Recent content by Sipsey

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

    To clarify for me, are you saying there was no grace involved in the gospel of the kingdom? That it was the Law and obedience that determined individual salvation?
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    Eternal security? or loss of salvation? what does the bible really say on these two subjects!

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

    His words can be parsed to emphasize various aspects of its full meaning. But the fact remains, until one believes that Jesus is who He says He is, there is no salvation for Jew or Gentile. No one I know say just believe and go on with your life. Belief is the basis and motivation for anything...
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    Eternal security? or loss of salvation? what does the bible really say on these two subjects!

    Jn:28-29 Then they said to Him (Jesus), “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
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    Eternal security? or loss of salvation? what does the bible really say on these two subjects!

    To see the context of Php 2:12 you have to back up to 2:1- seeing a “therefore” one must back into chapter 1 and then it becomes as clear as blue sky. It’s speaking of taking the salvation that has been gifted to you and getting out there and demonstrating to the lost world what being made...
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    Revelation 20:1-6, No Physical Kingdom Or Humans On This Earth Are Seen?

    I’m afraid you have failed in your due diligence to properly search for the term “thousand years,” it is used several times in the OT & NT.
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    Eternal security? or loss of salvation? what does the bible really say on these two subjects!

    continue on with Pauls words through Chapter 8 and there is the solution to the dilemma he describes.
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    Eternal security? or loss of salvation? what does the bible really say on these two subjects!

    Massorite, I’m truly happy about your sobering experience. Your change of of heart was a good one. Here is the issue I have with your conclusions. Its about how you feel. God gave us emotions to appreciate things. Its part of who we are, but we are repeatedly warned in Scripture to not allow...
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    Eternal security? or loss of salvation? what does the bible really say on these two subjects!

    One either understands the term grace, or not. My take is that if the fundamental concept of ”grace” is not understood, then it leads to the debate we see here, it is grace, BUT, it is conditional grace. If man cannot instigate the salvation of his own soul, he surely cannot maintain it. If...
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    Eternal security? or loss of salvation? what does the bible really say on these two subjects!

    The Savior is foretold prior to Noah, I’m sure he was aware of mans previous dealings with God.
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    Eternal security? or loss of salvation? what does the bible really say on these two subjects!

    The way i see it, they knew the prophesies, they by faith believed that God would send a Savior, we simply believe He did.
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    Eternal security? or loss of salvation? what does the bible really say on these two subjects!

    I think it may be possible that works may lead one to faith. It seems real faith always produces fruit, but we cannot even take credit for that fruit.
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    Eternal security? or loss of salvation? what does the bible really say on these two subjects!

    Is works without the attendant faith acceptable? What indeed makes one work acceptable and another not?
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    RE;JUST THINK ALL HUMANITY WERE IN HEAVEN BEFORE

    All cultures have their norms and standards. All Christians use a standard from God contained in Scripture. It is the test as to whether something I’d true or not. If an idea cannot be confirmed with Scripture, its best to go with what the Bible says, and not be swayed by opinion.
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    Does man have a libertarian free will?

    I guess our vantage points are different. God placed conditions beginning with Adam & Eve for humans, and apparently with the Angels prior to that. Accountability and Justice are aspects of real love, not some maudlin human concept. Before you say I’m discounting grace, understand that the only...