A Facebook friend wrote these wise words. I’ll see if she’d like me to include her name.
She writes this excellent, parachute folding analogy:
I was in a jump club in college. I witnessed the care with which jumpers folded their chutes — generally with more precision and concern than a lot of us make minute by minute [in our] choices.
I think the greatest doctrinal tragedy is the idea of ‘once saved always saved.’ It’s not Biblical; else, why would satan work so hard to lead Christians astray, if he couldn’t impact their salvation?
A vast quantity of scriptures teach Christians how to live AFTER they are saved, so that they may hold fast to that which they have. How many men in the churches, who think they can ‘get away’ with the sin of pornography because of this satanic lie; are on a fast track to a hellish eternity?
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Before he wrote his plaintive confession in Psalm 51, David used his eyes amiss. The consequences of that ‘benign’ sin, looking on a naked woman who was not his wife, led to a great deal of tragedy in David’s life. By the time he wrote Psalm 101:3, David had learned that there is no such thing as a harmless or benign sin, and wrote; “I will lead NO evil before my eyes.”
Jesus counseled that our acts begin with our thoughts. If we can [make] our thoughts captive, our acts will follow. Each act in our lives is a step that we take, either towards the narrow gate or away from it. The trajectory of steps over the course of a lifetime will determine our ultimate destination.
We ought to think out each step with the same kind of rationale and determination that a man uses when he folds his own parachute. Small, careful decisions can save his life.
5 minutes of pleasure earned Esau the loss of a lifetime of blessing and the enmity of God. Is it worth it?
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT” — Includes my dream of being in danger of going to hell just for lusting while watching TV
LUST ‘the poison that kills the soul’ FREEDOM! *My experience*: How DEMONS DRIVE heterosexual and homosexual lust in ‘Christians’ — The bad news is that demons drive lust. The good news is that demons drive lust, because freedom lies straight ahead!
To my homosexual friends: May we all be ‘ONE’ in Christ! What is the ‘fury fire’ that Piper Perabo talks about? How can it be tamed? What is God’s true perspective in “The Homosexuals Will Arise” prophecy and what does Romans 1 really say?
Charles Finney (1835): Instruction of Young Converts — “AIM AT BEING PERFECT. It should be their constant purpose to live wholly to God…. IF THEY SHOULD SIN it would be an inconsistency…. THEY OUGHT NOT TO SIN AT ALL; they are bound to be as holy as God is. And young converts should be taught to set out in the right course OR THEY WILL NEVER BE RIGHT”
I’ve finally shared much of what I know about and what can be done through the TREMENDOUS and mostly misunderstood and underused gift of tongues. A reader thankfully put me over the edge : ) I need to re-write this someday so it’s not written mostly in a comment. But it’s all there.
Survey of Christian Men on the Subject of Women’s Clothing — Men responded: “This area is the greatest challenge in my life!” • “Men are created in such a way as to be stimulated by sight.” • “Demon influence and demon possession is rampant. Evil triumphs when the church does nothing!” • Many more
David Bercot’s CD teaching: Separation from the World — What the Early Christians Believed About Separation from the World. D. Bercot. The Bible exhorts us: “Adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” So…
Wes Hall: It’s Not Just Porn! “You’re asking for power and there are areas of hidden compromise in your life. … I’m not talking about the R-rated movies. I’m talking about the PG-13s … certain sitcoms, TV shows where your spirit is being defiled.”
A Nation ‘Bewitched’: Farrah Fawcett — “When the show [Charlie’s Angels] got to be No. 3, I figured it was our acting. When it got to be No. 1, I decided it could only be because none of us wears a bra”
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