Originally Posted by watchinginawe
One of the clear takeaways I receive when reading the New Testament is that Christians, especially immature ones, can be led away into error severe enough that it can result in them no longer benefiting from Christ's sacrifice.
Holding this view finds me and others in contradiction to the doctrines of Perseverance of the Saints and OSAS (doctrines which hold that once a person is saved, they are always saved to the end, that they are eternally secure in Christ, or that they
We have been studying the Book of acts and we are at the end of the book. Knowing what we now know about Paul I ask you, “Would you be willing to get in the boat with Paul and go with him to Rome?” Consider that Paul by Acts 27 has been shipwrecked 3 times (2 Cor 11:15). Every town Paul has gone to since his conversion he has had his life threatened. He was stoned and left for dead outside Lystra (Acts 14:19). By the end of his 3rd journey the town of Ephesus had rose up against him and he was encouraged
The bible said that the wages of sin is death. Physical death is the absence of consciousness and sentience notably on the mortal, but spiritual death has more far reaching implications. On this side of the spectrum, the atheist and other non-Christ believers’ fear of death is limited to the expiration of the mortal body. Unfortunately, death transcends the physical into the spiritual and this is the second death Rev 21: 8.
Understanding the concept of death and its destructive
Updated Oct 12th 2014 at 01:13 PM by Trivalee
If we think we are invulnerable because we have a new life in Jesus ... Think again ... Temptation can have its way ... Do we feel remorse . Is our conscience seared . or is it sensitive to sin .. Do we feel we might lose our salvation because of what we've done ... Or can we ask forgiveness and we will be forgiven once again ... Or do we look at what caused us to sin and say I can't resist please help me Lord ... It's me that needs your help not that which caused me to sin
Simple and right.
It's a joy to write if the words are simple and right ... It was a joy to work with wood not having the skill to write ... So what happened was it something that happened overnight ... I don't really know perhaps .. it's to do with my new life ... Having something to write about Jesus that's simple and right ... There was something natural working with wood a learning curve would take it to where it should ... There was something spiritual to talk as I should
Updated Jul 31st 2014 at 10:11 PM by Amencorner