I want to share something to help clear up any questions that young Christians or anyone that is doubting their worthiness to ascend in the rapture.
Friday night my wife my son and I went out to our pool for a late swim...we went out about 8:30 pm and my son stayed out there with us until about 10:30 pm.Rachel and I stayed out there until about 11:30....During that hour alone she started to cry and said she felt like God was going to leave her behind because she does not live a perfect,clean,spotless life.WOW!!
I wanted to know what she had been reading or listening to...She could not recall the exact site she was at but a few words were enough to cause her to doubt.
Now...I have read a couple of posts on here that speak this same message...And Hats off to the mods!!!You guys are on it quick along with many other members to set the record straight.Thank you!!I see how devastating and how much fear that a few words taken from our Bible can be when taken and spread out of context.
I want to clear this up for any lurkers,new Christians or anyone doubting....If you are saved,you are going!!Period!
We will not be perfected until we ascend but....When God the Father looks at us even today,He sees us as righteous because we are covered in Christ's blood.
I want to share something that I think sums this up....If you are struggling with doubt....Pray about this,ask for understanding then get your Bible and reread this passage....
You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
John 15 verse 3 says you are already clean.Now, This whole chapter is talking about the fruit we produce as Christians....How if we remain in Christ we produce fruit, if we do not remain in Christ we will not produce fruit.It does not imply that you are lost.It says he who does not remain is "like" a branch that is thrown away and withers...The meaning here is,basically what a shame it will be to stand before God having done nothing for the kingdom.It has nothing to do with losing your salvation.Jesus said,"You are already clean"...You will go in the rapture
My wife and I had a good discussion and I cleared it up but the timing for all of this was perfect.The sky was full of stars and I told her to look up there...I asked her,already knowing she was saved,was she saved and she said ,"yes".Her next reply was,"What can God do with me?"I said if He hung all of those stars up there don't you think He has a grand plan for you?We talked about how we will realize our full potential and purpose after we are raptured and how glorious it will be.Work will not be drudgery anymore but a joy and pleasure!After a little more talk the issue was resolved
and she returned to her happy self.
My point is,If you read something on a site that does not sit well with your soul...discard it!!
People want use this passage to say that some Christians will not make it....another false doctrine and a lie!
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
These are unsaved people period.
To say that we have to live spotless lives is a "works" theology and works get you nothing.Works have no power to save and If you believe that works can save....Why did my Savior have to be nailed to a cross?Stop spreading this nonsense...My wife has been a Christian for years and a few words put her in despair.Once again mods...You all are greatly appreciated!!