Re: Believers in Hell?
Posted: August 18th, 2018, 2:02 pm
Paul said that the Gospel is simply by faith; John concurred ("whoever believes in him has eternal life"). And out of gratitude for humbly accepting Jesus as Savior, realizing we died to sin, we live a new life. The difference is love and gratitude, not trying to make ourselves righteous enough for God to accept us; that is impossible. Those of us who grasp reconciliation and rescue, knowing we could do nothing to save ourselves and thus to keep ourselves saved, seek to please Him in everything. This is submission out of love, not out of fear. And again, LS provides no scripture stating exactly what and how many works are required. And this, in turn, leads to the heresy of Hebrew Roots.DaveyT wrote: ↑August 18th, 2018, 1:57 pmThis topic was not supposed to be exclusively about "Lordship Salvation". I only mentioned that regarding what a believer is, verses a submitted believer.
As Psalm 2 says, the kings and rulers of the earth are believers in the fact that they know who they are up against, they know that Jesus is coming back and that He is the Anointed.
The difference between them and us though is that we are submitted believers. We are defined as having met the conditions for salvation which #1 is to recognize your wicked nature and how you have opposed God and his will all your life and then repent (make a U-turn), turn and submit (surrender) to him. This is Lordship Salvation. If you do not repent and submit, you are not saved.