“Salvation ‘Confusion?’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Ephesians 2:8-9-10) For by grace you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
(Eph 2:9) Not of works; lest ‘anyone’ should Boast.
(Eph 2:10) For we are His workmanship; created in Christ Jesus to good works; which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.
*** (Titus 3:5) not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
*** (Romans 11:6) But if by grace, then it is no more of works; otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it is of works, then it is no more of grace; otherwise work is no more work.
Please allow me to ask you a “Question”…? How does a ‘Finite Human Being’… earn their “Eternal Salvation”… from an “Infinite God”…? He or She… “Can Not!” Mankind is “Sinful” by nature… born in ‘Sin & Trespasses’… passed on to the Human Race… by the ‘Rebellion & Disobedience’… of Adam & Eve…! We are born “Sinful”… and that is why Christ Jesus came… to redeem a Lost Human Race! How then can a sinful person… earn salvation… from a Holy Eternal God…? They “Cannot earn salvation”… it is the “Gift of God”… by His Grace, Love & Mercy…! What it gets down to is… Who do You Believe…? God and His Holy Word… or what some Church Denomination… “Teaches”…?
*** (Hebrews 5:9) And being perfected, He [Jesus] became the Author of eternal salvation to all those who obey Him,
*** (John 7:38-39) The one who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, will have rivers of living water flowing from his heart."
(John 7:39) Now he said this about the Spirit, whom those who were believing in him were to receive. For the Spirit was not yet present, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.
*** (Ephesians 4:4-5-6) There is one body and one Spirit. In the same way, you were called to the one hope of your calling.
(Eph 4:5) There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
(Eph 4:6) one God and Father of all, who is above all, through all, and in all.
*** (1Corinthains 12:13) For also by one Spirit we are all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free, even all were made to drink into one Spirit.
*** (John 3:3) Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
“Christian or ‘Born Again’ – 101”…Blog.
Being “Born Again”… that is being born from Above… by the Holy Spirit of God; is what makes… “One a Christian!” Church membership or any other action… does not make one a ‘Child of God!’ It is His Holy Spirit… indwelling that human… that give that one… that divine relationship… whereby we may call God… “Father–Abba [Daddy]”…! Christ Jesus is called the Lamb of God… and specifically the Passover Lamb of God. When the Jews celebrated the Passover… that word picture… looked forward to Christ the Messiah. In the NT we look backward towards the Cross… where Christ said… “It Is Finished”…!
*** (Romans 8:15-16-17) For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the [Holy] Spirit of adoption by which we cry, Abba, Father!
(Rom 8:16) The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.
(Rom 8:17) And if we are children, then we are heirs; heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ; so that if we suffer with Him, we may also be glorified together.
*** (John 1:29) The next day John [the Baptist] sees Jesus coming to him and says, Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
*** (1Corinthians 5:7) Therefore purge out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For also Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
*** (John 19:30) Then when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, It is finished! And He bowed His head and gave up the spirit.
“It is ‘Finished!’ – 101”…Blog. [1/2]
“It is ‘Finished!’ – 201”…Blog. [2/2]
Do you understand; “Biblical Forgiveness”…? Do you understand that Christ Jesus… took our place… on the cross and… “Died in… ‘Your’ place… for You”…? God the Father… sees us in Christ; and thus we are “Positionally Forgiven” of all our SIN/SINS… “Past, Present & Future!” Future you say…? When Christ died and rose again… it was over 2,000 years ago. All of us were in the ‘Future’. But we do “Sin”… some by ‘Commission’ and some my ‘Omission!’ That is why we have an Advocate with God… Christ Jesus! When we confess and forsake our SIN/SINS… we are “Forgiven” in the ‘Practical’ sense. Did you ever say something you ‘wish’ you hadn’t…? Or have that ‘Thought’… and continue to entertain it… till convicted by the Holy Spirit…? Remember… SIN is the Root… SINS are the Fruit…!
*** (Matthew 3:8) Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance;
*** (Proverbs 28:13) He who covers his sins shall not be blessed; but whoever confesses and leaves them shall have mercy.
*** (1John 1:5-to-10) And this is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.
(1Jn 1:6) If we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the Truth.
(1Jn 1:7) But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
(1Jn 1:8) If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
(1Jn 1:9) If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
(1Jn 1:10) If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.
“No Condemnation – 101”…Blog. [1/2]
“No Condemnation – 201”…Blog. [2/2]
Salvation is the Gift of GOD… “Nothing More”… “Nothing Less”..! Can you earn a gift…? Absolutely Not! When someone gives you a ‘Gift’… do you have to do anything to earn it…? Absolutely Not…! Well why then would you think ‘You’ have to be… “Water Baptized”… to be a Child of God…? If you will take the time and read through these References and Blogs… there are enough Bible verses… to validate these facts. When one is Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God… they must Read & Study the Holy Word of God… to grow in God’s Grace and in the understand of Bible teachings. This learning is by the Holy Spirit… as One spends time in the Holy Word of God…!
*** (John 16:13-14-15) However, when He, the [Holy] Spirit of Truth, has come, He will guide you into all Truth. For He shall not speak of Himself, but whatever He hears, He shall speak. And He will announce to you things to come.
(John 16:14) He will glorify Me, for He will receive of Mine and will reveal it to you.
(John 16:15) All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.
*** (Romans 5:8) But God commends His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.
*** (1John 5:10-to-15) He who believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself. He who does not believe God has made Him a liar; because he does not believe the record that God gave of His Son.
(1Jn 5:11) And this is the record; that God has given to us everlasting life, and this life is in His Son [Jesus].
(1Jn 5:12) He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
(1Jn 5:13) I have written these things to you who believe on the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have everlasting life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Water Baptism and Salvation – 101 Blog.
Salvation – temp-or-permanent - 101?
Where does “One”… go from here…? You alone must make the Choice…! Believe God and His Holy Word… “OR”… Believe what some Church Denomination says…? So who are you going to Trust with your… “Eternal Destination”…?
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.
*** (Numbers 23:19) God is not a man that He should lie, neither the son of man that He should repent. Has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good?
*** (1Thessaloninans 5:21) Prove all things, hold fast to the good.
*** (Acts 17:11) And these were more noble = than those of Thessalonica, = in that they received = the Word = with all readiness of mind = and = searched the Scriptures daily to see if those things were so [or Not].
*** (Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and to the testimony! = If = they do NOT speak according TO this Word, = it is because NO light = is in them.
*** (Luke 16:31) And he said to him, If they = do NOT = hear Moses and the Prophets, = they will NOT = be persuaded, = even though one rose from the dead.
*** (Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you according to the wisdom given to him
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, = speaking in them of these things; = in which are some things hard to be understood, = which the unlearned and unstable = pervert, = as also they do the rest of the Scriptures, = to their own destruction.
Love; in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.