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Authentic Disciples vs Counterfeits [podcast]

"But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience (continuance)." Luke 8:15

“And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.” Acts 24:16

WHEN God is truly first in your life, EVERYTHING you do, your whole life, revolves around your fellowship with and obedience to Him (Matthew 6:33; Luke 19:27). All others are counterfeits. Repent now. Put the LORD first or perish (Matthew 25:1-13; Titus 1:16; 1 John 2:4; Revelation 3:15-16, etc.).

OSAS (once saved always saved), eternal security people are those who want the guarantee that they are going to Heaven no matter how they live on earth. Jesus gave no such guarantee. This is the band of moral cowards who refuse any real accountability or personal responsibility. They force a lie on God’s Word, manipulating it, taking it out of context to say that they are “eternally secure” without following, worshiping, remaining in fellowship with, and obeying Jesus ON HIS STATED TERMS to the end of their life on earth. These are the vilest of snakes in the church world today of which Jude specifically warned us about (Jude 4). BEWARE.

Who are Jesus’ Authentic Followers?

“He that covereth (hides) his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” Proverbs 28:13

WANT to see an authentic truth-seeker? They are honest about their own utter, desperate need for Jesus today! (See Psalms 51; 32:5; 38:18; 69:5; Matthew 5:3 and Luke 18:13.) They are fighting the good fight of faith and do not make excuse for their sin but rather confess and forsake it, cutting off the hand and plucking out the eye – whatever it takes (Proverbs 28:13; Mark 9:43-49; 1 Timothy 6:12). God is presently working in their lives – unlike the self-serving OSAS counterfeits who have a mere “form of godliness” and from whom the LORD has departed (Philippians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:5).

Like David, each of us has more than abundant reason to cry out to God! Psalms 51

WHEN a person believes OSAS/eternal security, it clearly reveals that:

1. They are not being honest with God (Luke 8:15).
2. They are not honest with His Word (Romans 3:4).
3. They are self-deceived (Titus 3:10-11).
4. God has sent them a “strong delusion” because they don’t love His truth (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)
5. They are not studying to show their own selves approved to God but rather following snakes who tell them what they want to hear – tickle their ears (2 Timothy 2:15; 4:2-5; Jude 3-4; Isaiah 30:9-10, etc.).
6. Have turned the grace of God into “lasciviousness” – license to sin (Jude 3-4).
7. If they live in sin, which is usually the case, they are no longer saved by grace because they continue in sin instead of repenting, confessing it, and obeying God (Romans 6:1-2; Galatians 5:4; Titus 2:11-12; Hebrews 12:14-15).
8. They are hell bound and it’s going to be worse than if they’d never known, experienced initial salvation (Ezekiel 33:12-13; 2 Peter 2:20-21).
9. They have departed from the faith due to giving in to “seducing spirits and doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1-2).
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