What is the normal problem with the security of the believer? Well, especially with southern Baptists, it is “once saved always saved” which is very difficult to support with the Bible. When you consider how Baptists in the conservative resurgence or before proved the wide spread falling away, the great apostasy, in love of Christian brothers if more, the once saved always saved becomes only a select province of a few, that it is a nice homely like Adrian Rogers was famous for; however, if in the Bible as Jesus taught that love proves the unity of all Christians, then lack of love which was evident in the slaughter of careers and reputations of Christian brothers, demands the statement that there was a widespread falling away.
The matter of the security of the Believer (SOB) is so complicated because it is engrained like Scofield in the mind of many Christians, especially in the Southern Baptist Convention. I do not know if there is any connection between Scofield and SOB, but if there is, it would have to be the “seductive spirits and doctrines of devils” of the Falling Away of Protestants, especially the SBC. It is obvious that the falling away of seductive spirits and doctrines and devils happened in the Roman Catholic Vatican, because it was predicted in I Timothy we can tell by their adoption of doctrines of devils of (1) forbidding priests to marry, a curse evident today, and (2) commanding to abstain from healthy meats that God has blessed for the sake of humanity.
4 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
We will deal on the more positive in this book, magnifying the truth of the Bible on the real security of the Believer. Of course, we dare not join the crowd of Southern Baptist (especially the SBC group on Facebook) that seeks out of Christian and intellectual dishonesty to justify the conservative and Adrian Rogers mainly to assuage their own guilty conscience. Lest we be part of the great apostasy of the falling away of the SBC, we must admit that the so-called conservative resurgence is nothing less than an attempt to justify the destruction of the careers and reputations of Christian brothers much better than them on Christian love.
Like I said, we will stick on the more positive side of the REAL security of the Believer, and how that comes from: (1) Abiding in Jesus, (2) His words abide in us, (3) The Anointing of the Holy Spirit, (4) the assurance of answered prayer, and (5) perfected love in the words of John in I John that make it impossible to be denied as a child of the King., and (6) The Father and the Son abiding in our heart, and (7) abide in the truth of the doctrine of Christ (II John), and (8) walk in the truth and the soul prosper, and (9) doeth good is of God, (10) a true understanding of the Son of God, and (11) if there is proof that we love other Christians, and (12) believing, you might have life in His name, (13) adoption, (14) seal or name of God in the your forehead, (15) name written in the Lamb’s book of life, (16) continue in the faith, (17) work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, (18) children of God, (19) power to become the sons of God to those that receive Him, (20) faithful until death and receive the crown of life, (21) overcomers will be given of the hidden manna and a white stone with a new name known only to the person, (22) to him that overcomes and keeps the words of Jesus to the end will receive power over the nations, (23) the overcomers will be dressed in white cloth and Jesus will not blot His name out of the book of life, but will confess His name before His Father, (24) keep them from the hour of temptation that comes on all that on the whole world to try them that dwell on the earth, (25) overcomer will be made by Jesus a pillar in the temple of God, on him will be written the name of God, the name of the city of God which is New Jerusalem, and the new name of Jesus, (26) the good figs of Jeremiah versus the bad figs, (27) those of the nations that fear God’s name both small and great; (28) those of I John that continue to believe, (29) those on the record to whom God has given eternal life, those that have the Son, (30) partakers of the divine nature, there is no backing out on that.
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