In response to: Do you have the saving knowledge? Part 1 of 2
I’ll have to read it again but at first read I wonder if any human will be saved. If one dies before he can repent then off to hell you go? There are thousands of sins one can commit. What if you commit an unknown sin which is sin anyway or you purposely commit a sin big or little and you immediately die what happens?
My problem Michael is the same problem I have with those who try to keep the law. One is under constant condemnation because maybe there is a sin I haven’t repented of or a work that I haven’t done that I know I should have done. (You) he that knows to do good and does it not to him that is sin. Is it possible to be perfect 24 hours a day? If so why did Jesus come if we can do it on our own after salvation. Luther used to spend hours in the confessional booth wearing the priests out trying to remember all the sins he had committed. They absolved him of sin but was there peace in his heart? No he then would go back and beat himself bloody at times. There is a semi-grace message here. What I mean is the sins before you were saved all those sins will be forgiven but… You are at the starting line of salvation from there? It’s what Christ did for you at the point of salvation, (forgiveness, regeneration, sanctification, filled with the Holy Spirit, becoming a child of God) but can instantly vanish away like a puff of smoke if your caught unrepentant when you die right? In the end it’s what we do Knowledge and wisdom that keeps us saved not God’s grace? Even If one operates in the different kinds of gifts and has the works of the Spirit in our lives is there any shalom in serving God? I cannot live like this again. I did that and bought the t shirt. I remember pad tiring going to the altar scared that I would go to hell because I need (knew) I wasn’t perfect. I would rather read his Word live it out the best I can empowered by the power of Gods Spirit and then rest in the arms of Gods grace. Forgiveness is only one sin like I’ve told you before.
Your Brother in the Lord
My dear brother,
My delay in responding to your comments on my post is due to seeking the Lord for an answer that He would have you consider.
This is the Word the Holy Spirit pointed me to regarding your concerns. 1 John 4:18 (KJV) ”There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
To me, my posts speak of the very thing that gives us boldness in the Day of Judgment because in that day, as He is, so we are in this world. We ask, “How can we be?” Because our love is to be (will have been) made perfect by embracing the Way. This is what my book and my posts point to; the goal and the Way to it.
If in Christ, our love is to be made perfect having embraced with all our might the Way He has shown us to love. His love and grace in us is to banish fear from our contemplation. This love frees us and leaves us with a desire to follow literally in His footsteps, adhering to His commands to the best of our ability. There is no fear of condemnation because we have come to understand the law of the Spirit of life and we know it is working in us.” Romans 8:2. This is a condition if Romans 8:1 is to apply.
1 John 4:17 (KJV)
”Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.”
Bob, your own words tell of the fear you experienced early in your walk, afraid you were not perfect. “I remember pad tiring going to the altar scared that I would go to hell because I need (knew) I wasn’t perfect.” You had not yet been made perfect in love.
Your last sentence in your email response to me agrees with what I am saying in my posts. What God expects us to do is to have its glorious result after we sincerely are, as you say, “living it out.”
“I would rather read his Word live it out the best I can empowered by the power of Gods Spirit and then rest in the arms of Gods grace. Forgiveness is only one sin like I’ve told you before.”
Does forgiveness (or unforgiveness) mean far more to us than almost every other sin, if we ever hope to reach eternal life? Do we get in automatically?
Part 2 next post. (an excerpt)
“The true potential for personal freedom now and in eternal life hinges on my obedience to the concepts of granting grace, forgiving, seeking to understand the struggles of others and with determined endurance, compassionately interceding for them. After all, Christ is interceding for me daily. This is perfected love, the priority of a heavenly view not an earthly one.”
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