"But it's not for me", says Sampson. But that's not the end of the quote by Sampson.After Sampson says "But it's not for me", he follows with these words, "I am not in anymore."------------Re: God's salvation Apparently Sampson knew nothing of the salvation which is the working of His Mighty power,and by His grace alone, from beginning to end. Consider this;The disciples asked Jesus, "Who then can be saved?" Jesus replied, "With men it is impossible, but with God nothing is impossible."Q. Why am I still in? A. But BY HIS DOING YOU ARE IN Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. 1 Cor. 1:30Thanks be to God and Glory be to His Name Alone.
Don Currin wrote this in response I thought it was worth re-posting:CONSIDER YOURSELFWhat untold grief and disappointment to learn that this week, Josh Harris, renounced Christianity for another life. I for one am very disheartened by the report. But in light of this heart wrenching news, let me encourage you, above all that you are thinking, to consider yourself.Do not think for a moment that such a fate could not happen to you. As sincere as our love for Christ is at the moment, and as devoted to His glory as we are at times, never assume that you are beyond the reach of Satanic aggression.Pray for Josh Harris. Pray for friends who have drifted away from the faith. Seek to reconcile in love those who drift. But above everything, consider yourself, lest you also be tempted.Years ago, in my ignorance and pride I laughingly boasted in the presence of a friend that I would never be guilty of a certain moral perversion. His response was not laughter. He looked at me with the most intense sobriety and simply said, "Don't ever say that." Since then, his brief admonition has served to motivate me to consider myself.
1Co 10:12 KJV Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.I think as don Curtin says it could happen to any of us and I think it was Denny Kensington who said the greatest deception is self deception