What is a lost soul? Hmm…. You know, as a seasoned Christian, I think I can identify it, by my own life. I can say, I have been lost.
I have been found. By Christ. But, I have and had my part in this matter as well.
I WILL SEEK THAT WHICH WAS LOST, AND BRING AGAIN THAT WHICH WAS DRIVEN AWAY, AND WILL BIND UP THAT WHICH WAS BROKEN, AND WILL STRENGTHEN THAT WHICH WAS SICK; BUT I WILL DESTROY THE FAT AND THE STRONG: I WILL FEED THEM WITH JUDGMENT. EZEKIEL 34:16. KJV.
A lost soul, is someone who has lost their way, because they are not seeking Christ. Urgently, and in a relationship. Not religion. Please do not confuse religion, rules, regulations, rituals, and traditions made by men, and groups.
I am talking about a moment to moment relationship, and a prayer life, that is constant with Christ. Seeking truth, from your King James bibles. I am talking about someone who has seen the error of their ways, and made Christ their Lord and savior. They believe. But not only do they believe, they actively pursue Christ.
And even if you are a Christian, you can get lost, we all can get lost from time to time.
And the thing is, that there is an enemy, who only wants to deceive, and lead you away from Christ. The enemy does not want you to seek the light.
The enemy does not want you to seek truth, seek the way, the truth, and the life in Christ. (John 14:6 KJV) The enemy, wants a soul to be lost. This is where the enemy wants to lure you into his kingdom of darkness, and that is to be eternally lost.
I feel the urgency lately, to first to speak to my brothers and sisters in Christ, to implore you to guard your salvation. Cherish it. Remember what Christ did on the cross for you. Be humble, be love, forget about the pride, throw away those things that corrupt the inner person. Do not lose your way. DO NOT GET LOST! Be repentant daily….
Remember the way, is narrow…
ENTER YE IN AT THE STRAIGHT GATE FOR WIDE IS THE GATE, AND BROAD IS THE WAY, THAT LEADETH TO DESTRUCTION, AND MANY THERE BE WHICH GO IN THEREAT: BECAUSE STRAIGHT IS THE GATE, AND NARROW IS THE WAY, WHICH LEADETH UNTO LIFE, AND FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT. MATTHEW 7:13-14. KJV.
Do you see that last sentence from my King James Bible? It says that there are few that find it. Few…. Are you one of those few, who may not find it, because you are lost?
Friend, only you can determine where you are with Christ. Only you know where you have been? Spiritually, in the light or darkness? We can lose our moral compass, and get lost.
But I implore you, if you have first not made Christ your Lord, and savior, you are in darkness. This is not a joke. This is something, I hope you read, and take to heart.
Because the bottom line is, there is a line, we can cross into light or darkness. And you do not want to play with your salvation. You do not want to lose it, and you do not want to lose a chance to gain, eternal security with Christ. Why do I say this, because again, I have had spiritual battles, where the enemy wants to deceive me.
A little history, here, as a testimony. I accepted Christ as Lord and savior, when I was young. But, I got “Lost” I played with my salvation. When I got older, I sinned, I wanted the ways of the world. I hit the bottom of the barrel so to speak, and not every body may do that, but I thank God I did, because it did teach me to value my salvation.
It taught me to seek Christ, whole heartily, and with every ounce of my being. Because I was a “backslider” I truly believe, if I had died, during that time, before, hell would have been my destination. I would have lost my salvation.
So do not argue with a soul, who has been there, done that. I know. Salvation can be lost. But I seek to always obey God. By His commandments. Do you?
I HAVE GONE ASTRAY LIKE A LOST SHEEP; SEEK THY SERVANT: FOR I DO NOT FORGET THY COMANDMENTS. PSALM 119:176. KJV.
Some people do not hit hard, like I did. Not all people are the same, not all experiences are the same. But the deception is, you may think life is fine and dandy, but you are lost. You may have everything going for you, but you are “lost.” Friend, I implore you, whether you accepted Christ as Lord and savior, or not, do not lose your way. Do not play with your salvation.
Now the deception is this, that comes from the enemy. He wants you to think once saved is always saved. But its not. Because sin, separates us from God. This is King James scriptural. Look up that scripture. In a King James Bible. Without repentance, that sin, will separate you from heaven, when you leave this earth.
The enemy also wants to deceive you by the Bible you use, so use a King James, it is holy and anointed. Friend, the deception is in the changing of the words, and they are not Gods words, they are words that come from hell itself. I have made the comparisons I know.
I implore you, if you are lost, repent. Repent, and acknowledge to God your sins. Your pride. Your short comings. Yes, because we all sin, we all come short of the glory of God. You see, we just don’t know when we are going to leave this earth. Obedience to God is so important.
And I just know, for, I just see the deception. I see, the “lost” world we live in.
I see Pastors, and Christians, that are in “la-la land”. They really are not aware, nor do they care for those who do not know truth, and they are not seeking the “lost” as Christ called us to do. They are silent. They do not have the urgency to bring people to the light. They do not witness, to others. They do not warn others. The enemy has done a number on so many, because they do not want to judge.
Quit confusing judging with warning a soul! We are called to judge righteously. And we are called to warn. See Ezekiel 33.
And if you are not sharing the gospel, trying to win a soul, you may be lost yourself.
Yes, think about that…..
BUT IF OUR GOSPEL BE HID, IT IS HID TO THEM THAT ARE LOST; IN WHOM THE god OF THIS WORLD HATH BLINDED THE MINDS OF THEM WHICH BELIEVE NOT, LEST THE LIGHT OF THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST WHO IS THE IMAGE OF GOD, SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM. FOR WE PREACH NOT OURSELVES, BUT CHRIST JESUS THE LORD, AND OURSELVES YOUR SERVANTS FOR JESUS SAKE. FOR GOD WHO COMMANDED THE LIGHT TO SHINE OUT OF DARKNESS, HATH SHINED IN OUR HEARTS, TO GIVE THE LIGHT OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST.
II CORINTHIANS 4:3-6. KJV.
We must reach out to the lost. We must make sure we do not get lost ourselves. We must beware of the enemies antics. For he does come to kill, steal, and destroy. We must be totally submitted to God in fear of God, for the bottom line is, he is the one who determines whether or not we can enter into His kingdom. Yes fear God.
Friends, only you can ask yourself this?
Are you a lost soul?
By Elena Ramirez
THOUGHTS ON BEING ON THE SAME PAGE WITH GOD AND KJV SCRIPTURE…..
As an intercessor, I remember the days, when I used to give someone a scripture, for their need be it health, or guidance, comfort, faith, hope, whatever…. and we were all on the same page with God. For the most part. We all used the same Bible versions. That being the KJV. But it has changed so very much, even in the last twenty years….
Now with all the different Bible versions, I actually have to be specific, and tell a person, use a KJV for the holiness, and anointing so the scripture, you use will not be corrupt. The enemy, has done a number on so many people, and its sad.
Like I say; ” If the enemy can deceive a person in the word they use, he can deceive you in anything.”
I CHARGE THEE THEREFORE BEFORE GOD, AND THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHO SHALL JUDGE THE QUICK AND THE DEAD AT HIS APPEARING AND HIS KINGDOM; PREACH THE WORD; BE INSTANT IN SEASON, OUT OF SEASON, REPROVE, REBUKE, EXHORT WITH ALL LONGSUFFERING AND DOCTRINE. FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES, TEACHERS, HAVING ITCHING EARS; AND THEY SHALL TURN AWAY THEIR EARS FROM THE TRUTH, AND SHALL BE TURNED UNTO FABLES. BUT WATCH THOU IN ALL THINGS, ENDURE AFFLICTIONS, DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST, MAKE FULL PROOF OF THY MINISTRY. II TIMOTHY 4:1-5. KJV.
When I write these posts “Just My Thoughts” or anything I write I usually do it with the goal to help someone, including myself. Writing is an outlet, a way to express myself, that sometimes I am at a loss of words to speak.
But when I write, I usually write from experience. I mean who wants to listen to someone who does not understand, really what is happening, or who wants to listen to someone who may not even have the experience in some matters. I do have that understanding in anger.
After all, I am a warrior. In many ways, I fight. I fight, for what is right, and I fight for survival. I fight, if I have to fight. But in that I have also seen anger rise up in me. I have seen a side of me, that has lost control. And actually that is not a very pretty sight for anybody. Because one can say, or do things, that are irreversible. One can make some mistakes, that after the fact, will show no self-control. And regret.
Regret, is a terrible thing to have, even if you feel God forgives you. Even if someone else forgives you. Because if you have no self-control. You see yourself, the error of not having self-control, and it will grieve you. I have been grieved.
And you need self-control. You need to let the peace of God really rule your heart. You cannot have that without Jesus. Seriously.
I understand this. I understand the anger in me any way. I may not understand your anger. But I understand, how hurt, pain, sorrow, no resolution to issues, can affect your spirit. In anger. Anger if not checked, can grow, and fester into a fire, that becomes out of control.
So you need to know yourself. But more then anything you need to know Jesus. You need to know what He says about anger, and you need to know if you do not fix this even at a moment like this, where you are maybe at some peace, but you recognize the characteristic in you. It could get out of control. You want to be able to see it, stop it even now, and prevent anger.
The thing with anger, and I have seen that in myself, is that something very trivial can set it off. Spilled milk. Seriously, self control has to see the symptoms, to stop it. To give it to God.
Yesterday, I was angry, for a moment. Frustrated, and I cried out to God. Please help me. Because I have been dealing with something that has made me angry, for a very long time. But I have been hiding it. And yes, I have been dealing with it, but it could have gotten very out of control yesterday, but it did not. I thank God.
I do not want it to be expressed in anger. I want it to be expressed knowing God has an answer. That peace, will rule my heart. That I have control, because of who Christ is in me. Just that cry out to God, helped me. Because I realized, I need Him. I surrendered myself to Him. To His authority, to His ways. To His truth, and love. And the anger passed. And to His glory, something happened, I got hope in this matter.
I want to encourage you. Because I know who Christ is. And there is nothing too big, or too small for Him to handle. He wants to help you. But you have to let go of that pride, or anger, or self-will that says, I don’t need Him in this. You do. Believe me, you do. We all need Him. I don’t care who you think you are. Those attributes you may have, or those characteristics that have been a part of any kind of success, you may have, can be gone. So you need God.
He is the only one who can change our hearts, our minds, our souls, our spirits. Whatever it is friend, He can resolve it for you. It may not even be in your time, but if you do your part, to begin the process, you will see the progress. HE sees us, HE knows we need Him. But we have to do the calling on Him. He is the King of Kings, and Lord, of Lords. He has the ability, we just have to submit to Him.
I hope this helps someone. I truly believe the Lord has me writing this for someone, who is so on the verge of exploding, that the consequences could be detrimental to your health, to your well being, to someone you love, or even your career. Don’t let the devil have his way in this.
Yes, we are all entitled to be angry, now and then, but in that anger, be careful it does not turn into sin. Or you go to sleep with anger, there are reasons why God warns us not to do that.
BE YE ANGRY AND SIN NOT: LET NOT THE SUN GO DOWN UPON YOUR WRATH: EPHESIANS 4:26.
Give it to God, even now. Give Him your anger, and sin not. He will help you.
Blessings, and love, in Christ, Elena Ramirez
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When I was growing up, I was warned. In matters of decorum, you don’t talk about politics, and you don’t talk about religion.
Well I threw that adage out the window a long time ago. Because whether people want to agree or not, we need to see whats going on in our country. And we need to talk about it. With each other.
And the strange thing, is that politics are affected by the lack of wisdom, from someone, who does not have fear of God, in such matters. I am not wincing words here. You do not want to be deceived.
I have seen enough in this election, to make me cringe, that Christian leaders who should have wisdom, and understanding of Gods ways, and truth are not supporting it. They are not vocal about it.
And in fact, are doing and saying things, that are the opposite of Gods truth, and are greatly influencing others. They think because they have the forum, and the power, they can say, what they want, and not have any consequences, concerning that. But they forget there is a judgment day for all of us.
Well that kind of endorsing, is wrong thinking on any Christians part. Because we do all have a responsibility to know Gods truth, to know what God says in a matter, and not to align ourselves with someone, who should know better. Or someone who purposely, disregards God, and His truth.
Politics are affected by these matters. Now I don’t like using the word religion, because it always gives a connotation about a group, or a particular ideology. But what I do refer it to, is to my relationship with Christ, that I have from my King James Bible, and prayer. And yes, I look at the fruit of someone in politics. Something Mr. Cruz, early in his campaign told us to look at. That was wisdom. Without, trying to enforce anything on anybody.
Bully tactics, are something, we should look at. And avoid. Because well, it goes totally against who we are as Christians. Christ, has never called us to enforce something on someone. He does not even take His word, and hit us on the head with it. He gives us a choice. Free will. But if we do not choose Him, well we choose wrong.
Many of you may be like me, where you are disappointed, in who some of our Christian leaders are now a days…
You think they should not support or endorse someone who has shown time, and time again, fruit that is not Christ like. To say the least.
Well, its time for you to stand up, where you are, with what you got. Your King James Bible, which is truth, and not corrupted, and stand and make a stand for the Kingdom of God, and yes for your country.
I believe prayer, is something, we need to begin doing more of. Myself included. And to pray repentant. Because more then ever, we are seeing the fruit of this in our country. The sins, that we have allowed, over, and over again. Including abortion. But we do need to pray. For Gods wisdom for our leaders, including those Christian leaders who let us down. And we need to pray, for guidance, from God and yes forgiveness.
But, concerning Christian leaders who have displayed a parting of Gods truth. I briefly want to say, when I feel that way, I am careful not to pray with them, or agree with them. You see, there is an anointing, that flows from the top and makes a covenant with someone in matters. This is why I would choose to have a Godly president, over someone who does not.
So when I see someone who is in the body of Christ choose someone, I don’t agree with, well that red alert or red flag is revealed. Its not that I don’t walk in love. Its not that I would even want to start an argument. Its a matter of choosing sides.
Gods side, and everything He says. Or what the enemy might choose.
You see, loyalty is very important to God. Being right in His sight. Its far more better then voting, against your conscience.
When we choose to align ourselves, even in prayer with someone, we do not agree with, what does that say to God?
Now we must, especially in these times, be careful, who we align ourselves with. We must ask God for wisdom.
I just think its wise, for myself anyway, not to align myself with someone, who has displayed in conversation or support, to someone who has gone against everything Christ has taught us. Either we obey God, or we don’t. Be careful who you pray with, and agree with.
Since, I cannot be a hypocrite, strange I got tested in this matter. And what I have learned, even in this, is pray, people are not deceived. Pray people get the blinders off of their eyes. Because the enemy will use people, even people, who have a form of light, and they are true darkness. Remember the enemy was light. He can transform himself. Pray you are not deceived. Pray for those who are.
Be careful to be prayerful in matters, more then ever for our country. I just feel the Lord prompting me more to work on my own love walk. To avoid strife. To take on Christ more in my communications, and to avoid arguments, that are just meant to be a snare, to my soul.
After hearing another Christian leader give an endorsement, this is my thought:
Plz don’t tell me you cannot judge someone’s heart. After they have spoken evil! Did we forget what Christ taught us? Are we going to let the blind lead us?
I FOLLOW CHRIST NOT MAN!
“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”
Matthew 15:14 KJV
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”
Luke 6:45 KJV
In conclusion: I just feel led to also remind you to be in prayer for our country more so. To remind you, that you have the ability to be a vessel for the Lord. To work on our love walk. To avoid the spirit of strife that comes from some who really have no sense of truth. Pray for people, but don’t strike up a friendship with, someone who really is friends with strife. Someone, who really just wants to argue. That kind of self confidence, is evil.
Be careful friends, blessings, and love in Christ. May God be glorified, and I believe in miracles. For the United States of America.
MAKE NO FRIENDSHIP WITH AN ANGRY MAN; AND WITH A FURIOUS MAN THOU SHALT NOT GO: LEST THOU LEARN HIS WAYS, AND GET A SNARE TO THY SOUL. BE NOT THOU ONE OF THEM THAT STRIKE HANDS, OR OF THEM THAT ARE SURETIES FOR DEBTS. PROVERBS 22:24:26. KJV.
Loyalty, is one of the most beautiful attributes a person can have. And it is not something that you can abuse, or take for granted. But it is something that must be nurtured. It is something, that you have to show every once in a while. It is something, that always has to be a foundation of who you are.
For loyalty will be dedicated to one source. There are two choices to pick from in loyalty. And your heart and yes your soul has to know which one to pick. You have to be faithful to that source. You have to know that you know, with all your heart, that your loyalty is worthy.
Those two sources, are either God or the devil. And even here I renounce satan, and give my allegiance to God. My loyalty. To the creator of heaven and earth. Why do that? Because God needs to hear it Himself now and then. I need to say it myself to build my foundation. Of my own identity.
I say it here, I write it here, to establish it in my heart, on good ground. My heart, is inditing a matter of expression, to give God glory. And to write about loyalty, to bring understanding to our souls. For the source of wisdom, that I write from, comes from God Himself. Because He is loyal.
He is loyal to us. He is so loyal to us, that He sent His only begotten Son, to die for us. To save us from our sins. To save us from the destruction that comes when one is not loyal to Him. So we must be loyal to God, because He is loyal to us.
When one is loyal to God, you see things in truth. You see things in His light. You see love. You see hope. You see a way, when there was no way. You see God, and His power, and might. You see His truth, and you understand how important it is to be loyal to God, through obedience. You see how precious the sacrifice was of Christ, and you know, that you know, you must be loyal to God, through everything.
This causes warfare. Why? Because the other source that wants to steal your loyalty from God comes from the devil himself. You must never, ever forget, what has transpired in heaven. You must never forget how the enemy, comes to kill, steal and destroy, and you must very importantly know, that you must be very, very careful not to be deceived.
Prayer. With the armor of God on. To quench those fiery darts. To have the mind of Christ.
You must pray. You must pray in this warfare, to be wise, to be reminded, how important it is to be loyal to God.
First and foremost. Remember the warfare in heaven. Remember the angels, that were thrown out with the devil. They were loyal to the enemy. They were not loyal to God.
People, do not see they are tested. They do not see, that God is testing them, to see who they will align themselves with, in loyalty, while we are given time on this earth. They do not see, how important it is to be loyal to God. To choose truth. To choose holiness, to choose His ways, for He is the way, the truth and life. John 14:6.
You may love someone, but if your loyalty is not to God, you can be so easily deceived. You can be so easily swayed to choose wrong. The enemy uses love, to fool people. He uses that which God created, to be corrupted, and changed so he can deceive you. Even in Bibles. This is why I only use a King James. Because it is preserved for 400 years. Not corrupted. I am loyal to God in this matter. And I take heed to the many scriptures that warn not to use or change His holy word, by adding to it, or deleting it.
And if you are not wise to his antics, of the enemy, or to what God wants, you will be fooled. You will be deceived.
The warfare that was in heaven is also in your heart. You need to know, that the enemy, wants to deceive you, even by how you love. What you choose to love. Who you choose to love. From friends, to things, to family, to the spirits, that are deceiving, he wants to confuse you.
Oh it is so important to seek God, in these matters. For He is the only one that will guide you. He is the great shepherd. He will steer you away from things, and people that can hurt you. He knows that we are like sheep sometimes, just so easily swayed to wander off. He knows this. But you have to know this yourself and discipline yourself to please God, to obey Him, to be loyal to Him. To seek Him. To listen for His voice and only His voice. His sheep know His voice, and to another they will not follow. This is loyalty to God. Again what bible are you loyal to? Is it truth, or just a version of truth. Part truth part lie?
The warfare you experience, is because you have not determined this just yet. You are tossed to and fro, because you have not totally made God, your Lord and savior. You are not obedient to His commandments and ways. You know of Him, but you wander off. And the danger of that, is that your soul, could be in spiritual danger. You cannot play with your salvation. You cannot play with being loyal. I call it walking on the fence line, because that is how I used to be. I would walk the fence. I grew up knowing about Jesus. I grew up, even giving my heart to Him. But because I was not disciplined. Because I wanted things my way. I walked in the ways of the world, and I hit the bottom, rock bottom. I was between God and the world. And their is no in-between with God. It has to be with Him, or you will lose.
Not until, I began seeing my loyalties were not toward God completely I saw I was in warfare. I saw my friends, and one friend in particular who I loved dearly, who was not loyal to God. And if anything, the total opposite of anything God represented. Don’t tell me friends do not matter, they do. And their spirits influence you, because you are then linked to them by the spirit, they represent. And if that spirit is not loyal to God, it will not be loyal to you, and they can be your own down fall. They can open the door, to curses because you give them the authority to open the doors to things, that can hurt you because your love, your love for them gives them that authority.
I have learned, if someone is not loyal to God, they will not be loyal to me. I no longer have warfare. That kind anyway. I have made up my mind, soul and spirit If I fight….well thats between me and God. Because He teaches my hands to battle. And I obey Him.
HE TEACHETH MY HANDS TO WAR, SO THAT A BOW OF STEEL IS BROKEN BY MINE ARMS. PSALMS 18:34.
But….I have learned. Of, the kind of warfare that came from heaven, when the angels fought against each other, and I saw who was truly my friend, and who was not, in the spirit, and it is easy to fight against those spirits that so want to steal my loyalty. No! I will not give place to the enemy. I will submit to God, I will resist the enemy, and he will flee. Because I fear God. I will not be torn in my spirit to choose, those who are not obedient to God. Thats their choice! I am sad for them, but my mind, and heart is made up, I will choose God. This is where my loyalty must always be.
So, if you are wondering where your loyalty is? Then ask yourself, do you fear God? Because if you do not, you are not loyal to God. You will have warfare. Within. You have to know. You have to decide once and for all. Who will you be loyal to? I fear God, and it is the healthiest thing I can do.
I choose God. Who do you choose? This will affect your decisions, your blessings, your salvation.
Time is of the essence. Right now, you have this gap in time to choose, but if you do not choose correctly, and with wisdom, and loyalty to choose God. You can lose out. For eternity. Don’t let the enemy steal your blessings, your health, or your love, or anything that God promises to give you. Its not worth it. Its not. You still can be blessed. If you choose wisely.
Loyalty, is proof of love. Never forget that. Christ proved it. What do you have to prove?
Blessings and love in Jesus Christ, for what He did on the cross for me. And I thank my Lord Jesus.
NAY, IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM, THAT LOVED US. ROMANS 8:37. KJV.
LEST SATAN SHOULD GET AN ADVANTAGE OF US: FOR WE ARE NOT IGNORANT OF HIS DEVICES. II CORINTHIANS 2:11. KJV.
HE THAT OVERCOMETH SHALL INHERIT ALL THINGS; AND I WILL BE HIS GOD, AND HE SHALL BE MY SON. REVELATION 21:7. KJV.
AND THE GOD OF PEACE SHALL BRUISE SATAN UNDER YOUR FEET SHORTLY. THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST BE WITH YOU. AMEN ROMANS 16:20 KJV.
“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 KJV
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