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Blood Bought 1953

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  1. No arguing from me.....just pointing out that I think you are mistaken.Believing the Gospel, Believing Jesus was who He said He was ( remember the Ethiopian Eunich ) will get one saved.Simply Believe and God will give you His Holy Spirit which will see to it that anything that needs to happen will happen.In Truth, getting that Spirit is the Essential thing that must be done, for without it you are “ none of His”Two things saves us—- Christ’s Blood and our Faith.Given time, the things you mentioned will happen—- AFTER we Believe.
  2. This post is intended for JLB......two posts back......duh.... The way you chop up Scripture, I’m not surprised you chopped up my quotation.....if you lack the integrity to post what I said in its entirety, where it is probably making a good point, please leave me alone On a side note that is not directed to you—-we must make sure we obey our new laws— there’s only two .BELIEVE and LOVE.This is how New Covenant Christians “ abide” and “ obey”. Don’t allow Modern Day Judaizers to put you under Bondage.While they slobber all day,obsessed with keeping laws and keeping their Repentance Slates clean, we’ ll keep our eyes on the “ elixir” for sins—Faith in the Blood Of our Savior.
  3. From Paul Ellis.........I get asked more questions on Hebrews 10:26 than any other verse in the Bible. Evidently, this is a verse that troubles many Christians: If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left. (Hebrews 10:26) Whoa, that looks scary! Let’s take a quick survey. Please put your hand up if you have lived a sinless life since accepting Jesus as your Savior. Hmmm. I don’t see any hands. I have been saved for decades and – if I’m honest with you – I cannot say my performance has been flawless throughout that period. I’m pretty sure I sinned this one time back in 1987… Ha! It’s easy for me to make jokes. I’ve been set free. I no longer mine at the pits of religion with condemnation. I’m drawing from the wells of salvation with joy! The wrong way to interpret Hebrews 10:26 All jokes aside, Hebrews 10:26 is an oft-abused scripture. If you wanted to use this verse to scare people, there are a couple of angles you could take: 1. You could use this verse to present a “balanced” view of God, like this: “He is a God of grace and He is a God of judgment. He’s not some senile Santa in the sky. He’s a God of vengeance and a consuming fire. It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” 2. You could also use this verse to preach works: “You will be judged according to the light of your revelation and those who have received the knowledge of the truth will be held to the highest standard. It’s time for judgment to begin in the house of God. If you fall away it is impossible to be brought back to repentance!” What is the problem with these messages? Listen to the first one you’re going to come away thinking that God is schizophrenic, at war with His own nature. He loves you, but He doesn’t. It’s unconditional love – with conditions. And if you listen to the second you will either end up a religious fraud or a nervous wreck. You may even wish that you had never heard the gospel because ignorance is bliss. The tricky part with these false messages is that they are composed of true statements. Our God is a consuming fire. But the interpretation is all wrong. They are anti-cross and anti-Christ. Any message that tells you that God is double-minded or that the good news is bad news ought to be rejected. You know that, right? Good. So how do we read Hebrews 10:26? Trampling the Son of God under foot A key to unpackaging this scripture is to recall the audience. Hebrews was written for – surprise, surprise – Hebrews. It was for those who have grown up with the “elementary teachings” of the Old Covenant. In other words, the author writes for an informed audience. They know all about the law, sacrifices, and high priests. But what they may not appreciate is that the law was only a shadow of the good things to come. The law points to the true high priest Jesus and His eternally perfect sacrifice. Hebrews was written to reveal Christ and His work so that we may “enter through the new and living way,” “go on to maturity,” and “draw near to God.” That last bit is the key. How do I know the two sermonettes above are carnal nonsense? Because neither will inspire you to draw near to God. Indeed, they will have the opposite effect. Hebrews 10:26 describes those who have received the knowledge of the truth (i.e., they have heard the gospel) but they have rejected it. The writer compares those who reject grace with those who reject law: Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? (Heb 10:28-29) This passage is not talking about Christians but those who, like Judas, have heard the truth and spurned it. Judas spent time in the company of the Lord. He not only heard the truth, he saw Grace and Truth in the flesh. But Judas rejected Jesus as Lord. He never saw Jesus as anything other than a rabbi. Calling Jesus “Rabbi” is a bit like calling the President “Mister,” only infinitely more so. It’s not just insulting, it’s unbelief. Jesus came to give His life for Judas but Judas wasn’t interested. He preferred his own sinful life of greed and betrayal. I am sure Judas had many opportunities to repent (i.e., change his mind) and put his faith in Jesus, but he never did. He rejected the grace of God that could empower him to say no to sin. Jesus died for Judas. What more could He do? There is nothing! There is no more sacrifice for sins other than the one Jesus provided. To reject Jesus as Lord is to trample the Son of God underfoot and treat the blood of the covenant as unholy. How do you insult the Spirit of grace? If I was to give you a free car out of the generosity of my heart, but you insisted on paying for it, I would be insulted. Similarly, we insult the Spirit of grace by trying to pay, with works and sacrifices, what God has freely given us. We may call it “proving our salvation” or “appropriating what God has given” but it is unbelief. It is like saying, “I don’t believe Jesus has done it all. I need to finish what He started.” The wrong way to read Hebrews is to think that God is judging us on our performance. Over and over again Hebrews tells us that it is Jesus and His performance that matters. It is Hissacrifice that made us holy, indeed, perfect forever (Heb 10:10-14). How can we interpret Hebrews 10:26 as a warning against sin when Hebrews 9:26 says that Christ appeared once for all “to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself”? Is His a finished work or isn’t it? If it is, then sin is no longer the problem. Where there is remission of sins, “there is no longer any sacrifice for sin” (Heb 10:18). The good news is that the Son of God is the once and final solution for sin. Because of Jesus, both God the Father and God the Holy Spirit choose to remember our sins no more (see Heb 8:12, 10:17). The warning of Hebrews In a forthcoming post I will look at Hebrews 6:4-6, which is another passage that bothers some. But the punch-line is the same. The main warning of Hebrews is not in regard to sin but unbelief: So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief. (Heb 3:19) The Hebrews of Moses’ day never entered God’s rest because they hardened their hearts to His voice. In the New Testament era, many Jews were doing exactly the same thing. They received the knowledge of truth, they heard the gospel of grace, but they rejected it. They may not have said so in so many words, but by their actions they revealed their distrust. For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith. (Heb 4:2) The author of Hebrews writes to stir up faith. Without it we cannot please God. With it we can come boldly to the throne of grace. But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved. (Heb 10:39) Some people hear the good news of God’s grace and shrink back. They cannot believe it. “It’s too good to be true,” they say. “I’d better cover myself by doing works.” Do you see the danger? You cannot cover yourself. This is idol-worship. You are elevating yourself to co-savior with Christ. You are insulting the Spirit of grace by trying to pay for what God has already given you. This is why sermons that put the emphasis on you and your performance are dangerous. Don’t buy into any message that purports to give you a list of keys or steps that will help you achieve/accomplish/appropriate what you already have. It is impossible for the blood of bulls and the sweat of men to take away sins and it is faithless to strive for what you already have (every good thing!). According to Hebrews there are only two kinds of people; those who don’t enter because of their unbelief and those who believe and are saved. Sin is not the variable; faith is. Where does faith come from? Jesus! He is the Author and Perfecter of our faith (Heb 12:2). Fix your eyes on Him.
  4. Just to look at that weasel makes me sick.....
  5. Whatever came Of the biggest jerk of them all-Robert Tilden?
  6. I don’t know who “ called” you to add to the Gospel.Anybody who preaches a “ different Gospel” by adding to it is “ accursed” according to Paul.I think you are on very dangerous ground. BTW......just so we set the record straight .I do not believe in this “ hyper Grace” nonsense.I believe in “SUPER hyper Grace”. I really need it and I know it.So does everyone else, despite their delusions of any righteousness they might possess on their own .
  7. 1 John4:15 “ Anybody who confesses that Jesus is the Son Of God, ABIDES in Him and he abides in God” 1 John 3:23 “And this is His COMMANDMENT ,that we BELIEVE in the name of His Son and LOVE one another. So simple .....if you have the Holy Spirit in you.If you do not have that Spirit, why not get it now.....just ask God for it. “ Turn to me ( real repentance btw) and I will turn to you”. “All that ask receive”. God makes it soooo simple to be a saved Christian.Trust Him and He will take care of the rest.Abandon “ trying” and start “ trusting”.NOTHING ELSE will work.
  8. I have been saying the same thing for many, many months......Repenting Of sins to be saved is nowhere to be found in the KJV .....it’s a waste of computer ink to even bring it up.To my knowledge,Nobody has repented Of their erroneous view of repentance.Facts? Pffftttt.....don’t bother me with those things......
  9. Here’s a bit of Wisdom that I “ WISH” were a cliche—— “ Anybody that thinks they are good enough to go to Heaven is damned”. or this tidbit from Watchman Nee.... “ Trying vs. Trusting is the difference between Heaven and Hell” one more cliche —— see ya later, alligator.....lol...
  10. “ Jesus Saves” could also be considered a cliche, but I think it’s worth sticking with.Dont apologize for sharing a nugget of Wisdom that could lead a person to something very good.
  11. The “ True” bottom line is Believe Paul’s Gospel , given to him face-to- face by Jesus and you never have to worry about being lost again.Just rest in This Gospel —- it is what God will ask you about when you stand before Him...... “ What did you do with My Gospel?” If you are a Believer , God took care of your sin debt 2000 years ago.If you are not a Believer.....well, let’s not go there.....it ain't pretty....
  12. If I am God, I can do anything . I am going to be around for a long, long time.If I have a choice between creating a universe that is going to put a judgemental scowl on my face ,bitter about everything because I am “ The Mean , Old Man in the Sky”and creating a universe that gives me laughter and joy, I would choose the latter. If it were in my power- and of course it is—- why be miserable ?
  13. I think you have raised some valid points.....
  14. A jewish comedian made the statement that nobody was interested in that land until the Jews went there and started growing tomatoes the size of basketballs In His day, Mark Twain traveled the world.Almost every country he visited, he visited twice.Not Israel . That is how desolate it was until the Jews returned after the War and performed the miracle we can see today.
  15. Maybe it just needs a fancy title to accompany it.....if it was called “ Pascal’s Wager” it would get more respect. I loved it.....I think it’s a keeper.....I plan on stealing it .....
  16. Purgatory? Lol......don’t get me started! I don’t really know.....maybe the Paradise side of Hades...I have done very little study on this subject.....the Bible does not give us much to go on ...
  17. Jesus was a friend to sinners.....I know some of the biggest scumbags in this town.....I treat them with kindness and respect and you can often tell that they are surprised by that and appreciate it.....perhaps it will pay off some day down the road......perhaps not.One thing I “DO” know— people do not respond to judging and condemnation.....everybody wants love, and they will respond to it in most cases
  18. Have you tried dynamite? Haha Another pest That is tough to remove is ground moles.I was in a hardware store and talked to a guy who was having similar problems with them. He informed me that he had found the answer to the problem! He said that he made up his mind to let them have the outside of the house and he would be content to keep the inside.
  19. You are certainly entitled to your opinion.....the God I worship could not care less,perhaps He was more concerned with the excellant point being made that HE is the one that makes the Promises and then it is up to US to have faith and rest in His Amazing Promises.That being said , the Christian thing to do would be to bend over backwards ( I hope that phrase does not offend you....lol) not to offend anybody .I’ll try to find another way to phrase that thought .Yes, here it comes....I can’t resist— the monkey is now on MY back.....lol.
  20. You and I would get along just fine, Melinda.....I am a very quiet person.....I do not like loud mouths who are always talking and have nothing to say....
  21. Yes....if your heart ain't in it, it’s probably just a dead work.When we Let The Holy Spirit work through us, joy replaces dreariness....
  22. Sorry..... I do not have a clue....I will accept any and all questions with one slight caveat.....they must be easy to answer,like what was the number of the original disciples.......lol...
  23. Hal Lindsey referred to The Sermon on the Mount as the most severe “ Hellfire and Damnation” Sermon ever Given. He was correct.Nobody could ever keep the Law Of Moses.....this was the Law of Moses on Steroids ! Most men can refrain from Adultery......but to never look at a woman with lust? Gotcha ! You are a sinner who MUST have a Savior.That was the point all along .
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