Consequences of salvation


In yesterdays post 1 Peter chapter one and the three tenses of salvation I talked about how Peter did not speak of three tenses of salvation as taught by the Calvinist.  That Peter saw election and God’s foreknowledge working with a gospel of hope unto one tense of salvation.  This salvation is a future event to come at Christ return.  It doesn’t even happen at the altar of conversion but becomes for us a living hope through the resurrection of Christ from the dead.

I felt the article was undone so I want to draw your attention to the new section entitled What does this mean for believers?  I encourage you to reread the whole article to grasp the whole consequence of the truth we see in the gospel of scripture compared to the gospel of men.  Then decide what gospel you will follow.  Also notice the link to my previous article, when rereading, called The three red flags on the three tenses of salvation in order to get an even wider range of scripture to consider when comparing the gospel of men to The Gospel According to the Gospel.

You decide, what will be your gospel?

2 thoughts on “Consequences of salvation

  1. The time was March 22nd, 1975. The place was a cozy town off the coast of California called Santa Barbara. I remember a breeze that warm Saturday night. Some friends were witnessing to me in the living room of their condominium. They lovingly shared the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and His promise to come back. It lasted three hours but felt like twenty minutes. After they finished, I got on my knees, repented of my sins, and asked Jesus to be my Savior.
    “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Rom. 5:1)
    I’ll never forget the peace with God I received that night. This is what Jesus did when He rose from the dead. That evening He breathed on His disciples and they received the Holy Spirit.
    “… Peace to you. As the Father has sent Me, I also send you… He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:21-22)
    There was no doubt I was born again (John 3:3). The next year, on July 14th, I finished reading the Book of Acts. The acts of the apostles are so inspiring. Deep down I knew I needed more power to be a better witness for Jesus. So I asked the Lord to baptize me with the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5). The presence of God was so powerful as I began to speak in tongues for the first time. Now I understood what really happened on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4). The next morning I shared this with my young adult Sunday school class. It was like a bomb going off. Welcome to spiritual warfare 101. A few days later I got a call from our youth pastor. He taught the gifts of the Holy Spirit passed away in the first century; the church will be raptured before the Man of Sin is revealed, and a real Christian will never depart from the faith. When I met him in his office he angrily rebuked me. He insisted anyone speaking in tongues is being used by Satan. For a baby Christian it was challenging to say the least. He forbid me to even mention I speak in tongues (1 Cor. 14:39). What was I to do? According to Jesus, speaking in tongues is a sign of those who believe (Mark 16:17, Acts 1:5; 2:4; 19:6). Yet some of my closest friends were members of this church. I could either yield to this spirit of fear or I could obey the Holy Spirit and be free from it. My decision to leave served as a catalyst to help me defeat the fear of man later in my life. After thirty four years this same spiritual warfare rages on.

    • Sometimes nothing seems more difficult than sticking to your guns when the church is screaming your wrong when scripture is saying you are right. I appreciate this witness. But I can not tell if you are saying amen to my post or not. Is it an amen?

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