(It bugs me that the church I was a member with for 30 years won’t discuss with me what I have discovered that contradicts their view. Here’s the latest scripture I have found that contradicts their belief that “you can lose your salvation.”
It is a trustworthy statement:
For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him;
If we endure, we will also reign with Him;
If we deny Him, He also will deny us;
If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.
2 Timothy 2:11–13 (NASB95)
“If we deny Him, He also will deny us”
“He cannot deny Himself”
So if someone is “denied” they are not of “Himself”
They are not, were not, one with Jesus, or ever “saved.”
You cannot lose your “salvation.”
Those who interpret this as a license to sin beware!
Before I was saved God punished me severely when I sinned.
After I was saved God chastised me severely when I sinned.
God is not mocked, whatever you sow you will reap.
14 Then the disciples of John *came to Him, asking, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?”
15 And Jesus said to them, “The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.
16 “But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results.
17 “Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”
- Jesus Christ, Matthew 9:14–17 (NASB95)
Mourning is not needed for those in the presence of Great Joy (Jesus). And after fasting and mourning the loss of the presence of Jesus He returned to stay at Pentecost, in the Person of the Holy Spirit.
Fasting doesn’t fit someone who has had all their sins forgiven, their old heart of stone removed and replaced with a heart of flesh (that wants to do God’s will), knowledge they will live forever with Jesus living inside them, and more…
The old practice of fasting (old wineskins) cannot contain the new Life Giving Spirit of Jesus (new wine) at work in us who have been transformed by Him. Jesus prescribes new practices (new wineskins) for His Presence (new wine).
We the People . . . Our purpose is justice, our ally is truth, our method is unconditional love. We seek to preserve the Constitution, to stop tyranny, to promote Freedom. We value your Character, we don’t judge you by skin color, language or wealth. We strive for Equal Opportunity while not trampling rights to produce equal outcomes.
Among our heroes are Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jesus Christ.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said,
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”
Daily we see the fruits of “evil triumphant” become apparent. Crisis upon crisis. But we have Hope. Faith. And Love. Because with Jesus: “right . . . is stronger than evil triumphant.”