Sunday, December 23, 2007

Have you changed your mind about Jesus yet?

  • Have you changed your mind about Jesus yet?
    Paul told Timothy to teach these things.
    2 Timothy 1:7-11
    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.--- (WE need more of it!)

8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, (WOW)

10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: (For us all)

11 Whereunto I (Paul) am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.--- (UMM Not Jews?)

2 Timothy 2:10-23 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes,> that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. (they) Read Romans 11:25 (Elect must be Jews not saved yet?--- Or when Romans was written?--(Tell me if you know.)

23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strife.

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, (humm) but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
(You shall receive POWER after the Holy Ghost has come upon you )

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, -----(Boy have these people got some things to overcome)
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (Know your BIBLE!!!)

8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was.
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured:
but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. (Has this been in the Church? Well know your Bible.
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Note on Repentance: The fact that people are called "to turn" either "to" or "away from" implies that sin is not an ineradicable stain, but by turning (repentance), a God given power, a sinner can redirect his destiny. There is with conversion, the free sovereign act of God's mercy and man's going beyond contrition and sorrow to a conscience decision of turning to God. God has done His part, says faith, so we do our human part showing forth His work of grace on our heart through our walk. Turning to God includes acceptance of all God's total will for one's life.
Strong's 3341 metanoia = Change of mind, remorse, regret, repentance from evil to good or from good to better repentance is expected to manifest itself in conduct.

Acts 26.20 -The kindness of God leads to repentance.

Acts 26:20 20 But showed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. Believe for the very works sake. = the Kingdom coming to earth.
(Thank God we are not left here on earth alone.)

Romans 2:4 Or despised thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, ( We should know we have repented. NO place for doubt?

Repentance toward God based on the death of Christ is permanent. The new birth brings this about. It cannot fail so cannot be repeated. The Death of Christ is central in our salvation and not any action (work) of ours. Salvation is of the Lord. He has purchased for us eternal salvation from death.

Dillard Munsell Bible study 6:30 Wed. Want to know Jesus come and see? Read your Bible

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