Hoping you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends, as we should be THANKFUL to God daily.
But I appreciate and day where our nation honors one day to acknowledge God and be thankful for the many blessing He has bestowed on us.
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him”
I am THANKFUL to those Brothers who watch my back when I preach in public and detour anyone who wishes to harm me or stop my preaching. These men are willing to lay their lives down for the brethren, something 95% of Christianity will never experience.
“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” Ephesians 5:20
I am THANKFUL for my freedom to preach the God of the Bible in public.
Just call me an old fashion
Unashamed of the gospel
that contends for the faith
Outside the four walls of Church
How about YOU?
“Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers”
And I am THANKFUL for the many prayers Colleen has received from many of you.
“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift” 2 Corinthians 9:15
I am THANKFUL to God for my eternal salvation
Allow this aged work horse to teach you younger horses something.
It appears many younger believers wish to share their faith and witness, pass out tracts, hold a sign and pray for people.
To which I commend you for that, HOWEVER, learn not to tell people that may give a ‘profession of faith’ that they are saved.
A profession is NOT salvation.
So you talked and spent time with them, that’s NOT salvation.
So you were able to pray for them, that’s NOT salvation.
So you hugged them, that’s NOT salvation.
So they agreed to go to Church, that’s NOT salvation.
So they repeated a ‘sinners prayer’ with you, that’s NOT salvation.
So they took a tract from you, that’s NOT salvation.
So they read your sign, that’s NOT salvation.
So you gave them a bottle of water, that’s NOT salvation.
So they had questions and you answered those questions, that’s not salvation.
So they confess that they need a savior, but that’s NOT salvation.
So they stood around for an hour and listened to you preach, that’s not salvation.
Because the Lord will put us in their path after you told them they were saved we to clarify a few things you have told them.
They are Born again?
They still wish to live in their sin, they are not a new creature, old things have not passed away, they are the same person, repent from what.
What are they saved from, their sin.
Not if they still live in it.
Again nothing is instructed on repentance because if that ‘R’ word is mentioned, they might get offended.
Sin must be pointed out and it appears you wish to be their friend rather than communicating truth. Forgiveness?
One can be forgiven, IF repentance is done.
THAT is the order of appearance ‘repent and believe’ not ‘believe and spend the rest of your life trying to repent’ Grace?
Grace does not give us license to sin and if you need a clear Biblical definition on that word ‘grace’ it is found in Titus 2:11-14 in context of salvation.
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works”
I am getting vexed on seeing you pick fruit that is not yet ripe.