Guarding The Gospel Of Salvation (1 of 3)
1 Timothy 4:1; 2 John 1:7-11
Salvation is a person, but eternal salvation is ONLY through the RIGHT person: named the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Creator of Everything, who is the Savior God the Son who died as the true Lamb of God, and who is the Final Judge of all humans.
More than anything else: knowing, believing, following, and trusting the REAL Lord Jesus Christ is the ONLY hope of salvation. In 1 Timothy 4, as we study the Discipline of Truth: note the words of the very strong warning Paul gives: 1 Timothy 4:1 (NKJV) Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
Beware of Doctrines From Demons
We are living in a time when Paul said not only would people depart from historic Christianity; but that they would do so by listening to demon inspired false, and eternally damnable, teachings. Open with me now to 2 John, as you turn there think of how vital the topic of our study is this morning: our eternal souls are tied to trusting the right person for our salvation.
That's why the very first exercise for Spiritual Health assigned by God to us in the Church is the Discipline of Truth. We are to study the truth so we can recognize spiritual errors, and cling to the Doctrine of Christ. Now, to hear God speak, and to feel the weight of our lesson today, please stand with me as we read together these verses from 2 John.
2 John 1:7-11 (NKJV) For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8 Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward. 9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does ...
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