It Will Cost You Everything

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by freeatlast, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. freeatlast

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    What does it cost you to follow Christ? Everything. The sad reality is that many people are just part of a crowd, many are in the crowd of those who listen to Piper, Washer, Conway, MacArthur, yet they themselves have not truly submitted to the Lordship of Christ. Search yourself out this very day... have you come to saving faith? Or do you just wish you had the reality of Christ that you see others have? Don't be part of the wrong crowd...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JQOBMi4QS8
     
  2. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Ah Steve Lawson!! He will be with MacArthur on Sept 24-25 at the "Expositors Conference" ....would love to go to that.
     
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    "It is purchased with the total complete surrender of your life to Christ. That's what saving faith is." WE purchase?? WE purchase salvation (saving faith, as he calls it)??

    Lordship salvation is something YOU purchase. Biblical salvation is something CHRIST purchased. MacArthur and the rest. ptt. Sure there is discipleship, but it has nothing to do with how to be saved.
     
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    Gershom are you a Baptist?
     
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    What does that have to do with the subject at hand?
     
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    It has to do with anyone posting in a Baptist only forum and their profile does not state they are a Baptist. That is why I asked. So are you a member of a Baptist church?
     
  7. Gershom

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    Read the "about" on my profile. Still, asking this has nothing to do with the topic.
     
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    I already have and there is nothing listed. It matters because this is a Baptist only forum. So again are you a member of a Baptist church?
     
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    Brother....it appears that you have not displayed your profile....are you aware of this?
     
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    I'm learning something. So there's a way we can hide our profile?
     
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    Was not aware. It is now public. It was set to "friends" I have changed to "everyone."
     
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    Yes but New Life Community Church is not a Baptist church. It claims to be non denominational.
     
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    This is a small church here in my county that changed its name from New Life Baptist Church to New Life Community Church, yet retaining the Baptist doctrine and distinctives.

    Are you ready to discuss the topic, or do you want to continue to go off topic?
     
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    It's pretty bold to claim that people listening to a few certain preachers have not submitted to the Lordship of Christ.

    Scripture does call on us to examine ourselves to see if we are of the faith. We do need to challenge people to do this. However, the two (having heard certain people speak and our individual salvation) are not linked as is supposed in the OP.

    How are you supposed to "test the spirits" without being exposed to them? The real answer is to listen to preachers and read the works of different authors, hear different speakers....always with your Bible open.
     
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    What is troubling is that they borderline works salvation and mingle doctrine to have the hearers think they need to DO something to be saved, or to have "saving faith" as the video expressed.
     
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    LOL Piper, Washer, and MacArthur certainly do not believe or teach anything close to works righteousness.
     
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    Don't you believe you have to exercise your faith to be saved, or not?
     
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    The truth is you are not a Baptist church. This is a Baptist only forum. What association do you belong to?
     
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    Have you read The Gospel According to Jesus?
     
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    So what makes a Baptist church? The sign outside or the doctrine inside? We are independent. This is my last post about this as it is off topic. If you'd like, contact the moderator or administrator and they can certainly judge whether or not I qualify to post here and I will gladly abide by their decision.
     

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