EVERY WIND OF NEW TEACHING? by steve finnell
Immature Christians are subject to every wind of new teaching. (Ephesians 4:14 Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won't be tossed about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.) NLV- New Living Translation.
The Christians in the first century believed the apostles teaching on salvation. Which was Faith: John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.(NKJV) Repentance: Acts 3:19 "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. (NKJV) Confession: Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (NKJV) Immersion in Water: Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved...Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.(NKJV)
Would a mature Christian leave the first century church of Christ to place their membership in a church that did not believe the apostles teaching on salvation. Would they have joined The Church of Jehovah' Witnesses, The Baptist Church, The Latter Day Saints, The Methodist Church, The Church of The Salvation Army, The Community Church, The Lutheran Church, the Church of The Masonic Lodge, The Pentecostal Church, The Roman Catholic Church?
The apostle Paul asked the elders of the church to guard against those would trick immature Christians with lies so clever they sound like the truth. (Acts 20:28-30 "Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.29 "For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 "Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.(NKJV)
It would appear that over time the elders of the Lord's Church have fallen asleep at the wheel.
Neither Jesus nor the apostles gave multiple terms of pardon for salvation.
FAITH, REPENTANCE, CONFESSION, IMMERSION IN WATER---Just one plan of salvation.