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How A Christian Can Lose Salvation

How A Christian Can Lose Salvation
Is it possible to lose your salvation?
 
That was the question a guy from a choir I once was a part closed his facebook post with. He had just told the story of a professional pastor, who after 40 years of been a Christian, denounced Christianity.
 
Not one for online diatribes, I put up a scripture text that I thought answered the question.
 
That was so naive of me. It brought out the man-of-action in another lady. She went to great lengths to tell me that it was impossible for anyone who had become a Christian to lose his or her salvation.
 
And that by continuing along that line, I was putting fear into the hearts of God’s people. Nothing I said connected with her. She wanted me to admit I was wrong.
 
Her reasoning and points made me wonder.
 
 
Do Christians ever lose their salvation?
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When God Speaks In Riddles

Are you one of those who thinks that God speaks more in riddles?
 
Actually, “speaking in riddles” is a nice way of saying “it seems God is not getting it”. Well, the disciples must have thought the same thing at this moment.
A messenger had made the long journey to find Jesus and give him a very urgent message. Mary and her sister Martha, great buddies with Jesus, told Him that his good friend Lazarus was very sick.
Jesus doesn’t go with the messenger. But he assures that the sickness will not lead to death. He decides to spend a few more extra days. I bet the disciples would have thought – no problem, he’s already said Lazarus was not dying from the sickness.
Later on, Jesus tells them – our pal Lazarus has fallen asleep. I bet they were still thinking – he is not dying. I guess that’s why they responded, “if he sleeps, he will get better”.
To this response, Jesus counters, Lazarus is dead and I’m glad for your sake that I wasn’t there. You are about to have new reasons to believe. Now let’s go to him. John 11:1-15
 
But it all still sounded like riddles. Even Thomas had to say, let’s go so we may die with him
 

God And Riddles

 
Sometimes you are not sure whether it is God that is not getting it or you are the one not getting it
 

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Why You May Not Get A Miracle

Why You May Not Get A Miracle
I read an article recently where the writer lampooned a billionaire.

Don’t worry, it was not one of those “billionaires must be scoundrels” articles, it was closer to home

The billionaire had attributed her mighty billions all to God. I guess that was what irked the writer

The sentiment was clear. If everything is a miracle, then how can the rest of us learn and grow from you? How would we learn and grow if we don’t know the story of your mighty billions?

Well, I think the answer was quite simple. We will wait for a miracle

But is that really what God wants for all His children?

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How To Know You Are Not Born-Again

How To Know You Are Not Born-Again
During my undergraduate, there was this guy who had been in the leadership of the fellowship I was a part of.

I say “had been” because he did not just quit before his term was over, he walked out on the other members of his team. And he did not stop there, he walked out of the fellowship.

I came to school after he had quit while he was still completing his final year. One of the guys he had served with on the leadership team said the guy decided to walk out of his faith. Simply put, he had backslidden.

I was thinking about this recently and wondered.

Does anyone still backslide now?

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How To Pray Without Ceasing

How To Pray Without Ceasing
You have probably met that type of church brother or sister before.

It seems like they are talking but the only problem is that you can’t see anyone they are talking to. You are sure that they are muttering something under their breath at every moment.

You are not really sure what they are up to but eventually, you get a hang of what they are doing. They seem to be praying. You wonder how they keep this up and realize that that is how they practice praying without ceasing – (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

A part of you begins to ask – Is this what I am meant to do?

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