Posts tagged ‘salvation’
If we were to simply leave it there, we would be very tempted to think that the writer of Hebrews is referring to salvation and if we are not careful, we will lose that salvation through an “unbelieving heart.” In fact, this verse (among others) is often used as a proof-text to show that salvation can be lost. I do not believe this is the case and if we take the time to strongly consider the context, which we must do, then we will all arrive to that very same conclusion. The question to ask is whether or not the writer of Hebrews is speaking of our salvation beginning with Hebrews 3:12 or something else entirely?
Notice that Lot included himself with the men, not as a homosexual, but as a human being. While the men reacted in anger to Lot, it does not appear that Lot meant to engender anger in them. He was essentially imploring the men to not act wickedly. Yes, on one hand, the comment from Lot could be taken as being judgmental, but it was judgment applied to what these men intended to do. However, it is very clear that while Lot condemned what the men wanted to do, he did not condemn the men themselves.
There is far more that can be accomplished through prayer than anything else. It is through prayer that we align ourselves with God’s ways and purposes. Do we honestly think God doesn’t know what’s going on? Do we think even for a second that God’s hands are tied and He can do nothing without us or that He is waiting for us to change our outlook before He can move? If you think that, I would suggest – with all due respect – that you bury your face in His Word and find out what He is doing NOW.
We are commanded to tell people about the salvation that is only found in Jesus Christ. It is not an option. It is a command “Go therefore…” Our job is to tell people the truth. God’s job is to either open their eyes or not. We have absolutely no control over that because it is God’s responsibility.
It is time that we put a halt to Islam’s reach in this country, and take back what has been lost.
We can go through life as Satan wants us to, being defeated and miserable, always wondering why this, or why that, or we can go through life as God wants us to, armed with the knowledge that He is our King, we are adopted and there are divine riches associated with that position. We need to know them. We need to believe them. We need to live as God wants us to live, overcoming the enemy and glorifying our Lord at every turn.
God has freed me from the Law of sin and death. He lives within me and because of that, I can overcome sin. Because I will never do it perfectly in this life, does not negate the fact that I am a Christian, nor does it somehow sully Christ or His Bride. That is absurd, and the quicker believers get to the point of realizing that beating ourselves up is wrong, because it denies the full efficacy of Christ’s redemption, the quicker we begin focusing on the reality of our new birth and His presence within us.
It is nothing but a form of godliness without the power.