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Thursday, July 25, 2013

101 BIBLE REASONS PROVING ETERNAL SECURITY

 


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1. The believer has everlasting or eternal life.


John 5:24: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”


John 10:28: “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”


2. The believer is born of God.


John 1:12-13: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”


3. Christ will raise every believer up at the last day.


John 6:44-47: “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, and they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”


4. The believer has already passed from death unto life.


John 5:24: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”


5. The believer is not the object of God’s wrath.


John 3:36: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”


6. Believer are God’s sheep.


John 10:2-4: “But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.”


7. The believer will not listen to nor follow a stranger, but will flee from him.


John 10:5: “And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.” (The stranger here is Satan and his false teachers.)


8. The believer is known of God.


John 10:14: “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.”


9. The believer listens to the voice of the shepherd.


John 10:27: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”


10. The believer is in Christ’s hand and cannot be plucked out.


John 10:28: “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”


11. The believer is in the Father’s hand and cannot be plucked out.


John 10:29: “My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.”


12. The shepherd is charged with the responsibility of keeping the sheep.


John 10:11-14: “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.”


13. The believer is not condemned.


John 3:18: “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”


14. The believer shall never thirst.


John 4:14: “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”


15. The believer will keep Christ’s commandments.


John 14:23: “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”


16. The believer is secure because of Christ’s prayer.


John 17:9-12: “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee, Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.”


17. The believer shall never die.



John 11:26: “And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?”


18. The believer to be kept from the evil.


John 17:15: “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.”


Jesus prays that the believer may be kept from the Devil. Was this prayer answered?


19. The believer to be with Christ in glory.


John 17:24: “Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.”


20. The believer shall never hunger.


John 6:35: “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”


21. The believer will in no wise be cast out (Not under any circumstance).


John 6:37: “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”


22. Christ will not lose a single believer.


John 6:39: “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.”


23. Christ will raise up the believer at the last day.


John 6:38-40: “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”


24. Whosoever eats the bread of life shall never die.


John 6:51: “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”


25. Because the Holy Spirit abides in the believer forever.


John 14:16-17: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”


26. Because it is the Father’s will that Christ should lose nothing.


John 6:39: “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.”


27. Because one cannot be unborn.


John 3:5: “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”


28. The believer will follow Christ.


John 10:27: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” Following Christ, can one be lost? Have we any right to add to God’s Word by inserting if” to the passage?


29. The believers continue with God.


1 John 2:19: “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.”


30. Because it is the believer’s faith that overcomes the world.


1 John 5:4: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”


31. Because of the record that God hath given.


1 John 5:10-11: “He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”


32. The believer is to be like Christ.


1 John 3:2: “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”


33. The believer is kept by the power of God.


1 Peter 1:5: “Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.


34. The man who believes shall be saved.


Acts 16:31: “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”


35. The believer has been saved.


Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.


36. The believer is hid by God in Christ.


Colossians 3:3: “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” Can the devil find that which God hides?


37. The believer shall not come into condemnation.


John 5:24: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”


38. There is now therefore no condemnation for the believer.


Romans 8:1: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”


39. The believer is sealed by the Holy Spirit.


Ephesians 1:13: “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.”


40. The believer is sealed for a definite time, the day of redemption, or the resurrection of the body.


Ephesians 4:30: “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”


41. The believer liveth and abideth forever.


1 Peter 1:23: “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.”


42. The believer is dead to sin.


Romans 6:2: “God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”


43. The believer will appear with Christ in glory.


Colossians 3:4: “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”


44. The life of the believer is Christ’s life.


Colossians 3:4: “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”


45. Since Christ cannot die again, the believer is eternally secure.


Romans 6:9-10: “Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.”


46. The believer is saved through faith not by works.


Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”


47. This faith a gift from God.


Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”


Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”


48. The believer is not saved by what he does, but by what Christ has done for him.


Titus 3:5: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.”


Romans 4:5: “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”


49. Salvation is a gift, not a wage.


Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."


50. The believer’s hope is a living hope.


1 Peter 1:3: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”


51. The believer’s hope will not fade away. Will not grow dim.


1 Peter 1:4-5: “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”


52. The believer’s hope is reserved (set aside) in heaven for him.


1 Peter 1:4: “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.”


53. The believer’s inheritance is incorruptible.


1 Peter 1:4: “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.”


54. The believer’s inheritance cannot be defiled.


1 Peter 1:4: “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away reserved in heaven for you.”


55. The believer is kept through faith.


1 Peter 1:4-5: (See reasons number 36 and 37): “to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”


56. The believer to be revealed in the last time.


1 Peter 1:5: “Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.


The believer is more than conqueror through Christ.


Romans 8:37: “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”


57. The believer justified by faith, to be saved from wrath.


Romans 5:9: “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”


58. Nothing can separate the believer from Christ.


Romans 8:38-39: “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”


59. Christ will complete salvation until the end.


Philippians 1:6: “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”


60. The believer to be preserved spirit, soul, and body.


1 Thessalonians 5:23: “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”


61. God cannot lie.


Titus 1:2: “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.”


62. Jesus is able to save unto the uttermost.


Hebrews 7:25: “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”


63. The believer is born of incorruptible seed.


1 Peter 1:23: “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.” Can the devil corrupt that which God says is incorruptible?


64. The believer is perfected forever.


Hebrews 10:14: “For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified.”


65. The believer believes unto the saving of his soul.


Hebrews 10:38-39: “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”


66. The believer made righteous through Christ’s obedience.


Romans 5:18-19: “Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”


67. Because all things work together for good to the believer.


Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”


68. Because the believer is so helpless that he cannot place his sins upon Christ. God must do it for him. Therefore salvation is by grace.


Isaiah 53:6: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”


69. Because Christ did not come to help us, but to save us.


Luke 19:10: “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”


70. Because God, not being a man, cannot lie.


Numbers 23:19: “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”


71. Because His mercy endureth forever.


Psalm 136: Twenty-six times in this Psalm it is written His mercy endureth forever.”


72. Because the believer has not yet borne the image of the heavenly.


1 Corinthians 15:49: “And as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.”


73. Because the believer is preserved unto the heavenly kingdom.


2 Timothy 4:18: “And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory forever and ever.”


74. Because the believer is the object of God’s mercy, not His wrath.


Ephesians 2:4: “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us.”


John 3:36: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”


1 Thessalonians 5:9-10: “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.”


75. Because a sealed and witnessed transaction is final.


Ephesians 1:13: “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.” Sealed by the Spirit.


Hebrews 10:15: “Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us.”


76. Salvation is obtained, not attained.


Hebrews 9:12: “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”


77. Because the believer is a new creation. Created in Christ Jesus. Therefore eternal in righteousness.


Ephesians 4:24: “And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”


78. Because the Father reckons the sinner:


Romans 6:3-5: “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.”


Ephesians 2:4-6: “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved); And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”


79. Because all believers will be changed at Christ’s coming.


1 Corinthians 15:51-52: “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”


80. Because of the “MUST” of 1 Corinthians 15:53.


1 Corinthians 15:23: “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”


81. Because the power of God is not limited.


Matthew 28:18-19: “And Jesus came and spake to them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”


1 Peter 1:5: “Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.


82. Because the saints are preserved forever.


Psalms 37:28: “For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved forever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.”


83. Because nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.


Romans 8:35: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”


The answer NO” is demanded by the passage to the question.


84. Because God will not forget the believer.


Isaiah 49:15: “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet I will not forget thee.”


85. Because the new covenant in His blood, is an everlasting covenant.


Jeremiah 32:40: “And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.”


86. Because the believer has ceased from his own works.


Hebrews 4:10: “For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.” It is God that works in the believer.


87. Because we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Christ once for all.


Hebrews 10:10: “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”


88. Because the believer has already been redeemed (Past tense).


2 Peter 1:18-19: “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”


89. Because the believer’s salvation is begun and finished by Christ.


Hebrews 12:2: “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”


90. Because salvation is by grace, and not by any mixture of grace and works.


Romans 11:6: “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.”


91. Because Christ died. rose again, and intercedes for born again believers.


Romans 8:37: “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.”


Hebrews 7:25: “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”


92. Because God predestined believers in His Truth according to His foreknowledge before the foundation of the world to be conformed to the image of his Son, and then, in time, He calls and justifies us, and finally He will glorify us.


Romans 8:29-30: “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”


Ephesians 1:5, 7, 11, 13: "Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will ... In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace ... In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: ... In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation ..."


2 Corinthians 2:13: "... God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth."


93. Because salvation IS salvation.


Hebrews 5:9: "And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec."


Hebrews 7:25: "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."


94. The believer cannot perish.


John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”


95. Because God’s promise that through the offering of Christ He will put away the believer’s sins, and will remember them no more.


Hebrews 10:17: “And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.”


96. Because God is for us!


Romans 8:31: "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?"


97. God chastens His children rather than exiling them to Hell.


1 Corinthians 11:31-32: "For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world."


98. God allows His children to suffer loss of rewards in Heaven rather than exiling them to Hell.


1 Corinthians 3:11-15: "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire."


99. God allows His children to suffer shame at His coming rather than exiling them to Hell.


1 John 2:28: "And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming."


100. Because God is greater than our heart.


1 John 3:20: "For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things."


101. God is able to save and keep us.


2 Timothy 1:12: "... I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day."


Jude 1:24: "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen."


Source: http://doctrine.landmarkbiblebaptist.net/

Does Hebrews 10:26 mean that a believer can lose salvation?

Question: "Does Hebrews 10:26 mean that a believer can lose salvation?"



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Answer:
“For if we are willfully sinning after receiving the full knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice concerning sins.” Hebrews 10:26-29 warns against the sin of apostasy. Apostasy is an intentional falling away or defection. Apostates are those who move toward Christ, right up to the edge of saving belief, who hear and understand the Gospel, and are on the verge of saving faith, but then reject what they have learned and turn away. These are people who are perhaps even aware of their sin and even make a profession of faith. But rather than going on to spiritual maturity, their interest in Christ begins to diminish, the things of the world have more attraction to them rather than less, and eventually they lose all desire for the things of God and they turn away. The Lord illustrated these types of people in the second and third soils of Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. These are those who “receive with joy” the things of the Lord, but who are drawn away by the cares of the world or turned off by difficulties they encounter because of Christ.


“Willful sinning” in this passage carries the idea of consciously and deliberately rejecting Christ. To know God’s way, to hear it preached, to study it, to count oneself among the faithful, and then to turn away is to become apostate. Sinning willfully carries with it the idea of sinning continually and deliberately. Such a person does not sin because of ignorance, nor is he carried away by momentary temptations he is too weak to resist. The willful sinner sins because of an established way of thinking and acting which he has no desire to give up. The true believer, on the other hand, is one who lapses into sin and loses temporary fellowship with God. But he will eventually come back to God in repentance because his heavenly Father will continually woo and convict him until he can’t stay away any longer. The true apostate will continue to sin, deliberately, willingly and with abandon. John tells us that “No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him and he cannot sin, because he is born of God” (1 John 3:9).


Apostates have knowledge, but no application of that knowledge. They can be found in the presence of the light of Christ, mostly in the church, among God’s people. Judas Iscariot is the perfect example—he had knowledge but he lacked true faith. No other rejector of the truth had more or better exposure to the love and grace of God than Judas. He was part of Jesus’ inner circle of disciples, eating, sleeping, and traveling with Him for years. He saw the miracles and heard the words of God from Jesus’ very lips, from the best preacher the world has ever known, and yet he not only turned away but was instrumental in the plot to kill Jesus.


Having turned his back on the truth, and with full knowledge choosing to willfully and continually sin, the apostate is then beyond salvation because he has rejected the one true sacrifice for sins: the Lord Jesus Christ. If Christ’s sacrifice is rejected, then all hope of salvation is gone. To turn away willfully from this sacrifice leaves no sacrifice; it leaves only sin, the penalty for which is eternal death. This passage is not speaking of a believer who falls away, but rather someone who may claim to be a believer, but truly is not. Anyone who apostatizes is proving he never had genuine faith to begin with (1 John 2:19).


Source: http://www.gotquestions.org/

Once saved always saved?

Thanks for all of your questions to me via email. I hope some of you are convinced that we cannot be saved by works and that there is no salvation in joining  a religion or fellowship neither being a member of a church. So, here again I copy and paste a portion from Got Questions website pertaining if we are eternally saved or we can lose our salvation. It is also known as OSAS or "ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED". Pls. read and study this re post I made from Got Questions especially to Cathy, Bem and Gabby. Shalom!  - Raino



Question: "Once saved always saved?"


Answer:Once a person is saved are they always saved? When people come to know Christ as their Savior, they are brought into a relationship with God that guarantees their salvation as eternally secure. Numerous passages of Scripture declare this fact.


(a) Romans 8:30 declares, "And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified." This verse tells us that from the moment God chooses us, it is as if we are glorified in His presence in heaven. There is nothing that can prevent a believer from one day being glorified because God has already purposed it in heaven. Once a person is justified, his salvation is guaranteed - he is as secure as if he is already glorified in heaven.


(b) Paul asks two crucial questions in Romans 8:33-34 "Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died more than that, who was raised to life - is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us." Who will bring a charge against God's elect? No one will, because Christ is our advocate. Who will condemn us? No one will, because Christ, the One who died for us, is the one who condemns. We have both the advocate and judge as our Savior.


(c) Believers are born again (regenerated) when they believe (John 3:3; Titus 3:5). For a Christian to lose his salvation, he would have to be un-regenerated. The Bible gives no evidence that the new birth can be taken away.


(d) The Holy Spirit indwells all believers (John 14:17; Romans 8:9) and baptizes all believers into the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13). For a believer to become unsaved, he would have to be "un-indwelt" and detached from the Body of Christ.


(e) John 3:15 states that whoever believes in Jesus Christ will "have eternal life." If you believe in Christ today and have eternal life, but lose it tomorrow, then it was never "eternal" at all. Hence if you lose your salvation, the promises of eternal life in the Bible would be in error.


(f) For the most conclusive argument, Scripture says it best itself, "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:38-39). Remember the same God who saved you is the same God who will keep you. Once we are saved we are always saved. Our salvation is most definitely eternally secure!


Source: http://www.gotquestions.org

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

MGA DOKTRINA NG MGA DEMONYO

DOCTRINES OF DEMONS

ni Dr. R. L. Hymers, Jr.



Isang pangaral na ipinangaral sa Baptist Tabernacle ng Los Angeles, Gabi ng Araw ng Panginoon, Ika-4 ng Hulyo, taon 2010

“Nguni't hayag na sinasabi ng Espiritu, na sa mga huling panahon ang iba'y magsisitalikod sa pananampalataya, at mangakikinig sa mga espiritung mapanghikayat at sa mga aral ng mga demonio; Sa pamamagitan ng pagpapaimbabaw ng mga tao na nagsisipagsalita ng mga kasinungalingan, na hinerohan ang kanilang mga sariling budhi ng waring bakal na nagbabaga” (I Ni Timoteo 4:1-2).

Sa kanyang pambukas sa aklat ni Dr. Merrill F. Unger, Biblical Demonology (Kregel Publications, 1994 edisyon), si Dr. Wilbur M. Smith ay nagsalita tungkol sa naunang mga Ama ng Simbahan, at kung anong isinulat nila tungkol sa mga demonyo. Sinabi ni Dr. Smith,

Sa unang apat na mga siglo ng Kristiyanong Simbahan, iyong mga makapangyarihang mga teyolohiyano, na marami sa kanila’y nakakitang malalim sa Salita ng Diyos, ay nagsulat ng matindi sa kapangyarihan ng demonyo (Isinalin mula kay Unger, ibid., p. vii).

Isinipi ni Dr. Smith mula kay Justin Martyr (103-165) na iginiit na ang paganong mitolohiya ay nagmula sa demonikong panloloko. Isinipi rin ni Dr. Smith si Lactantius (240-320) na nagsabi na ang mga demonyo ay,

Ang mga imbentor ng astrolohiya, at mga mistiko, at paghuhula…at ang sining ng salamangka, at anonmang masamang pagsasagawa maliban sa mga sinasanay ng mga kalalakihang ito, lantaran man o palihim…Ang mga ito ang nagturo sa taong gumawa ng mga imahen at mga estatwa; na, upang mapatalikod ang mga isipan ng tao mula sa pagsasamba sa tunay na Diyos, ay nagsanhi sa mga [imahen] ng mga patay na mga hari upang maipatayo at benditaduhin, at ipinalagay sa kanilang mga sarili ang kanilang mga pangalan (Isinalin mula kay Unger, ibid.).

Tapos isinipi ni Dr. Smith si Augustine (354-430) na “madalas nagpipilit sa teribleng kapangyarihan ng demonyo sa parehong panahon na nauna at sa mga araw na parating pa lang” (Isinalin mula sa ibid., p. viii). Sumipi si Dr. Smith mula sa The City of God, kung saan itinatanong ni Augustine ang tanong,

Anong espiritu ito, alin ay sa pamamagitan ng nakatagong inspirasyon ay pumupukaw sa mga kurapsyon ng tao, at ibinubunsod sila sa pangangalunya…maliban na lang kung ito’y ang pareho na nakahahanap ng kasiyahan sa ganoong mga relihiyosong seremonya, naglalagay sa mga templo ng mga imahen ng mga diablo…na bumubulong ng palihim ng ilang mga makatuwirang sabi-sabi upang linlangin ang kaunting mabuti, at…upang makakuha ng pag-aari ng milyong mga masasama? [Si Augustine ay nagpatuloy sa pagsasabi na ang Kristiyanismo, ang nag-iisang tunay na relihiyon] ay nakapaghayag rin na ang mga diyos ng mga bansa ay mga pinaka mahalay na mga demonyo, na nagnanais na maisip silang mga diyos…kina-iinggitan ang pagbabagong loob ng mga kaluluwa ng tao sa tunay na Diyos (Isinalin mula kay Unger, ibid.).

Si Dr. Smith ay nagpatuloy na nagsabi, sa kanyang pambukas sa aklat ni Dr. Unger, na ang demonolohiya ay pinaliit, at pati nakalilimutan, sa modernong mga panahon. “Sa ika-19 na siglo ang buong paksa ay inismid ng maraming bilang isang mapamahiing kaisipan” (Isinalin mula sa ibid.). Itinuro ni Dr. Smith na sa pamamagitan lamang ng pagdating ng dalawang pandaigdigang digmaan sa ika-20 na siglo, at ang mabilis na pagtaas ng ateyismo at ng mga kulto, na ang paksa ng demonolohiya ay nagsimulang mapag-usapan muli (Isinalin mula kay Unger, pp. viii-ix). Tapos ay sinabi niya,

Sa oras na tulad nito, hindi tayo matutulungan ng pilosopiyang maintindihan kung ano talaga ang nangyayari sa isipan ng di-napagbabagong buhay na sangkatauhan; at ni ekonomiya, sosiyolohiya, o psikolohiya ay makapagsabi sa atin kung ango parating. [Dapat] tayong tumingin sa oras na ito ng lumalalim na kadiliman sa ilaw ng nagmuumula sa Salita ng Diyos (Isinalin mula kay Unger, ibid., p. x).

Ito’y nagdadala sa atin pabalik sa ating teksto,

“Nguni't hayag na sinasabi ng Espiritu, na sa mga huling panahon ang iba'y magsisitalikod sa pananampalataya, at mangakikinig sa mga espiritung mapanghikayat at sa mga aral ng mga demonio; Sa pamamagitan ng pagpapaimbabaw ng mga tao na nagsisipagsalita ng mga kasinungalingan, na hinerohan ang kanilang mga sariling budhi ng waring bakal na nagbabaga”
       (I Ni Timoteo 4:1-2).

“Hayag na sinasabi ng Espiritu,” iyan ay, malinaw, naglalantad ng hindi maaring malaman sa pamamagitan ng pangangatwiran ng tao. At ang ibinubunyag ng Espiritu ng Diyos rito ay na mayroong isang pag-alis o pagtalikod mula sa Kristiyanong pananampalataya “sa mga huling mga araw.” Tapos tayo ay binibigyan ng dahilan para sa pagtalikod sa dating pananampalataya “mangakikinig sa mga espiritung mapanghikayat [mapanloko] at sa mga aral [pagtuturo] ng mga demonio.” Tayo ay sinabihan sa simula ng teksto na ang nakakatakot na pagtalikod sa pananampalataya ay mangyayari sa “huling mga araw.” Ito’y tumutukoy, sa kalahatan, sa buong Kristiyanong dispensasyon, at gayon ibang mga Kasulatan, gayun din ito, ay nagtuturo sa lumalaking inklinasyon papunta sa pagtalikod sa pananampalataya at demonikong pagtuturo, na tumataas ng pirmehan habang ang panahong ito’y papalapit sa isang pagsasara, na maabot ang rurok nito sa loob ng Matinding Tribulasyon, bago ng Pangalawang Pagdating ni Kristo.

Paniniwala ko na ang propesiyang ito ay nagsimulang matupad sa loob ng tinatawag na “Iluminasyon” ng ika-18 ng siglo, noong ang mga kalalakihan ay nagsimulang umasa sa kanilang sariling pagdadahilan kay sa sa Salita ng Diyos. Ito’y nagdala sa isang pagkasira ng teolohiya, at kasama ni C. G. Finney (1792-1875) – na ang kanyang mga panananaw na nahubog ng Iluminasyon kay sa ng Repormasyon – ay dumating ang pagbangon ng “desisyonismo,” na nagpuno sa mga simbahan ng mga di-napagbabagong loob na mga milyon, gayon gumagawa, mula sa mga rango ng mga di napagbabagong loob na mga ito, ng mga kalalakihan na nagturo ng mga liberal na pananaw, na ikinakait ang Banal na Kasulatan na,

“mga di banal, na pinalitan ng kalibugan ang biyaya ng ating Dios, na itinatatuwa ang ating iisang Guro at Panginoong si Jesucristo” (Judas 4).

Sa loob ng madaling panahon din, bago ng panahon ni Finney, si Johann Semler (1725-1791) ng Alemanya, ay nagsimulang magturo ng kritisismo ng Bibliya. Alemang kristisismo ng Bibliya, kasama ng “desisiyonismo” ay nagdulot ng matinding pagkalito sa mga simbahan. At sa loob ng panahon ni Finney, at di nagtagal pagkatapos, kakaibang mga kulto at huwad na mga kaisipan ay bumangon – gaya ng Campbellism, Mormonism, Seventh-Day Adventism, ang mga Saksi ni Jehovah at marami pang iba. Ito’y sinundan ng isang panahon sa loob ng huling bahagi ng ika-20 na siglo, noong Silangang relihiyosong mga kaisipan ay nagdagsaan, at “bagong panahong” mistisismo ay naging isang permanenteng bahagi ng Kanlurang sibilisasyon. Naniniwala ako na ibinibigay niyan sa atin ang makasaysayan at eskatokohikal na sakop ng ating teksto,

“Nguni't hayag na sinasabi ng Espiritu, na sa mga huling panahon ang iba'y magsisitalikod sa pananampalataya, at mangakikinig sa mga espiritung mapanghikayat at sa mga aral ng mga demonio; Sa pamamagitan ng pagpapaimbabaw ng mga tao na nagsisipagsalita ng mga kasinungalingan, na hinerohan ang kanilang mga sariling budhi ng waring bakal na nagbabaga”
        (I Ni Timoteo 4:1-2).

Ngayon ako’y sesentro, sa huling kalahati ng sermong ito, sa paksa ng demonismo at doktrinal na panloloko – o, doktrina ng demonyo. Nagsasalita tungkol sa ating teksto, sinasabi ni Dr. Unger, “Ang mga ‘espiritung mapanghikayat’ ay ang mga mapaglinlang na mga ‘demonio,’ na walang humpay na masigasig sa pagbibigay ng maling kahulugan ng katotohanan at nagdadala…sa mga taong maligaw mula sa tunog ng doktrina” (Isinalin mula kay Unger, ibid., p. 166). Muli, sinabi ni Dr. Unger,

Kahit na ang saktong anyo ng pagkakamali ay ipinalalagay ng mga “doktrina ng mga demonyo” sa partikular na pagkakataong ito [I Timoteo 4:3] ay tila…limitado sa ilang lokal na erehya na…nagbabanta sa…kadalisayan ng simbahan sa panahon, gayon ito’y dapat hindi ipapalagay na ang demonikong panloloko ay limitado sa…asetisismo, pagbabawal ng pagpapakasal, at pagsisimangot sa ilang mga uri ng pagkain. Ang [iba’t-ibang] mga anyo at halos walang katapusang pagkakaiba, na ang maaring ipalagay ng mga “doktrina ng demonyo” ay inilalarawan ng [maraming] kabuktutan ng dalisay na Kristiyanismo…at lalo ng sa pagkakagulo ng Babel ng mga kulto at mga pangkat na nagpapasakit sa modernong mga bansa ng Kristiyano (Isinalin mula kay Unger, ibid., p. 168).

Sinasabi sa atin ng Apostol Juan na ang demonismo ay ang kapangyarihan sa likod ng huwad na doktrina. Lumipat sa I Ni Juan 4:1-3, at basahin ito ng malakas.

“Mga minamahal, huwag kayong magsipaniwala sa bawa't espiritu, kundi inyong subukin ang mga espiritu, kung sila'y sa Dios: sapagka't maraming nagsilitaw na mga bulaang propeta sa sanglibutan. Dito'y nakikilala ninyo ang Espiritu ng Dios: ang bawa't espiritung nagpapahayag na si Jesucristo ay naparitong nasa laman ay sa Dios: At ang bawa't espiritung hindi ipinahahayag si Jesus, ay [naparito sa laman ay hindi] sa Dios: at ito ang sa anticristo, na inyong narinig na darating; at ngayo'y nasa sanglibutan na” (I Ni Juan 4:1-3) – KJV.

Tayo ay sinsabihan na subukin ang mga “espiritu” sa likod ng mga bulaang propeta. Tayo gayon ay nabibigyan ng pagsubok. Kung ang pagtuturo ay naniniwala na si Hesu-Kristo ay “naparito sa laman” ang pagtuturo ay mula sa Diyos. Sinabi ni Dr. Norman L. Geisler ang pariralang “ay naparito” (eleluthota sa Griyego) ay nasa “Perpektong panahunan, ibig sabihin, si Hesus ay dumating sa laman sa nakaraan at nananatili sa laman” (Isinalin mula kay L. Geisler, Ph.D., The Battle for the Resurrection, Wipf & Stock Publishers, 1992 edisyon, p. 164). Ngunit kung ang pagtuturo ay nagsasabi na si Hesus ay isang espiritu, o ngayon ay isang espiritu (hindi ang nagkatawang-taong Kristo) gayon ang pagtuturo ay nanggagaling mula sa isang demonikong espiritu. Sinabi ni Dr. Unger,

Ang di-kailan mang nabibigong pagsubok upang ipagkaiba ang huwad mula sa tunay ay ang saligang katotohanan ng pagkatawang tao ni Hesu-Kristo…ang masama at manghikayat na mga espiritu ni Satanas ay nagtatago, at binibigyan ng maling kahulugan at tinatanggihan ang maluwalhating katotohanan na ito, tinatanggap, gaya ng pagtanggap nito, ng natapos na pagtutubos na gawain ni Kristo (Isinalin mula kay Unger, ibid., p. 172).

Inililista ni Dr. Unger ang “humanism, Mormonism, ateyismo, agnostisismo, mga Saksi ni Jehovah” bilang mga nagkakaroon ng “iba’t-ibang mga antas ng demonikong panloloko” (Isinalin mula kay Unger, ibid., p. 178). Inililista rin ni Unger ang “Unitarian-modernism, at iba pa [bilang nagpapakita] ng kanilang mahalagang demonikong karakter” (Isinlain mula kay Unger, ibid., p. 178).

Ang modernismo (liberalismo) na lumusot sa dakilang Protestante at Bautismong denominasyon ay nanggagaling mula sa isang demonikong pagtatanggi ng II Timoteo 3:16. Isa sa mga “doktrina ng mga demonyo” ay ang pagkakait sa pagkawalang pagkakamali ng Bibliya, at upang “suplementuhin” ang Bibliya ng mga karagdagang pagsusulat tulad ng Koran, mga aklat sa Tekstuwal na Kritisismo, ang Aklat ng Mormon, literatura ng Saksi ni Jehovah, at iba pa. Naniniwala ako na dalawang demonikong doktrina, higit sa lahat ng iba, ay nakagawa ng katakot-takot na pinsala sa ating mga simbahan – sila’y ang (1) Mas Mataas na Kritisismo ng Bibliya (Isinalin, tignan ang The Battle for the Bible ni Dr. Harold Lindsell, Zondervan, 1976), at (2) Desisyonismo – na pumapalit sa tunay na pagbabagong loob na may mababaw na makataong pagkilos (Isinalin, tignan ang Today’s Apostasy ni R. L. Hymers, Jr. at C. L. Cagan. I-klik ito upang basahin ito online). Paki lipat sa II Ni Timoteo 3:16 at basahin ang berso ng malakas.

“Ang lahat ng mga kasulatan na kinasihan ng Dios ay mapapakinabangan din naman sa pagtuturo, sa pagsansala, sa pagsaway, sa ikatututo na nasa katuwiran” (II Ni Timoteo 3:16).

Bilang resulta ng pagtatanggi ng mga dakilang Protestante at Bautismong denominasyon sa salitang inspirasyon ng Bibliya, “Ang resulta ay isang humina, makamundong Simbahang walang kapangyarihang magbagong buhay, walang kapangyarihang makapag-akit, at di masagot ang namimighating hiyaw ng makasalanang sangkatauhan para sa espiritwal na katotohanan. Isang biktima sa mga nanghihikayat na mga espiritu, isa lamang mahapyaw na muling pagkabuhay ng Espiritu ng Diyos ang makakapigil sa nagpapahayag na Simbahan mula sa pagkahulog ng higit sa…kalagayang iyon, kung saan ang binabantaan ng ating Panginoon na Kanyang ‘isusuka’ ang Laodiceang mga propesor palabas ng kanyang bibig, Apocalipsis 3:16” (Isinalin mula kay Unger, ibid., p. 179).

Kaya nakita natin ang dalawang paraan na ibinibigay sa atin ng Bibliya upang mawari ang doktrina ng mga demonyo (I Ni Timoteo 4:1). Ang unang pagsubok na ating nakita ay nasa I Ni Juan 4:1-3. Itinuturo ba nila na si Hesu-Kristo ay ang nagkatawang taong Diyos na “naparitong nasa laman” (perpektong panahunan)? Ang pangalawang pagsubok ay nakita natin sa II Ni Timoteo 3:16. Sinusundan ba nila ang Kasulatan na hindi nagdaragdag ng karadagang pagsusulat na bumabaluktot ng Kasulatan o nagwawasto ng mga ito?

“Ang lahat ng mga kasulatan na kinasihan ng Dios ay mapapakinabangan din naman sa pagtuturo, sa pagsansala, sa pagsaway, sa ikatututo na nasa katuwiran” (II Ni Timoteo 3:16).

Sinabi ni Dr. Unger,

Sa gitna nitong kakilakilabot na pagkalito ng modernong mga kulto…ang Bibliya, ang nabubuhay na Salita ng katotohanan ng Diyos, ay ang nag-iisang tiyak na proteksyon ng Kristiyano laban sa doktrinal na panloloko…si Satanas at kanyang mga karamihan ay maaring maiwasan ang mga makataong opinion at interpretasyon ng tao, ngunit hindi nila matatagusan ang di magugubong depensa ng Banal na Salita ng Diyos! (Isinalin mula kay Unger, ibid., pp. 179-180).

Sinabi ni Dr. J. Vernon McGee,

Ang nag-iisang paraan ng kaligtasan ay sa pamamagitan ng kamatayan ni Kristo, at ito’y sa pamamagitan ng katotohanan na maari nating masubok ang mga doktrina ng mga demonyo (Isinalin mula kay J. Vernon McGee, Th.D., Thru the Bible, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1983, volume V, p. 447; sulat sa I Ni Timothy 4:1).

Paulit-ulit naming sinasabi sa inyong basahin ang Bibliya at makinig sa pangangaral ng Salita ng Diyos. Paulit-ulit naming sinasabi sa inyong magpunta kay Hesu-Kristo ang minsang napako sa krus ngunit ngayon ay bumangong Tagapagligtas. Pakinggan ang Salita ng Diyos. Lumapit kay Kristo. Nakipag-bayad siya para sa iyong kasalanan sa Krus. Siya’y nabubuhay ng kailan man sa kanang kamay ng Diyos Ama. Lumapit kay Kristo at ika’y Kanyang ililigtas mula “sa likong lahing ito” (Mga Gawa 2:40). Sinabi ni Hesus,

“Ako ang ilaw ng sanglibutan: ang sumusunod sa akin ay hindi lalakad sa kadiliman, kundi magkakaroon ng ilaw ng kabuhayan” (Juan 8:12).

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