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If I Had My Child to Raise Over
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An Angry Man In Hell
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So You Call Yourself A Christian
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Does God Know I Love Him?
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COMING TO THE LIGHT
Are You A Spiritual Coward?

    "But the fearful (cowardly; timid), and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." Revelation 21:8

Notice here that the very first class of sinners named as those to spend eternity in the lake of fire is "the fearful." This word "fearful" comes from the Greek word DEILOS which means cowardly; timid. So we see that spiritual cowards will not enter into the kingdom of God. Is this not consistent with other places in Scripture? Here's one that comes to mind:

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    "For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition (destruction); but of them that believe to the saving of the soul." Hebrews 10:36-39

The "gospel" for spiritual cowards who refuse to press into the kingdom of God by daily crucifying the deeds of the sinful nature, is a false "gospel" which perverts the original Gospel once delivered to the saints (Jude 3-4). These who deny Christ instead of their sin, are those who consequently migrate to the unconditional eternal security teaching. A "gospel" which does not include the cross (crucifying all the sinful deeds of the body and mind), is "another gospel." (2 Cor. 11:4) Unlike Christ Himself, the OSAS (once saved always saved) "gospel" never demands that one deny self, take up his cross daily and truly follow the Master (Luke 9:23). It is the "gospel" that allows one to have a "form of godliness", yet "denying the power (authority; rule; lordship) thereof." (2 Tim. 3:5) (False prophets purposely dodge certain Biblical texts in the Bible. If they do review them, a spin is placed on the plainness/exactness of these words of God.) This is the feel-good "gospel" of ease (Amos 6:1). This is the "gospel" for those who want their sin and Jesus too. Jesus made it clear though that there are conditions for being His disciple and receiving His kingdom, all others will be eternally damned:

    "And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels." Luke 9:23-26

Let's face it, as Christians we all have sins we daily struggle with, that's not the issue (1 John 1:8,10). There is no argument about the Biblical truth that "the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other." (Galatians 5:17) The issue is, that some of us choose to face those iniquities, while others deliberately decide to justify their sins with so-called "christian" doctrines which are not Biblical whatsoever.

    "He that covereth (does not repent of) his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13

The problem starts when one stops fighting the good fight and laying hold on eternal life (1 Timothy 6:12). ("Fighting" and "laying hold" are commands concerning "eternal life".) Many who start out fighting the good fight of faith, eventually allow their love for God to wax cold and start justifying their sins instead of seeking the Almighty with Biblical repentance for the rooting out of that which defiles (Luke 8:13; John 6:66).

Again, we must be aware that many today are finding a cloak for their sinfulness through prevalent teachings within the Church world. Instead of pleasing God by living a life of repentance and crucifying the flesh, many justify their sins by hiding behind a false "gospel" which purposely excludes much of what Scripture states. This inoculated message is soothing and insidious and lulls its victim into a spiritual sleep which will prove to be fatal in the end if one is not recovered out of it.

COMING TO THE LIGHT: Jesus made it clear that coming to the light the first time, for initial salvation, was the beginning, but not all that is required for final salvation:

    "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light (initially and continually), that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." John 3:19-21

One who has been saved must continue to come to the light, that is, live in obedience to God (Matthew 7:21; James 1:22). It is not enough to have come to the light once, one must continue to come to the light till the end of his life or his initial salvation is null and void (forfeited). See Ezekiel 33:12-13; Matthew 10:22; Heb. 2:1-3; 3:6,14, 10:26-39; Col. 1:23; Rev. 2:10-11, etc.

    "But IF we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." 1 John 1:7

One who comes to the light - gets saved - must continue to come to the light or he closes the door of forgiveness and the blood of Christ no longer cleanses him. Read 1 John 1:7 again (above). Perpetual cleansing is contingent upon the obedience of the individual recipient of the grace of God. Notice in 1 John 1:7 that "fellowship" and "the blood of Jesus Christ" cleansing "us from all sin" is conditioned upon "if we walk in the light."

    "He that covereth (does not repent of) his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13

CONCERNING SINS, Proverbs 28:13 REVEALS THAT:

  • He that covereth (his sins)...shall not prosper (make spiritual progress)
  • He that...confesseth and forsaketh (his sins) shall have mercy

God continues to extend to us His forgiveness based upon our confessing and forsaking our sins. The person who chooses to cover his sins will not prosper. His spiritual growth is in reverse and his eternity at stake. He must repent and establish righteous paths as detailed in Scripture or God will not hear his prayer (Psalms 18:20; 66:18).

Many of us are aware of the Calvinistic falsehoods in the Church world which exclude repentance from the gospel and avoid the conditions holy Scripture details.

Biblical salvation requires that one repent to get saved and continue to repent of his sins. If one does not, he will cease to be cleansed by the blood of Christ. (1 John 1:7; Luke 13:3,5)

The unconditional eternal security proponents/leaders are livid at the hearing of any doctrine (even from Scripture) that requires personal responsibility. They blow "grace" up into something the Bible never even implies, much less, teach. Regardless of how big an audience these leaders have or how popular their name is, they teaching false doctrine and "turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness (a license for sin)." Jude 3-4 These lies must be contended against - souls are in the balance. Unconditional eternal security is the very first thing Satan preached in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:17, 3:4). Friend, it is our divinely appointed mandate to defend the original Gospel once delivered to the Body of Christ. (Phil. 1:17; 2 Tim. 4:2-4; Jude 3-4)

    "Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness (a license for sin), and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ." Jude 3-4

Those who follow the coward "gospel" are those who deny Christ instead of their sin, and will be denied by Him in that final day (Matthew 10:32-33; 2 Timothy 2:12; Matt. 7:21). There are many who vainly suppose that they will not be judged for their doctrinal deceit and sins, but God says they will be:

    "All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword (judgment), which say (in their doctrine), The evil shall not overtake nor prevent (stop) us (from going to Heaven)." Amos 9:10

Some "say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us." That is, they imagine that they will not be judged nor prevented from entering the eternal kingdom of God for their sins because God sees them through the blood of Christ due to their initial born-again experience. Does God indiscriminately cleans the sins of those who have been saved in the past? 1 John 1:7 states that only those who walk in God's holy light are kept (remain) in fellowship with Him and are continually cleansed by the blood of Jesus. According the Bible, we must repent to be cleansed.

Many are taught and teach that they are not accountable for their actions, attitudes, thoughts or words anymore (since they got saved), and that God does not judge them for sin any longer because He sees them through the blood of Christ. In other words, 1) Their salvation changes the very nature of God - God ceases to be holy and just, and, 2) they have no responsibility to live holy (see Titus 2:11-12; Rom. 6:1-2).

The 'once saved always saved' doctrine teaches that all sins, past, present and future are forgiven. Let us ask ourselves, "Is this what the Bible says?" Check this little nugget out:

    "Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are PAST, through the forbearance of God." Romans 3:25

Note the term "sins that are past." Where is there any mention here of future sins unconditionally or indiscriminately being forgiven??? (This was the perfect place for the Holy Spirit to reveal such if it were so.) It is clear from Scripture that all sins, past, present and future, are already paid for by Christ's blood, but that His blood is only applied where there is true repentance. Scripture gives no assurance that any future sins are automatically forgiven. The forgiveness of future sins is conditional upon the continued obedient faith of the individual.

    "But IF we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." 1 John 1:7

When we choose the sins of the flesh over the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we forsake our own mercy (Jonah 2:8). In this we would rather wallow in the sins of the flesh rather than to face the God we give lip service to. The "irresistible grace" adherent is taught that he does not have to repent of his wickedness (sins) - all under the banner of being eternally secure or 'once saved always saved.' As for the propagators of this myth:

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Have You Bought the LIE?

    "Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ (because they use it to justify their sins): Whose end is destruction (eternal damnation), whose God is their belly (sinful appetites), and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)." Philippians 3:17-19

'Once saved always saved', like many false teachings through the centuries, is merely a cloak for man's sinful nature which God commands to be crucified. This teaching justifies men in their iniquities whereas divine truth helps men to be cleansed and delivered from the penalty and burden of sins. This is why Jesus came - to make captives free from sin and its bondages (Matthew 1:21; 11:28-30; John 1:29; 3:17; 8:31-32).

Here are instructions and promises concerning being received of God as His children:

    "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; AND I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1

INSTRUCTIONS Listed in 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1:

  • Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers
  • Come out from among them
  • Be ye separate
  • Touch not the unclean thing

Conditional PROMISES Listed in 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1:

  • I will dwell in them, and walk in them
  • I will be their God
  • They shall be my people
  • I will receive you
  • And will be a Father unto you
  • Ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty
  • "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live." Romans 8:13

Those who truly love Christ and His glorious appearing, are those who, at all costs choose daily to please God by putting away the deeds of the sinful nature and seeking to live holy in His sight (Col. 3:1-13). Oh yes, when we fall, we are to continue to get up and seek the face of the God who loves us and has our ultimate good in mind. This is the heart that is after God. The LORD is "good" to us and "ready to forgive." Take a look:

    Psalms 86:5, 15 "For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee...But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

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