|Be Ye Separate|
|Faith—Can It Be Lost? Pt 3|
|Faith—Examine Self Pt 2|
|Faith—Examples Pt 4|
|Faith Is Pt 1|
|Hell And The Lake Of Fire|
|Judgment—Great White Throne|
|Judgment Of Fallen Angels|
|Judgment Of Israel #1|
|Judgment Of Israel #2|
|Judgment Of Israel—Millennium|
|Judgment Of Satan|
|Judgment Of The Heathen|
|Judgment Of The Nations|
|Judgment Of The Nations—Millennium|
|Judgment Seat And Rewards|
|Salvation—Can It Be Lost?|
|Salvation—Can It Be Lost? Pt 1|
|Salvation—Can It Be Lost? Pt 2|
|Serving, Witnessing, Gifts|
(Subjects in this Section)
WAS CONFUSED ABOUT BEING BORN-AGAIN
2-THE NEW BIRTH MUST TAKE PLACE, OR WE CANNOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD
3-IN THE PAST, THE CARNAL PERSON DID THIS: IF CONTINUES TO DO THIS, HE SHALL
4-A TRUE CONVERTED, BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN IS TO DO THIS: HE SHALL INHERIT
1-NICODEMUS WAS CONFUSED ABOUT BEING BORN-AGAIN
is written, Jn 3:1-3-THERE WAS A MAN OF THE PHARISEES, NAMED NICODEMUS, A RULER
OF THE JEWS: THE SAME CAME TO JESUS BY NIGHT, AND SAID UNTO HIM, RABBI, WE KNOW
THAT THOU ART A TEACHER COME FROM GOD: FOR NO MAN CAN DO THESE MIRACLES THAT
THOU DOEST, EXCEPT GOD BE WITH HIM. JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM, VERILY,
VERILY, I SAY UNTO THEE, EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN-AGAIN, HE CANNOT
SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Jesus has just given us a condition for seeing heaven.
That absolute condition is you must be born-again. Few people today understand
the new birth, including preachers. In a survey taken, many people incorrectly
thought that being born-again was simply an experience or a feeling they had.
Others believe being born-again is simply to believe on Jesus Christ.
Jn 3:4-NICODEMUS SAITH UNTO HIM (unto Jesus), HOW? Note Nicodemus' first word, "How?" He didn’t understand the concept of the new birth, even though he was a spiritual leader in Israel. Indeed, he was a ruler of the Jews and a master of Israel. NICODEMUS SAITH UNTO HIM, HOW CAN A MAN BE BORN WHEN HE IS OLD? CAN HE ENTER THE SECOND TIME INTO HIS MOTHER’S WOMB, AND BE BORN? These words show us that such a concept as the new birth taking place in a person was something he did not understand, as is the case with many preachers today. Recently, a well-known person in the world’s largest religious denomination was asked about being born-again. He stuttered and seemed confused, and was unable to give a satisfactory answer.
NEW BIRTH MUST TAKE PLACE IN US,
OR WE CANNOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD
ANSWERED, VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO THEE, EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN
OF WATER AND OF THE SPIRIT, HE CANNOT ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD-Jn 3:5.
Note in 1 Jn 5:6,8-THIS IS HE THAT CAME BY WATER AND BLOOD, EVEN JESUS CHRIST…AND THERE ARE THREE THAT BEAR WITNESS IN EARTH, THE SPIRIT, AND THE WATER, AND THE BLOOD: AND THESE THREE AGREE IN ONE. Again, Jesus makes it clear. A new birth must take place; indeed, born of water and of the Spirit. Jn 3:6-THAT WHICH IS BORN OF THE FLESH IS FLESH; AND THAT WHICH IS BORN OF THE SPIRIT IS SPIRIT. Clearly, Jesus is showing us that there are two births. The first birth is of the flesh. This is what we call our birthday. Yet a second birth must take place, or we cannot see the kingdom of heaven.
Scriptures show us in Mt 7:22-MANY WILL SAY TO ME IN THAT DAY,
LORD, LORD, HAVE WE NOT PROPHESIED IN THY NAME? AND IN THY NAME
HAVE CAST OUT DEVILS? AND IN THY NAME DONE MANY WONDERFUL WORKS? All
these people seem to think they are saved or (if you will) born-again. How many
are there? It seems to indicate: many, many, many. God’s Word shows us there
is yet another condition on entering heaven. Mt 7:21-NOT EVERY ONE THAT SAITH
UNTO ME LORD, LORD, (not everyone that calls on the Lord) SHALL ENTER INTO THE
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN; BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.
Thus, there must be a time in our life when we decide to stop doing our own
will, and we start doing the will of God. There must be a time in our life when
we repent. There must be a time in our life when we are born of the spirit or
born-again. So how many are truly born-again and enter heaven? Mt 7:14- FEW
THERE BE THAT FIND IT. Jesus tells us many, many, many, people think they are
saved; yet only a few really are. Only a few deny themselves, and pick up their
cross, and follow Jesus. Only a few have fruits that reflect a life of doing
the will of God. In Mt 7:13, we see that many go to destruction. Thus, in one
chapter alone, God’s Word clearly shows us that many people will perish. God
said unto many, I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME YE THAT WORK
INIQUITY-ref Mt 7:21-23. Again, we see in Mt 7:13, that many enter
a wide gate and broad way, but it leads to destruction, to hell. The way of
eternal life is a strait gate and narrow way. FEW THERE BE THAT
FIND IT-Mt 7:14. Gal 4:27-THE DESOLATE HATH MANY MORE CHILDREN
THAN SHE WHICH HATH AN HUSBAND. There are many more followers of Satan, than
there are followers of Jesus.
Can you hear? Jesus said these words in Mt 18:3-EXCEPT YE BE CONVERTED, AND BECOME AS LITTLE CHILDREN, YE SHALL NOT ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. Thus we have another condition on entering heaven. You (1) must be converted, and (2) you must become as little children. When you are born the second time, born of the Spirit, a conversion takes place in your attitude. By faith you begin to overcome all things. Your attitude changes. You begin to love the Word of God. You begin to hate sin and every evil way. You become converted from doing your will, to doing the will of God, and you must become as little children. In other words, your attitude must become childlike. You begin receiving correction as a little child from the Word of God. You quit striving about the Word of God. You quit being contentious regarding the Word of God, and receive God’s Word in a humble, meek, childlike attitude. You begin to let Jesus reign over you. Whatever you do should be compared with the Word of God. Few people will allow God’s Word to reign over them. They want their own way. They perish. You must be born-again. You must be converted. You must become as a little child, who receives correction from his parents gladly and willingly. You must do God’s will, or perish.
Some incorrectly think "to be converted" means to convert from (not believing in Jesus) to (believing in Jesus). Many believe in Jesus in their thoughts or mind, but they do not trust in Him or believe and trust in all the Bible. He is in their head but not in their heart. They know "of Him" but they do not personally "know Him." They are at best only lukewarm. They have little or no true commitment to Jesus.
Some may think it is being converted from something like Hinduism to Christianity. Wrong. Being converted is putting off the old man and putting on the new man. Many people profess that they are Christians, but they have never been converted to the new man. Many will perish at the judgment, perhaps claiming these words, "I am a Christian."
Just saying you are a Christian does not save you or convert you or cause you to be born-again.
When a person truly becomes converted there should be evidence of good fruit coming forth that is in harmony with the Gospel and a childlikeness toward receiving correction from the Word of God.
Acts 3:19-REPENT YE THEREFORE, AND BE CONVERTED, THAT YOUR SINS MAY BE BLOTTED OUT, WHEN THE TIMES OF REFRESHING SHALL COME FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD. Note, it says REPENT…AND BE CONVERTED. There is no conversion without repentance. Many name the name of Jesus and confess He is their Lord and Savior, but they have never repented of their sins. They have never
repented of doing their own will. Grace does not reign through sin. Repentance leads to conversion.
Jn 1:12,13-BUT AS MANY AS RECEIVED HIM, TO THEM GAVE HE POWER TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD, EVEN TO THEM THAT BELIEVE ON HIS NAME. Note, it did not say "accept Him" but rather "receive Him." We may define the word "believe", as a total uncompromising commitment of love, submission, obedience, and trust. Repent and receive Jesus Christ. Without repentance and without Jesus Christ, you are still in your sins. Verse13-WHICH WERE BORN, NOT OF BLOOD, NOR OF THE WILL OF THE FLESH, NOR THE WILL OF MAN, BUT OF GOD. Have you really been born-again?
1 Pe 1:23-BEING BORN AGAIN, NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED, BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE, BY THE WORD OF GOD, WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER. Again, we see a new birth comes from the "Word of God, which liveth." Jesus is the Word of God-ref Jn 1:1,14. Jesus lives.
1 Jn 2:29-IF YE KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS, YE KNOW THAT EVERY ONE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BORN OF HIM. Again, we see a new birth takes place. You must be born-again. Note the first part of this verse, "IF YE KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS." Many people do not know that God is righteous. Neither do they understand the judgments of a righteous God. Know this, GOD IS GREATLY TO BE FEARED IN THE ASSEMBLY OF THE SAINTS-Ps 89:7.
1 Jn 3:8-10-HE THAT COMMITTETH SIN IS OF THE DEVIL: FOR THE DEVIL SINNETH FROM THE BEGINNING. FOR THIS PURPOSE THE SON OF GOD WAS MANIFESTED, THAT HE MIGHT DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL. WHOSOEVER IS BORN OF GOD DOTH NOT COMMIT SIN; FOR HIS SEED REMAINETH IN HIM: AND HE CANNOT SIN, BECAUSE HE IS BORN OF GOD. IN THIS THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE MANIFEST (OR MADE KNOWN), AND THE CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL: WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS IS NOT OF GOD, NEITHER HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER. Again, we see the new birth twice. If you are living in sin, you are not born of God. If you are not doing God’s will, that which is right in the eyes of God, you are not of God. You are not born-again. You are not saved. If you do not love your brother, you are not of God. Does your fruit testify you are of God or of the devil?
1 Jn 5:18-WE KNOW. Note these words, "WE KNOW" THAT WHOSOEVER IS BORN OF GOD SINNETH NOT; BUT HE THAT IS BEGOTTEN OF GOD KEEPETH HIMSELF, AND THAT WICKED ONE TOUCHETH HIM NOT.
1 Jn 5:17-ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IS SIN. Again, we see the words: BORN OF GOD. A new birth must take place in your life. We know by a person's fruits, if they are born of God.
1 Pe 2:2-AS NEWBORN BABES, DESIRE (or crave or cry for) THE SINCERE "MILK OF THE WORD" THAT YE MAY GROW THEREBY: Verse 3-IF SO BE YE HAVE TASTED THAT THE LORD IS GRACIOUS. Again, we see a new birth taking place. We also see that those who are a newborn babe, who have tasted that the Lord is gracious: they desire, they crave, they cry for, they want, they seek God’s Word, just as a newborn baby cries out for milk. In the same way, the newborn Christian desires and craves the sincere milk of the Word. He doesn’t desire vain jangling, but he desires God’s pure and holy Word. For by God’s Word, he may grow. FAITH COMETH BY HEARING AND HEARING BY THE WORD. Lots of vain jangling is pleasing to the ears of the unconverted. Vain janglings do not produce faith or help us to grow. Are you crying out for God’s Word, or do you prefer preaching that is pleasing to your flesh? In whatever church you may attend, do you know more about the preacher’s family than you do about God? Is your heart really right with God? Are you deceiving yourself? Are you truly born-again?
Mt 9:16,17-NO MAN PUTTETH A PIECE OF "NEW" CLOTH UNTO AN "OLD GARMENT," FOR THAT WHICH IS PUT IN TO FILL IT UP TAKETH FROM THE GARMENT, AND THE RENT IS MADE WORSE. NEITHER DO MEN PUT "NEW" WINE INTO OLD BOTTLES: ELSE THE BOTTLES BREAK, AND THE WINE RUNNETH OUT, AND THE BOTTLES PERISH: BUT THEY PUT NEW WINE INTO NEW BOTTLES, AND BOTH ARE PRESERVED. Lk 5:39-NO MAN ALSO HAVING DRUNK OLD WINE, STRAIGHTWAY DESIRETH NEW: FOR HE SAITH, THE OLD IS BETTER. God does not put the Holy Spirit into a person that is still living in sin. They must repent, else the rent is made worse. One does not put the Holy Spirit into someone who is an old bottle, living in their old ways and has not repented, else the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish. But the Holy Spirit is put into new bottles, that is, a sinner who has repented, and both are preserved. No man having drunk of the pleasures of sin, straightway desires new ways, (God’s ways), for he saith the old is better. Is sin deceiving you? Are your ears dull of hearing? Are your hearts waxed gross? Know this, WITHOUT HOLINESS, NO ONE WILL SEE THE LORD. You must be born-again. You must be converted. You must become as a little child before Almighty God, and have the attitude, "Not my will, but Thine be done." Are you really walking with God?
Jn 5:24-VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, HE THAT HEARETH "MY" WORD, AND BELIEVETH ON HIM THAT SENT ME, HATH EVERLASTING LIFE, AND SHALL NOT COME INTO CONDEMNATION; BUT IS PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE. Again, we see the results of the new birth, that is, being passed from death unto life.
2 Cor 5:17-THEREFORE "IF" ANY MAN BE IN CHRIST (or be born-again), HE IS A NEW CREATURE: OLD THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY; BEHOLD, "ALL" THINGS ARE BECOME NEW. Many claim salvation through Jesus Christ, but the old things have never passed away. True repentance never took place. But for those few that are "in Christ", all things are become new.
Gal 6:15-FOR "IN CHRIST JESUS" NEITHER CIRCUMCISION AVAILETH ANYTHING, NOR UNCIRCUMCISION, BUT A "NEW CREATURE." The new birth produces a new creature. All things are become new. If you are not a new creature, you are not born-again. Have you been converted to a new creature?
Gal 3:26,27-FOR YE ARE ALL THE CHILDREN OF GOD BY FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS. FOR AS MANY OF YOU AS HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST "HAVE PUT ON CHRIST."
We are to repent of sin. Ro 6:1-10-WHAT SHALL WE SAY THEN? SHALL WE CONTINUE IN SIN, THAT GRACE MAY ABOUND? GOD FORBID. HOW SHALL WE, THAT ARE DEAD TO SIN, LIVE ANY LONGER THEREIN? KNOW YE NOT, THAT SO MANY OF US "AS WERE" BAPTIZED INTO JESUS CHRIST WERE BAPTIZED INTO HIS DEATH?
THEREFORE WE ARE BURIED WITH HIM BY BAPTISM INTO DEATH: THAT LIKE AS CHRIST WAS RAISED UP FROM THE DEAD BY THE GLORY OF THE FATHER, EVEN SO WE ALSO SHOULD WALK IN NEWNESS OF LIFE. FOR IF WE HAVE BEEN PLANTED "TOGETHER" IN THE LIKENESS OF "HIS" DEATH, WE SHALL BE ALSO IN THE LIKENESS OF "HIS" RESURRECTION: KNOWING THIS, THAT OUR OLD MAN IS CRUCIFIED WITH HIM, THAT THE BODY OF SIN MIGHT BE DESTROYED, THAT HENCEFORTH WE SHOULD NOT "SERVE" SIN. To be born-again means (note the words): our old man, our old ways, the way we were going, is crucified. We repent. We should not serve sin any longer. FOR HE THAT IS DEAD IS FREED FROM SIN. NOW "IF" WE BE DEAD WITH CHRIST, WE BELIEVE THAT WE SHALL ALSO LIVE WITH HIM: KNOWING THAT CHRIST BEING RAISED FROM THE DEAD DIETH NO MORE; DEATH HATH NO MORE DOMINION OVER HIM. FOR IN THAT HE DIED, HE DIED UNTO SIN ONCE: BUT IN THAT HE LIVETH HE LIVETH UNTO GOD. The new birth produces a new life that lives unto God. Very few people have had their old man crucified, and few people are living unto God. How is it then that many claim they are saved? They are claiming they are saved because of ignorance of God's Word. Their knowledge of salvation is not based on truth and examining oneself truthfully in light of the Word of God. It is based, often-times, on their emotions and the lies they hear in their head from the devil. It is sometimes based on what their preacher tells them, or someone else in the church, instead of on truth. Jesus told many people and many religious leaders, clearly, that they were not of God, but they refused to believe Him. Only after they died and perished to hell, did they understand they were wrong; but then it was too late.
Repent, and believe the Gospel. Put away deceit.
Eph 4:22-24-PUT OFF CONCERNING THE FORMER CONVERSATION, THE OLD MAN, WHICH IS CORRUPT ACCORDING TO THE "DECEITFUL LUSTS;" AND BE RENEWED IN THE SPIRIT OF YOUR MIND; AND THAT YE PUT ON THE NEW MAN, WHICH AFTER GOD IS CREATED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUE HOLINESS. The old man (the old worldly ways) must be put off. They must be crucified. Our worldly ways are corrupt in the eyes of a holy God. Then, we must put on the new man: new ways, new thinking, living according to the Word of God. A born-again person has put off the old man, and has put on the new, because he has repented of the ways of the world, and now lives according to the ways of God. Many people may think the new Christian is "beside himself." They may think he is crazy. Relatives may disown him. Indeed, many of his friends will probably desert him, if he lives for God as he ought. He could get fired from his job. He could lose everything he has, but he will gain Christ. Are you willing to pay the price God requires of you? The spirit of your mind needs to be renewed.
Col 3:9,10-LIE NOT ONE TO ANOTHER, SEEING THAT YE HAVE PUT OFF THE OLD MAN WITH HIS DEEDS; AND HAVE PUT ON THE NEW MAN, WHICH IS RENEWED IN KNOWLEDGE AFTER THE IMAGE OF HIM THAT CREATED HIM. Again, we see put off the old man, put on the new man. We must repent from the ways of the world, the ways we have been living. We are to put on the new man, that is, God’s ways. We must be born-again. We must be converted. Our mind needs to be renewed. We need to study God’s Word diligently and be renewed in knowledge. We are to put away lying and deceit.
Eph 2:2,3-WHEREIN IN TIME PAST YE WALKED ACCORDING TO THE COURSE OF THIS WORLD, ACCORDING TO THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR, THE SPIRIT THAT NOW WORKETH IN THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE: AMONG WHOM ALSO WE "ALL" HAD OUR CONVERSATION IN TIMES PAST IN THE LUSTS OF OUR FLESH, FULFILLING THE DESIRES OF THE FLESH AND OF THE MIND; AND WERE "BY NATURE" THE CHILDREN OF WRATH, EVEN AS OTHERS. Note, in times past, when we were not born-again, we walked according to the course of this world...fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind. This is the way of the world. This is the way most people walk and desire to walk. However, to be born-again, we must repent, and begin walking by faith. We are to begin doing what is pleasing in the sight of God. Few people have truly denied themselves and are walking in the ways of God. Few there be. Few people are truly born-again, although many say and think they are.
Ro 12:2-BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD: BUT BE YE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, THAT YE MAY "PROVE" WHAT IS THAT GOOD, AND ACCEPTABLE, AND PREFECT, WILL OF GOD. We are not to walk according to the course of this world. We are not to be conformed to this world. We are to be transformed. We must be converted. We must be born-again. We must repent. We must begin to do the will of God. We must do these things, or we will surely perish. We need our mind renewed by God’s Word. We need to hear and study God’s Word, and "do it."
1 Cor 2:12-NOW WE HAVE RECEIVED NOT THE SPIRIT OF THE WORLD, BUT THE SPIRIT WHICH IS OF GOD; THAT WE MIGHT KNOW THE THINGS THAT ARE FREELY GIVEN TO US OF GOD.
1 Jn 4:13-HEREBY KNOW WE THAT WE DWELL IN HIM, AND HE IN US, BECAUSE HE HATH GIVEN US OF HIS SPIRIT.
Ro 8:9-NOW IF ANY MAN HAVE NOT THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST, HE IS NONE OF HIS. How might we know if we are following the spirit of the world, or following the Spirit of God? It is written, WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM-Mt 7:20. Note God’s Word, IF ANY MAN HAVE NOT THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST, HE IS NONE OF HIS.
2 Pe 1:4-WHEREBY ARE GIVEN UNTO US EXCEEDING GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES: THAT BY THESE YE MIGHT BE PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE, HAVING ESCAPED THE CORRUPTION THAT IS IN THE WORLD THROUGH LUST.
1 Jn 3:1-BEHOLD, WHAT MANNER OF LOVE THE FATHER HATH BESTOWED UPON US, THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED THE SONS OF GOD: THEREFORE THE WORLD KNOWETH US NOT, BECAUSE IT KNEW HIM NOT. The world did not know or understand Jesus when He was upon the earth. They crucified Him. It is the same today. Many preach about a person named Jesus, but they do not know Him. They do not understand Him. Most today follow another Jesus, but they do not know this.
Those few people that truly follow the Jesus of the Bible and obey His Word are also not known or understood by the world, just as Jesus was not known or understood by the world.
Jesus put it this way, IF THE WORLD HATE YOU, YE KNOW THAT IT HATED ME BEFORE IT HATED YOU. IF YE WERE OF THE WORLD, THE WORLD WOULD LOVE HIS OWN: BUT BECAUSE YE ARE NOT OF THE WORLD, BUT I HAVE CHOSEN YOU OUT OF THE WORLD, THEREFORE THE WORLD HATETH YOU. REMEMBER THE WORD THAT I SAID UNTO YOU, THE SERVANT IS NOT GREATER THAN HIS LORD. IF THEY HAVE PERSECUTED ME, THEY WILL ALSO PERSECUTE YOU; IF THEY HAVE KEPT MY SAYING, THEY WILL KEEP YOURS ALSO. BUT ALL THESE THINGS WILL THEY DO UNTO YOU FOR MY NAME'S SAKE, BECAUSE THEY KNOW NOT HIM THAT SENT ME.
IF I HAD NOT COME AND SPOKEN UNTO THEM, THEY HAD NOT HAD SIN: BUT NOW THEY HAVE NO CLOAK FOR THEIR SIN. HE THAT HATETH ME HATETH MY FATHER ALSO. IF I HAD NOT DONE AMONG THEM THE WORKS WHICH NONE OTHER MAN DID, THEY HAD NOT HAD SIN: BUT NOW HAVE THEY BOTH SEEN AND HATED BOTH ME AND MY FATHER. BUT THIS COMETH TO PASS, THAT THE WORD MIGHT BE FULFILLED THAT IS WRITTEN IN THEIR LAW, THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE-Jn 15:18-25.
Have you repented? Have you been converted? Are you one of the majority that think they are saved, but are not? Have you become as a little child to God’s correction? Are you allowing Jesus Christ (His Word) to reign over you? Have you become a new creature? Have you been baptized into Christ, and have you been buried in the water after repentance? Do you have the answer of a good conscience before God? Has your old man been crucified? Are you living unto God? Have you put off the old man? Have you been renewed in the spirit of your mind? Have you put on the new man? Have you stopped walking according to the course of this world and the desires of your flesh and your mind? Have you been transformed? Have you been begotten of God? Do you really have God’s Spirit? Do not go by feelings. Judge yourself by the Word of God. Most "feel" they are saved, but they will perish to hell. Examine yourself by the Word of God to see if ye be in the faith.
Have you truly been born-again? It is written in Acts 2:38-REPENT, AND BE BAPTIZED EVERY ONE OF YOU. It is written in Mk 16:16-HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED; BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT SHALL BE DAMNED. Did you at some time in the past ask Jesus to be your Savior and even get baptized, but then went back into willful sin and rebellion against God? It is written, NO ONE WHO CONTINUES TO SIN HAS EITHER SEEN HIM OR KNOWN HIM-1 Jn 3:6 NIV. Repent, and be baptized.
Have you truly been born-again and been faithful? Are you really doing the will of God or your own will?
THE PAST, THE CARNAL PERSON DID THIS:
IF CONTINUES TO DO THIS, HE SHALL PERISH
YIELDED YOUR MEMBERS SERVANTS TO UNCLEANNESS-Ro
YIELD...YOUR MEMBERS AS INSTRUMENTS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO SIN-Ro 6:13.
WALK…AFTER THE FLESH-Ro 8:1.
MIND THE THINGS OF THE FLESH-Ro 8:5.
CARNAL MIND IS ENMITY (or hatred) AGAINST GOD-Ro 8:7.
CARNAL MIND…IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD-Ro 8:7.
CARNAL MIND...cannot be SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD-Ro 8:7.
IF ANY MAN DEFILE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, HIM SHALL GOD DESTROY-1 Cor 3:17.
SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION-Gal 6:8.
To LIVE AFTER THE FLESH, YE SHALL DIE-Ro 8:13.
TO BE CARNALLY MINDED IS DEATH-Ro 8:6.
SIN is UNTO DEATH-Ro 6:16.
TRUE CONVERTED, BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN IS TO DO THIS:
HE SHALL INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE
PUT YE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST-Ro 13:14.
YE CANNOT DO THE THINGS THAT YE WOULD-Gal 5:17.
BE…TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND-Ro 12:2.
YIELD…UNTO GOD-Ro 6:13.
YIELD…YOUR MEMBERS AS INSTRUMENTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO GOD-Ro 6:13.
WALK…AFTER THE SPIRIT-Ro 8:1.
MIND THE THINGS...OF THE SPIRIT-Ro 8:5.
PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE, HOLY, ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD-Ro 12:1.
GLORIFY GOD IN YOUR BODY-1 Cor 6:20.
GLORIFY GOD IN…YOUR SPIRIT-1 Cor 6:20.
AS OBEDIENT CHILDREN-1 Pe 1:14.
OBEDIENCE is UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS-Ro 6:16.
WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH-Ro 8:4.
MAKE NOT PROVISION FOR THE FLESH, TO FULFILL THE LUSTS THEREOF-Ro 13:14.
NOT FASHIONING YOURSELVES...TO THE FORMER LUSTS-1 Pe 1:14.
BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD-Ro 12:2.
YE ARE BOUGHT WITH A PRICE-1 Cor 6:20.
YE ARE NOT YOUR OWN-1 Cor 6:19.
YOUR BODY...(is) GOD’S-1 Cor 6:20.
YE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD-1 Cor 3:16.
YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY GHOST-1 Cor 6:19.
YE ARE GOD'S BUILDING-1 Cor 3:9.
YOUR BODIES ARE THE MEMBERS OF CHRIST-1 Cor 6:15.
TO BE SPIRITUALLY MINDED IS LIFE AND PEACE-Ro 8:6.
IF YE THROUGH THE SPIRIT DO (away with)…THE DEEDS OF THE BODY, YE SHALL LIVE-Ro 8:13.
AS MANY AS ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THEY ARE THE SONS OF GOD-Ro 8:14.
HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP LIFE EVERLASTING-Gal 6:8.
THEY THAT ARE CHRIST'S HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS (or passions) AND LUSTS
(or desires)-Gal 5:24.