That eternal life you keep referring to, John, does that actually mean ETERNAL life, or is it really, as Bercot teaches, only temporary life, life that may expire at any moment if we donât live up to a certain standardâor actually an uncertain standard, since no one who denies eternal security has ever been able to describe exactly what a person must do to lose his or her salvation? Jesus had a role in the early church, didnât He? Was He just kidding when He said what He said in John 3:14-18, or do you think He really meant it? By the way, I believe in obeying Jesus, too. I donât do a very good job of it, but I sure believe in it. And I also believe that obeying Jesus wonât get me one square millimeter in heaven, and disobeying Him wonât send me to hell. Obeying and disobeying have everything to do with rewards, and not a thing to do with salvation. Obedience is, or at least ought to be, a fruit of salvation, but it isnât the root of salvation. Jesus the Rock is the only foundation. We can build eternal or temporary structures on this foundation, but âother foundation can no man lay,â and poor DKH is trying mightily to lay another one.
If I pick up three pieces of paper for a nickel, would that be work? Of course it would. And itâs work if I do it for a dollar, or for a million dollars. If I have to pick up paper to be saved, salvation is not a gift. Itâs a reward. And salvation has never been a reward.
Psalms 40:2âHe brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. Thank God when He saved me he set my feet upon a Rock, and not upon a tightrope. I praise Him that I am âkept by the power of Godâ (I Peter 1:5), and not by the power of Tim, which is no power at all. I am so glad I âhave not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities,â a high priest eager to cast me into the lake of fire if I failâcorrection, WHEN I failâto render perfect service and obedience to Him. I am everlastingly grateful that Jesus is my ONLY SaviourâIsaiah 45:22, Isaiah 43:11 and Acts 4:12âand not merely my co-savior, with me trying vainly to hold up âmyâ end of His covenant of grace. Thank God that Jesus saves, and doesnât just help save.
Q: How many liberals does it take to change a lightbulb? A: Liberals donât change lightbulbs. They picket power plants and topple transformers. Q: Whatâs the most intelligent thing a liberal ever said? A: Duh. Q: What is liberal Joe Bidenâs platform for the election? A: If he canât remember it, how do you expect me to?
âIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god.â ( John 1:1 in the New World Translation, the satanic âBibleâ of the JWâs) âIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.â (John 1:1 in the Bible, the REAL Bible.) So which is it, DKH? Is Jesus Christ âa god,â or is He THE God, the Almighty, the Everlasting Father, the one and only true and living God?
Do you agree with him that baptism is essential to salvation? Apparently you do, because at least twice you have quoted Acts 2:38. Apparently you are not aware that the word âforâ in that verse means âbecause of,â and not âin order to obtain,â just as it does in Mark 1:44. Do you believe, as Bercot explicitly states that he does, that there are two âphasesâ in salvation, and that in Phase One we are initially saved by grace through faith (plus baptism), but that in Phase Two we must keep ourselves saved by our own good works? Do you believe, as he does, that you canât know if you have eternal life until your mortal life has ended? Bercot may not be a JW, but he is a dyed-in-the-wool heretic if ever there was one. And if you believe what he does, youâre a heretic as well.
Jim has been hoarding the coins so that when the next zombie apocalypse hitsâprobably in October just before the presidential electionâhe can buy up all the Cheetos and thereby control all of his fellow basement bums. Then they will rise up and tear down the statue of Trigger, a notorious palomino supremacist.
Jim, I have never been so alarmed in my life! If the virus is spreading through the air, then obviously the only safe course of action is to stop breathing altogether until we can âflatten the curve.â By the way, can someone please tell me what a flat curve looks like?
Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. If you want to know what the âearly churchâ believed, here is a sampling. They believed Jesus Christ is God.
No, Trump is not justified by âPresbyterian alone,â and I am not justified by âBaptist alone.â I doubt very seriously if Mr. Trump is justified at all. But that doesnât make him a Jesuit or a Freemason.
Watchmanremo wrote, âtrump [sic] is...a jesuit [sic] freemanson [sic].â President Trump is a Presbyterian, not a Catholic. The last Freemason president was Ford. You are either misinformed or a deliberate liar. Or both.