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Old 01-23-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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  • the devil hates the security the gospel
He will do everything he can to unseat our hope of going straight to heaven when we die. He places messages of doubt\human argument against the Gospel's message.

The devil in effect says:
“You can’t just cruise into heaven on the grace of Christ,”
“You must pave the way with your own efforts.”
"You can't just say the 'sinners prayer' and enter heaven."

Yet that is the way of the righteous, the forgiven, the justified, the perfect, the holy.

Luke 7:50
Jesus said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."

Ephesians 2:8
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
  • The "2nd chance" message
Probably more deciptive while being more appealing. This message can be summed up this way:

“Don’t worry about your salvation now; there will be another chance down the road.”

A very popular message for the unbeliever and it showes it ugly head in Christendom...."purgatory", UR, Preterism and taken incorrectly (please note taken incorrectly!) Millennialism.

Why millennialism? simple. Instead of being prepared of his return, I could simply rely on the time betweeen the 2 days of the Lord to get my "act" together and then be unprepared like the foolish virgins.
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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If we want security in the Lord, I urge people to listen to what the Spirit is saying.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. - Romans 12:1

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. - Ephesians 4:22-24

That he might sanctify and cleanse it [the Church] with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. - Ephesians 5:26-27
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