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Featured Repentance: Easy Believism VS Hard Believism

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by George Antonios, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. George Antonios

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    Both extremes are heresies. By God's grace, this study can be of some help if you deem fit to refer someone to it:


    The keys here are:
    1) how do you define repentance?
    2) what age/dispensation are you quoting?

    Let's hear it
     
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    Excellent video. You're getting better.
     
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    You are headed down a rabbit hole brother.

    Why? Because only God sees the heart.
     
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    Salvation which is not a true gift is the heresy. There is so called "Easy Believism," a mere belief without the gospel truth. But the genuine easy believism is where salvation is a free gift. Matthew 11:28-30, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
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    I have often said that believing on Jesus Christ is one of the easiest things i know how to do.
     
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  6. George Antonios

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    Lol thank you
     
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    Sorry not sure I follow. What are we talking about here?
     
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    easy believism is subjective
     
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    Subject it to scripture:

    14 What doth it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but have not works? can that faith save him?
    15 If a brother or sister be naked and in lack of daily food,
    16 and one of you say unto them, Go in peace, be ye warmed and filled; and yet ye give them not the things needful to the body; what doth it profit?
    17 Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself.
    18 Yea, a man will say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith apart from thy works, and I by my works will show thee my faith.
    19 Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well: the demons also believe, and shudder.
    20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is barren? Ja 2

    Faith is more than just 'saying', faith acts.
     
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    scripture is not subjective "thy word is truth".
     
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    Scripture is not the subject described as subjective in my post. The subject is faith subjective to scripture.
     
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    This needs to be fleshed out. I didn't catch where he suggested one man can see another's heart. Or are you saying no man can know even his own heart, whether he himself is easy believin' or not?
     
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    Is there a common first act?
     
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    well you have also entered unto the realm of opinion.
     
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    OK YOU define "easy believism" then compare it to someone eases definition.
     
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    scripture is not opinion, "thy word is truth".
     
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    I've actually meditated a lot on that. IMO, the one thing all His children have in common is respect for their fellow man, i.e., the golden rule written upon their hearts.

    I said 'faith acts', well that's actually misleading, or not clear. Faith and works both derive from the same source. Take for example the Good Samaritan:

    33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion, Lu 10

    His actions were like a force of nature, from the heart, just as Paul describes:

    13 for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified:
    14 (for when Gentiles that have not the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law, are the law unto themselves;
    15 in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness therewith, and their thoughts one with another accusing or else excusing them); Ro 2

    To do 'by nature' the things of the law. Matthew 7:12
     
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    opinion rises out of different views of the same scripture.
     
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    scripture is not opinion, "thy word is truth".
     
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    opinion rises out of different views of the same scripture.
     
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