1Pe 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Contrary to popular beliefs God did intend for us to live our lives in the pursuit of holiness..
Revelation on Holiness and Authority. Holiness is a central tenet of the Gospel and means, literally, to be "pure" and "separated" or "cut off" from that which is profane. A holy one ('saint') therefore lives a pure life, is consecrated to God, and is separated from a worldly life-style. This is the calling of all New Covenant Christians. Authority is used inthe Scriptures in both a personal and an official way. The spiritual authority of a Christian is based on the Holy Spirit within him and is without external credentials like ordinations or certificates. Official authority concerns a Christian's position in the Church to which he belongs. The New Covenant Church is governed by the Priesthood which has authority over its members. But all come under the authority of Jesus Christ who has "all authority in heaven and on earth" (Mt.28: 18ff; Jn.17:2)
1Pe 1:17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
Lets get this strait.. the key in this verse is "IF YOU CALLED ON THE FATHER" Meaning are you truely born again.. Did you have a moment in time where you REPENTED OF YOUR SINS... Saw what a retched sinner you personally are.. and how you yourself deserve hell.. And ONLY BY GODS MERCY.. Did Jesus Christ die for you and take away your sin and your shame and publicly accept you into his Family?
And by the way.. If this ever happened to you.. You won't need anyone to tell you when it was.. You won't need to remember a "date on a calender" Although I bet you will remember that date..:)
P.S. Faith= Absence of doubt.. so if you still have doubts.. YOU Should seek God and find out where the problem is..
1Pe 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
Again here we are reading GOD'S WORD.. He says we weren't redeemed with corruptible things.. YOU CAN'T LOSE SALVATION... You can't backslide for 40 years and then realize oh ya.. I am a christian I need to live like it.. NO The scriptures say.. if you live after the flesh after you have been saved.. YE SHALL DIE! Rom_8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
1Pe 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Christ's blood is so pure there is no spot it can't clean away.. Fear not.. If your lost.. PLEASE.. PLEASE.. I beg you get into your bible! If you don't have one.. click here..
What am I trying to say with this post?
I am trying to encourage Believers to get into The Word of God for themselves..
I am encouraging those who have doubts about their salvation to LOOK TO GOD To determine if they are indeed lost or saved.. Did not Jesus tell us that there will be people in the last days who say.. LORD LORD.. Did not we do miracles in your name..And he will say Depart from me ye workers of iniquity.. I NEVER KNEW YE! Please be assured of your salvation..I have heard people say it is satan giving people doubts.. NO.. Why on earth would satan make you doubt your salvation.. NO HE WOULD WANT YOU TO HAVE FALSE SECURITY.. And then when it is too late.. you will be without hope..
And finally.. For those who are confused about eternal security.. PLEASE.. Just trust God's word.. He wrote it to send you a personal message to you.. Don't let others with their fancy learning steal your ability to learn your bible for yourself!