Eternal security? or loss of salvation? what does the bible really say on these two subjects!

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Anyway, Jesus's first coming in the flesh was strictly to the Jews (Romans 15:8). He forbidded the 12 to preach the gospel of the kingdom to the gentiles (Matthew 10:5).
I don't know how much it matters but it's not quite as binary as this although the pattern is focusing on Jews it's true during ministery
But for one thing parts of Galilee had been Hellenized and many non-Jews lived in the area
As an example the apostle Phillip has a Greek name, and the names of his daughters are all Greek as well
Also Jesus was active in Samaria and seemed to count them worthy of receiving it
Jesus also stepped outside the holy land a few times from memory Tyre in Mark and maybe Decapolis, not sure on that one
The 12 and the 72 also firmly set out to the whole world very soon after the passion and we know where some of them ended up going
What i get from this is he always planned from the beginning to include gentiles
 

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I think people have been explaining it to you for a few months now..

as have I in the past.. No desire to go there again.
Yep, I was wondering why you reply to my post.

You realized I never reply to yours for a very long time already?
 

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I don't know how much it matters but it's not quite as binary as this although the pattern is focusing on Jews it's true during ministery
But for one thing parts of Galilee had been Hellenized and many non-Jews lived in the area
As an example the apostle Phillip has a Greek name, and the names of his daughters are all Greek as well
Also Jesus was active in Samaria and seemed to count them worthy of receiving it
Jesus also stepped outside the holy land a few times from memory Tyre in Mark and maybe Decapolis, not sure on that one
The 12 and the 72 also firmly set out to the whole world very soon after the passion and we know where some of them ended up going
What i get from this is he always planned from the beginning to include gentiles
Yes, but the OT timetable was always that Israel have to accept Jesus as their Messiah first, before the Gentile nations can be reached. It was stated in a few places, including Zechariah 8.

Peter also reminded Israel again that they had the priority in Acts 2 and 3, they were God's favorite nation then.
 

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Yes, but the OT timetable was always that Israel have to accept Jesus as their Messiah first, before the Gentile nations can be reached. It was stated in a few places, including Zechariah 8.

Peter also reminded Israel again that they had the priority in Acts 2 and 3, they were God's favorite nation then.
Yes, the Lord told them to seek first the kingdom of God and the physical would be given. The Jews did not. They were to be that city on a hill (Jerusalem) and a light to the Gentiles.
 

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The OT timetable was that Israel is to be saved first by the gospel of the kingdom, as I have stated. Jesus also reminded them that in Matthew 10:5
Didn't notice any comment regarding the explanation noted in that post, as well as my previous post:

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I agree that Peter's instructions were initially directed to the Jews present at Pentecost.

However, God also sent Peter to the Gentiles with the same message. They were filled exactly as the Jews had been and obeyed Peter's instruction to be water baptized in Jesus' name. Afterward Paul became the Apostle to the Gentile nations.

Lastly, Peter played a part in the Samaritans compliance to the same message given at Pentecost. After Philip told the Samaritans about Jesus and His name, they submitted to water baptism in Jesus' name. And later Peter and John were sent to them in order that they receive the Holy Ghost.

I would agree that Peter's message pertained only to Jews if in fact there was no evidence of the same message being carried to others as well. However, the message and required compliance was presented, and submitted to, by all three groups. (everyone living is a descendant of one of these groups) This is what convinces me that all of mankind is required to follow the God-given instructions in order to obtain the spiritual rebirth.

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Samaritans were actually half-Jew and half-Gentile. Interestingly the Samaritans received Peter's initial message from Philip and complied prior to the Gentiles receiving it. Something I have pondered, but am not sure of, is whether the Samaritans Jewish heritage took precedence and therefore the message had to be given to them prior to the Gentiles. Any thoughts?
 

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Didn't notice any comment regarding the explanation noted in that post, as well as my previous post:

Post #187

I agree that Peter's instructions were initially directed to the Jews present at Pentecost.

However, God also sent Peter to the Gentiles with the same message. They were filled exactly as the Jews had been and obeyed Peter's instruction to be water baptized in Jesus' name. Afterward Paul became the Apostle to the Gentile nations.

Lastly, Peter played a part in the Samaritans compliance to the same message given at Pentecost. After Philip told the Samaritans about Jesus and His name, they submitted to water baptism in Jesus' name. And later Peter and John were sent to them in order that they receive the Holy Ghost.

I would agree that Peter's message pertained only to Jews if in fact there was no evidence of the same message being carried to others as well. However, the message and required compliance was presented, and submitted to, by all three groups. (everyone living is a descendant of one of these groups) This is what convinces me that all of mankind is required to follow the God-given instructions in order to obtain the spiritual rebirth.

Post #190
Samaritans were actually half-Jew and half-Gentile. Interestingly the Samaritans received Peter's initial message from Philip and complied prior to the Gentiles receiving it. Something I have pondered, but am not sure of, is whether the Samaritans Jewish heritage took precedence and therefore the message had to be given to them prior to the Gentiles. Any thoughts?
That was after Stephen was stoned by the Sanhredrin.

The nation has rejected their Messiah for the final time, by stoning one who is filled with the holy spirit, they have committed the blasphamey of the HS, which under the Law of Moses was an unforgivable sin.

When God sent Peter to the Gentiles, he is signaling to Peter that Israel has lost her status as God's favorite nation. Peter was astonished that Gentiles could now be saved without circumcision.
 

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The difference between us is that you believe Mark 16:16 and Acts 2:38 were instructions to everyone who believes, Jews and Gentiles.

My view is that they were instructions directed only to the Jews who will believe. It was all Jewish still even in Acts 2:38.
Please review your post above. You said the "instructions" seen in Mark 16:16 and Acts 2:38 were ONLY for the Jews. My response included multiple scriptures that confirm that Samaritans and Gentiles received and obeyed the same instructions. (See below)

I am interested in your thoughts regarding my post #190 below as well.

MY POST #187:
I agree that Peter's instructions were initially directed to the Jews present at Pentecost.

However, God also sent Peter to the Gentiles with the same message. They were filled exactly as the Jews had been and obeyed Peter's instruction to be water baptized in Jesus' name. Afterward Paul became the Apostle to the Gentile nations.

Lastly, Peter played a part in the Samaritans compliance to the same message given at Pentecost. After Philip told the Samaritans about Jesus and His name, they submitted to water baptism in Jesus' name. And later Peter and John were sent to them in order that they receive the Holy Ghost.

I would agree that Peter's message pertained only to Jews if in fact there was no evidence of the same message being carried to others as well. However, the message and required compliance was presented, and submitted to, by all three groups. (everyone living is a descendant of one of these groups) This is what convinces me that all of mankind is required to follow the God-given instructions in order to obtain the spiritual rebirth.

MY POST #190:
Samaritans were actually half-Jew and half-Gentile. Interestingly the Samaritans received Peter's initial message from Philip and complied prior to the Gentiles receiving it. Something I have pondered, but am not sure of, is whether the Samaritans Jewish heritage took precedence and therefore the message had to be given to them prior to the Gentiles. Any thoughts?
 

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That was after Stephen was stoned by the Sanhredrin.

The nation has rejected their Messiah for the final time, by stoning one who is filled with the holy spirit, they have committed the blasphamey of the HS, which under the Law of Moses was an unforgivable sin.

When God sent Peter to the Gentiles, he is signaling to Peter that Israel has lost her status as God's favorite nation. Peter was astonished that Gentiles could now be saved without circumcision.
This comment has no relevance to your comment that the instructions given by Peter were only for the Jews; not the Gentiles. The content of my response, that you continue to avoid, confirms that the Gentiles as well as the Samaritan nations received and obeyed the exact same message.
 

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This comment has no relevance to your comment that the instructions given by Peter were only for the Jews; not the Gentiles. The content of my response, that you continue to avoid, confirms that the Gentiles as well as the Samaritan nations received and obeyed the exact same message.
If you don't want to see the change that happened in the middle of Acts, that astonished Peter in Acts 10, I cannot force you to see that.
 

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If you don't want to see the change that happened in the middle of Acts, that astonished Peter in Acts 10, I cannot force you to see that.
Agreed, Peter’s message in early Acts was a national message of repentance to Israel.
 

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Agreed, Peter’s message in early Acts was a national message of repentance to Israel.
Personally, I find it sad that many Christians believed that the Body of Christ began at Pentecost.

As a result, they fail to understand that in Acts 2-7, all the sermons preached by Peter and Stephen were still directed to Israel and the Jews, and hence miss the deeper meanings in those passages.
 

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If you don't want to see the change that happened in the middle of Acts, that astonished Peter in Acts 10, I cannot force you to see that.
What you are failing to admit is that the Peter's initial message of required obedience to repentance, baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus, and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost is taken to the Gentiles and Samaritans as well. I presented the three recorded experiences to point out that the message is for all of mankind. There are references of compliance to these components seen throughout the N.T.
 

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Agreed, Peter’s message in early Acts was a national message of repentance to Israel.
No one is excluded from the need to repent. Every one who has ever lived must accept Jesus' sacrifice and repent in order to receive remission of their personal sin. John the Baptist introduced the God-given means of doing so. (Luke 3:3) This message was given to the Jew FIRST, the Samaritans second, (half-Jew, half Gentile) and last to the Gentiles. (Romans 1:16-17)
 

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No one is excluded from the need to repent. Every one who has ever lived must accept Jesus' sacrifice and repent in order to receive remission of their personal sin. John the Baptist introduced the God-given means of doing so. (Luke 3:3) This message was given to the Jew FIRST, the Samaritans second, (half-Jew, half Gentile) and last to the Gentiles. (Romans 1:16-17)
Today, one must repent as an individual, Peter’s message was calling for a national repentance
 

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Today, one must repent as an individual, Peter’s message was calling for a national repentance
A nation is but a collection of individuals. When there are many mature believers in a Nation, it is said to be blessed by God. When the number dwindles to a point that displeases God, then everyone feels His rebuke. We are saved individually or lost individually.

The problem that Nations, the Church and families have dealt with over the many centuries is lack of mature believers that lead by example and have confidence in God, and not this world.
 

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Today, one must repent as an individual, Peter’s message was calling for a national repentance
Individuals from all nations were given the same instructions and obeyed. (Acts 2:41, 8:12-17, 10:44-48, 19:2-6, 22:16) Each person is responsible for themselves. (8:35-40 Eunuch, 16:28-33 Jailer/family, 16:14-15 Lydia/family, 18:8 Crispus/Corinthian believers) Just thought you may not have realized this.
 

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What you are failing to admit is that the Peter's initial message of required obedience to repentance, baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus, and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost is taken to the Gentiles and Samaritans as well. I presented the three recorded experiences to point out that the message is for all of mankind. There are references of compliance to these components seen throughout the N.T.
Peter wasn't even preaching to Cornelius actually. He was not expecting God to save Gentiles during that time since national Israel has not accepted their Messiah yet. That was why he never gave any call to Cornelius to "repent and be baptized".

He was just giving Cornelius a summary of what he has been doing with the Jews.
 

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A nation is but a collection of individuals. When there are many mature believers in a Nation, it is said to be blessed by God. When the number dwindles to a point that displeases God, then everyone feels His rebuke. We are saved individually or lost individually.

The problem that Nations, the Church and families have dealt with over the many centuries is lack of mature believers that lead by example and have confidence in God, and not this world.
Now you are correct, under the gospel of grace, everyone is saved individually, Jews and Gentiles.

But under the gospel of the kingdom, it was a gospel for National Israel. Israel always rise and fall as their leaders do.
 
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I'll make it simple for you. If you don't have eternal security then you ain't secure. Jesus is the Author and Finisher of the faith needed in salvation. No other faith will do and Jesus faith never changes.

I would suggest that you go back and fast for another 10 years but you would miss the point.

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Roger. your statement is not biblical. you have taken scripture out of context with the rest of scripture and given it a meaning that God never intended it to mean!! If you were honest enough, and cared at all about what the truth is: you would read the Holy Spirits doctrine that i have posted! If you continue on your present course: it is more than likely that you will never fear God! and you will never turn from your sin! and you will be deceived by Satan into believing that you are saved when in fact you are not! People have died. gone to Hell, and seen pastors there that taught what you teach! The false doctrine called eternal security, as it is taught in our churches today: will gaurantee, that the vast majority of those who believe it; will end up in Hell! that is why it is absolutely imperative that you read the Holy Spirits doctrine that i have attached to this post! God will not excuse willful ignorance! the scripture says:
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
One of the lies that is believed in many churches is that you cannot forfeit your salvation once you truly have it! the study that i have attached soundly refutes the lie of eternal security with teachings of Jesus, Paul, Jame, Peter, and John! In order for you to continue to believe in the doctrine of eternal security: you must deny 38 passages in the new testament that say that you CAN forfeit your salvation!
So you are left with two choices at this point: 1. repent, and read the doctine of the Holy Spirit that i have attached. and then have the fear of the lord enter you in such a way that you will truly repent of your sins and receive eternal life. 2. Harden your heart and stiffen your neck, put blinders on your eyes and refuse to love the truth and go to hell when you die! the choice is yours!
2Co 7:9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

2Co 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

If you have never had godly sorrow that worked repentance in you: you are still in your sins and are not saved! Repentance is essential for salvation! this is what Jesus taught, this is what Paul taught, this is what all the apostle taught! I pray that you would repent so that you can be saved. Please read the attached study! I through the Holy Spirit have answered all questions, and all objections in this study!
oh by the way, when paul says that it is by grace you have been saved and not by works... he is speaking to pharisees who thought that if they kept the law they would go to heaven. and that they did not have to believe in jesus. Pauls letters make it plain that there are works that have to do in order to be saved: (like confession of sin, repentance, believing that jesus is the son of god, believing that he died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead, etc.)
READ THE STUDY!