The man who wants to be our new pastor was preaching on unity and said there is a lot of division because of eternal security and we ought not let it divide us. He said it’s okay to agree with churches who do not believe in eternal security. He said that people who believe in conditional security are probably closer to the Lord because they are afraid of losing their salvation. According to him, those of us who believe that once saved we’re eternally secure are more likely to take our salvation for granted and not be as close to the Lord. Personally, I don’t see how living in fear of not being saved makes one closer to the Lord.
Ezekiel 38:16 states that one result of God’s defense of Israel will be that “Then all the nations will know that I am the LORD.” Would you please explain the probable extent of this prophecy? How many and who will this prophecy apply to?
Let me say first of all that I love your site – it is amazing and so informative. I was reading 1 Cor 9:24-27 and my question is what is the crown that we are obtaining here? (I know it is not salvation) Also, what is the meaning of the strict training?
I recently heard a teacher state that Christians will be judged for their sins which have not been confessed. He said that if sins were confessed and forgiveness was asked, the sins would not have to be accounted for. However, he said that if we have unconfessed sin, we will be judged for it, not for salvation, but be judged for it nevertheless. Is this something that is Biblical? I can’t seem to find this teaching for judgment of Christians for their sins.
Would you take time, possibly, to address a concern I have about unity of the Spirit – no differentiation between the Jew/Greek/bond/free/male/female – and the nationality issue? I’m speaking specifically about those who are Jewish Christians. Is it a natural response to being saved as a Jew to consider oneself different from Gentile Christians?
Re: People who are here after the Rapture. How do they fight and prove themselves worthy, especially when the anti-Christ will fool most into believing he is Christ? I ask this because I feel many left behind will still have a chance of being saved by their works.