I thought I would reblog this as an exhortation to pursue holiness (Heb 12:14); ‘work out their (our) own salvation with fear and trembling’ (Phil 2:12); deal with and repent of sin in our lives (Eze 3:18-21); refrain from compromise and hypocrisy in our faith walk; and pursue truth by diligently studying God’s Word for ourselves, that we be found worthy of Him (1 Thess 2:12).
” But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.” Titus 3:9
https://heulu.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/repent-return-and-remain-with-god-shofar-ebook-chapter-7/ A church’s ministry should serve 3 groups: unbelievers, believers that backslide, and believers.
http://ligonier.org/learn/articles/preaching-wrath-god/ The whole counsel of God must be preached. God is God of Grace and God of Judgment.
(Thanks to Darrell Creswell for his illustrated scripture.)
WHAT DOES OSAS MEAN? I recently discovered what OSAS meant when I came across this acronym from reading different posts. There are many Christians who subscribe to this teaching of ‘Once Saved Always Saved’, which is what OSAS means. According to the scripture above we did nothing by ourselves to deserve God’s grace and gift of salvation. I certainly believe this to be true, that Jesus paid the price for our sins, calling us “out from darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Pe 2:9). . .
BUT we are also called to Righteousness and Holiness:
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This is very well written about the true Christian’s perspective when he sees what is happening in our society, nation and world today; what his response and focus should be on as prophecies are being fulfilled before our eyes.
Brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you not to be shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit, word or letter, as if from us, that the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
Look and see the fulfilling of scripture, as it will soon be fulfilled when ministers in the so-called “temple of God” starts marrying same-sex couples, because they are of the same culture. Have you noticed that there is a global law for…
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