- Posted December 4, 2012 by
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"Apostle James & Betty R Winfree Ministries"
A very deceptive and dangerous doctrine that is supported by many professing Believers is the concept that is referred to as eternal security or once saved always saved.
These terms refer to a spiritual guarantee that once We have "accepted the Lord Jesus Christ" as our personal Savior, then We are secure for all of eternity regardless of lifestyle. For a converted person, one whose life has been completely changed, there is, of course, a wonderful feeling of security as We think about eternity. That feeling of security in Jesus Christ will remain with us as long as We walk with The Lord Jesus Christ and do His will. In that sense, We can find "eternal security" in our Salvation.
However, it is very important that as children of God We recognize that We can walk away from our Salvation. If We allow ourselves to go places or engage in activities that expose us to danger, We are tempting God and giving Satan an opportunity to cause Spiritual Shipwreck. These unwholesome activities can weaken our resistance and may cause us to fall.
Numerous passages of Scripture state clearly that it is possible for a child of God to return to sin. "Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;" ( I Tim. 4:1 ). "Take heed to yourselves, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you will and shalt both save yourselves , and them that hear you" ( I Tim. 4:16 ).
Apostle Paul was instructing Timothy to be watchful of the false doctrine he would encounter that could deceive him and cause him to be careless. Several words in these passages are especially important "depart" and "continue". Clearly We cannot depart from something We never had, nor can We "continue" something We have not begun. Therefore, We are sure that Apostle Paul was speaking to Timothy about converted people.
In the last days, there will be Believers who will be convinced to turn away from Christ and return to sin. There will also be those who grow impatient for Christ's return. They will be deceived and will try to convince others that the promises God made about Christ's return to claim His loving Bride, the Church, are false. "...there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, where is the promise of His YESHUA JESUS coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation" ( II Pet. 3:3-4 ). We must patiently continue to "hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take our crown' ( Rev. 3:11 ).
In the Book of Revelation, Apostle John wrote about those who at one time had placed the Lord first in their lives but had allowed themselves to grow careless and were very much in danger of losing their place in God's favor. "Nevertheless I have somewhat against you, because you have left your first love. Remember therefore from whence you have fallen, and repent, and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly, and remove your candlestick out of his place..." ( Rev. 2:4-5 ).
We take great comfort in the promise that "He that overcome, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life,..." ( Rev. 3:5 ). This would certainly indicate that the faithful, the overcome, will retain their place in the Book of Life. The importance of this is emphasized when Apostle John wrote "...and another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books,..." ( Rev. 20:12 ).
King Jesus explained to His disciples of the dangers and deceit that His followers would face before the end times. There will be false teachers and much sin in the world. "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax or become cold" ( Matt. 24:11-12 ). The only way for love to wax cold or becomes is for it to sit in human built buildings and do nothing but hear the preacher do his own thing. Again, clearly Christ was speaking of those who once loved The Lord Christ but allowed sin to intervene and their love for Christ grew cold.
Jesus Christ did not leave His disciples without hope. He promised them "But he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved" (Matt. 24:13). This beautiful promise would not have been needed unless there was a danger of falling away.
Not only do We need to be careful that We are not deceived by others, We must be careful that self-confidence does not cause us to grow careless. "Wherefore let him that thinks he or she, stand take heed lest he or she falls" ( I Cor. 10:12 ). We must also remain dependent upon The Lord Holy Spirit to keep us safe and in His love. "How excellent is Your loving kindness, 0 God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings" ( Ps. 36:7 ).
In addition to the danger of putting trust in ourselves and losing our Salvation, We must also not put our trust in riches. "...an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:.. following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness" ( II Pet. 2:14-15 ).
Numerous other Scripture passages could be cited that help us understand the false doctrine of once saved, always saved. Time and space do not permit a complete list but a few more are simply listed without comment. "And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God" ( Luke 9:62 ). "But now, after you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage" ( Gal. 4:9 ). "But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, the dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire" ( II Pet. 2:22 ).
In spite of the seriousness and frequency of the warning in the Holy Scriptures that those who have become followers of Christ would return to sin and lose their Salvation, there is no need for a child of God to despair. To each of the seven churches that are addressed in Revelation, a promise of a secure eternity was made to those that overcome and remain faithful. That promise is still in effect for us today.
Notes from Apostle James R Winfree Sr: It is Time to Break All Barriers and Walls of Misunderstanding in Christ Church, His Church is not your Church Preachers. We need and must find common ground and agree upon the common Word of God for All Believers and or Christians. Our World is waiting for the appearance of Christ true Church to show up. We are so restless of our so-called Church leaders who climb onto philosophical pedestals so that can preaches down to God's people on Sunday morning. This is out-right foolishness We can be a loving Spiritual family with all who are in the same body, when the fact of the matter is We are all family in the same body. All members are an integral part of creating love ,unity and equality in building the body which is Christ Church.
And yes all or anyone among us who is not willing to get rid of pride, self-will, and all inflated egos, who would rather Divided the body of Christ than to give up all these things are not a part of the Bride of Jesus Christ. They are All Wolves and Interlopers in sheep's clothing. God's people do We really understand the completeness of Christ's Body?, If We don't, this will cause sickness and disunity among us. If We are truly God's people following God's Holy Word and are led by The Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ, We can take our World for The Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. But only if We can become truly One in Christ and in each other. Nothing can prevails against us His Church Bride! This will takes place and happen when We develop a Humility which binds us together to each other in Christ Jesus as ONE and in ONE.
The Lord's Vision and calling are to challenge you to change your ways and the ways you think. I want to cause you to think about some things in ways you haven't thought about. God has a plan for His Church which is His people, not all those cold dead buildings that men and women call His Church today , where all the money going and God's people go lacking or needing, Its a our-right to live and walk in father Abraham Blessings! God wants us to put Him first, others next and ourselves last, lets become His servants first the body of Christ and then the world doing ministry. We should become a place of Christ love, unity, equality and a place of safety for all. And the only way We can create this kind of atmosphere, is to become just like Christ in Spirit. Oh Daddy" help us to break down all Barriers that We have put up, and tear down all the things We cause to keep us separate, Yes, Lord Jesus not our will but Yours be done We pray in Jesus loving Name, and all say, Amen.....Daddy you know all the needs of this ministry We are trusting and our faith is in You to meet these needs in Jesus Blessed Name. Amen... Come and get to know Betty and myself better our dear brothers and loving sisters in God's household of faith without walls, we're here to serve and minister to you His Church. Amen in Jesus Name!!!!
WIN_FREE IN YESHUA JESUS!!!