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Madeline last won the day on July 2 2019

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  1. I'll be eating an omelet in my office. :coolsmiley:
  2. I actually had some Korean food today. I don't know the name of the dish but it had spicy shredded beef with scallions, and the soup was red. It came with side dishes (noodles, cucumbers, kimchee, seasoned bean sprouts). Love, Madeline[/align]
  3. Let me make this crystal clear. I NEVER stated that Dan Corner is duping anyone into hell. Someone can inadvertantly be responsible for the damnation of souls. If someone believes that they can "earn" their way into heaven by reading Dan's book, then they are duped. I have a few friends who sincerely believe that their "good works" and "commandment keeping" is the basis for their salvation after reading Dan's book. Anyone who truly understands the true doctrine of eternal security knows the folly of easy-believism. Dan Corner believes that salvation CAN be lost and therefore is teaching another Gospel. I have listened to a debate between Dan Corner and Dave Hunt on Eternal Security. Dan Corner EXPLICITLY cites verses as prooftext for his belief in Conditional Security. Conditional Security means just that...there there are CONDITIONS that you must keep in order to secure your salvation. Love, Madeline
  4. Relax Jerry...I didn't notice the BIG bolded question mark at first. I'm not arguing that God would not take a believer home early if he/she will not make an effort to turn from their sin AFTER they're saved. I wrote: FAITH and REPENTANCE are two sides of the SAME coin. There's no way under heaven that you can be saved WITHOUT a change of heart, unless you can point to me in the bible where you can be saved without repentance. There has to be an initital repentance from sin. Those (believers) whom God calls home because of continual sin and lack of repentance were at one point repentant. Do this make sense to you now, Jerry? Love, Madeline
  5. I want to make this clear so you won't be a miscommunication this time. As I stated in an earlier post...even backslidden Christians are repentant. A Christian who backslides is a Christian who has allowed their once sinful lifestyle to return to their life. You cannot backslide if you were not once repentant which lead to a change of heart. Think about it. Love, Madeline
  6. You will find absolutely nowhere in my post where I stated that a backslidden person was never saved if they were to die before the repented, and I challenge you to show me where I did. Only Christians can backslide. If you disagree with what I posted, then you disagree with the Love, Madeline
  7. When Jesus speaks of fruits (Matt. 7:16,20), He is speaking not only of their lifestlye, but their doctrine as well. Even backslidden Christians are repentant. There are many homosexuals who believe that their lifestyle of homosexuality is not unbiblical, and they would label themselves as Christians. There are abortionists who believe that they have the "god-given" right to kill their babies and also label themselves a Christians. The RCC are even labeled as Christians by the secular world but we know full well that the vast majority are unsaved. There are going to be many professing Christians who will be rejected by Jesus on the day of judgment, and most of them are going to be Roman Catholics. Matthew 7:21-23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. How many Catholics supposedly proclaim the Gospel? (prophesied in thy name?). How many Catholics perform exorcisms (and in thy name have cast out devils?) And how many Catholics believe that they can earn their way to heaven? (and in thy name done many wonderful works?). Yet the Lord will profess unto them that He NEVER knew them (they were never saved by GRACE). Then there are those who use Eternal Security (OSAS) as a means to justify sinning all the want and turning the Grace of God into lasciviousness -- these were never saved by God's Grace to begin with. Romans 6:1,2 - What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Those who have truly been saved by God's Grace will not continue in sin without repentance, but the Grace of God will teach them to live a godly life separate from the world. Titus 2:11-23 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Love, Madeline
  8. I find it interesting how Conditional security proponents will take Matthew 13:20,21 out of context in an attempt to disprove Eternal Security. Those that bring forth "fruit" are the ones who are truly saved. Matthew 13:20,21 - But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet HE HATH NOT ROOT in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. How can a tree bring forth fruit if it has no root? anyone who has a miniscule amount of horticultural knowledge knows that a tree CANNOT produce fruits of any kind unless it has a root. Either you're saved or you're not. You cannot be saved for a while and lose your salvation, nor can you be saved and regain it. Jesus stated in Matthew 7:21-23 to the workers of iniquity that He NEVER knew them, not knew them once upon a time until they sinned and lost their salvation. Author Dan Corner has written a book titled "Believer's Conditional Security" which is over 800 pages, and on his website shows a smiling devil who is supposedly the author of Eternal Security. Wow! a 800 page whopper that will damn many to an eternal hell because they were duped out of fear into believing that their "good works" and "commandment keeping" will merit them eternal life. Genuine believers normally keep the commandments (not perfectly) because they ARE saved, not to BE saved. JOhn 5:24 - Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, HATH (present tense) everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Love, Madeline
  9. This is the reason as to why I have a problem with the so-called "sinners prayer". There are MANY who believe that they're save and on their way to heaven because several years ago they recited a sinners prayer by repeating a rote prayer from their pastor. Little do they know...they could be on their way to an eternity in the Lake of Fire. Matthew 7:16,20 - Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. If someone contintues to live a lifestyle of sin without genuine repentance, then I would question whether or not this person has truly been regenerated of the Holy Spirit. Faith AND repentance are two sides of the SAME coin. Luke 13:3 - I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish Matthew 7:21-23 - Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Anyone can call Jesus Lord with their mouths, bu the Lord knows their hearts. Romans 10:10 - For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. James 1:22 - But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 2:14,19 - What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. Even the devils believe, they however don't possess saving faith. They're NOT going to turn from their wickedness but follow their master the prince of this world until their alotted time in the Lake of Fire. 2 Corinthians 13:5 - Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? Jude 1:4 - For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. TRUE salvation doesn't lead to antimonianism, it leads to a changed life of repentance from sin because they are a NEW creation in Christ. Galatians 5:19-21 - Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. The above passage speaks of those who live in such manner WITHOUT repentance will not inherit the kingdom of God. A genuine believer WILL and CAN sin, however, if there is no struggle between the flesh and the spirit...then I would question whether this person has truly been born of God. Romans 7:18-23 - For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. Too many professing Christian take John 10:27-29 out of context and believe that we can go to heaven regardless of our sinful lifestyle. On the contrary, Jesus stated otherwise: John 10:27-29 - My sheep hear my voice, and I know them (have an intimate relationship), and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. Luke 6:46 - And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Love, Madeline
  10. There are five warnings regarding apostasy in the book of Hebrews and Heb 10:38-39 is just one of them. To understand this passage we have to understand the historical background. This involved Jewish men and women seemingly turning to Christ and coming into the church, but after facing difficulty and persecution or lack of faith, they left the church and returned again to Judaism. So the writer contrasts God's genuine believers ("live by faith") with those that "draw back" (or return to what they previously knew and lived) in whom His soul shall have no pleasure.The same warning is found in Heb. 6:4-9 and Heb. 10:24-29. "Perdition" speaks of the destruction or condemnation of those "draw back" never to return to the faith. But note that the author of Hebrews, though he gives such a warning, still gives comfort to genuine believers (as he did in Heb 6:9 after the warning was given) when he says "we" (meaning genuine believers) are not of them who draw back UNTO perdition. Judas' example is slightly different than what we find regarding those in the book of Hebrews who would revert to Judaism. His was a semi-illustration of someone who may have looked like a disciple and followed Jesus (not in faith) for other motives and certainly went to his destruction and perdition. Love, Madeline
  11. I can most definitely give a sound answer to your post. However, since I'm not a "Pastor"...I won't reply with an answer. ;-) Love, Madeline
  12. Ban Brandon for spelling his name backwards. Woohoo, did it again!!!! :D
  13. Matthew 26:24 - The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. Also a verse that clearly teaches the doctrine of Eternal Punishment. Love, Madeline

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