Paul Warns about Falling from Grace
This post was made in reference to a comment posted to me concerning the video on WorldNetDaily by Richard Rives – JUST THE FACTS – dated November 11, 2014 “How Do You Know if You Know God?”
“These be they who separate themselves,
sensual, having not the Spirit.”
Reasoning is that if they have separated themselves, then at sometime they were not separate but joined to the Spirit. Jude 1:21 “Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”
“Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away:…”
Reasoning is that if these people were IN Christ and then the Father takes them away; then they no longer are IN Christ and they no longer have the Holy Spirit of God.
“Quench not the Spirit.”
Reasoning is that if we are told not to quench the Spirit, then there is something that we can do that would quench the Spirit.
“Christ is become of no effect unto you,
whosoever of you are justified by the law;
ye are fallen from grace.”
Reasoning is that if people fell from grace then they had grace prior to falling from grace. They had it before they lost it.
“My little children,
of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
Reasoning is that:
1. the Apostle Paul said these people had grace.
2. the Apostle Paul said they had fallen from grace.
3. the Apostle Paul is travailing in birth again until Christ returns
inside them (The Holy Spirit of God – grace).
“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your
sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.”
The Old Testament people were not saved by the deeds of the law but by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, so the difference between us and them is the animal sacrificial system (the administration and operations of the Old Covenant – the earthly sanctuary and Levitical priesthood).
They were required to keep God’s commandments and so are we. When they sinned and departed from God; God departed from them until they repented. In some cases they went too far and the Lord gave them over to their sins.
“Take heed, brethren,
lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief,
in departing from the living God.”
Paul describes sinning against our will.
Speaks about sinning wilfully.
Romans 6-8; Col 3:5
Describes how to mortify the deeds of the body.
Describes what to do if you sin against your will.
Matthew 6:9-13 & Luke 11:2-4
Describes how to come to God every day.