they are not true grace at all. Such misled teachers range from John MacArthur to Matt Slick of CARM. Christians BEWARE!
Christians are being attacked by people who insist the name of the savior is Yeshua to the place of making it a salvation issue! To them Jesus real name is only his Hebrew name, even if we are English speaking! The Yeshua meaning has, needlessly, disturbed and confused a lot of Christians!
The law of marriage (Rom. 7:2,3) is basically unheard of in our day, though it is so vital to know. Currently, there are many who are in adultery because of a divorce and remarriage, while the spouse is still alive. They need to repent for salvation's sake. Also, Christian singles need to be warned that many who claim to be single are really still married though our society and the apostate church of our day would say they are free to remarry. VERY FEW are saying anything about this form of rampant adultery to the harm of souls.
The New World Translation is the Jehovah Witness bible. The New World Translation (NWT) is filled with inconsistencies in translations as well as distortions, especially when it comes to the deity of Christ.
The New World Translation is a translation to avoid if you are a Christian! Take WARNING!
The mother of God title of Mary is very misleading and has promoted Mariolatry among sincere Catholics. The way the fantasyland mythical sinless Catholic Mary is exalted and presented to the unwary is most disturbing to all Christians, but especially to soul winners, who have a God-given holy desire to see Catholics find salvation. The Catholic life is a complete religious fantasy, based on source material that is not inspired by God as scripture is, but placed on the same level or even above God's word!
The spiritual message associated with aliens is deadly. Consequently, curious people need to be informed about aliens, if real, and how they can be wrong. This will give important insights.
It is vital to know what it means to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation as stated in John 3:16. The true believe meaning is to obey and follow Jesus, to submit to him. To be believing in Jesus Christ is NOT merely mental assent to the historical facts of the gospel. Again, the saving faith connected with believe means to OBEY.
To say handing out gospel tracts is an easy and effective way to be a witness for Jesus should be enough to get any righteous person actively involved in Christian evangelism, but there are other major advantages too!
To acknowledge Jesus before others, will cause him to acknowledge you before the Father (Mt. 10:32). Imagine that. The magnitude of that is more than we now know, but surely it is important and special. Also, to help others is great, but the greatest way is to help them find the hidden treasure and pearl of great price (Mt. 13:44-46). To have JESUS is to have eternal life (1 John 1:2; 5:12) and to be saved from eternal fire (Mt. 25:41,46; etc.). Evangelical Outreach Bible tracts will simplify that too. Furthermore, if you are too poor to pay for gospel tracts, we'll send you 50 free heaven and hell tracts. You can also print out free sound gospel tracts from your own printer at PRINTABLE FREE GOSPEL TRACTS AND CARTOONS. To purchase our powerful and effective Gospel tracts will surely enhance your ability to be a fruitful soul winner.
Sunday, instead of Saturday, has been the day Christians typically set aside as special unto the Lord (Rom. 14:5,6 cf. Acts 20:7). That, however, has been severely challenged and wrongly fought against by the Sabbatarians, who have made Saturday their special day (Sabbath) as it was given to the Jews and condemn all others. If you are a Christian don't allow any Sabbatarian -- Seventh Day Adventist, Messianic Jew, etc. -- to judge you with regard to a Sabbath day (Col. 2:16). Be assured they are not keeping the strict Jewish Sabbath command, just a modified version, which would be disobedience if Christians were under it. BTW, it is shocking but true that Ellen G. White of the SDA church taught the mark of the beast is Sunday worship!
JESUS said, "Be endeavoring with a strenuous zeal to enter through the narrow door, because many, I am saying to you, will seek to enter and will not be able ..." (Luke 13:24, Wuest).
AGONIZOMAI: to strive as in a contest for a prize, straining every nerve to attain to the object (Luke 13:24) [W. E. Vine, An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words (Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1966), p. 94].
Are YOU making this type of effort to enter the kingdom doors, as the Lord Jesus advised? Believe the Lord Jesus, the founder of Christianity! See also 2 Pet. 1:5-10.
In other words, after initial salvation we must endure to the end to enter the kingdom of God and escape the lake of fire (Mt. 10:22; Heb. 3:14; Rev. 2:10,11).
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