RE>>I would be happy to answer your question if it didn't have all that EXTRA trappings.<<|
Let me ask you a small question... If I trap you into the truth would you hate me ???
If I can trap you it is because what you believe is wrong.
OR if I am a devil - I may deceive you into a lie but for HOW LONG ???
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Do you see that - If it were possible...
What Christ is teaching is that it is ..
=== Impossible to Deceive the Elect ===
even though great signs and wonders are shown..
The ELECT can be deceived for a short while but once they are mature in the faith they can not be deceived.... and
=== NONE of the ELECT can be LOST ===
Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
I am here to deceive no one.. but many will not hear because they can not hear !
If you are one of Christ's Sons you can not be taken out of his Hand.
RE>>Before you start flipping furiously through your bible<<
Is there something WRONG with the BIBLE ???
I do not "flip" nor am I at a loss for scripture..
I am a workman who needs not be ashamed...
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
I can hear the scoffers now.. SEE he is FULL of HIMSELF
Sooooo Proud !!!!
Let me ask you another question Do you think people believed Jesus when he said this :
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
He said this after he went into the CHURCH THE CHURCH I tell you and turned over the tables and WHIPPED PEOPLE !!! MEEK ???
If that is not bad enough for you this Jesus fella said He was the Son of GOD... Just who does he think he is ???
Very few believed Him.. Very few believe me... That is promised !
John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
I am glad that your response is much better than earlier..It gives me hope for you.
So if your able to admit that God has BOUND HIMSELF through an ETERNAL COVENANT
MY next "trick" question is ..
======== WHEN ========
did God BIND HIMSELF to the
Promise of Jesus GOING TO THE CROSS
I am not here to hurt people... but people will get hurt.. I can't stop that from happening....
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Do you know one of the FUN things about God is that when you lose you win and sometimes when you win you lose :-}
Luke 9:24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.