The title of this post is an oxymoron (a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction) on purpose. All of the following impossible things would have to happen for you to lose your salvation. None of these things can happen. Therefore, you can be confident your salvation is secure.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior, you have been born again, you are a new creation, you are a new creature. You have been changed to be like you never sinned. Just as Jesus Christ became guilty of all your sins when he died on the cross, you have become a recipient of all his righteousness when you are saved.
Jesus Christ said the entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on the perfect unity of love. That is an astonishing statement. By some estimates, there are 613 commandments, laws, and statutes in the mitzvot. All of those commandments, laws and statutes are based on love. If we had that love, we would be fulfilling the entire law and all the demands of the prophets.
Jesus Christ offers The abundant life but Satan offers bondage Here is the actual account of a man living the life of bondage that Satan wants to give you… When Jesus arrived on the other side of the lake, in the region of the Gadarenes, two men who were possessed by demons met him. They lived in a cemetery and were so violent that no one could go through that area. (Matthew 8:28) So they arrived at the other side of Continue reading
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Some Christians have gone to battle against other Christians for doctrinal differences that rank from mild opinions to strong convictions. This is completely contrary to the word of God. I think it proves they have forgotten who the real enemy is… Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the Continue reading
2 Timothy 4:1-5 People will turn away from the truth, they will grow weary of the plain gospel of Christ, they will be greedy of fables, and take pleasure in them. People do so when they will not endure that preaching which is searching, plain, and to the purpose. Those who love souls must be ever watchful, must venture and bear all the painful effects of their faithfulness, and take all opportunities of making known the pure gospel
The Apostle Paul commended the Bereans for doing 2 very important things. One of these things is often discussed but the other is largely ignored. In order for you to be a “Noble Berean” you have to do both… They received the word with all readiness of mind They searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so
Walk in the Spirit—Greek, “By (the rule of) the (Holy) Spirit.” Compare Ga 5:16-18, 22, 25; Ga 6:1-8, with Ro 7:22; 8:11. The best way to keep tares out of a bushel is to fill it with wheat. – Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love Continue reading