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    God, Family, Friends ... I really enjoy discussing the Bible. There is so much to learn and so much to share.
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  1. Who the Gospel is is Jesus. Saying that, the Gospel is the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.
  2. No, I did not read the discussion you had with Fran. It was a bit harsh in some replies, so I ignored it. The principle people forget is that when we accept Jesus as our Savior, our goals change, yet we do not loose our free will to choose. People focus on, and rightfully so, how Jesus will keep those who seek Him. That is evident in scripture, but these same people refuse to acknowledge that we retain our ability to choose. Reading through scripture as written, we also see how we need to continue to check ourselves to be sure we are on the right path - a very important life principle. If we never could turn away, why would scripture continue to warn us? Fact is, we always need to be sure we are about His business and not slowly slipping away by ignoring His call on our lives. Nothing can remove us from His love as long as we continue to seek to remain in Him.
  3. Read my reply above.
  4. Yes, this is true, but so is claiming to know if someone is saved or not - that is playing God. Let take another look: 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 handed on 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.” First, how can they "escape" if not through regeneration? Second, Jesus had become their Lord and Savior. They then turn away and once again become entangled in the world and are overcome by its pleasures and temptations. Then we are told it would of been better if they never knew Jesus as their Lord and Savior, as the later condition will be worse than the former. Lastly, they become worse than the dogs and swine due to their acceptance of Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I guess it all depends on how the verses speak to you? TO me, it is possible for someone to turn from God willingly - why someone would choose to do that is beyond me, but there is far too many places in scripture that point to this truth. It is also far easier to turn a blinds eye to this possibility and feel "safe" in anything you choose to do than it is to know that we have to always ensure we remain in Him. Now, I am sure I will get hammered because of this, but to me, it has the truth for well over 40 years.
  5. I see you ignore verses 20 and 21. Verse 20 states "after they have escaped the foulness of the world through the full knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ" - how can they have a "full knowledge of the Lord and Saviour" if they were not saved?
  6. Your statement I underlined is in contrast with the scripture you quoted. Which is it? Scripture or what you have come to "realize"?
  7. Care to enlighten us as to when did: the Gospel was preached to the whole world? there was the greatest tribulation in the world ever to be? the sun was darkened and the moon did not give off its light? the powers of heaven were shaken? the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory ? His angels came with a great trumpet and gathered together His elect? Just to name a few unanswered questions ...
  8. Where is that written in scripture? It does not sound familiar at all.
  9. As for the topic of this thread. I was taught OSAS when I first became saved. Then I studied scripture and changed to Eternal Security for those who continue in Him.
  10. Honestly, me neither!
  11. Yeah, I surely don't remember much from when I was 21.
  12. I am pretty sure Charles Stanley has always been with the First Baptist Church. A quick reference can be found on Wikipedia. He does, however, believe in keeping the Sabbath.
  13. Yes, I am sure many of us have. Anything in particular you want to discuss? I will say that this example of a prayer is just that, an example. The prayer covers many aspects: God as our Father He abides in Heaven He is Holy His kingdom will come (fulfillment of prophecy) His will will be done on earth as it is in Heaven - He is God almighty and this is His creation. We are to seek His will in our lives. A request that He meet our daily needs, which He is glad to do so That how we are forgiven is likened to how we forgive others A request that He help us with our temptations and that He keep us from evil, which is His goal for us. Ending in us recognizing He is God Anything you care to add or discuss?
  14. Welcome to Worthy. To answer your question, that depends on who you are discussing a topic with. You will find all kinds of mindsets everywhere online, we are no different. There are some to tell you to just believe what they say. There are others who are scriptural acrobatics, twisting scripture to fit their theology. There are some who patiently take you step by step down the road of their belief, backing what they say up with scripture. There are also those who just read and ask questions.
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