So, our human imperfection alone can stumble us into a spiritual shipwreck, a life of secret sin quite easily. The surest victims of a spiritual shipwreck are those who ...
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John 17:15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the wicked one.
John 16:8–11 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 And when that one arrives, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
John 6:68-69:—Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”
John 5:44:—“How can you believe, when you are accepting glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?”
IF our minds were in perfect harmony with the mind of Christ our views would in many respects be greatly altered. Many things that we now desire and long for would lose much of their attractiveness; and other things that we dread and shrink from would cease to be unwelcome. The great Redeemer is in this article giving utterance to the desires of his heart on behalf of his people.
Some who have become followers of Jesus have begun to mistakenly believe that once they have given their lives to the LORD, they can now live however they may please.
Who is at fault for this? It is more than the individual accountability of the person. What is expected out of Christians, they will do. If the pastor and the church have low expectations, well you will get law results.