Did God Really Say. . . .THOU SHALT NOT  SURELY DIE?
         Exposing the lie of Carnal Security

If you are convinced that what you have been taught is the true faith, the true gospel, what you are about to read could cause your spirit to soar to new heights or greatly anger you.  It will not tickle the ears of any pew-warmer.   This is a look at some ‘sacred cows’ of our day; an examination tool to see if we are in the faith, to see if the faith once for all delivered to the saints is the same as what has been delivered to you.  

"As I urged you when I went to Macedonia -- remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.  Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk . . ."
(1 Timothy 1:3-6 NIV)   If we cannot have a pure heart now, the command to love cannot be met, or false teaching stopped, nor would there be any means to keep men from wandering from the truth.

When we, with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, bow the knee to the Lordship of Jesus Christ,  Romans 6:18 can be accomplished in our lives:   "But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God,  you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.   For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord."  (Romans 6:22-23)

In this day of lawlessness, stress, and twenty-first century wonders, one thing has remained: lack of real peace.  There is a rumor that a certain well-known government is trying to bring peace through 'political correctness'.    From the ‘New Deal’ to ‘let’s get real’ men say  "Peace, peace".  And there is no peace . . . because of sin.  "My peace,” Jesus said,  "give I unto you, not as the world gives, and give I unto you."  "The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever." (Isaiah 32:17)   "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given . . . And His name shall be called . . . Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)  "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." (Romans  5:1)   "You will keep Him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." (Isaiah 26:3)

Peace

Peace is an ocean,
a sea of ointment
there to heal.
Peace is a motion,
an inner movement
there to thrill.
Peace is the notion
when asked for
He gives at will.
Peace, O Glorious Potion!
that warms the soul
and leaves it still.
SHALOM!
James Palmer


                          

Chapter One  - The True Gospel      
 
Chapter Two - Sanctification      

Chapter Three - Eternal Security       

Chapter Four  -Entering into the Fullness of Christ      

Appendix  -The Great Priviledge of Those that are Born of God
   

 


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