1 Timoth 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
As I drove to work one morning praying in the spirit, the Lord kept bring up this verse, emphasizing the word expressly. I looked up that word “expressly” and it means to make plain and with clarity. To make explicitly clear. To reveal completely so as to make perfectly clear and. without question. God wants to make a point and stress this and He wants to warn us and make it perfectly clear that there will come a time before He returns that there will come a departure from the original gospel, the meaning of grace and the power of the cross and baptism in the Holy Spirit. There will come a departure from the faith as people will be seduced away with a false gospel and become apostate or fall away from the faith. These are not people who leave the church and fall away and go back into the world. This is the church that is entertaining seducing, demonic doctrines that are not biblically sound or accurate.
How can we know and discern if what we are believing or being taught is a demonic stronghold of false beliefs that we have been taught from our beginning? That is the definition of a stronghold. It is a fortress of false beliefs that are heavily defended and one will not even look or examine to see if they are wrong. They don’t want the truth, which is who Jesus is, not what He does. To reject truth is to reject Jesus. They would rather be right than do what is right because of their pride. A stronghold is a fortress of wrong thinking, beliefs, reasonings, concepts or arguments that we have that allows us to remain in the sin and deception we are in so that we will not change or accept THE TRUTH when Jesus exposes our deception and sin. Thus we reject THE TRUTH, Jesus, and we persecute the person He speaks through because we are so sure we are right and our spirit and mind are not meek, humble and teachable. Only the meek (teachable) will inherit the earth because they can be instructed unto righteousness. A fortress is usually unpenetrable, strongly defended and doesn’t allow anyone in that doesn’t have the same belief system.
I was recently reading a book by Gary Smalley where he was writing on something called “Confirmational Bias”. Confirmational bias is where you believe or make your mind up about something and look for evidence to support your belief. In the movie Sentinel, which concerns the investigation of the murder of a Secret Service agent, the lead investigator for the Secret Service is surprised when the city police have solved the case after just 30 minutes. The lead investigator for the Secret Service states, “You know what I don’t like about assumptions like that? You tend to only look for the evidence that backs up what you believe and ignore the rest. You won’t see fresh or new evidence. You won’t even be looking for it.” You’d probably reject it anyway.
Psychology can call it “Confirmational Bias” but the bible calls it a stronghold or a false set of beliefs or assumptions, wrong thinking, reasonings, concepts or arguments that looks for evidence to support their beliefs, even in the bible, as we take scripture out of context to create a doctrine, while allowing us to ignore or discredit anything that does not support our belief or reasoning, even if this evidence comes from the bible as well.
Okay, that is pretty clear, right? Let me give you an example: One of the founders of the eternal security, once saved, always saved teachers was preaching on sin, conviction and forgiveness and he had to actually redefine the meaning of the word “forgive” in the scripture verse “1 John 1:19 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Because this was spoken to the church or believers and he teaches the once saved always saved and all sins, past, present and future are forgiven at the time you recite your little salvation prayer, this word forgiven had to be redefined to support his stronghold of false belief. He even said that the word “forgiven” doesn’t mean what it appears so now he had to come up with another unscriptural definition as to how this word “forgiven” is applied to someone who has already had all sins, past, present and future “forgiven” according to his doctrine that brings in damnable heresies. One sign of a false doctrine is that it exempts itself from certain scriptures as in “Oh that doesn’t apply me”! So, I looked the word forgive up from that very verse where he tried to redefine it. It means to remit. To send away as in as far away as the east is from the west. To remit is the opposite of retain or bind to someone.
Jesus said in I John 20:23“Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.” Also quoted as “whatsoever you bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatsoever you loose on earth is loosed in heaven, all in the context of sin, not demons or anything else. This Jesus said after His death and resurrection. This, as well as many other scriptures fly in the face of the “once saved, always saved eternally secure and can never be judged” damnable heresy or a lie that will damn you if you buy it.
How does this remit and retain work in the life of a believer? The bible says that if your brother trespasses against you, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him. If a person repents, you have regained a brother. If they don’t, you are to take it to one or two other brethren so that it can be confirmed under the judgment of two or three witnesses. No one was judged in the old testament without two or three witnesses being in agreement and hearing the matter justly. Same principle applied in the New Testament after Jesus’ death and resurrection. If this brother still does not repent, you are to take it before the church. If he still does not repent, you are to count him as a publican and sinner, not a righteous one, or one outside the family of God. We do not fear God anymore in how we treat others. If we sin against someone, we are to go and make it right or we can be judged. If you haven’t done that, confessed and repented, you will not be able to come before God and have your prayers heard. That sin can be bound or retained, especially if they confront you and you defend it. As a matter of fact, the definition of blaspheming the Holy Spirit means that you are throwing it back in his face with defending, denying, explaining away, justifying or blaming others for your sin. That sin is never forgiven you either in this world or the next, and these scriptures were said to believers. It is a very dangerous thing to throw your sin, when confronted or convicted, back into the face of the Holy Spirit. That sin is now bound or retained and you will suffer punishment for that sin that is not remitted or sent away from you as far as the east is from the west. It matters to God how you treat others and how you respond to them if you have caused them harm. It matters to God how you respond to Him and His conviction and throwing it back in the face of the Holy Spirit is blaspheming the Holy Spirit and that sin will never be forgiven you, either in this world or the next. All this is spoken to believers in the church!
Grace is not the license to sin, but the power of God given to you at Pentecost not to sin and that is how Jesus fulfilled the law. Jesus even said He didn’t do away with the law. Our freedom in Christ comes from no longer being a slave to sin, not doing whatever you want because you recited your little prayer and now you are eternally secure. None of these once saved always saved, eternally secure preachers say this, but the fruit of it is a sinfilled, flesh walking, compromising church that has come to the conclusion, “Why not? There is no way I am not going to hell now that I recited that prayer so sin away and anyone saying anything about it is judging and legalistic. The bible is clear that when we see a brother in a fault or sin, we are to restore them and go to them about their sin. Well obviously to need restoration, it means you have fallen away. Lets explore other scripture that is either ignored, explained away, or they claim believers are exempt from that so we can EXPRESSLY, clearly, explicitly reveal that you can fall away from the faith, become a son of perdition, which Judas was called and be cut off eternally from God and be judged.
You have to be In Him or in Christ Jesus in order to not receive judgment or condemnation. The no condemnation scripture that the once saved always saved, eternally secure folks base their damnable heresies on is taken from Roman 8 where it says “There is therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” and they stop there in the middle of the sentence and make a whole doctrine out of it. The sentence continues to say, “Who walk not according to the flesh but according to the spirit.” The bible is EXPRESSLY clear on what it looks like to be “In Him” and walking in the flesh is not it. There is condemnation for those walking in the flesh.
1 John 2 talks about what it looks like to be In Him. And hereby we do know that we know Him if we keep His commandments. He that saith I know Him and keepth not His commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him. But whosoever keepeth His word in him is the love of God perfected (matured) hereby know we that we are IN HIM. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked. There is judgment or same word translated from the Greek “condemnation” for those who walk according to the flesh. We are to be dead to sin and alive unto righteousness and deny self, our will and our way and pick up our cross and follow Him. Our life is no longer our own. Judgment starts in the house of the Lord and before the Lord judges the world, He will judge His church and send His angels to gather out of His kingdom all who offend and all workers of iniquity as the bible states will happen before Christ’s return. The word “angels” here is messenger. John the Baptist was referred to by this term angel or messenger and he was human and born of a woman as was Paul, so if you are looking for invisible winged beings to deliver a message of judgment before Christ’s return you will miss God and the hour of your visitation. God will send human messengers with a message of “wake up, repent, and prepare yourself to meet your groom, Jesus. They will be tearing down strongholds of false beliefs that keep people in bondage to sin like the grace is a license to sin instead of the power of God given to you not to sin gospel. They will be addressing the false “no condemnation” message for those who continually walk according to the flesh and willfully sin despite the spirit of “empowerment or grace”. Some have a form of Godliness but “deny” the empowerment thereof. These angels will be preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God and submission to the King. Their message will lift up Jesus as Lord in order to be Savior. They will be speaking of judgment or being cut off if you don’t and they will be reminding those who claim to be saved that they can have their name removed from the Lamb’s Book of Life and the bible states that if your name is not found in the Lamb’s Book of Life, you will be thrown into the lake of fire with the devil and his angels. So, don’t be afraid to entertain strangers in the land, because some have entertained “angels” or God’s messengers unaware. Again, not an invisible winged spirit but a human messenger sent by God with a message . God counts us as righteous as long as we are making the trip and allowing Him to wash and cleanse us. We do have a sin nature and we will sin. It is the willful, habitually sinning “believer” who will not allow Christ to cleanse him because he believes all past, present and future sins are taken care of and he can do as he please without any consequence eternally, that will be judged or cut off.
Can we know we are going to heaven? The biblical answer to that questions is yes we can know we are going to heaven. The cross is an accomplished fact. Jesus died for our sins. It is finished. There is no more sacrifice for sin. Jesus has done all He is ever going to do about the sin problem He died to deliver us from. That word “saved” means delivered, so if we are living a life of sin, how saved are we? You can fall away and the bible is clear about it and how unless you want to be willfully deceived because it doesn’t fit in with your stronghold or demonic doctrine so you have to find other ways to redefine or explain it away.
The bible says to stay away from people who have a form of godliness but deny that empowerment not to sin, thereby making their living in sin unexcusable.
I Timothy 5:11 in talking about widows who were in the church and Christians: But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry; 12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith. (Fell Away or became apostate)
In the parable of the sower, Jesus taught that there would be those who would believe only for awhile and endure only for a time. He said some would fall away.
Luke 8:11-15 They fall away because the devil takes the seed of the word of God from their hearts. Other methods he uses are: Temptation, persecution and trials, deceivableness of riches (prosperity doctrine), pleasure, cares and worries.
11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. (This is what one looks like if they have a good ground heart)
17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
This is how one falls away which means: FALL AWAY – “aphistemi” – to remove, i.e. (actively) instigate to revolt; usually (reflexively) to desist, desert, etc.: depart, draw (fall) away, refrain, withdraw self. Jesus spoke of continuing in His word.
John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye CONTINUE in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
CONTINUE – “meno” – a primary verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy):–abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry.
Consider also . . .
2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the KNOWLEDGE of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
KNOWLEDGE – “epignosis” – recognition, i.e. (by implication) full discernment, acknowledgment.
2 Peter 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to TURN from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
TURN – “epistrepho” – to revert (literally, figuratively or morally): come (go) again, convert, (re-)turn (about, again).
2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was WASHED to her wallowing in the mire.
WASHED – “louo” – a primary verb 3068; to bathe (the whole person; whereas 3538 means to wet a part only, and 4150 to wash, cleanse garments exclusively): wash.
2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have KEPT the faith:
KEPT – “tereo” – from teros (a watch; perhaps akin to 2334); to guard (from loss or injury, properly, by keeping the eye upon;
Knowledge of danger helps us avoid danger, and keeps us safe. Knowledge of danger is like a fence around a rooftop patio, it keeps us safe, it keeps us from falling. Knowing you are going to heaven, and the doctrine of falling away from the faith, are not contradictory doctrines, they are two sides of the same coin. Our assurance should not be threatened by this doctrine, it should be strengthened. Why? Because those that teach that repentance is a one time act, that there is security in sin, or that a believers can never make shipwreck of their faith, are not teaching “the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” Jude 1:3 and there can be no security in that.
The devil brings in demonic doctrines that sound like truth to deceive Christians and this is also a way to fall away or become apostate. We need discernment. There is too much witchcraft in the church today masquerading as the Holy Spirit. Like the frog in the pot, you don’t put him in boiling water right away. You put him in water that is comfortable and then slowly turn up the heat until death occurs. The devil seduces and leads one away from the faith so that they are apostate by disguising deception in truth. Once a small amount has been accepted, more is added and now you have departed so far away from what the bible teaches that you are apostate or have fallen away from the original gospel so that you don’t even recognize it and it has happened one step at a time.
Hebrews 10:26-31 talks about willful sinners after knowing Christ, being judged and cut off by God. The word “judge” means crisis or the time it is determined when one will be cut off. Jesus said that before He returns, He will gather out of His kingdom all that offends and all workers of iniquity. Rev. teaches that you can have your name removed from the lamb’s book of life and if your name is not found there, you are thrown into the lake of fire. I can go on and on regarding new testament scripture where it tells believers that if they are doing this or that, they won’t enter the kingdom of heaven with one of the worst being fornicators and that word “fornicate” comes from the Greek word pornia which is where we get the word porn. Jesus warned in Matthew in the context of lust and sexual sin that if your eyes offend you, pluck it out and if your hand offends you, cut it off because it would be better for you that you enter heaven maimed then enter hell with all your body parts. Don’t let anyone tell you masturbation and porn use is not found in the bible. We might not use the same word, but the concept, in context, is there. This is a sin against one’s own body, not just adultery against one’s wife and sin against God, so pastors and leaders, if you aren’t addressing this and other sins in your church, you will BE HELD MORE ACCOUNTABLE WITH WORSE JUDGMENT. I warn because no one’s blood will be on my hands. The bible says that men would be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God in regards to perilous times before Christ returns. Broad is the way that leads to destruction and many there be that enter. Narrow is the way that leads to eternal life and few there be that find it. If your path is broad and anything is acceptable, you are on the wrong one.
Regarding the 10 vigins in the New Testament, the foolish run out. All accepted the marriage proposal of Jesus and knew He was about to return. Only half received the truth in order to be saved. The reason you see Christians on the scene during the tribulation is because they were the foolish ones and they were shut out. Don’t be foolish. Read your bible and be careful how you hear. The bible even says that before God judges the world, He judges His church first before He returns. Judgment or crisis (the time it is determined when one will die eternally and be cut off) starts in the house of the Lord, so how can people claim you are eternally secure when all the biblical evidence points otherwise and they base it on half a sentence and stop reading after “no condemnation” when the sentence goes on to say that there is no condemnation for those who walk in the Spirit and are led and controlled by the Holy Spirit only. It goes on to say that this eternal security is not for those who walk according to the flesh. The Holy Spirit led group doesn’t have to worry about condemnation. But if you are practicing sin and walking in the flesh and fulfilling the lusts of the flesh, you can be sure there is no eternal security in that, only a fearful looking for of judgment or condemnation. So I pray that you receive the love of the truth that you might be saved and not reject the truth because it doesn’t conform to your stronghold or lens through which you read the bible. Jesus is faithful to warn, reveal deception so that the gates of hell do not prevail against His church, but man has free will. Will you be wise or foolish? You don’t become born again by works of the flesh to please God. You respond to Him in faith and obedience and this is not dead works. You are responding to what He has done and provided. If you willfully sin and do not repent, you are rejecting or choosing not to respond to the truth and what Jesus did. These are not works, but responses to the truth, which is who Jesus is, not what He does and your response of acceptance and obedience or rejection of Jesus determines your eternal destiny and whether you will be cut off, so choose wisely. The Holy Spirit is only given to those who choose to respond in obedience.
In Jewish culture a betrothed virgin could have the legal engagement broken and this is what Joseph was seeking to do when he found out Mary was pregnant with Jesus until an angel stopped him. That legal process to break an engagement is a judgment that releases the groom and at the time one is engaged because they accepted the marriage proposal of the Lamb, we are “sealed” with the intention to purchase, much as one is given an engagement ring. That is what the word “sealed” means: a deposit or down payment. We are not the bride yet and our ignorance of Jewish customs has caused so much deception in the church. To be sealed, does not mean, signed, sealed, delivered and can never be broken. It is merely a deposit of the Holy Spirit, not to be confused with the baptism in the Holy. It would be like putting a deposit on a house with the intention to purchase and if the deal falls through, you get your deposit back. That is why the foolish virgins ran out of oil. They were judged, cut off and the deposit was returned. Sealed has been interpreted incorrectly, as well, to mean “secure” and that is not what it means.
To be In Christ Jesus where there is no condemnation means that you are walking and being led and controlled by the Holy Spirit because you have been empowered not to sin and not your flesh and sinful old nature. Don’t base a doctrine or belief on half a sentence and saying a prayer does not make one “born again”. Your freedom in Christ comes from no longer being a slave to sin as John 8:34 states: Whosoever commits sin is the servant or slave of sin. Jesus is coming back for a Glorious Church and it is just around the corner. With this word and revelation and the sons of perdition being revealed, the glorious bride of Christ is about to be raptured or caught up, but He wishes that none would perish, no not one. How will you respond?
Jesus said that before He raptures the church, the son of perdition, or the son who will be lost as Judas was called, will be revealed. Not for the purpose of cutting them off but to seek and to save in the last hour before He snatches His bride away. He is revealing it to call all to repentance. Since we don’t believe we can be lost because we recited our little prayer, it has to be revealed that you can be a son who can go into perdition in order to give you the opportunity to repent before it is too late. The fact that there is now a holiness movement and this refuting of the once saved, always saved seducing demonic doctrine that brings in damnable heresies, or lie that will damn you, if proof that He is ready to come for His bride, without spot or wrinkle.
Following is a very simple outline which refutes the doctrine of “Once saved, always saved.” As you will notice, we have selected the passages which clearly demonstrate that the inspired writers were referring to Christians (children of God). This destroys the very convenient dodge: “If they are lost, they weren’t saved to begin with” and/or “If one is a child of God, he could never cease to become a child of God.” As shown in the chart, among other things, a child of God can become an “accursed child.” Please carefully examine all the passages given in the chart. As shown in those verses, the inspired writers are referring to children of God. Also, if you say that they aren’t children of God, yet you instructed them on how to get saved by reciting their little prayer and they did all you told them in which to be saved, there must be something faulty in your teaching of how people become born again. Just saying!
Things Children of God Can Do:
1. Fall from grace – Gal. 5:1-4,13
2. Be led away with error – 2 Pet. 3:17
3. Err from the truth – James 5:19-20
4. Weak brother may perish – 1 Cor. 8:11
5. Fall into condemnation – James 5:12
6. Be moved away from the hope – Col. 1:21-23
7. Deny the Lord who bought them – 2 Pet. 2:1
8. Depart from the living God – Heb. 3:12
9. Can be a castaway – 1 Cor. 9:27
10. Can become accursed children – 2 Pet. 2:14
Galatians 5:4 “You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.”
John 15:5-6 “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch, and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.”
Romans 11:19-23 “You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear; for if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will He spare you. Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. And they also, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in; for God is able to graft them in again.”
Hebrews 6:4-6 For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God, and put Him to open shame.
Hebrews 10:26-27 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain terrifying expectation of judgment, and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries.”
Hebrews 10:38-39 “But My righteous one shall live by faith; And if he shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him. But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.”
Acts 20:17,28-30 “And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church.” … “I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.”
1 Timothy 1:18-21 “fight the good fight, keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith. Among these are HYMENAEUS and Alexander”
2 Timothy 2:16-18 But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are HYMENAEUS and Philetus, men who have gone astray from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and thus they upset the faith of some.
1 Timothy 4:1 “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons”
1 Timothy 6:20-21 “O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”-which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith.”
2 Peter 2:1 “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce damnable heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.”
2 Peter 3:17 “You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the error of unprincipled men, you fall from your own steadfastness”
2 John 8-9 “Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son.”
1 Timothy 6:9-10 “But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang.”
2 Peter 2:20-22 “For if after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment delivered to them. It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.””
James 5:19-20 “My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth, and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.
Revelation 2:4-5 “‘But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. ‘Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you, and will remove your lampstand out of its place-unless you repent.”
Revelation 3:5 “‘He who overcomes shall thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels.
Revelation 3:16-17 ‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. ‘Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked”
Ezekiel 18:24-26 “But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that a wicked man does, will he live? All his righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered for his treachery which he has committed and his sin which he has committed; for them he will die. “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not right.’ Hear now, O house of Israel! Is My way not right? Is it not your ways that are not right? “When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and dies because of it, for his iniquity which he has committed he will die.”
The fact the Bible exhorts to faithfulness proves one can be lost
be steadfast immovable: 1 Cor 15:58
If these qualities are yours…2 Pe 1:5-11
we will reap if we do not grow weary: Gal 6:9
be faithful unto death and I will give crown of life: Rev 2:10
practice these things and God will be with you: Phil 4:9
B. Man has a free will: Josh 24:15 to argue otherwise is nonsense and is a veiled form of existentialism
C. The Bible clearly prophesied some would fall away: Acts 20:28; 1 Ti 4:1
D. Christians are to restore the fallen: Gal 6:1; Jas 5:19-20
I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A FEW LINKS THAT MY BROTHERS IN CHRIST WOULD NOT MIND ME SHARING AS GOD IS BRINGING AND RESTORING TRUTH BACK INTO THE CHURCH. THEY ARE VIDEOS
John Burton Carriers of Fire
Interview with Dr. Michael Brown
DO NOT BE WILLFULLY EDECEIVD WITH ALL THE EVIDENCE
We cannot afford to be wrong in these doctrines of truth because the blood of all those who go to hell will be on the hands of those who teach these seducing, ear tickling, flesh patting, damnable heresies that cause people to believe that they can do as they like and be eternally secure because they recited their little prayer as you instructed them to. Time is short and you are now in a period of grace to make things right, repent, renounce and preach the truth. The son of perdition is being revealed, in order to give them opportunity to repent just before His Holy Bride Without Spot or Wrinkle is snatched away.
JESUS SAID THAT HE WILL GATHER OUT OF HIS KINGDOM ALL WHO OFFEND AND ALL WORKERS OF INIQUITY BEFORE HE RETURNS! HOW CLEARER CAN THAT BE?
Latter Rain Ministry: A VOICE CRYING OUT IN THE WILDERNESS MAKING STRAIGHT THE PATHS! COMING IN THE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH! AS IT WAS THE FIRST TIME, SO IT IS THE SECOND!
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