ALL those who do not diligently, daily study God’s Word have told Him He’s not important enough to them! They’ve said “You are not worth putting first Jesus.” He’s a second class citizen to them. He’s not their “first love” – That is, Jesus is not their first and supreme priority. To this Jesus says they must “repent” to be saved into glory. Read Revelation 2:1-7. Lukewarm is Hell Bound
ALL it takes to go to hell irrevocably, is to die in a lukewarm state (Revelation 3:15-6). Jesus was speaking to the Laodicean church and not the world. This is even more Bible proof that OSAS/perseverence of the saints are full blown, soul damning heresies. You on fire? You better repent immediately, lay down your life, and cry out to the LORD to baptize you with the Holy Ghost. The lake of fire awaits.
I’ve been talking to a church going guy for months now whom I found out today believes OSAS. I brought it up and gave him much Bible that contradicts this evil lie. Regrettably this is all too typical of counterfeits in America, produced by the false church. This man has no desires to serve God in his life. His whole “Christianity” consists of going to church on Sunday morning. Sad since this has and is sending millions upon millions to eternal damnation.
Are you confessing Christ or are you denying Him due to being ashamed? “Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. 36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Mark 8:34-38
Who’s true in your personal life?
“Let God be true and EVERY man a liar.” Romans 3:4
Letting God be true simply means letting Christ – His Word rule your thoughts and life and no one else – no other mere man, beginning with yourself. The LORD has magnified His Word even above His own name (Psalms 138:2). Meditate upon this truth beloved.
We must ask the all-important question as to who truly is the final authority in our personal lives (thoughts, will). This is where the battle is won.
“Valiant for the truth” – Are you – yes YOU – “valiant for the truth”? In their backslidden condition, Jeremiah the prophet anguishes over God’s people …. “And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.” (Jeremiah 9:3) He cites them for not being “valiant for the truth” which is a clear indication that someone is no longer right with God – they are lukewarm and will be rejected from eternal glory with Christ if they do not repent before it’s too late (Revelation 3:15-22).
Most people who “go to church” instead of being the church daily, are backslidden. Departing from Christ happens in the heart! See Proverbs 14:14.
ANY person who is not quickening by sound full-counsel doctrine, which includes the essential of fearing and obeying the LORD, is a wolf. Run for your life!
Want to be on fire for Christ? Here’s a list of 5 things to do, beginning now:
1. Read God’s Word (Revelation 1:5).
2. Study God’s Word (2 Timothy 2:15).
3. Make God’s Word your final authority (Romans 3:4).
4. Meditate upon God’s Word (Joshua 1:8).
5. Memorize God’s Word (Proverbs 4:4).
IN THIS LAST HOUR, WHEN YOU SEE THE VILEST OF SINNERS …. Please know that they are closer to being saved than the self righteous religionists that surround us who claim to be Christians …. most who think they are saved today in America are going to hell. They said a prayer in the past and their false pastors have misled them to believe that due to attending “church” they are secure. Nonsense. That’s not what Scripture teaches.
To the self-righteous religionists of His day and our day, Jesus said:
“For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees (self-righteousness), ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:20
ALL who are not literally DOING God’s stated will in His Word – are as sure for eternal damnation as if they were already there! The refusal to walk with Christ reveals that one does not know Him – Does not have a relationship with the Son of God who invites all to “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
Love for Christ always produces an obedience to Him and yet love (relationship) must come first.
“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. … 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” John 14:21, 23
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21
It’s time to repent for real …. and when one does, his life will change! If not, one hasn’t yet repented (Matthew 3:7-10).
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40
— YOU WILL NEVER ACCIDENTALLY LEARN GOD’S WORD. NEVER MIND the excuses. You’ve used that worn out garbage long enough. It’s time for you to truly repent and when you do, your whole being life will build around the WORD of God and nothing else. ANY person who has a “I’ll get around to it” attitude and life concerning searching, studying, and doing God’s Word, is apostate – outside of the kingdom of God.
“Sound doctrine” is biblical language and all who truly know and love supremely the LORD and Savior are becoming more and more grounded in His truth – “sound doctrine.” They seek out and study and are devouring God’s Word.
If you are not in God’s Word daily, you have already backslidden.
To “endure sound doctrine” involves opening our hearts and lives to the full counsel of God’s Word (2 Timothy 4:2-4). The word “endure” here comes from the Greek word anechomai which means to hold one’s self up against, to bear, endure, suffer. Are you suffering “sound doctrine”? Are you bearing “sound doctrine”? Friend, are you holding yourself up against – accountable to – “sound doctrine”?
When God’s Word is not FIRST priority in your life, you are being called by Him today to understand that you are estranged from Him by your own rebellion.
SADLY, SO VERY MANY among us do not understand the utter importance of sound doctrine. Christ’s True Church is Identified by the Ongoing Washing of the Water of the Word and Adherence to Sound Doctrine.
Church goers today are being used or exploited by false leaders who are building their own kingdoms upon the backs and ignorance of those whom the Holy Spirit foretold would “not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” …. Here’s the passage:
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure (Gr. hold themselves accountable to) sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables (stories – story tellers).” 2 Timothy 4:2-4
ANY so-called pastor or Christian leader who has not gotten YOU personally into God’s Word via rebuke, encouragement or otherwise, is an absolute fraud … OR, you are an utter, hardened rebel who has refused to repent. Those who repent know Christ and they WILL seek His face in His Word.
Sound Doctrine for a Glorious Church