hi there russ
who are the warnings for you asked \\
i see a the warnings as multple purpose
one to bring the unsaved in the church to a saving repentence
we have weat and tares in the church
two as a rod of love towards the saved and secure
in the same way a loving father watches his children as they play in the frount yard near the highway
he always sees the dangers of the busy road with trucks and cars ,,and so the eyes of the father are always open on his children , and the gates are locked ,,but as a good father he warns his children not too go out the gate or else they will be destroyed by trucks and cars
but always the the good father noes he will not take his eyes off his children wile they play near the gate
and he is not lieing about the destruction that would happen if they wander beoned the gate
if he sees one climbing over the gate ,,he yells and warns them to abide in the yard ,,and folows through with a swift rubuke and strike with his rod that comferts ,,and chasens his child lifting him off the fence and placing him back in the yard
i see in scripture both absulte security in some verses that are as a prophetic promise that our god is fullfilling wile he uses warnings to acomplish and teach his children
John, Chapter 6
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
these words will come to pass ,,there are a chosesn people that the father has givern the son ,and he knows who are his sheep for as we have herd they hears his voice and follow him and they shall never perish
i take these verse at face value ,and as a literl prophect promise ,,,,and the warnings in the contex i described above ,,,we are to take heed all of us ,and continualy make our call and election sure
theres some verses in the book of acts that is a perfect description or picture of th salvation of the elect ,,,
Acts, Chapter 27
And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship.
For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.
But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country;
And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.
Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.
And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,
Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.
we see a picture of salvation of the elect,, that they will come to a safe passage through the seas of tribulation and temtation ,,,,paul says they will be no loses of life ,,,,it is a promise givern by an angle ,and he said i believe , it shall be as it was told to me
theres is nothing that will change the councle of gods sovern will to save those whom he chose in christ ,in the boat ,all that the father has givern me WILL come to me ,and i will not cast him out
but in verse 31 we see the picture of christs word , except you abide in the ship you can not be saved
this verse is a reflection of this verse as an anoligy
thers no contraictions,,,, the first promise that none will perish ,,is a godward promise in a souvern way, the seconed is a man ward witness , in a human way
the sovernty of god
the resonsability and freedom of man
all things work according to the councel of his will
no man can come to me unless my father draws him
come to me all you who labour and are heavy laden
the whole bible is as expresion of gods sovernty in saving people
and men coming to god and and by there own semi free will abeaying god
when we see the promises
and when we see warnings
we are to see two levels of truth a higher truth ,and a lower truth ,, one is in the mind of god the other is in the minds of men
that run parale to the cross