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  1. Everywhere I go, I get attacked personally (verbally) due to doctrinal issues. This is how powerfully the church has been deceived & brainwashed with false doctrine!
  2. Sorry, pretty much the whole of the NT disagrees with you! As a matter of fact ... God has me focusing on ALL of the many dire warnings! If you desire details, just ask.
  3. Many thanks! ... May the Lord bless you and yours!
  4. Let’s start here … even though this verse is about non-believers who cannot “see” the Truth of the gospel message: “Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe.” (1 Corinthians 4:4) Satan has the “power” to cause BACs to be “blind” in some areas! “he is a master of deception and the father of lies!” (John 8:44) Satan is able to blind some BACs (including pastors) from seeing various spiritual Truths, or there wouldn’t be so many warnings about: ● being deceived ● habitual (unrepentant) sinning ● falling away from the faith ● being estranged from Christ ● falling from grace ● drawing back to perdition ● not inheriting the kingdom of God ● not being allowed into the New Jerusalem ● being blotted out of the Book of Life, etc. Apparently, many BACs do NOT “see” the dire warnings written in the NT. Some BACs (including pastors) DO see them, but refuse to accept them! But, let’s look at those BACs who REALLY ARE “blind” to God’s warnings. What can cause BACs to be spiritually blind about the Truth and about God’s warnings? ● HIDDEN WARNINGS ● In the epistles, warnings are “somewhat hidden” amongst everything else, including many edifications, encouragements, exhortations, etc. Compounding this, Paul usually wrote with extreme tact so he would still be welcome to visit the churches that he founded. Also, the Lord did not want these warnings to upset the babes in Christ. ● ETERNAL SECURITY DOCTRINE ● This popular doctrine has caused many believers to feel dangerously safe and secure. To others, this doctrine has an opposite effect: they have appreciated what God has done for them so much that their great love for Him has caused them to be willing to obey His commandments. Praise God, those BACs who are actually seeking after righteousness certainly can feel eternally secure! ● HYPER-GRACE DOCTRINE ● God’s free gift of GRACE gives new believers absolutely everything! It is also God’s power to make BACs into what He wants them to be! … However, they must co-operate with Him! The popular doctrines of today: grace-only, hyper-grace, etc. teach that BACs have NO responsibility or accountability for their salvation. This is obviously false! One simple example of the many “conditional” type of verses in the NT is: “I declare to you the gospel … by which you are saved, IF you hold fast that word which I preached to you – unless you believed in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:1-2). ● DECEIVED PASTORS ● Many pastors are deceived into believing some of the false doctrines above. These shepherds are failing in their duty to warn their sheep concerning things which are vital to their spiritual well-being! The blood of the sheep who don’t make it (who have NOT been warned about their responsibilities) will be on the hands of their pastors … no matter what the pastors’ reasons/excuses are! Believe it or not God is still warning His people through His prophets and watchmen! But, His people need to be OPEN to hear His warnings! A small excerpt from one of His warnings given in 2018: “shepherds leading multitudes to hell”.
  5. Unfortunately, you have NOT come to the realization ... from reading the NT and being taught by the precious Holy Spirit ... that the ridiculous one little word "believe" in the NT means so much more than intellectual belief, or even a deep heart-felt belief-faith! Just for starters, it must also include obedience! True saving belief-faith includes enduring in the faith, obedience, etc.
  6. How do I go back 140 posts to where I left off? You people must be a whole lot smarter than poor I am. Errrr, I'm not sayin', I AM.
  7. The NT is incredibly clear through many verses: Salvation is a process!
  8. Sorry, this is the only Christian forum I know of that doesn't provide us with post numbers! So, I am lost ... and cannot find where I left off. If anyone would care to re-post in my direction, I am here now!
  9. “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28) These were predestined, called, justified, and glorified (8:29-30). Those who truly love God obey Him by resisting temptations to sin! “God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.” (James 1:12) Believers who endure temptation: ● love God ● chose to be obedient to Jesus (see below) ● will receive the crown of (eternal) life “Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. So, don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters.” (James 1:14-16) Believers who do NOT endure temptation: ● will fall into habitual sin ● will receive spiritual (eternal) death … UNLESS they sincerely repent (stop their habitual sinning). Those who really love Jesus obey Him “Those who accept My commandments and obey them are the ones who love Me.” (John 14:21) “All who love Me will do what I say.” (John 14:23) “Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey me.” (John 14:24) “When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love” (John 15:10) “You are my friends, if you do what I command.” (John 15:14) Who gets to heaven who does not love Jesus, who is not His friend, and who does not obey His commandments? Slaves of sin -- OR -- slaves of obedience “… if you present yourselves to anyone as as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either (slaves) of sin which leads to (eternal) death, OR (slaves) of obedience leading too righteousness?” (Romans 6:16) “… anyone who obeys my teachings will never die!” (John 8:51) “if you want to receive eternal life, keep the commandments.” (Matthew 19:17) “So, you must live as God’s obedient children.” (1 Peter 1:14) “Only those who fear the Lord and keep His commandments have life with God. But there is NO (eternal) life in those who do not keep His commandments.” (from “The Shepherd of Hermas”, which was quoted as Scripture by early Christian leaders such as Irenaeus, Origen, and Clement of Alexandria)
  10. I'm quoting a small portion of a word from one of today's God's prophets/watchmen: "shepherds leading multitudes to hell".
  11. Amen, brother ... you're right on! You should read what God is speaking to His prophets and watchmen these days! Many so-called "believers" and their pastors are NOT on the narrow path to heaven. No one who is sinning habitually (i.e. w/o repentance) is a faithful saved believer. Millions sitting in the pews and standing in the pulpits need to be WARNED.
  12. So, it seems that you don't believe the passage I referred to ... “Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous … In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does NOT practice righteousness is NOT of God, NOR is he who does NOT love his brothers/sisters.” (1 John 3:7-10)
  13. I'm in no position to judge anyone! ... I"m just called to warn people. IF you are practicing righteousness, working righteousness, etc., you are proving to God, yourself, and everyone else watching you that you are righteous in God's eyes, and that you are a child of God! Do you, or does anyone else, have a problem with this?
  14. So, you don't believe there are BACs who really need to be WARNED about hyper-grace? Do you know what hyper-grace, grace-only, etc. is? Do you know they are very dangerous?
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