Is your boat sinking? Are you about to drown? Is there no ship in the horizon that can help you?
Salvation is something that is offered to someone in need of some form of help. If you are on top of your game and you don't need anything from anybody, than you are free from needing any form of salvation. Most of the world holds to this position, that they don't need salvation. They don't need to be saved from anything.
So before you can possibly be saved, you
... but I feel I must comment on this again.
As more and more time goes by, the more appalled I am at the complete and utter SHAMELESSNESS of people all around me about their sin.
There was a time in my life when I was "pigging out" on sin every waking moment of my life. I did this because I was enjoying it. I would be telling a lie if I denied any of this.
What I see all around me every day goes beyond what I was doing. If I had been accused
I have been addressing a lot of the same hurdles lately. The hurdle of the season seems to be that of the bible itself. I talk with people about the Lord all the time. Most people don't necessarily dismiss God, they just have their own opinion of who and what God is. The primary reason for such diversity is that people don't have a basis for what they believe. They believe what feels good and makes since to them. I am being conditioned in my evangelism to be more careful in approaching an issue
"A Strong Word of Warning...Part II"
As we have seen, James opens the fifth chapter, which is really a continuation of the last paragraph of the fourth chapter, with a condemnation of those who abuse and lust after riches. He is talking to a culture that viewed the rich as largely favored by God, and the ones who were closest to Him. But, as James cries out, they are saving up a treasure which will rot and consume them. It is a warning to those who abuse the things of this world,
Again, a situation has come up where I might not be able to get on here for a while.