" CHRISTIANITY 101" THIS IS MY PRAYER OF HOPE TO THINK AND DO ALL IN LOVE! WHATSOEVER THINGS THAT ARE TRUE, HONEST, JUST, PURE, LOVELY, OF GOOD REPORT, IF THERE BE ANY VIRTUE, AND IF THERE BE ANY WAY TO GIVE PRAISE TO GOD, THESE ARE THE THINGS I TRY TO THINK ABOUT…BASED ON PHILLIPIANS 4:8 I CLAIM THIS BASED BY ALL OF GODS WORD, PRAYING MY THOUGHTS HONOR THE MIND OF CHRIST.
What I am about to tell you is truth, but some are going to get angry. Because they stand on one scripture, but they forget to look in the rest of the Bible. And I am talking about a King James bible.
This scripture, many take to heart, and they don’t think anything separates us from Christ. They stand on it, and sadly they don’t see that there is more, that can separate us from Christ. There is more to it….
WHO SHALL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST? SHALL TRIBULATION, OR DISTRESS, OR PERSECUTION OR FAMINE, OR NAKEDNESS, OR PERIL OR SWORD? NAY IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS, THROUGH HIM THAT LOVED US. ROMANS 8:35-36. KJV.
So, they will argue they will debate it. They will twist it, and look for the loop hole in it.
To defend that they can sin, that once saved is always, saved. But its not. They think their salvation is secure. And they think they don’t have to worry about it. Wrong.
Friend, sin, separates us from God. We serve a Holy God. One without blemish. And yes we can by the blood of Jesus, by repentance, by going to the cross, we can receive holiness. We can receive the promise of that above scripture.
But if sin, is there, and it is not repented. That scripture will not give you that promise, unless you repent. Because if you have sinned, after receiving Christ, you will make your salvation null and void. People do not like hearing that, but even in Ezekiel 33, we are told, to warn each other, and that includes a righteous person.
Please look at this carefully. Sometimes, we can miss it. And there are many reasons, why we can miss it. Perhaps, your Sunday school teacher did not address this, or the pastor. Maybe you are using a corrupted bible, that has translated words, and meanings, so you don’t see it.
But sin, separates us from God.
BEHOLD THE LORDS HAND IS NOT SHORTENED, THAT IT CANNOT SAVE; NEITHER HIS EAR HEAVY, THAT IT CANNOT HEAR; BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS, HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR. Isaiah 59:1-2. KJV.
The only cure for that is to repent.
AND I GAVE HER SPACE TO REPENT OF HER FORNICATION; AND SHE REPENTED NOT. BEHOLD I WILL CAST HER INTO A BED AND THEM THAT COMMIT ADULTERY WITH HER INTO GREAT TRIBULATION, EXCEPT THEY REPENT OF THEIR DEEDS. Revelation 2:21-22. KJV.
Hope this helps you. Maybe you repented, when you first accepted Christ. But repentance, dear friends, should even be daily. Because we all can miss it. We all fall short of the glory of God. We all sin, even when we don’t think we are. Thats pride, if you think you are above all that. Seriously.