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Friday, November 16, 2018

TO BLASPHEMY IS "ALSO" AN ACTION!!


BLASPHEMY IS ALSO AN ACTION!!
Most people believe if they don't BLASPHEME against God by what they SAY, with their mouth, they are OKAY. However, to BLASPHEME "ALSO" refers to the ACT or ACTION of insulting or showing disrespect for the HOLY God. To insult or offend God, the Holy Spirit, can be DONE by WORD or DEED (ACTION). The bible talks about particular deeds (ACTIONS) that insult and offend God.

“... The person who does anything defiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming the Lord; and that person shall be cut off from among his people. Because he has despised the word of the Lord and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; his guilt will be on him...’” (Numbers 15:30-31 NASB).

“... Those who brazenly violate the Lord’s will, whether native-born Israelites or foreigners, have blasphemed the Lord, and they must be cut off from the community. Since they have treated the Lord’s word with contempt (disrespect) and deliberately disobeyed his command, they must be completely cut off and suffer the punishment for their guilt...” (Number 15:30-31 NLT).

The bible also talks about those insulting and offensive deeds (actions) as blasphemies. The Levite’s DEEDS (ACTIONS) in making the golden calf was blasphemy. “...When they made an idol shaped like a calf and said, ‘This is your god who brought you out of Egypt!’ They committed terrible blasphemies...” (Nehemiah 9:18 NLT).

"...You shall have no other gods before Me...” (Exodus 20:3 NASB). “…I am the Lord, I change NOT…” (Malachi 3:6 KJV).  Jesus Christ  (the Word of God) is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8 NIV).

King David’s DEEDS  (ACTIONS) of adultery with Bethsheba was considered blasphemy. “.. because by this deed you have given occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is born to you shall surely die...” (2 Samuel 12:14 NASB).“... because you have shown utter contempt (disrespect) for the word of the Lord by doing this, your child will die...” (2 Samuel 12:14 NLT).

Offending and insulting God, the Holy Spirit, is the crux of blasphemy. “...every sin and blasphemy can be forgiven—except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which will never be forgiven. Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, either in this world or in the world to come...” (Matthew 12:31-31 NLT). “...the truth, all sin and blasphemy can be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. This is a sin with eternal consequences...” (Mark 3:28-29 NLT). “... Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven...” (Luke 12:10 NLT).

The SAVED are PROTECTED by insults and offenses made against the “Son of Man,” because they are often made in ignorance. “... Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven...” (Luke 12:10 NLT).

 Jesus graciously accepts our vilification and stands in the gap for our forgiveness. He said, “... Christ didn’t live to please himself. As the Scriptures say, “The insults of those who insult you, O God, have fallen on me...” (Romans 15:3 NLT). “... the insults of those who insult you have fallen on me...” (Psalms 69:9 NLT).

Christ is always an example. He takes our insults and offenses upon himself and we are to follow suit when WE are insulted, offended, and blasphemed against. “... God is pleased when, conscious of his will, you patiently endure unjust treatment.  Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you. For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone. He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly. He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. Once you were like sheep who wandered away. But now you have turned to your Shepherd, the Guardian of your souls...” (1 Peter 2:19-25 NLT).

The bible speaks of another blasphemy that SAVED people, freed from sin, must avoid and that is when their WORDS or DEEDS cause ANOTHER SAVED brother or sister to STUMBLE. “..  if because of food your brother is hurt, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy with your food him for whom Christ died. Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil...” (Romans 14:14-15 NLT).

The SAVED are responsible for making sure their BEHAVIORS and DEEDS do NOT influence OTHERS to blaspheme against God too. “...  if anyone says to you, “This is meat sacrificed to idols,” do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for conscience’ sake; I mean not your own conscience, but the other man’s; for why is my freedom judged by another’s conscience?  If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered concerning that for which I give thanks? WHETHER ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, DO ALL to the GLORY of God. GIVE NONE OFFENCE, “NEITHER” to the Jews “NOR” to the Gentiles, “NOR” to the church of God. Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, BUT the profit of many, that they may be SAVED...” (1 Corinthians 10:28-29 NLT).
 Why should you avoid certain behaviors (good or bad) and be responsible for your ACTIONS for the sake of another brother or sister in the Lord? Because "YOU" love them. "... you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself...” (Luke 10:27 RSV). “…Love does NO HARM to his neighbor…” (Romans 13:10 NASB).“... By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another (John 13:35 KJV). “…God is LOVE…” (1 John 4:4-8 KJV). “…every one that loveth …. KNOWETH God. He that loveth NOT KNOWETH NOT God; for God is love…” (1 John 4:4-8 KJV).

Further, in regard to blasphemy, Apostle Paul admonishes THOSE who claimed to be SAVED and yet LIVE a sinful lifestyle that they were CAUSING God’s name to be BLASPHEMED among the GENTILES. “...the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,” just as it is written...” (Romans 2:24 NASB).

Leading other SAVED people astray through YOUR behavior and deeds is ANOTHER form of blasphemy. “...those who brazenly violate the Lord’s will, whether native-born Israelites or foreigners, have blasphemed the Lord, and they must be cut off from the community...” (Numbers 15:30 NLT).  “...Thus says the Lord God, “Yet in this your fathers have blasphemed Me by acting treacherously against Me...” (Ezekiel 20:27 NASB).

Apostle Paul even INFORMED some teachers they NEEDED to be taught NOT to blaspheme. “... Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme...”. (Isaiah 52:5 NLT).

Jesus, the Word of God, spoke about the type of blasphemy MOST SAVED people FEAR and that’s blasphemy AGAINST the Holy Spirit. “...every sin and blasphemy can be forgiven—except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which will never be forgiven. Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, either in this world or in the world to come...” (Matthew 12:31-31 NLT). “...the truth, all sin and blasphemy can be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. This is a sin with eternal consequences...” (Mark 3:28-29 NLT). “... Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven...” (Luke 12:10 NLT).

Blasphemy, therefore, is a REPROACH (insult, offense, etc.) against God, done by WORD or DEED, especially words and deeds that misrepresents his GLORY, his HOLINESS, or his DIVINE character. “... he spoke terrible words of blasphemy against God, slandering his name and his dwelling...” (Revelations 13:6 NLT). “... My name is continually blasphemed all day long...” (1 Timothy 1:20 NLT). “... Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? And against whom have you raised your voice, And haughtily lifted up your eyes? Against the Holy One of Israel!” (2 Kings 19:22 NASB). “...Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? And against whom have you raised your voice And haughtily lifted up your eyes? Against the Holy One of Israel!” (Isaiah 37:23 NASB).

Every time the SAVED misrepresent their position, as his "HOLY" children, by LIVING, blatant, unrepentant lifestyles, THEY are DAMAGING God, the Holy Spirit’s reputation. “...Don't let those who trust in you be ashamed because of me, O Sovereign LORD of Heaven's Armies. Don't let me cause them to be humiliated, O God of Israel...”  (Psalms 69:6 NLT).  “... By doing this you have shown utter contempt (disrespect) for the LORD...” (2 Samuel 12:14 NIV). “...the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,” just as it is written...” (Romans 2:24 NASB).“…their heart is far from me…” (Mark 7:6 KJV).  th[eir]… heart is not right in the sight of God…” (Acts 8:21 KJV).

In the New Testament, God’s people BLASPHEME (dishonor or disrespect) him by trampling on him, and profaning the blood covenant. They do this by “falling away” or “deliberately sinning,” thereby, they have “insulted (offended) the Spirit of GRACE” (disrespected, dishonored). “…If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?  For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God…" (Hebrews 10:26-31 NIV).

“... The person WHO DOES anything defiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming the Lord...’” (Numbers 15:30-31 NASB).
“... Those who brazenly violate the Lord’s will, whether native-born Israelites or foreigners, have blasphemed the Lord, a...” (Number 15:30-31 NLT).
YOU MAY NOT SAY AN INSULTING OR DISRESPECTFUL WORD AGAINST GOD WITH YOUR MOUTH, BUT WHAT ARE YOU SAYING WITH YOUR "ACTIONS"
ACTIONS, THEY SAY, "STILL" "SPEAK" LOUDER THAN WORDS!!
BLASPHEMY IS ANY "ACT" THAT REVEALS DISREPECT TOWARD GOD, THE "HOLY" SPIRIT AND HIS "HOLY" COMMANDMENTS!!
WAKE UP CHURCH!!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

THE COSTLY PRICE OF "BEING" SAVED AFTER "BECOMING" SAVED!



THE COSTLY PRICE OF "BEING SAVED" AFTER "BECOMING" SAVED.
The SECURITY of SALVATION and ALL that it promises is BASED on the ROLE of God’s IMMUTABLE love and his IMMUTABLE, HOLY nature. “... Nothing]…will be able to separate us from the love of God (WE ARE SECURE IN HIS LOVE), which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:31-39 NASB). “…[God’s] ... love, which is the perfect BOND of unity...” (Colossians 3:14 NASB). “…He [ALSO]… remains faithful (WE ARE SECURE IN HIS HOLY FAITHFULNESS)…” (2 Timothy 2:13 NLT).
THE SECURITY OF SALVATION IS ALSO BASED ON "YOU" SIMPLY CHOOSING TO ABIDE WITH GOD, THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND "YOU" DEPENDING UPON "ALL" THE FINISHED AND "LOVING" WORK OF CHRIST UPON THE CROSS.
"... he said, IT IS FINISHED” (John 19:28-30 KJV).  “…HIS divine power hath given unto us ALL THINGS that pertain unto life and godliness…” (2 Peter 1:3 KJV). “…[ IT IS] SO GREAT … [OF A] … SALVATIONwith signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and GIFTS OF THE HOLY GHOST, according to his own will (HIS OWN HEARTS DESIRE)...” (Hebrews 2:3-5 KJV).“ THEREFORE, …abide in me, and I in you…” (John 15:4 KJV).

Even with ALL the “ONCE SAVED; ALWAYS SAVED” scriptural support, there is a willful, voluntary, and personal responsibility of the human will to CHOOSE to depend upon and abide with God, the indwelling Holy Spirit. “…[YOU CHOOSE]...  this day whom ye will serve….” (Joshua 24:15 KJV). “…abide in me, and I in you…” (John 15:4 KJV).

The personal responsibility for the believer is to CHOOSE to DEPEND upon and ABIDE with God, the Holy Spirit. “…[YOU CHOOSE]...  this day whom ye will serve….” (Joshua 24:15 KJV).

CHOOSING to DEPEND upon and ABIDE with God, the HOLY SPIRIT is a life-long intimate, covenant commitment where a mutual, enduring, continual relationship, with the believer, moves, develops, and grows them spiritually during the journey toward eternal life. “... continue in the faith (continue to depend upon God’s word) grounded and settled, and be not moved away ...” (Colossians 1:22-23 KJV).
“... Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness ...  the one who practices sin is of the devil ...  No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of GOD...” (1 John 3:7-10 NASB).
“... Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God. And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him. Anyone who continues to live in him (ABIDE WITH HIM) will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know him ... who he is. Dear children, don’t let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous. But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil. Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s [SPIRITUAL] ... life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God. So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. Anyone (NO EXCEPTIONS) who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God...” (1 John 3:7-10 NLT).
The book of JUDE also discusses the HISTORY of those who CHOSE willfully and voluntarily to DEPART from God, the Holy Spirit. “...Dear friends ... some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus (the Word) first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later he destroyed those who did not remain faithful. And I remind you of the angels who did not stay within the limits of authority God gave them but left the place where they belonged. God has kept them securely chained in prisons of darkness, waiting for the great day of judgment. And don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment...” (Jude 1 NLT). 

“... These things happened as a warning to us, so that we would not crave evil things as they did, or worship idols as some of them did. As the Scriptures say, “The people celebrated with feasting and drinking, and they indulged in pagan revelry.  And we must not engage in sexual immorality as some of them did, causing 23,000 of them to die in one day. Nor should we put Christ to the test, as some of them did and then died from snakebites. And don’t grumble as some of them did, and then were destroyed by the angel of death. These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age...” (1 Corinthians 10:9-11 NLT).

“...For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them...” (2 Peter 2:20-23 NASB).

... it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment ......” (2 Peter 2:20-23 NASB).

“...It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire...” (2 Peter 2:20-23 NASB).

These passages are TALKING about converted or saved believers. After a person is SAVED, they choose to “….WORK OUT [their]… own salvation…” (Philippians 2:12 KJV). Becoming SAVED, alone, is NOT a FREE pass to ETERNAL LIFE. Being SAVED IS A PROCESS, which is THE PATH to ETERNAL LIFE.
“… Jesus opened a new and life-giving way  ... into the Most Holy Place (ETERNAL LIFE)…” (Hebrews 10:19-20 NLT). “Jesus saith…I am the way…” (John 14:6 KJV). “…"This is the way; walk in it…" Isaiah 30:21 NIV). “…THE WAY is narrow that LEADS TO LIFE, and there are FEW who find it…” (Matthew 7:13-14 NASB).

 Working out your own SALVATION (the being saved process) includes: “…[Choosing to put]… aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to SAVE YOUR SOULS….” (James 1:21 NASB).

 It is actively “…[choosing to] …throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life…” (Ephesians 4:22 NIV).

“…You must [also choose to]…put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor…” (Ephesians 4:25 NLT).

It is “….[choosing to]…let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice…” (Ephesians 4:31 KJV).

“….Ye also [choose to]…put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth….” (Colossians 3:8  KJV).

“…Wherefore [choose to lay] … aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings…” (1 Peter 2:1 KJV).

How can you do these things in order to work out your OWN salvation (work out "being" saved)? “…I can do ALL THINGS through Christ (the Word of God) which strengtheneth me…” (Philippians 4:13 KJV). .“…it is God (the indwelling Holy Spirit) which worketh in [me] both to will and to do...” (Philippians 2:13 KJV). “….Apart from Me (the Word of God), you can do nothing…” (John 15:5 NIV).

Working out your OWN SALVATION (the being saved process)  is a CHOICE. “… [You]… are given...exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be PARTAKERS of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance PATIENCE; and to PATIENCE godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ…GIVE DILIGENCE TO MAKE YOUR CALLING AND “ELECTION” SURE; FOR IF YOU “DO” THESE THINGS, YE SHALL NEVER FALL... (2 Peter 1: 4-9 KJV).

“...HE (SHE) THAT “SHALL” (WILL) ENDURE UNTO THE END SHALL (WILL) BE SAVED...” (Matthew 24:13 KJV).

“… Jesus opened a new and life-giving way  ... into the Most Holy Place (ETERNAL LIFE)…” (Hebrews 10:19-20 NLT). “Jesus saith…I am the way…” (John 14:6 KJV). “…"This is the way; walk in it…" Isaiah 30:21 NIV). “…THE WAY is narrow that LEADS TO LIFE, and there are few who find it…” (Matthew 7:13-14 NASB).

This blog was NOT written to get into the DEBATE with the refuters or supporters of ONCE SAVED; ALWAYS SAVED, but to broaden the perspective on the topic and make believers aware there is a group called THOSE in Hebrews 6:4-8.

The book of Hebrews was written “to the Hebrews” “brethren,” “saints,” and Jewish Christians who lived in Jerusalem at the time. Therefore “THOSE” were a part of the audience the author of Hebrews was writing to in this letter.

The SECURITY of your SALVATION is based upon God’s IMMUTABLE LOVE and your CHOICE to continually DEPEND upon and ABIDE with God, the Holy Spirit, to the end of this earthly life.

ETERNAL LIFE is a destination, but JESUS is the way or path to thar destination.

If you believe ONLY in ETERNAL SECURITY that requires NO personal responsibility of “your” human will in CHOOSING to DEPEND upon and ABIDE with God, the Holy Spirit, you may be SURPISED on the day of redemption.

“…Apart from Me you can do nothing…” (John 15:4-6 NASB). “…[YOU CHOOSE]...  this day whom ye will serve….” (Joshua 24:15 KJV). “…abide in me, and I in you…” (John 15:4 KJV). “…If a man abide NOT in me, ‘he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned…” (John 15:6 KJV).

You can CHOOSE to get into or remain in the DEBATE with the ONCE SAVED; ALWAYS SAVED supporters and refuters who are concerned with one of two perspectives. Perspective 1: The SAVED “will” make it to heaven, because God, the Holy Spirit, does ALL the work of sustaining their SALVATION. Perspective 2: The SAVED “will” make it to heaven, because God, the Holy Spirit, did everything for them upon the cross, through Jesus Christ and they CHOSE to CONTINULLY depend upon and abide with him to the END. “...HE (SHE) THAT “SHALL” (WILL) ENDURE UNTO THE END SHALL (WILL) BE SAVED...” (Matthew 24:13 KJV).

“… it is impossible to bring back to repentance those who were once enlightenedthose who have experienced the good things of heaven and shared in the Holy Spirit,  who have tasted the goodness of the Word of God and the power of the age to come— and who then turn away from God. It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; …” (Hebrews 6:4-8 NLT).

Obviously, there is a third perspective, which is about THOSE in Hebrews 6:4-8. It is better to be AWARE of THOSE, from a BROADEN VIEW, than to get to the END and God, says he doesn’t even know you. “…Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:22-23 KJV). “…For thou art Not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity…” (Psalms 5:4-5 KJV).

Your SALVATION is determined when you REPENT and are CONVERTED by GRACE through FAITH in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
BECOMING SAVED IS A ONE-TIME DECISION TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST INTO YOUR HEART.

BEING SAVED is a decision too and it is also a LIFE-LONG PROCESS which culminates in ETERNAL LIFE for the one who ENDURES to the END of this earthly life. “... it is this Good News that saves you if” you continue to believe the message...” (1 Corinthians NLT). “…abide in me, and I in you…” (John 15:4 KJV). “... continue in the faith... grounded and settled...” (Colossians 1:22-23 KJV). “...be not moved away ...” (Colossians 1:22-23 KJV).“... “...HE (SHE) THAT “SHALL” (WILL) ENDURE UNTO THE END SHALL (WILL) BE SAVED...” (Matthew 24:13 KJV).

“... by faith (by depending upon God, the Holy Spirit) ye stand (endure)...” (2 Corinthians 1:24 KJV).

Regardless of the position you DECIDE to take in the ONCE SAVED; ALWAYS SAVED discussion a continual, uninterrupted FAITH in or DEPENDENCY upon and ABIDING with God, the Holy Spirit, must be part of the journey to the end of this earthly life, which culminates in ETERNAL LIFE. “... it is this Good News that saves you IF' you continue to believe the message...” (1 Corinthians NLT).“…abide in me, and I in you…” (John 15:4 KJV). “... continue in the faith... grounded and settled...” (Colossians 1:22-23 KJV). “...be not moved away ...” (Colossians 1:22-23 KJV).

“... by faith (by depending upon God, the Holy Spirit) ye stand (endure)...” (2 Corinthians 1:24 KJV). “...HE (SHE) THAT “SHALL” (WILL) ENDURE UNTO THE END SHALL (WILL) BE SAVED...” (Matthew 24:13 KJV).

“…[Have]... you have been cut off from Christ! [IF SO] ...You have fallen away from God’s GRACE…” (Galatians 5:4 NLT).

However, “…REPENT YE (Change your mind), AND BELIEVE the Gospel (depend upon the power of God’s Word)…” (Mark 1:15 KJV).

"… REPENT AND RETURN, “SO” that your sins may be wiped away…” (Acts 3:19 NASB).

ONCE SAVED; ALWAYS SAVED?

ARE YOU SURE?