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yea im with you brother ,,i realy hate the doctrine ,osas,,,,,,,,,,,and believe it or not from what i understand about brother jims back round ,he also does not believe in once saved always saved to sin ,,,,,being close to lenard ravenhill as he said he was ,,lenard believed that a christan can lose there salvation ,,which is obviously not the doctrine i believe in , but ithink most of us that are active in the form are againsts ,the once saved alawys saved to continue in sin doctrine
paul washer is famous for preaching againsts that doctrine when conbined with the sinners prayer , as people combine it nomaly,, it rips the power of regenration out of the gosple ,watering it down ,into a muddy cup of sweet herasy,, that goes down sweet,but has no vital spiritual vitamines or mineral ,needed for a healty rebirth ,and growth in christ
yep my father uses it as a licence to sin also
from what i understand ,which isnt much
the doctrine mutaited from the pesaverence of the saints ,which is not a excuse to sin but a licence to examine your self to see weather you realy are in the faith ,,
to the popular heracy of once saved allways saved
which is the ticket to contine in sin
| 2012/2/25 21:55||Profile|
| Re: @brothagary|
Thank you for standing with me on this subject. As I had stated before, I do not think that the early Baptist added this doctrine to their faith & message to be used in such a manner. At least I hope not.
I am researching where this doctrine may have come from... I have not had much luck. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Your Brother and servant in Christ Jesus,
P.S. I have just started to listen to John Piper. As a matter of fact I am looking over his web site and his churches web site as well. I like what I am hearing from this dear Brother.
| 2012/2/25 23:32||Profile|
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"I am researching where this doctrine may have come from... I have not had much luck. Any information will be greatly appreciated."
OSAS came from hell, it can rightly be called the perseverance of the sinner. It is learned in seminaries where preachers are taught how to make a good living by attracting big crowds by offering false assurance to false converts.
Perseverance of the saints, on the other hand, is a biblical doctrine that teaches saints must overcome, and will by the grace of God because they are His elect and are kept by the saving power of God.
Many people confuse the two.
In Christ -jim
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blunt but i would agree in christ jim
john piper is a verry humble saint , sermon index has many of his sermons
from what i under stand ,which isnt much
the reformed faith believed in the persarevence of the saint doctrine men like spurgen , calvin , john bunyan, piper ,washer ,edwards, whitfield ,,,,men like
reformed baptised like spurgen taught this
but im thinking hypacalvinists ,,were probaly believing in once saved allways saved verry early in the piece
,but how it moved in to the arminian baptise belife system is is beoned me ,im not sure it has
so hypa calvinism would be to blame as an influnce regarding todays vervion of once saved always saved ,in my limated opinion
| 2012/2/26 0:48||Profile|
| Re: @roadsign|
Just finished reading the article "A Review of Christian Conversion In an African Context", I found the article some what intimidating, because I know nothing about the African religion or even about Christian beliefs in African tradition.
Yet I read on and found it intriguing in the different aspects of conversion for the African and how they mixed their Christian beliefs with their traditional superstitions.
I can throw a lot of judgement on this subject as stated in the article, however, the Holy Spirit is pulling me to my chamber to intercede for the brothers and sisters in Africa.
As in my case of the once saved always saved doctrine, some of this may play into this subject yet, I do not think so.
We will see what God will show me on the subject.
Thanks for the great article it has open my eye's to the culture of the African Christian.
Your brother in Christ Jesus,
| 2012/2/26 1:12||Profile|
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hi,the bible teaches us clearly ...be sure your sins will find you out...it also teaches about walking in the Spiit and in the flesh.when Jesus conquered sin and death on the cross it allowed us to have eternal zoe life in the spirit.when we sin in the flesh we pay for these sins in the flesh.if you drink and live a sinful life you will have job problems, family and financial problems.if you overeat you will wind up with joint problems and heart trouble. i have seen people backslide for a few weeks and get fired ,loose their children, jailed ,become homeless and a few extras.but Jesus said ,niether do I condemn you ...go and sin no more.His blood either payed the price or it did not.if it was up to you to live a perfect life ,He did not need to die for you. if you are guilty of one sin then you are a sinner.be careful , His grace is sufficient for you.jimp
| 2012/2/26 2:08||Profile|
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are you saying once saved allways saved ,weather you live a life stile of sin or not it makes ne difference
if that what you are saying ,i can say lenared raven hill would rebuke you for false teaching ,regardless of how long you were friends with him jim
jim i noticed you didnt use any scripture in its oridginal contex to valadate you word
jesus also said repent or perish
that is the contex of him saying go and sin no more
nether does he condem those who have true repentance
begins with a changed mind ,and leds to a changed life
and a hatred for sin ,,,,
his grace is not sufficient for those who will not repent and carry there own cross ,and denie them selfs and there carnal desires
but for those who do the will of my father which is in heaven ,not all who say lord lord will enter into the kindom of heaven
idont think any one in this thred is pushing the sinless perfection doctrine jim
just growing in holness ,with out which no one will see the lord
just the doctrine that a good tree will not produce bad fruit
and vica versea,
a bad tree cannot produce good fruit
if christs in us the hope of glory is a reality in us
if we are born again ,gods seed is in us and we will not produces a life slile of bad fruit
the apostal said he who sins is of the devil
if you are living like the devil it is becasue you are not of god
i dont know jim are you advocating a lifeslile of practicing sin with no repentence
if the son sets you free you will be free indeed
he died to set us free from the power of sin over our lives
if we live a life of slavery to sin it is becase we are dead in our sins ,,it doesnt matter if we profess him as lord ,it doesnt matter if we hav had spiritual experance and extacys ,,christs has hade us free from the law of sin and death ,and our life will bare the evedence of good fruit ,because god has transformd us into a good tree
and his seed remainth in us
| 2012/2/26 2:46||Profile|
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hi,i do not worry about sin for it does not enter in my thought pattern. i am looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith. during the cleansing period of preachers who fell;most were sin centered preachers who preached hard against those who sinned around them but lived a life riff with sin .a lot have repented and have admitted their error.Jesus said it when He said "depart from Me you workers of iniquity for I never knew you" Lens emphasis was on Jesus and walking in the Spirit and if you sin you have an advocate with the Father.keeping a personal love affair going with Jesus is my emphasis.....a man applied to be a river boat captain here in louisiana in the mississisppi river(these men take over ships that are to come into and up the river)he was asked if he knew where all the problems were in the river were and he answered with a resounding ,no. they said then why should we allow you a river pilot license. his answer was " caus i know where the channel is". my stand is that talking about sin has no power so my power is in Jesus who directs my steps as i follow Him.jimp preach Jesus...He has already won the victory over sin.
| 2012/2/26 6:27||Profile|
| Re: what i hate about the baptist doctrine|
Jimp you are right to say Christ had victory over sin and true believers should believe this and rest in Him and His abudant grace, love and mercy. We are not neglect this knowledge when we do we have full confidence in Him. Having said this OSAS is a false doctrine that has many believers decieved into thinking they are in right standing with God and continue to willfully sin.
Jesus did indeed say narrow is the way that leads to eternal life and very few will find it. Grace is not a license to sin. Looking back to the OT only 8 were saved in the flood a very small number for all the earth.I am just giving an example of God's judgement (for the OT was written for our example) which many of us don't deem as important in our lives. We no longer have balance in our belief. When we tell a little lie here, or gossip a bit here,or are lusting after the opposite sex we deem these little sins and get comfortable because we did not act on them and then prayed Lord forgive me only to go and do the same again. My point is Jesus said if a man looks at a woman and lusts after her he has commited adultery in his heart, If you hate your brother you are a murderer. Note how higj the bar has been set for believers. Most significantly if you love Me you will obey my commandments
As we grow in grace and knowledge we will soon learn how much God hates sin it cost Him his beloved Son. It is this knowledge that creates a desire in true believers to abhorr sin and strive against it. Now the lukewarm believer will live after the flesh believing he is safe yet he is wretched naked and blind and of this one Jesus says repent ye therefore and buy from him eye salve that he may see orelse he will spew him out of his mouth and BLOT HIS NAME OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE
| 2012/2/26 10:48||Profile|
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The bar is set so much higher for true believers. To whom much is given much more is required. We must strive against the fleshes tendecy to sin and by the spirit put to death the deeds of the body. We must strive against sin until death. Drawing our strength from above. Jesus would not have said go now and sin no more if He knew we could not do it hence He gave us the Holy Spirit to help our struggle.This is war the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh. Walk in the spirit and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. No adulterers, fornicators, sorcerers, drunkards, liars, idolaters etc will inherit the kingdom of heaven. We must live a life of repentance bearing fruit worthy of repentance for we shall all stand at judgement seat of Christ and give an account of our lives. He who is unjust, let him be unjust still, he who is filthy let him be filthy still, he who is righteous let him be righteous still, he who is holy let him be holy still........12 And behold I am coming quickly and my reward is with me to give EVERYONE according to his work Rev 22; 11-12
| 2012/2/26 11:24||Profile|