Hasten, O God, to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me. May those who seek my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace. May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!” turn back because of their shame.
I was having a conversation with a friend who totally believes in conditional salvation and it basically ended in an argument. One of the things he kept bringing up was the fact that we had to repent of our sins and that is why it was conditional. Honestly, I was always brought up to always ask for forgiveness of sins and I do and I believe you have said that asking is more for our benefit. I guess my questions here are what if you sin and then you die before having an opportunity to ask forgiveness? And why is it so hard for people to see that once we are saved we are always saved?
I love your writings and follow your views 100% but recently I have come across another person’s teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven and/or the Kingdom of God as being now. The church age. I have always seen it as the time of His second coming and the 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth. But I have to say now that I have heard this guys teaching, and now that I am reading through the 4 gospels chronologically I have been very confused. I am starting to wonder about when is this Kingdom of Heaven and/or Kingdom of God?
In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
Thank you so much for your website and ministry to the Lord. It is definitely a blessing from God.
I believe once saved, always saved, and I’ve read your comments concerning the same. I think you do a wonderful job explaining OSAS in them.
The one thing that came to my mind when reading them though, and I didn’t see any comments on, but maybe I just missed it, was how Romans 11:17-24 plays into OSAS, if at all. Could and would you please shed some light on this for me?
I have a question. The Bible says Jesus will return in the same manner he ascended, which is at the Mt. of Olives. Will His and our first touch back on earth happen here or at the Battle of Armageddon? I get confused since the battle at Armageddon happens first before Jesus reaches Jerusalem where the Mt of Olives is located. If at the Mt. of Olives, how does Jesus confront and engage the enemy at the battle of Armageddon? Will we be suspended in the air during the battle?