Much of the professing Christian world believes that the gospel regenerates men. The story of Peter's good confession (Matt 16:13ff) proves that he was a regenerate man (I John 5:1, John 8:47). His subsequent denial of fundamental tenets of the gospel both immediately following his good profession (Matt 16:22) and after the resurrection had occurred (Mark 16:11-14) is ironclad proof that believing the gospel does not regenerate men. Understanding is a lagging indictor of a grace imparted (Gal 5:22, Heb 11:1), not a prerequisite to obtaining eternal life.
This is the doctrine of the little flock and is "the distinctive of a people who are willing to believe... the bible's testimony rather than erect giant edifaces of religion based on the capability of men to make decisions which improve upon an incomplete work based on a Jesus who did not get the job done."
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Confirming Sermon! The communication between Jesus Christ and his early disciples highlights serious questions about the picture of salvation and why it all up to God. It's interesting that even though the disciples were with Jesus for 3 years, they still had many serious things to hear and understand before their salvation, but to us with our Holy Bible, we have more clarity for answers.
Yet, these things are not being preached in Truth in many churches today. We are blessed to have the Holy Scriptures to read every day -- a privilege that we don't put to full use. This was a most informational sermon.