Are you saved in
the name of the Lord? This question
should never be taken lightly by anyone. Why? If the answer is yes, then
you take it that the person has eternal life and destined to an eternity
with our Lord. If the answer is no, then you understand you have a lost
soul and ministering to get a turnaround is required or else they are
destined to an eternity in damnation (at least for some evangelical
believers they will try their best to get a turnaround).
Have you ever been driving on a
long road trying to find someplace? Then you see someone that looks like
they know where it is, and they tell you which direction to go. With
confidence you head off in the direction without a second thought, full
speed ahead only to find out later you were guided to a dead end or cliff.
Not a good feeling. I believe this is the tragedy in Christianity; many are
on the wrong road because they are not taught what the word says.
Getting to the meat of the matter,
there is a doctrine that describes once you have been saved, you are always
saved. There are more doctrines but to save time and space we will only
highlight this one. Let us look at the Biblical text to see what it says
concerning the people that are not saved.
(Matt 7:22-23 [KJV])
Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and
in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name
done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never
knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
What we first notice is that these
people are calling on the name of the Lord (like many do today), they
prophesy, they cast out devils as well as do wonderful works (eg; sing,
dance, help the poor, tend to the sick etc). We can only conclude these are
no backsliders or “unsaved” people. Why? The unsaved do not call on the
name of the Lord to cast out devils etc.
Here is the answer, these people
work iniquity. So the conclusion is
if you call on the name of the Lord and you work iniquity you will be
rejected from the Kingdom of God. Based on this scripture, the question is
not are you saved, but rather DOES CHRIST KNOW YOU? And if you say yes, the
next question should be, DO YOU WORK INIQUITY? Therefore, if you think
Christ knows you and yet you work iniquity, YOU WILL BE REJECTED.
If you want to be sure of your
salvation and that Christ knows you, you need to do your own due diligence to
find out what INIQUITY means in the Book of God. Leave it to no one to tell
you what they think or feel. Why? The answer must come from scripture and
you must know it to be true for yourself. Why? Getting it wrong would mean
that you will spend all eternity in deep regret (rejected and alone
INIQUITY? Iniquity will
keep you out of God's Glory because
if you work iniquity, He will tell you to depart from Him (Yeshua).
And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work INIQUITY.
As we always do, we will let
scripture tell you what iniquity is.
Iniquity must be forgiven by God.
This means that iniquity is sin.
Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving
iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the
guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon
the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
Even if you do not know you break
the commandments, you are still guilty and you have to bear
your iniquity (sin). Ignorance of
the law/commandments is no excuse from the penalty (judgment)
(Lev 5:17 [KJV])
And if a soul sin, and commit any
of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the
LORD; though he wist (wist=know)
it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
(Ps 51:2 [KJV])
Wash me thoroughly from mine
iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
look at what our Lord said that we must do if we Love Him, “we must keep
(John 14:15 [KJV])
If ye love me, keep my
Our Lord as He usually does was
quoting from the Torah..
And shewing mercy unto thousands
of them that love me,
and keep my commandments.
If we say we love Him and do not
obey His commandments as in Lev 5:17, we are guilty of working iniquity
(sin). You ask what commandments? Answer: The commandments contained in the
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Now if you have not got it yet,
there are two components needed for salvation. Keeping God’s commandments
(component 1) and faith/belief/following Yeshua (component 2).
Are you still thinking that you
only need Yeshua and you can live as you please? Here is the Proof from the
(Rev 14:12 [KJV])
Here is the patience of the
saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God (component 1 =
obedience), and the faith of Jesus (component 2 = love).
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Now the question is, why does the church not teach that working iniquity
will keep us out of the Kingdom?
Watch this presentation; in the
early century the church created a gentile Jesus with a different doctrine
that is based on lies and pagan practices. Today the church practices iniquity
(sin) without knowing it. Why? They do not study the commandments/law to
know what sin is.
Watch presentation (interview) here
All scripture (Torah or the prophets
only as no New Testament was around yet) is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for
instruction in righteousness:
Basic tools for Study – see approach to study:
1. A King James Bible – Software
we highly recommend theWord (free)
2. A Strong’s Concordance –
Software with a concordance we recommend is again theWord.
King James Bible for Android
- KJV (free)
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