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  1. Only those who obey Jesus Christ as Lord will receive eternal salvation. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, Hebrews 5:9 JLB
  2. No conditions? That would be called the doctrine of Universal Reconciliation. This is the heresy that all people will be saved not matter what. The condition for salvation is to obey Jesus Christ. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, Hebrews 5:9 He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him JLB
  3. Your post is kinda scattered and doesn’t address my point or the context and scripture in discussion. Can you answer the question and the end? Anyone who reads the context can see that the “result” of hearing and obeying His voice, that results in following Him, will receive eternal life because they were not plucked out of His hand. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. John 10:27-28 The condition: My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. The result of meeting the condition: And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. Those who do not follow Him end up becoming lost. “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:4-7 Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. His sheep who become lost are called sinners who need repentance. Do the lost need salvation? JLB
  4. Why do you display half of the Lord’s quote. Verse 28 begins with the word “and”, which is a conjunction, a word that connects one idea or statement with the other. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. John 10:27-28 The condition: My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. The result of meeting the condition: And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. Those who do not follow Him end up becoming lost. Do you believe that His sheep who do not follow Him, will receive eternal life? JLB
  5. Obedience - noun the state or quality of being obedient. the act or practice of obeying; dutiful or submissive compliance: Military service demands obedience from its members. a sphere of authority or jurisdiction, especially ecclesiastical. Chiefly Ecclesiastical. conformity to a monastic rule or the authority of a religious superior, especially on the part of one who has vowed such conformance. the rule or authority that exacts such conformance.
  6. And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.” Acts 5:32 the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him. JLB
  7. Please use scripture to make your point. Anyone can state their opinion, which you are doing. Please state the scripture and context where it says... “no one can pluck a born again from Jesus hands”. Anyone who reads the context can see that the “result” of hearing and obeying His voice, that results in following Him, will receive eternal life because they were not plucked out of His hand. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. John 10:27-28 The condition: My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. The result of meeting the condition: And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. Those who do not follow Him end up becoming lost. “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:4-7 Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. His sheep who become lost are called sinners who need repentance. Do the lost need salvation? JLB
  8. I don’t believe, nor do I teach “salvation by works”. We are saved by obeying the Gospel; The truth. Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, 1 Peter 1:22-23 When you confess Jesus as Lord, you are obeying the Gospel, to repent. Now that Jesus is your Lord, you are obligated to obey His Commandments as well as His teachings. His Commandments and His doctrine are about love; Loving God and loving our neighbor. Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. 2 John 9 does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 1 John 2:4 Obedience to Jesus Christ = Love Disobedience to Jesus Christ = Hate Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:15 Please stop making up lies about me promoting “salvation by works”, in which you are deliberately bearing false witness against me, which is promoting hate. If you aren’t promoting obedience to Christ, then you are promoting obedience to the Devil. Its one or the other. JLB
  9. Yes ma’am, of course. Jesus instructed us to remain in Him, or be cast into the fire and burned. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. John 15:6 Here is how we are instructed to remain “in Christ”. Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. 1 John 3:24 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him JLB
  10. Please stop misrepresenting me, and making up things I didn’t say. I never said or promoted anything about putting faith in myself. We are called to obey the Lord Jesus Christ, which is the way of love. “If you love Me, keep My commandments. John 14:15 Those Christians who hate, no longer have eternal life. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:15 One of the definition’s of love is obey His commandments: For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 1 John 5:3 This is how we are called to remain “in Christ” - Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. 1 John 3:24 Only those who obey the Lord Jesus Christ will be given eternal salvation. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him. Hebrews 5:9 JLB
  11. His Commandments are about love, not “rule keeping”. If we make a carved idol and serve it, that’s not loving God with all our heart. If we murder our neighbor, that’s not loving our neighbor. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 1 John 5:3 Now that I have a new nature, it’s not a burden to keep His commandments, because I am empowered by His Spirit. JLB
  12. Jesus said that we are to remain “in Him”. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. John 3:15 The result of not remaining “in Christ” is being cast into the fire and burned. they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. “They” refers to those who once were “in Christ”, but ended up being cast into the fire and burned. If anyone does not abide in Me, Here is how we are instructed to remain “in Him”. Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. 1 John 3:24 he who keeps His commandments abides in Him If you are confused about the phrase “he who keeps His commandments abides in Him”, then you are probably confused about salvation in general. Obeying Jesus Christ as Lord, is not works. Obeying Jesus Christ as our Lord, is the way we love God and love our neighbor. “If you love Me, keep My commandments. John 14:15 And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, Hebrews 5:9 the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him Maybe you think the Christian life is one of disobedience to our Lord, if so, you may want to check the source of that information. JLB
  13. Amen. If we murder our neighbor is that loving him? The way we treat our neighbor is how we treat God. Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ Matthew 25:45 Paul explains - Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:8-10 JLB
  14. Im glad you see that there is effort involved in remaining in Christ. It’s a battle with the flesh, which desires to gratify itself with its sinful cravings. Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. 1 John 3:24 The Spirit gives us power and dominion over the flesh, to crucify it’s sinful desires and deeds, however it’s up to us, to employ the help of the Spirit to “put to death” the deeds of the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Romans 8:13 JLB
  15. Remaining “in Christ” requires obedience on our part. Here is how we are instructed to remain “in Christ”. Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. 1 John 3:24 JLB
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