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Jesse's Acts Chapter 24 comment on 11/14/2022, 4:37pm...


This is one of those questions that gets asked a lot. As to whether or not a person can lose their salvation, some say yes and some say no. Both sides present scripture to support their view and oftentimes accuse those who disagree with their view as taking scripture out of context. Both sides pick out verses that support their view.

I can only speak for myself when I say that I am completely secure in my salvation. My salvation cannot be lost. The first question I have to ask myself is am I really saved? The Bible says that all who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. It doesn't say they might be saved. It is a promise to those who truly and with a sincere heart call upon Jesus to save them.

Again, I can only speak for myself. Jesus Christ has saved me. He has sealed me with His Spirit. And He has promised to never leave me. That's where I find my comfort and security. It's in Christ. When it comes to salvation, a person has to decide who they are going to trust. Are they trusting in themselves to keep themselves saved? Or, are they trusting in Jesus Christ, the one who has promised to never leave us, and the one who will keep us saved until the day of redemption, the day He comes to redeem His purchased possession.

I know who I am trusting. If I'm counting on myself to keep myself saved, I will fail. There's only one whom I can trust to keep me saved.

MG, you will have to decide for yourself who you are going to trust for your own salvation, Christ or yourself?


Richard H Priday's Acts Chapter 24 comment on 11/13/2022, 11:05am...

Further clarification would demonstrate that in Christ we are truly fulfilling the law. The law itself could not validate a death sentence for thinking about fornication or adultery; or murder but in the heart it showed that it was worthy of spiritual judgment leading eventually to eternal death. Philippians 2:13 shows that God gives us the WILL (sorry about the shouting just emphasizing stuff here) to obey. We cannot love the law as the Psalmist spends all 172 verses of the longest Psalm (119) describing in the flesh as the flesh and spirit are in emnity. In the flesh we cannot obey as Romans 8:8 and other scriptures indicate.

Again; the ceremonial laws Christ Himself deliberately allowed to be broken (such as eating heads of grain on the Sabbath Day). He also corrected the Pharisees as to what "work" truly involved; showing that mercy was more important than blind legalism by healing on the Sabbath repeatedly.

In some sense then the New Covenant or more superior one abrogated the old (Hebrews 9:15). Even the Old Testament allowed for God's grace to stand above judgment; for instance with David's sin with Bathsheeba that involved adultery and being complicit to murder. These were death sentence penalties according to the law. God also had a greater plan since His lineage came from the line of David. Notwithstanding this; however there was collateral damage such as the loss of the child (who David would see someday in heaven); as well as enemies being a constant thorn in the side.

Our sin is a serious matter; Paul warned the Corinthians about taking communion unworthily (1 Cor. 11:27); as well as in the book of Acts Ananias and Sapphira were killed because they lied to the Holy Spirit. We can then be saved but taken out early; if we are saved. Those who continue in an unrepentant LIFESTYLE of sin likely aren't saved as there is no conviction of the Spirit; or new heart showing genuine conversion. We must not only know the truth but LOVE it.


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