Post by Brother Ben on Aug 31, 2009 7:47:54 GMT -5
Jhn 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
Jhn 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: Jhn 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand. Jhn 10:29 My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and no [man] is able to pluck [them] out of my Father's hand. Jhn 10:30 I and [my] Father are one.
If one is a true believer, the above verses apply. If someone's theology uses the above verses and adds, "Yes, but..." or "Except for..." you'd better look out.
Our theology is wrapped up in verse 27:
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
If this is not true in the life of the professer, then they need to:
2Cr 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Free yourself from the term, once saved always saved, or eternal security. Instead cling to eternal life. I realize the others are theological phrases, but they can gender strifes, especially when supposes "professers," live like reprobates. Jesus' sheep follow him. Sometimes they stumble, but his sheep hear his voice and follow.
Learn to know Christ and him crucified. Learn to sing to him, and say, "Lord Jesus, you are my righteousness, I am your sin. You have taken upon yourself what is mine and given me what is yours. You have become what you were not so that I might become what I was not." --Martin Luther