Struggling Against Salvation

The struggle continues...

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
–Matthew 7:13-14

The deceived struggle mightily against entering “at the straight (narrow) gate;” i.e., salvation–as any former heathen can attest.

The battle is fought daily: day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year.

The deceived struggle against eternal salvation because they are deceived.

IF the deceived were not deceived, they would embrace rather than fight against the truth of God’s Word and eternal salvation through belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

IF the deceived were not deceived, they would value life everlasting over eternal destruction and condemnation.

It seems such an odd statement: “The lost struggle against their own salvation.”  It is almost like saying “The hungry struggle against food,” or “The thirsty struggle against water.

In this struggle against eternal salvation, the world aids and abets the deceived.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
–1John 2:15-16

The world aids the lost in their conflict against salvation because the world’s friends are enemies of God.

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
–James 4:4

Someone who is worldly might say that the friends of the world assist the lost in their struggle against eternal salvation because “Misery loves company.”

Daily, the lost and deceived continue their resistance.

The lost and deceived will continue their mighty struggle against God’s Word and eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ RIGHT UP UNTIL the moment they die.

AND THEN: they will struggle no more.

However, they will then have an eternity to regret their earlier laborious grind.

DOES the reader fight the battle against eternal salvation?

DOES the reader even realize how he ended up on the side he now fights for?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 14-16, 2018.]

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