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Saturday, January 18, 2014

CRYING WOLF

Is God just "crying wolf" when He warns Christians of falling away or mentions those who have departed from the faith?

The doctrine "Perseverance of the Saints" states that God grants eternal security for all those He has unconditionally selected and saved. IS THAT FACT OR FICTION?

Acts 20:28-30 Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. 29 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Was God using the apostle Paul to "cry wolf" even though there was no danger to the church?

Galatians 5:4 You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

Was the declaration by Paul, to those Christians who were trying to be justified by the law, just an other example of God "crying wolf" through the apostle Paul?

1 Corinthians 9:27 but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

If "once saved always saved" is God's doctrine; then how could Paul be disqualified? Was Paul just "crying wolf" as some might proclaim?

Hebrews 6:4-6 For in the case of those who have once been enlighten and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the power of the age to come, 6 and when then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame.

Why would God warn of the possibility of apostasy if all Christians were guaranteed eternal security? Was God just "crying wolf" one more time?

Revelation 3:1-5 "To the angel of the church in Sardis write......4 But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life....

Jesus sent this message to the church. Note: Jesus said only a few had not soiled their garments. Jesus makes it clear that church members can have their names erased from the book of life. Was Jesus just "crying wolf?"

GOD CANNOT LIE!
Titus 1:2 in the hope of eternal life , which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,


God promised eternal life, He did not promise Christians; that they could never fall from grace.

2 comments:

  1. Actions speak louder than words. I am FED UP with so called Christians happy to preach and pontificate yet who show little or no love and genuine,from the heart kindness when it really matters. Deeds,not words, please Steve.

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  2. I really enjoyed this. Thanks for posting. I like how you get right to the point and speak scripture and stay on target. Very enouraging. This blog has become a quick refrence for me to jump start some of my studies.

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