I had a dream about how people that are truly saved, change or repent from their wicked habits. The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom. Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Families will be divided. Use the KJV to guide your actions. Love the lord.
5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. 8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
I Don’t believe in easy believeism or once saved always saved.
Hebrews 6:4-6 (KJV): “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”
2 Peter 2:20-22 (KJV): “For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.”
1 Corinthians 9:27 (KJV): “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”
Matthew 24:13 (KJV): “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Means even if it is your head.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (KJV): “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” I know a bunch of habitual drunks that are Christians. We all sin and fall short but break your habit.
Galatians 5:19-21 (KJV): “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Revelation 3:15-16 (KJV): “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”
Matthew 25:1-13 (KJV): The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, where the wise virgins are prepared and enter the wedding feast, while the foolish virgins are unprepared and locked out.
The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:3-9, 18-23; Mark 4:3-9, 14-20; Luke 8:4-8, 11-15): This parable teaches about different types of hearts or people who receive the word of God. It emphasizes the need for a receptive heart that perseveres in faith and bears fruit, as opposed to a heart that quickly falls away or becomes unfruitful.
The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43): This parable teaches about the coexistence of true believers (wheat) and false believers (tares) in the kingdom of God until the final judgment. It emphasizes the need for discernment and perseverance in identifying and separating true faith from false faith, and warns against assuming eternal security for all professing believers. I think for the prosperity teachers.
The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30): This parable teaches about the stewardship of God’s gifts and resources. It emphasizes the need for faithful obedience and diligent service in using and multiplying what God has entrusted to us, and warns against negligence or unfaithfulness that may result in loss of reward or even punishment.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32): This parable teaches about the unconditional love and forgiveness of God towards repentant sinners. While it does not directly address the doctrine of eternal security, it emphasizes the possibility of repentance and restoration for those who have strayed from the faith, and warns against self-righteousness or presumption.
The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree (Luke 13:6-9): This parable teaches about the need for repentance and bearing fruit as evidence of genuine faith. It emphasizes the urgency of turning away from sin and producing the fruits of righteousness, and warns against taking God’s grace for granted or assuming eternal security without a changed life.
Parable that describes a person who is lazy or partying while their master is away. It is known as the Parable of the Faithful and Wise Servant, or the Parable of the Watchful Servant. The parable is found in Luke 12:35-48 and goes as follows:
“Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all? And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.” (Luke 12:35-48, KJV)
This parable teaches about the importance of being watchful, faithful, and responsible while waiting for the return of the Lord, who represents the master in the parable. The faithful and wise servant is ready and prepared for the master’s return, diligently carrying out his duties. However, the unfaithful servant, thinking that the master is delayed in his return, becomes lazy, indulges in worldly pleasures, and mistreats his fellow servants. When the master unexpectedly returns, he punishes the unfaithful servant severely.
The parable serves as a warning against complacency, laziness, and neglecting our responsibilities as believers while awaiting the return of Jesus Christ. It emphasizes the importance of being watchful, faithful, and obedient in our actions and attitudes, and being prepared for the Lord’s return at any moment. It also underscores the principle of accountability, stating that those who have been given much will be required to give an account for their stewardship. AICB
The Parable of the Wedding Feast, found in Matthew 22:1-14 in the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, does not directly address the false doctrine of “once saved always saved.” However, some interpretations of this parable can be used to counter the idea of unconditional eternal security or “once saved always saved.”
In the parable, a king prepared a wedding feast for his son and sent out invitations to guests. But those who were invited made excuses and refused to come. The king then invited others from the highways and gathered both good and bad guests to fill the wedding hall. When the king came to see the guests, he noticed one who was not wearing wedding clothes. He asked him why he was not wearing the proper attire, and the man was speechless. The king then had the man bound and cast out into outer darkness.
The parable illustrates the importance of being prepared and properly clothed for the “wedding feast,” which represents the kingdom of God or salvation. The guest who was not wearing the wedding clothes symbolizes a person who may have accepted the invitation to salvation or professed faith in Christ but has not truly repented or demonstrated a changed life through righteous living. The man’s lack of proper attire resulted in his expulsion from the wedding feast, representing exclusion from the kingdom of God.
In the context of the false doctrine of “once saved always saved,” which teaches that once a person is saved, they are eternally secure regardless of their subsequent actions or lifestyle, the Parable of the Wedding Feast can serve as a counterpoint. It emphasizes the need for ongoing repentance, righteousness, and preparedness for the kingdom of God, and it implies that a mere profession of faith or initial acceptance of an invitation to salvation may not guarantee eternal security if one does not continue to walk in righteousness.
This parable underscores the biblical teaching of the need for genuine repentance, faith, and obedience as ongoing processes in the life of a believer. It challenges the notion that a one-time decision or confession of faith alone guarantees eternal salvation without any requirement of continued faithfulness and righteousness. Therefore, it can be used to counter the false doctrine of “once saved always saved” by emphasizing the importance of a continuous, faithful, and righteous walk with God throughout one’s life as evidence of true salvation. AICB
Matthew, chapter 10, verse 37, in the King James Version (KJV). “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” Does that sound like easy believism?
“Easy believism” is a term that is often used to describe a superficial or shallow understanding of faith that promotes a minimalistic approach to Christianity, emphasizing a simple verbal confession of faith without genuine heart transformation or commitment to a life of discipleship. While there is ongoing debate and interpretation regarding this concept, some Scriptures that could be used to counter an overly simplistic or superficial view of faith include:
This passage from the Epistle of James emphasizes that genuine faith is not just a matter of words or verbal confession, but it is accompanied by corresponding actions and works. It challenges the idea of faith without works, indicating that true faith results in a transformed life that is evident through good works.
In this verse, Jesus himself challenges the notion that verbal confession alone is sufficient for salvation. He emphasizes the importance of doing the will of the Father as evidence of genuine faith. It implies that mere verbal profession of faith in Jesus is not enough, but it must be accompanied by a lifestyle of obedience to God’s will.
This verse highlights the call to discipleship and the cost of following Jesus. It challenges the idea of easy believism by emphasizing the need for self-denial, taking up one’s cross daily (referring to the willingness to endure suffering and persecution for the sake of Christ), and following Jesus wholeheartedly. It underscores the sacrificial and committed nature of genuine faith.
This verse from the book of Romans emphasizes the concept of presenting one’s entire life as a living sacrifice to God. It challenges the idea of compartmentalizing faith or relegating it to mere verbal confession, but rather, calls for a holistic surrender of one’s life to God as an act of worship. It implies that genuine faith involves a wholehearted commitment to God that encompasses all aspects of life.
These are just a few examples of Scriptures that could be used to counter the concept of easy believism, emphasizing the need for genuine heart transformation, ongoing commitment, obedience to God’s will, self-denial, and a holistic surrender of one’s life to Jesus as evidence of true faith. It’s important to remember that biblical interpretation can vary, and a thorough study of the Scriptures in their context is always recommended to gain a comprehensive understanding of any theological concept. AICB
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