And what about....?

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Yelsew, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. Yelsew

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    Playing off the "babies" topic, what about those who suffer from debilitating deseases late inlife who cannot remember who they themselves are, let alone who Jesus is or the relationship they had with him? How Does scripture treat them in relation to salvation? Have they lost their salvation because of a desease?

    There is personal experience involved here, my mother was an alzheimer's victim suffering through phases where the youthful wildside came through loud and clear. She had no control over her thoughts. It was as if her body and mouth were the instruments of satan's demons. I can assure you that before the desease took her from us, she was sa close to Jesus as any human could be.

    I have been close to several Alzheimers victims and they all seemed to go through phases where every naughty thought and word they ever heard came spewing forth with an intimacy only a practitioner could know. However, from lifelong relationship with these people I can willfully testify to their relationship with Jesus. Each of them are 100% biblical Christians in every sense of the word!
     
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  3. Frogman

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    I also have experienced this Yelsew. I remain firm in my belief that the body does deteriate, but the spiritual condition of the believer we once knew is not forsaken by the Lord. It is the body that dies, not the spirit. Having been once born again, even such diseases as alzheimers (spelling??) cannot remove the indwelling of the Spirit.

    I would have confidence, regardless of the degeneration or seeming so as it is of one's character.

    If not, my doubt would be an expression of doubting the foreknowledge of God in His ability to see the point in the future this particular believer would have this condition that is obviously a manifestation of the fulfillment of death upon this present corruptible body of flesh.

    That is what I believe. Hope it will be used of the Lord to encourage you and others who may have the same doubts and fears I once walked in.

    God Bless Brother.
    Bro. Dallas
    Matt. 27.25
     

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