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          Beloveds, we must clear up the lie that when the Lord told Joshua he would have good success through obeying the Law, that this was meant for Christians today. The Lord told this to Joshua that in obeying the Old Covenant of the Law God would give him success in conquering certain lands and taking these lands for the nation of Israel: Joshua 1: 5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
          
          
          
          Also in keeping the Old Covenant of the Law, (which is all they had from God), he would not face the wrath of God and die as Aaron and Moses did for their disobedience to God in not keeping the Old Covenant of the Law: Num. 27: 12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel. 13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered. 14 For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
          
          Moses never preached that the Old Covenant of the Law would make anyone permanently righteous in the sight of God. Here is the truth, preached by our Saviour Jesus Christ: Jhn 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
          
           Luk 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

          Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN.
          
          See Galatians 3, which explains God’s purposes for the Law; and how Jesus Christ has delivered us from it for all time. Feel free to study on your own the numerous verses that fully declare that Jesus Christ is the eternal Saviour and final sole source of eternal salvation for all time for all who believe in Him. See John 14:6.

          

          Anyone willfully claiming salvation based on keeping the Old Covenant of the Law and/ or combining it with the New Covenant of Jesus Christ, or anything else is not considered a Christian according to the Bible.

          
          Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN.

          
          Gal 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the CURSE: for it is written, CURSED is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11 But that NO MAN is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

          1Ti. 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
          7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

          1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

          John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

          
          

    Thu, Apr 19th - 1:25PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS-“The false doctrine of  new testament backsliding”

    Act 15:1 - And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

    Gal. 5:4Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.  Christians cannot, and will not ever lose their salvation. However, false teachers such as Judaizers, came to trick Christians into thinking that keeping the Law was necessary to be saved, rather than through grace alone. The Bible gives all the  profoundly deep and rich understanding that they and all believers need to know, that  grace is God’s exclusive, final, eternal, explicit standard for righteousness. No one can ever please God by keeping the Law. God no longer accepts the Law as the standard for righteousness in any way shape or manner, nor any combination thereof for all eternity.  

    The prodigal son is also misinterpreted as an example of an individual who backslid, but later returned back to be accepted by God. This is a very shallow understanding of this verse which is why the Bible gives additional scripture to prevent this: The son is an example of the sinner who repents, and receives forgiveness from God:  Luk 15:21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. The prodigal was shown to be a sinner before he left home. Inheritance was to be given to the children after the death of the father, but the prodigal was so greedy he could not wait for the father to die, but demanded his inheritance, thus showing he did not honor his father at all.

    Was Demas a backslider, because he was in the ministry with Paul and left, but returned later? The answer is no, because the Bible clearly states the reason he left was because he loved the world above Jesus Christ. 

     

    Is Demas an example of backsliding in the new testament? The answer is no, because although Demas was physically present with Paul, his heart never was, in that he loved the world more than God. The Bible tells us the truth about Demas:

     

    2Ti 4:10 - For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

     

    The Bible tells us with absolute authority regarding any and all who love this present world more than God.

     

    1Jo 2:15 - Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

     

    1Jo 2:16 - For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

     

    Later on, Paul acknowledges Demas as a fellow laborer, which he did not do before. Therefore, the return of Demas is not in any sense of or as a backslider returning, but in the absolute sense of the salvation, of one who has repented and demonstrates it in deed not word only.  

     

    Phm 1:24 - Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.

     

    The story of Mark refusing to go with Paul was not in any way an issue of his backsliding. It was a clear dispute between the two, that Mark did not want to go as directed by Paul. Feel free to study this further on your own. (See 1Co 16:12 As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.) Sometimes Christians do not agree together on the timing and/or the place to go to do the work.

     

     

     

    Act 3:19 - Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

    Most certainly, Judas Iscariot is not an example of “backsliding”, as he is fully described as the son of perdition and a devil, proving he was never saved in the first place.

    The false doctrine of new testament “backsliding” gives rise to horrific blasphemies regarding salvation,  the first is that salvation is through personal power, work and will. Secondly, it blasphemes that God told a lie when He declared eternal salvation, and life to all who have faith in His only appointed Saviour. The final blasphemy is that the sinless sacrifice of Jesus Christ in His once for all shed blood, death on the cross and resurrection, is blasphemed to be insufficient, never final or eternal but remains unfinished and powerless to save forever those who believe.  

    Again, backsliding is found only in the Law of Moses and applied solely to the nation of Israel. Backsliding is not found in the whole of the new testament of Jesus Christ.

    Brothers and sisters there is much more than can be posted here on the false doctrine of new testament “backsliding” than I can post here, feel free to study further on your own the numerous new testament scriptures that totally destroys the false doctrine of new testament “backsliding”. Anyone claiming to have “backslid” or “lost” their salvation absolutely never had it in the first place.

    Heb 13:5 - Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

    Jhn 3:15 - That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

    Heb 9:12 - Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

    love

    serola



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    Wed, Apr 18th - 9:13AM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

    As mentioned before, holy people, the misinterpretation of the aforementioned scriptures and certain other scriptures also  give rise to the false doctrine of “backsliding”: (1 Tim. 4:1 1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.

    The Bible clearly states exactly who some of them ALL are who choose to depart from the faith:  1Jo 2:19 - They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

    Yes, dearly beloveds, some of us might even know some or of people who was there every time the church door opened, was a long- time member of a church, could quote scripture, sang in the choir, donated faithfully to the church, who then left the church completely. Some returned and came back, some did not, and for some it was a revolving door of going in and out numerous times. The problem is that as people we only see the outer appearance, but it is God who can see the motives and intents of the heart. No one can fool God. For this reason, we are commanded to firmly stand on the word of God correctly interpreted and lived. It is God who sets the final, explicit, unchanging, uncompromising standards and boundaries of whom He accepts or not as belonging to His eternal kingdom, no one else has that authority. No one will ever arrive in hell by accident, God plainly lays out His eternal truth for all.

    None will ever have any excuse for choosing to rebel by rejecting salvation in any way manner or form whatsoever. In Hebrews as well as throughout scripture, God warns the false brothers, and false sisters, so that they know the punishment they shall receive. God warns His people so they can warn them too. Believers grounded in the uncompromising truth of the Bible will not be misled or tricked by false doctrines concerning salvation.

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    serola



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    Mon, Apr 16th - 9:37AM



    Journey in Hebrews   GOD’S ABSOLUTE WARNING Pay Attention to Salvation

    Heb 2:1Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip2For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 3How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him4God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

    Brothers and sisters, the Bible both exhorts and warns us that God has given to us the full knowledge, comprehension, and scripture necessary for us to know the eternal truth about Salvation and the sole appointed Saviour of it the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we preach through the everlasting gospel or new testament of Jesus Christ.

    For this reason, all are forewarned that God will not take it lightly if anyone purposely and impenitently casts away the eternal truth of salvation. The penalty for willingly doing so will lead to everlasting damnation.

    Here God reminds us with many scriptures that God accepts no excuse for those who despite being warned about the danger of disregarding the eternal truth of His final and only Prophet of the last days choose to do so anyway.

    Unfortunately, some misinterpret the aforementioned verses to create the false doctrine of “backsliding”.   

    The Bible references many verses that rule out the false doctrine of new testament “backsliding”, or salvation to be seen as a revolving door that one goes in and out of as they will. Although we do find the term of “backsliding” under and in the old covenant or Law of Moses as it was applied to the nation of Israel, it cannot be transferred to/nor applied to anyone claiming salvation in the new covenant or testament of Jesus Christ, as we shall see.
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    serola 


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    Sat, Apr 7th - 6:06AM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS-The Son Jesus Christ looks just like His father

    Dearly beloveds, God the Father frankly declares right early in Hebrews that His Son Jesus Christ-looks like Him, is Co-creator-above/superior to angels, all men, and is to be worshipped.

    Jesus Christ always glorifies and worships His Father. Now here in Hebrews God the Father Himself without equivocation glorifies His Son as God to be worshipped also. Heb 1: 6And again, when he bringeth in the firstbeotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

    7And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

    God the Father declares that Jesus Christ is God the Son

    8But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness isthe sceptre of thy kingdom.

    9Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

    ( Jhn 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.)

    Heb 1:  10And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

    Heb 1:11They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 12And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. 13But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

    (JESUS IS THE WORD OF God 1Jo 1:1

    That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;)

    (JESUS CHRIST IS THE SECOND PERSON OF THE TRINITY: 1Jo 5:7

    For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.)

    Brothers and sisters, we leave this first chapter of Hebrews awestruck, breathless, and giving love, worship, thanks and praise offerings to our Father God and to our Saviour the Son of God, whom the Father has revealed to us in eternal splendor, beauty, perfection, power and glory. Scripture backs up, interprets, and confirms scripture that Jesus Christ is God the Son, and second person of the Trinity.

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    serola



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    Thu, Apr 5th - 1:24PM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS-Only One sole, exclusive Saviour appointed by God for all eternity.

    Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high….

    Brothers and sisters, some misinterpret the following verse to mean that Jesus Christ ordained water baptism as the means to save people, therefore they also greatly err because Jesus Christ absolutely by Himself purged our sins, according to the inerrant word of the Bible. What this means is that anyone who does not attribute their salvation to Jesus Christ alone is still unsaved and dead in their sins.

    Act 2:38 - Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    I know some people truly and sincerely believe that Acts 2:38 teaches water baptism is the means of salvation and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit, either in addition to or without faith in Jesus Christ. However, all such teachings are false, and those who believe this falsehood are still unsaved and dead in their sins.

    The meaning of Acts 2:38 is clearly given in the aforementioned and  many other verses in the Bible to prevent anyone from believing in error  that God purposed water baptism in any way manner or form as the means of salvation and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit: the bible continues after this verse in the following manner,  Act 10:47 - Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

    Act 2:40 - And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

    Act 2:41 - Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

    These people received water baptism AFTER they heard the gospel message, believed in and on Jesus Christ as their Saviour, then were baptized in water. Most certainly to rule out water baptism as a means of salvation the Bible gives us the first example of those receiving the Holy Spirit was before they were baptized in water.

     

    The Bible absolutely upholds faith in Jesus Christ God’s sole appointed Saviour as the sole absolute, explicit, exclusive, eternal means of salvation, never water baptism which is an ordinance of the church for all believers but never ever a means of salvation. What should anyone do who in error thought they were saved through water baptism? First of all repent of unbelief and come believing the truth:  Jhn 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    God is not drawing men to be saved by water baptism, or any other means except His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. Again, God is drawing all men to His Son whom He has appointed the sole Saviour for all who believe in Him.
     
    Jhn 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

    Mar 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (Note God’s penalty for impenitent unbelief). The baptism Lord Jesus mentioned here is the baptism of the Holy Spirit not water baptism, further confirmed in the following verses: .

    Mar 1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

    Act 1:5  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

    Act 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

    Act 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

    Act 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

    There are too many infallible proofs in scripture than I can post here that proves that there is no salvation by any means other than faith in Jesus Christ. What this means without any doubt is that those who either add or take away from this final, finished, explicit, exclusive, and eternal truth still  remain unsaved and  dead in their sins.

    Dearly beloveds let us continually preach, teach, and live the Bible, being rooted in the first principles of Jesus Christ and growing on in steadfast maturity: A Call to Maturity

    Heb 6: 1Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,2Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3And this will we do, if God permit. 
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    serola


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    Wed, Apr 4th - 6:35AM



    JOURNEY IN HEBREWS

     Heb 1: 1 God who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds…

    The Bible, holy people, makes it absolutely clear these are the last days, Jesus Christ alone is the Sole Appointed Prophet who speaks for God.  What this means is that the gift of prophesy to the church does not establish the office of the human prophet. Any and all prophetic utterances in the church is to edify the church but cannot be accepted if it does not agree with scripture. The gift of prophesy is to be used in an orderly fashion and must all be tested for biblical truth. Please feel free to study the gift of prophesy further on your own.

     

    Dearly beloveds, God today is not calling men to those falsely claiming to hold the office of the prophet, instead God is warning men against them.

     

    Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

    Mat 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

     Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

    Luk 6:26 - Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

    2Pe 2:1 - But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

    1Jo 4:1 - Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

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    serola



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