Jimmy Swaggart OSAS POLL

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by mojoala, Jul 14, 2006.

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What do you think?

  1. He never really was saved.

    18.2%
  2. He was saved (OSAS is false Doctrine by Satan)

    18.2%
  3. I really don't know!

    63.6%
  1. mojoala

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    Baptists and Evangelicals are always accusing Catholics of believing in a works-based salvation. They cite as evidence the Catholic view that if one dies in a state of unrepented mortal sin, he goes to hell. This belief, Baptists and Evangelicals say, doesn't give sufficient weight to the saving power of faith in Christ.

    Suppose a "saved" person commits adultery (and please don't tell us that's not possible). Must that person ask God for forgiveness? If he refuses to do so, what are the consequences, if any?

    Prediction: we are going to see some circular arguments in response to this (e.g., "well, if he doesn't ask for forgiveness, that means he was never really saved to begin with . . .").

    And before you answer let's review yours and my favorite:

    Jimmy Swaggart. ​

    Born in 1935.
    Born Again between 1935 and 1958
    Became a Pastor in 1958
    Being born again he was impervious to Sin
    For 30 years brought people to Jesus.
    30 years later in 1988 he gets caught with a Whore.
    He SINNED!
    Impervious?
    Or is this OSAS a load of cow patties?
     
  2. bmerr

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    mojoala,

    bmerr here. 1 Cor 6:9-11 gives a list of some which will not inherit the kingdom of God. Adulterers are on the list. You are correct, one who has been born again, of water and of the Spirit, can commit adultery. It is the commission of adultery that makes one an adulterer, which puts one on the list of those who will not inherit the kingdom of God. If such a one were to continue in this sin, and refuse to repent, he would be lost.

    In Christ,

    bmerr
     
  3. mojoala

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    A little more on Jimmy Swaggart

    15 Mar 1935[SIZE=-1]Jimmy Swaggart born, Farriday LA.[/SIZE]1958[SIZE=-1]Preacher, Assemblies of God Church.[/SIZE]19 Aug 1984[SIZE=-1]Jimmy Swaggart declares that "Sex education classes in our public schools are promoting incest."[/SIZE]22 Sep 1985[SIZE=-1]Jimmy Swaggart declares: "I believe Armageddon is coming, Armageddon is coming. It is going to be fought in the valley of Megiddo. It is coming. They can sign all the peace treaties they want. They won’t do any good... It is going to get worse... My Lord! I am happy... I don’t care who it bothers. I don’t care who it troubles. It thrills my soul."[/SIZE]1987[SIZE=-1]Jimmy Swaggart decrees in an article that "Pornography is now considered as addictive as drugs." [/SIZE]1986[SIZE=-1]Denounces New Orleans preacher Marvin Gorman (extramarital affairs.) Gorman is defrocked.[/SIZE]25 Mar 1987[SIZE=-1]Jimmy Swaggart denounces PTL minister Jim Bakker for committing adultery, calling him "a cancer in the body of Christ."[/SIZE]1987[SIZE=-1]Jimmy Swaggart photographed with prostitute Debra Murphree outside the Travel Inn in Lake Charles, LA.[/SIZE]21 Feb 1988[SIZE=-1]Jimmy Swaggart tearfully begs God's forgiveness on his TV show, bawling "I have sinned against you, my Lord." The exact nature of the transgression he never explains, referring only to a vague "moral failure."[/SIZE]25 Feb 1988[SIZE=-1]Jimmy Swaggart disallowed from preaching for three months by local leadership of the Assemblies of God.[/SIZE]20 May 1988[SIZE=-1]Jimmy Swaggart, rejecting an imposed two-year television ban, declares: "If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend, millions of people will go to hell." For his refusal to abide by their decision, Swaggart is defrocked by the Assemblies of God.[/SIZE]30 Jan 1989[SIZE=-1]Jimmy Swaggart calls a press conference to refute Catherine Campen's allegations of extramarital sex made in the March issue of Penthouse magazine.[/SIZE]Mar 1989[SIZE=-1]Jimmy Swaggart accused of having conducted an extramarital affair with Catherine Campen in her Penthouse magazine interview.[/SIZE]1991[SIZE=-1]Marvin Gorman sues Jimmy Swaggart.[/SIZE]11 Oct 1991[SIZE=-1]Police in Indio, CA arrest televangelist Jimmy Swaggart in a red-light district for driving on the wrong side of the road. Swaggart's passenger is avowed prostitute Rosemary Garcia.[/SIZE]10 Nov 2002[SIZE=-1]Whoremonger, televangelist, and confessed pornography addict Jimmy Swaggart calls the Prophet Muhammed a "pervert" and a "sex deviant."[/SIZE]12 Sep 2004[SIZE=-1]"I get amazed. I can't look at it but about ten seconds, at these politicians dancing around this, dancing around this -- I'm trying to find a correct name for it -- this utter, absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men. I've never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. [Laughs.] And I'm gonna be blunt and plain; if one ever looks at me like that, I'm gonna kill him and tell God he died. Case anybody doesn't know, God calls it an abomination. It's an abomination. It's an abomination! These ridiculous, utterly absurd district attorneys and judges and state congress. 'Well, we don't know.' They oughta -- they oughta -- they oughta have to marry a pig and live with them forever. I'm not knocking the poor homosexual, I'm not. They need salvation just like anybody else. I'm knocking our pitiful, pathetic lawmakers. And I thank God that President Bush has stated we need a Constitutional amendment that says that marriage is between a man and a woman. All right."[/SIZE]
     
  4. J. Jump

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    Well first of all only God knows whether or not anyone of us is saved or not.

    Second of all man's works NEVER enter the picture of eternal salvation. They can not or the works of Christ would be deemed insufficient, which is sad that one would even think they need to put something on top of what Christ has already done.

    That is about the height of human arrogance! But I regress.

    Bmerr had a great passage, unfortunately he missed the Truth of the passage.

    The key to this passage is inherit the kingdom of God. Eternal salvation is not an inheritance. It is a gift. The very moment someone believes in the substitutionary death and shed blood of Jesus Christ as payment for their sin they are forever saved. It's a done deal. The subject of eternal salvation will never come up again in that person's life or death. It's over with.

    Inheriting the kingdom of God is something that will not take place until after the judgment seat of Christ.

    So in bmerr's view he nor anyone else can no whether or not they are saved until they take their last breath and then open up their eyes in heaven or hell. What a sad way to go through life.

    As to Jimmy Swaggart, I don't know if he is saved and neither does anyone else. If they say they know then they are liars. Jimmy says he's saved, so I believe him.

    Based on what Jimmy says was he unsaved until he repented of his adultery? No. He was just as much saved then as he was after he repented.

    I know a lot of people don't like to hear that, but it's the Bible Truth on the matter.
     
  5. JamieinNH

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    Since I can't see into his heart, I voted I Don't know.

    No one knows if anyone is saved or not, has been saved or not, or if they will never will be saved or not.

    Jamie
     
  6. JFox1

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    I've always been highly suspicious of TV preachers, but I'm unable to see into his heart (and probably wouldn't want to). Only God knows for sure.
     
  7. mojoala

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    Maybe I should have phrased the question choices differently. That's it.

    New thread with better questions.
     
  8. Brother Bob

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    One thing this thread shows is so many have said a Christian could commit such acts but looks like his followers don't feel that way for they didn't come back. His group is very small now. I suspect all those who say a Christian can commit adultery and then get forgiveness and never leave the church don't really believe that when it comes home to roost.
     
  9. drfuss

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    I couldn't vote because the poll was so biased. There needs to be a 4th choice without condemning OSAS. I believe he was saved. I don't believe in OSAS, but I don't think the mistaken OSAS belief is of Satan.

    When we get to heaven, we may find out that none of us were exactly right in this OSAS area.
     
  10. gekko

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    and that is what so many people aren't understanding these days... how sad... yet another dagger strike...
     
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    I know OSAS is false doctrine - but I don't know if Swaggert was ever saved.

    I am sure God does.
     
  12. webdog

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    I would like to know why God got to vote twice, as He is the only one who can say he was not saved.
     

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