(09/01/2014) A Fallen Nature?

Posted: August 31, 2014 in Authority, Commitment, Discernment, Faith, Language, Respect, Salvation, Sin, Spiritual Growth, The Holy Spirit
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Points on believers being certain of salvation in spite of their former nature are shared today.  A “Yahoo! Answers” fighter with the user ID “God” (Level 1 with 34 points, a member since August 15, 2014) posted the following:

 

If a Christian falls in sin because of his fallen nature then how can he be secure about his salvation? 

I’m a Christian how can I be sure of my salvation if I still fall into sin because of my fallen nature???!!!

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  O come, let us sing unto the LORD:  let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.  Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.  For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.  In his hand are the deep places of the earth:  the strength of the hills is his also.  The sea is his, and he made it:  and his hands formed the dry land.  O come, let us worship and bow down:  let us kneel before the LORD our maker.  For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.  To day if ye will hear his voice,  (Psalms 95:  1-7, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Inseparables? (07/15/2014); On Christians Being Inclusive? (07/16/2014); GOD Lives Inside Us? (07/11/2014); Can the Word of GOD Be Altered? (07/12/2014); Spirit Gives Birth to Spirit (01/22/2014); Worship Wear? (01/23/2014); The Limit to Believing? (09/16/2013); All Things Possible? (09/17/2013); Death Has Been Transformed (05/09/2013); Loving the Enemy? (05/10/2013);  Foolish For Not Believing? (03/22/2013); Science and the Laws of Nature? (03/23/2013)

 

“God”, here are a few points that have helped many Christian believers resist sin, and overcome spiritual confusion:

(1.)   Believers discipline themselves and use self-control with regard to their attitudes, behaviors, diet, and other choices—even their Internet user ID, their companions as well as their ongoing relationships.  What we say, and how we describe things inside us and around us goes a long way in determining the quality of our lives, and the commitment we have to Almighty GOD.  Believers are to be self-ware and exercise authority over themselves while continuing under the sovereign authority of GOD.  Saying this another way:  Believers must demand it from themselves that respect is shown to divine law, sacred government, and the full person of Almighty GOD that has been revealed to created beings and living creatures as the GODhead.

(2.)  Continuous acknowledgment of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ does not allow believers to claim a “fallen nature.”  Instead, we affirm ourselves new creatures in Christ.  Through baptism (death of ones inborn spirit, rebirth from divine DNA, so to speak), all believers receive a fresh endowment of divinity established with the living at Creation.  We say, those spiritually born again, must spiritually grow up again (i.e., mature, be perfected through operations of GOD, become ripe for harvest) by continuing to meet life challenges (growing pains) in the earth.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (3.)  No one can convince or persuade another person that they now have received salvation.  The process of becoming certain and sure in your awareness that you have received divine salvation goes forward through operations of the imparted spirit from GOD (we say, the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Spirit of Truth).  Without the Spirit from Christ, you are not his.  Security comes by consistency, regularity, and stability for such elements as ones fellowship with other believers, ones prayer life, ones practice of sacraments, and ones study of the holy writings.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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