Jack Wellman October 16, at 2: If you place your security over Christ, you are not seeking the kingdom of God first and His righteousness, which we are commanded to do Matt 6: Many believe they are saved, but on the day of Jesus visitation, they will hear the most horrific, tragic news ever; Jesus will say, depart from me. Many will say Lord, Lord, but these same many will be turned away Matt 7: The Bible is clear. Those who practice such things as sexual immorality will not enter the kingdom 1 Cor 6.
It is good you are fearful because you cannot say you are a believer and live in sin 1st John chapter 3. Read these verses, call your pastor, repent of this, and move out of this sexually immoral lifestyle while you still have time. Jesus said if you love me you will keep My commands. Those who do these things sin against their own body 1 Cor 6. Khunde October 18, at 4: For example if I recieve salvation today and maybe after a few months I commit a great sin like I give into my lust and commit self pleasing…does that mean my salvation is gone now I have to repent again to God.
Jack Wellman October 18, at 4: To repent means to turn away from or forsake. God actually brings repentance and if you sinned a great sin, would you not repent of it or stop doing it? We all sin, but we are still saved, but I believe its good to confess our sins when we do them. John tells us to confess our sins 1 John 1: We are all tempted, but we are carried along by our own lusts and temptations and cannot blame the devil for all our sin and temptation.
Debbie October 19, at 6: My heart aches for you and for the young girl you counselled. You missed so many opportunities to show love like Jesus did and still does today.
Our salvation as Christians is permanent and eternal. We can not lose our salvation by sinning. We are all living in a broken world and we wi still all sin at times. We try hard not to because we want the special rewards in heaven…but were still going to heaven.
Dont take it from me. Below is an article from versebyverseministry that explains really well what the bible says more fully about Christians and sinning. Our sins are forgiven past present and future! None of us can get to heaven by our works alone…for we all fall short of the glory of God. Thats why God sent His son to save us.
None of us need to pretend to be perfect…. I do agree as the verses you cited mention on the website that we are not saved by the will of man but of God, and predestined for the kingdom, but it is important to realize what the Bible says elsewhere regarding practicing sin.
Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. God calls us to be holy for He is holy…not perfect, but not in open sin with no repentance. That sounds like a license to sin. Marie May 3, at He showed the love of Christ by telling her the truth rather then what she wants to hear. Please consider the following verses that clearly state that a Christian can fall away from the Lord and loose their salvation.
Once saved always saved is a doctrine of deception and Heresy that leads many into complacency and to live with unrepentant sin. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised; And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord.
And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. At my church three of the leaders restrained me from telling a young follower of Jesus that her moving in with a man was wrong. I believe I am the only one who feels strongly she should be shown the bible teaching. Jack Wellman February 6, at I wished you could send them here to this article or have them contact me since this is not a godly thing, and in fact, 1 Cor 6 comes to mind.
This church is in trouble, in my opinion, because if they allow this sin to continue, what other areas in their personal lives do the compromise and try to justify their own sins? Dennis Carr February 15, at 8: I do not have a problem with the comments and advice that you have provided. I only wish, that you churches would do their job and supply the information that you have mentioned. As long as their attendance is satisfactory and their bills are getting paid and their patting each other on the back, they are satisfied.
The churches are failing us very bad. I was never told the importance of learning the Bible and what few times I went to church, it did not help me and I did not understand what they were trying to do. I have three are four friends, and we discuss our opinions on healing. It is in Scripture in the Bible, many times. I have five or more professional healers that I study on the Internet. Churches are told to reach the lost Matt And as for healing, it is God Who choose to heal and not you.
Jesus makes His presence with all who believe, not just you. You mean that they get paid to heal people so their professionals? Friend, you need to get out of this situation and start growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord as commanded.
If your church did not help you then you help it! Be part of the solution and not part of the complaining. Jesus calls us to be His witnesses…and He said you will know them by their fruits…not by their gifts. Erika March 14, at 9: I want assurance that im sealed God knows everyones heart so he knows i want the Lord more then anything in this world…i just want to make sure that i am going to heaven …i feel bad kicking him out to the streets…and the Lord knows that as a Christian ur supposed to come with Love Meekness Kindness etc…pls help with my question…Thank you and God bless u Jack Wellman March 15, at This boyfriend can work, right?
Why not let him have his own place? The Bible tells us that those who live in sin can have no assurance of being saved 1 John 3 , so I would repent of this, have him move out, or you will never have any peace of mind about your eternal fate. It is loving to live a single life and not live in sin with a boyfriend. Call your pastor and talk to him..