OUR GREATEST THREAT, DRIFTING
RB#7OUR GREATEST THREAT, DRIFTING
Where one Christian is lost to the Christian life through some particular assault of evil, hundreds drift away from the life of worship and faith.
Questions: Are you as close to God right now as you would like to be? Was there ever a time in your life when you were closer to God than you are right now?
MORE DRIFT OUT THAN FALL OUT
When one awakens to the fact that he is drifting
That there is not the same moral resistance (entheos)
That there is not the same spiritual enthusiasm
That there is not the same eager purpose to know
The truth and to do it - then it is time to put the trumpet to the lips.
IF I WERE SATAN:
Seeking to destroy
I would do exactly as he is doing! To encourage everyone and everything to drift from those things which made them GREAT!
Old Woman swallowed can of snuff.
Education - harvard, Princeton, Yale were begun as Bible Colleges with the only major in Bible.
NEWSWEEK:Drifted into inflation
CANNOT ACCEPT CHRIST AND LIVE ANYWAY YOU PLEASE......
God has revealed Himself in Jesus and has spoken through Him - therefore we must give heed to His commands.
Give earnest heed - lest we drift away and be dashed against the Rocks.
Drifting - Nautical term
boat drifts away and into the Rocks - Ring slips off a finger
Describes neglect, carelessness
1st of 7 warnings against backsliding found in this book
I.THE POSSIBLITY OF DRIFTING
1.It easily happens (Motor home on cruise)
2.It does happen
Without giving earnest heed - We will drift.
Without discipline - We will drift
The drift of a soul! All of us are capable of drifitng.
DemasWhen Kings went to Battle
"No man crashes without first drifitng"
II.THE PROCESS OF DRIFTING
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