What keeps a seal sticking to something ? Why does the Seal of the Spirit stick to Saints ? Seals adhere. They stick . They stay . Unless removed or broken , or if something causes the stickiness to be degraded. What is it that causes the Seal of the Holy Spirit to adhere to the Christian ? The Spirit being present within IS the Seal . Does the Seal stick to my corrupt , mortal human flesh ? No . The Spirit has no affinity for corruption . Does the Seal of the Spirit stick to my sin or iniquity ? Silly . Again , NO . What does the bible say about the seal of the Spirit ?
For those Christians who believe that losing salvation is impossible , consider this : If a Christian cannot use their free will to quit their faith , then remaining a Christian is compulsory upon conversion . The free will would cease to exist . If that is so, then how can one be accountable for any sin ? There are even Christians who believe that they can no longer really sin . They point to the following scripture :
Nearly Losing Salvation : Fear of the Lord Preferable to the Terror of the Lord
I have a responsibility to tell this if any would listen. I have no right not to try . First, let me say that Jesus is my Lord and Savior . That He is my God and that I am of the born – again, evangelical Christian faith , indwelt by the Holy Spirit . But not with so much of His Presence as I once had . For I have damaged that fine and wonderful state. Happily , I am being restored after several horrifying months , nearly losing salvation .
The perilous times we live in include the peril of satanic attack via the misuse of the Word of God . The selective , short – sampling of scripture can defeat proper circumspection and proper balance of the whole counsel of God . Satan uses this type of attack to contribute vastly to the Great Falling Away . Earlier this week , I was at church , and Pastor was preaching straightness from Matthew 4 . And Holy Spirit was surfing on the message right then, more than Pastor knew at the time … Continue reading “When Satan Comes to You with O.S.A.S.”→
Recently, there have been a couple posts at a popular rapture website that show the degree of OSAS blindness and deafness to the circumspect, balanced view of the word . This is a doctrinal train wreck that imperils vulnerable saints . My comments are highlighted in brackets . God, please shield and protect my vulnerable brothers and sisters from the evil one in Jesus’ name I pray … for the devil certainly does not fight fair .
There is an admonition in James chapter 5 that leaves me wondering how anyone could think that OSAS is true . We must balance scripture and rightly divide the Word ! In looking at scriptures that guarantee salvation versus scriptures that warn of losing salvation , the balance point is the God – given , free human will .
How do you take your comfort ? Stirred , Shaken , Straight , or Slanted ? I like mine straight or stirred . I don’t care for slanted . I might take a tumble , then I would be shaken ! Jesus went back up to heaven so that He could send us the Comforter . The Holy Spirit living in us .
The following link goes to the blog , ” Porridge for the Soul “, by Dr . Poh Ann Lim , Medical Doctor and former editor of Asian Beacon magazine , current contributor to Christianity Malaysia website. Dr. Lim writes capably and compellingly about losing salvation, as well as the errors of once saved, always saved ( OSAS ) , hyper grace , and Future Sins Automatically Forgiven ( FSAF ) .