I see many believers using Matthew 7 very wrongly. I have seen Jesus words in Matthew 7 to teach... 1. That a person with good fruit is saved and a person with bad fruit is not saved. 2. That Matthew 7 shows that a believer can lose Salvation. BOTH ARE FALSE … Continue reading Is Matthew 7 About Fruit Inspecting?
Sins committed by a believer of Christ for Salvation will not result in loss of Salvation. That stated, should we just sin all we want so that God's grace abounds? No. We still have consequences for our sins and they are not good at all. Damnation in hell is not a consequence of sin for … Continue reading Did Christ Pay For ALL Our Sins?
Where is our position with the Father and Jesus? Yes, we are forgiven all our sins because Jesus paid for our sins and we accepted the gift of Salvation by belief on Christ. Yet Christ did more than just forgive us! As a believer on Christ and His once for all sacrifice for the … Continue reading What and Where Are Believers In Relation To Christ and The Father?
For those saying unrepentant sin means loss of Salvation, it is high time that believers believing this understand that not only are they wrong, they are denying that Jesus Sacrifice for us was not sufficient with God. Did Jesus pay for just believers sins or ALL SINS from ALL TIME? Jesus paid for the sins … Continue reading Myth: Unrepentant sin causes loss of Salvation and a destination of hell for a believer.
Is Revelation 3 saying a believer will be spued out of Jesus mouth and Salvation is lost? "And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I KNOW THY WORKS, that thou art neither cold nor … Continue reading Rev 3:16: ‘spue you out of my mouth’
MATTHEW 18:35 THE UNFORGIVING SERVANT & Eternal Security of The Believer First the context in Matthew 18 matters and at verse 21 we read a statement just before Jesus tells the Jews the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant, "21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, … Continue reading Matthew 18:35: ‘So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you’
"Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness." (2 Peter 3:17 KJV) Some are using this verse to refute the eternal security of the believer but is this what Peter is teaching? Context matters! Look at … Continue reading 2 Peter 3:17: ‘fall from your own stedfastness’
In context, and throughout the ENTIRE book of Hebrews, the writer is addressing the Hebrew believers IN CHRIST. This is not talking about sins we commit as believers after Salvation. It is talking about the SIN OF UNBELIEF in Christ's atonement. There were false teachers such as teaching Gnosticism affecting believers. Just as in John. … Continue reading Hebrews 3:12: ‘departing from the living God’
"8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season." 9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were … Continue reading 2 Corinthians 7:10: ‘not to be repented of’
"43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be … Continue reading Matthew 5:48: ‘be perfect’
"And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord and Satan was standing at Joshua's right side to accuse him. The LORD said to Satan, "The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the … Continue reading Zechariah 3:1-4: Robes of Righteousness
"Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit." (Matthew 12:33 KJV) Trees. There are all kinds of trees in the Bible. The tree of life. The tree of good and evil. And here Jesus speaks about … Continue reading John 15: The True Vine & The Branches
"62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." (Luke 9:62 KJV) CONTEXT MATTERS Reading only this one verse without context of the verses just before makes it seem like a believer's "service" and works are what save a … Continue reading Luke 9:62: ‘not fit for service’?
This is an amazing article of truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ written by Rosario DiPeri. It is found online at https://plus.google.com/+RosarioDiPeri/posts/aQnb2A9f8Zv. It is so well written and full of the Gospel truth I am providing here in support of the Doctrine of Eternal Security. Great job Rosario! - You can follow Rosario on … Continue reading Eternal Security: Things God Must Do To Unsave A Person, by Rosario DiPeri.
"Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." (Philippians 2:12 KJV) Some are teaching that it is our works that keep us saved based on this one passage. Apostle Paul stated this verse … Continue reading Philippians 2:12: ‘work out your own Salvation’
"But whosoever shall DENY me before men, him will I also DENY before my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 10:33 KJV) Some read this verse and think to themselves that if we , as believers, deny Christ with our mouth with others, that when Jesus comes, He will deny a believer from entrance into … Continue reading Matthew 10:33: ‘whosoever shall deny me’
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the … Continue reading 1 Peter 1:3-5: ‘to be revealed in the last time.’
Salvation happens at a moment in time and a person is translated from being identified as unrighteous, to having the very righteousness of God, in Christ. “For he hath MADE him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be MADE the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV) … Continue reading Can a Believer Renounce His Faith In Christ And Then Be Unsaved?
Penance is a sacrament of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC). The problem with Penance is that it is based upon the word 'repentance' wrongly. In fact, it bases Repentance on Penance which is because of a wrong definition use of the word 'repent' in the Bible. Although the idea of Penance is taught strongly by … Continue reading Is The Sacrament of Penance Taught By The Roman Catholic Church Biblical?
Some read Galatians 5 and say that it shows a saved person who believes on Christ can lose their Salvation by committing the list of sins Apostle Paul gives. But a closer look with context shows his point differently. Of course, yes, we can fall into sin. We should avoid sinning. Absolutely. There are consequences … Continue reading Galatians 5: ‘shall not inherit the kingdom of God’