ONE of the GREAT DECEPTIONS of modern man has to do with the topic of ETERNAL SALVATION.
God’s Word is clear: man’s eternal salvation is a product of the unmerited favor (grace) of a merciful God.
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
“So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.”
Modern man’s GREAT DECEPTION proposes that it is MAN who holds ETERNAL SALVATION in his hands, NOT God.
This disbelief makes MAN the bestower of ETERNAL SALVATION, not God.
IF man chooses God (instead of God and His Son, Jesus Christ, choosing the sinner), then man holds ETERNAL SALVATION in his hands.
In this story’s telling, it is man’s decision IF he is saved, as well as WHEN he is saved. In this story’s telling, God becomes little more than an agent to do the bidding of man.
This is one of the end times’ GREATEST DECEPTIONS.
God’s Word is the FINAL ARBITER of what is TRUE.
“I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”
That includes man.
And this particular deception dies hard with man: man would much rather choose his salvation than have a merciful God choose it for him.
This disbelief flies in the face of Scripture which declares that God chooses us, not the other way around.
“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love”
Instead of eternal salvation being a matter of a merciful God taking the saved one’s hand and leading him to safety, eternal salvation become a matter of MAN deciding IF this will happen or not.
Again, this is one of the end times’ GREATEST DECEPTIONS.
AND, as is the way of deception, one leads to another.
Where else did the reader believe the story of ‘deathbed conversions’ got started?
The TRUTH of the matter is known to God: it is God’s great mercy which saves a man eternally, NOT man’s decision.
“For many are called, but few are chosen.”
DOES the reader believe that he is master of his eternal salvation?
It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE 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?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 14, 2022.]
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- Tender Mercies of the Lord: Will Not Always Be Available
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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