I've Made a Decision

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  1. Internet Theologian

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    The preacher promised me, no matter what, I am going to heaven when I die. I said the prayer and believed the prayer.

    I've made a decision:

    - Now I don't have to live for the Lord. He is savior, but not Lord.

    I've made a decision:

    - Now I don't have to read Scripture or pray, or even have a desire to do so.

    I've made a decision:

    - Now I don't have to love my neighbor as myself (take a look around, you'll see this in how some welcome and treat others right here) for I am going to heaven.

    I've made a decision:

    - Now I don't have to live a life of holiness and sanctification, that's just another decision anyhow, they taught me I can be a believer or a disciple, it is all up to me, and after all I am going to heaven.

    I've made a decision:

    - Now I don't have to pray or even feel like praying, for I am going to heaven.

    I've made a decision:

    - I don't have to have any desire to know or walk with God, for I am going to heaven.

    I've made a decision:

    - So it is OK for me to tell lies and misrepresent what others have said, for I am going to heaven.

    I've made a decision:

    - Now I know I don't have to go to church, I don't even have any desire to attend to where the Bride of Christ gathers, I don't like her anyhow, nor do I want to be around her, but I am going to heaven.

    I've made a decision:

    - So don't bother me with that Scripture stuff that shows what a genuine conversion looks like and a false one, I don't want to know! After all I am going to heaven.


    (Gee after all of that, I wonder, if, when I get to heaven I will even like it there, I mean God will be there and those Christian people) Meh, that doesn't matter either. Don't think logically, theologically, or biblically and examine self, self, stop that! Yes, I made a decision and am going to heaven.
     
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    Once again this thread is borderline trollish.
    It's provoking trouble.

    Yes this person has made a decision - but this person doesn't have a heart for God, there has been no step of faith. The decision was to walk in their own ways rather than the way of God.

    Rob
     
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    Refrain from posting in my threads. This will relieve you from coming into them and maligning me, and ascribing to me my intentions. Furthermore since this has been your M.O. toward me since coming to this board you will go on ignore.

    Furthermore, you don't know my heart, and this matter is of grave importance thus your attack implies to me exactly why and from whence it is being attacked.
     
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    It is amusing whenever someone starts a thread then commands others not to respond...
     
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    I disagree

    Do you remember the movie "The burning Hell", or even when a message is about Hell. How many people accept Christ as Saviour - so they don't go to Hell.?
    In this Fire and Brimstone preaching - many may not realize that Christ should also be our Lord.
     
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    Right, hardly ever is hell mentioned!
     
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    Curiously I didn't say he was a troll, I said the thread was trollish.
    I don't know if I've ever been put on an ignore list - I've never put a brother on one.
    Personally, I think it tells more about the person that ignores than it does about the one ignored.

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    <snip rest of straw>

    Looks like you've made a decision to try to inflame people.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
     
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    Good job IT in showing why this whole man centered idea of man making a decision is a problem. The entire idea is foreign to what the Bible teaches.
     
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    A decision to be ignorant perhaps. In your apparent belief of LS, as you infer in this post, you believe you need to make Christ "Lord of your life." That is the height of arrogance.
    Really, can you command God to do anything. If you were a godless unregenerate wicked lost soul, Christ would still be your Lord whether you liked it or not. You can't MAKE Christ Lord; He already is. He is Lord of ALL Creation. He is Lord of All, including you whether you are obedient or disobedient to Him. One cannot command Christ to be Lord. Oh the folly of this doctrine!!
    Christ is Lord! One cannot make him Lord.
     
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    Well, IT has decided to make Jesus the Lord of his life. Simple, really.
     
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    Agree, LS doctrine is the gist of this thread which also probably belongs in the Cal/Arm forum.
     
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    Thank you BW. This decisional evangelism has deceived man. Thank you Mr. Sandeman, thank you Mr. Finney.
     
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    Your post makes my point, this thread belongs in Cal/Arm.
     
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    Good and I'm OK with it, it makes no matter to me. :)

    If the powers that be could move this to calvinism/arminian debate it would be appreciated.
     
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    Hi IT, lots of people make a decision and do not end up in heaven. See Matthew 7 and those who said "Lord, lord." Or the second and third soils of Matthew 13. Anyone who believes in automatic salvation, that their action is all that is needed has not read their bible. It is God alone who either puts you in Christ or not, 1 Cor. 1:30. It is God alone who either credits your faith as righteousness or not, Romans 4:4-5/24.
     
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    It's really no big deal to me either. Lets see how this thread evoles on its own.
     
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    Intereating that only BlessedWife understood the OP. Salty and the refugee from "bloody Breathitt" came close and perhaps had their response been worded differently?

    Decisional regeneration is just that and is as useless as mammary glands on a boar hog! Salvetion is a supernatural event that GOD initiates and concludes.

    Whether the thread belongs i=on the C/A Forum is irrelevant. Salvation is of GOD not man!
     
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    Amen!Yes BW gets it. Salty's response was garbled, something about getting saved to not go to hell, while expressing disagreement with something. Others came to troll and call names, reliving their kindergarten days on a forum.

    OldRegular, I would not have put it quite as you have, but you have with a certainty been clear!
     
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    My apologies for not placing you in my last post with BW. Thanks for your response. This thread, contrary to the opinion of some, has nothing to do with Lordship Salvation (so-called) but of a proper interpretation of the Gospel and its effect upon the regenerate, and of the fruit that is borne by those who have been deceived by a false version thereof.
     
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