About Salvation

resurrection33 View Post
...One group of people seems to think that people will burn in hell forever. If you believe this, then you must believe the Lord is incapable of, or unwilling to, discipline the people he creates...
If he is chastening you, sure (Heb 12:6). Could be he's let go of you and you're headed for hell (Heb 10:26).

...Another group seems to think that if at some point you accept the Lord as your Savior, you live happily ever after, no matter what you do...
The greasy gracer (false convert).
...If you believe this, I think you are in for a rude awakening.

I believe we are all bound for heaven.
You've got that backwards. All are headed for hell if they do not receive Jesus as their Savior. No one goes to hell for their sin. They go to hell for their failure to trust in God's provision for their sin.

It will be a much, much easier ride for those who accept the Lord’s discipline.
Are you a Calvinist? If you are, read Haggai. Calvinists are indifferent and inactive--a waste of skin.
Laish View Post
Most will never follow Jesus that's the point.

resurrection33 View Post
 I don't think the Lord ever gives up...

Ge 6:3, Ro 1:28, Heb 10:26
resurrection33 View Post
I think the Lord loves us and enjoys it when we pray to him.

notuptome View Post
..Joh 9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

That's right. The sinner knows this. It's that one thing that the Holy Spirit keeps bringing up in the mind of the one living in rebellion (Is. 63:10). You come to God on his terms or you don't come at all (Mk 1:4).

resurrection33 View Post
You remember the great and first commandment is to love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and souls. Does that suggest to you that he desires to have personal relationships with us?
Love God. Love your neighbor. We've graduated from the Ten Commandments.

Movin' on Up ~ The Jeffersons
valiant View Post
...[M]ost people don't repent on their deathbed.

It's possible not probable. Jesus didn't come to make men good. He came to make dead men alive (Eph 2:1).

"Most men die at 27, we just bury them at 72." ~ Mark Twain
resurrection33 View Post
I suspect a lot of people are still wresting with adultery. Remember how Jesus told us not to look lustfully at people?

Sexual sinners go into the Great Tribulation (Rev. 2:18–24). If they've rejected the gospel prior to the rapture they will be sent a strong delusion to believe the lie (2 Thess 2:11).
resurrection33 View Post
[Our law higher not lower (Mt 5-7)]...[W]hen you say, "We've graduated from the Ten Commandments." I have to wonder where you are coming from.

I'm coming from the church. Are you still under the law? Haven't repented? 1 Ti 1:9


resurrection33 View Post
We should obey the Lord's commandments. Why wouldn't you want to?
An unbeliever and a make-believer don't obey--can't obey the law (Ro 7). The law showed us how sinful we are and we agreed with God that we need a savior; so, we put our trust in him. We live by faith (Ro 8).
resurrection33 View Post
When we obey the Lord, we avoid a lot of serious trouble.
We obey the Lord because we love him and we love our neighbor (Ro 8).

I don't cheat on my husband because I have a post-it note on the visor in my car that reads: Don't forget--don't cheat on hubby today and then drive through town like a braying horse looking for someone to bed (Ps 32:9, Pr 26:4, Jer 2:24, Jas 3:3)-- whilst remembering my pledge for the day.

Who could keep that up for a lifetime? 1 Ti 1:19
tourist View Post
You absolutely should obey the Lord's commandments.
Mal 4:4-6, Mt 24:14
resurrection33 View Post
...[I]n the end, do the Lord's will and things go well.
His way is the best way (Jn 10:10).

Yoseph View Post
He, who began a good work in you is also the finisher of our faith...grace.
Right, foolish Galatian (Ga 3:3). They were not to return to Judaism. What we have is so much better--it blew Paul away. The sprit would come and go with Saul and in this dispensation the Holy Spirit would come and stay. There's no better deal than to be in Christ. When we're gone--Are we there yet?-- that benefit is gone.
samuel23 View Post
I suppose that we all want to believe that a person who did not live for the Lord got saved just before they died, and maybe a few do, however at this age I have come to believe that most people die as they have lived.
"There's always hope. There's just no chance." ~ Dennis Prager



About Salvation