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Theology Forum / Re: salvation
« Last post by chosenone on Yesterday at 09:58:19 PM »
Thank you. I have read all of the Bible and have been baptized when I was 20. I don't think I'm saved anymore because I stopped doing good works for God and am not interested in that anymore.

If you have given your life to Him then you are saved.  Good works dont save you.
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Theology Forum / Re: salvation
« Last post by chosenone on Yesterday at 09:56:11 PM »
How do you get saved?

Is it by...
a. believing in what Jesus has done only
b. believing and doing a bunch of good works
c. believing, doing a bunch of good works, and trying to not sin

Also, if one willfully sins a lot after getting saved, is it too late?

Honestly curious. Thanks.

YOu are saved when you believe that Jesus Christ, Gods Son, died for your sins. Good works wont save you, but as we follow Him, we will gradually be changed by Him, and as we get to know Him better, we will recognise more and more how to live.
NO its not too late, tell him what you have done, ask for His forgiveness, and move on with Him.
We are all works in progress, we will all fail, we all have weaknesses. Ask Him to help you in those areas. 
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Theology Forum / Re: salvation
« Last post by e.r.m. on Yesterday at 09:55:22 PM »
Hello,
Matthew 5:3-4“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [4] Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Clinical depression is tough, makes it hard to see God sometimes. God wants to listen. Satan the accuser lies to us and makes us believe that God is distant when he is close. Rev. 3:20 in it's proper context to struggling Christians, shows how Christ is right there.
Revelation 3:14, 20 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation. [20] Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
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Theology Forum / Re: salvation
« Last post by Hello on Yesterday at 09:48:46 PM »
Exhaustion from work, sin, clinical depression, hating myself, and being hurt by people from church keep me from talking to God. Plus I don't think He listens to me anymore so I don't really bother.
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Prayer Requests Online and Praise Reports / Re: Family
« Last post by chosenone on Yesterday at 09:45:57 PM »
Are your family Christians? The thing is that when people get to a certain age, it does follow that their siblings and friends will begin to die, and that is very sad, but its what happens. Must be hard for your grandmother of course,and I hope that she has a faith in Jesus which will at least give her some comfort. 
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Theology Forum / Re: Eternally Secure
« Last post by TruthBeTold on Yesterday at 09:43:09 PM »
^^^Yes you still have free will, God only helps us when he allows us to and warns us out of love but not in a forceful way. God simply knows your strengths and weakness and what you are best at, and following his will does not mean we have any less free will, it simply means we are serving god out of love and because he knows whats best for us

Btw why do you speak such things against God??? You basically just called God a complete liar
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Theology Forum / Re: salvation
« Last post by e.r.m. on Yesterday at 09:39:34 PM »
Hello,
         I agree because we are not saved by works. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't be concerned. God wants us to do good works. He has great plans to use us. You should examine what's causing your lack of interest, whether it be discouragement, neglect of time with God, exhaustion, sin, disillusionment, or being hurt by others. I'm sure I've missed a few. Satan attacks in subtle ways and often pulls us away slowly. Whatever is causing your lack of interest, I urge to to explore and ask God to restore whatever you need.
1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
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Theology Forum / Re: salvation
« Last post by e.r.m. on Yesterday at 09:33:53 PM »
When it comes to remaining faithful to Jesus, baptism isn't really the challenge, it's confessing that Jesus is Lord Romans 10:9-10, and actually surrendering to him as one's Lord. Baptism isn't the cause of an unfaithful heart. People's hearts grow cold in all belief systems, and in the 1st century church. I agree with you that remaining faithful to God and Jesus calls upon fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. Once a person is saved they gotta work, at their relationship with God.
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Theology Forum / Re: salvation
« Last post by Hello on Yesterday at 09:32:01 PM »
Thank you. I have read all of the Bible and have been baptized when I was 20. I don't think I'm saved anymore because I stopped doing good works for God and am not interested in that anymore.
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Theology Forum / Re: What is the problem and how do we fix it.
« Last post by Johnb on Yesterday at 09:18:55 PM »
LexKnight
You are the poster boy for exactly what I referred to.  We are in 2 different age groups but I understand exactly what you are saying.  I now attend a house church for some of the same reasons.  I am still concerned that so many believers have decided to not assemble together in any form.  I posed the question to see if those concerned with who best understands every doctrine were also concerned about Christianity dying in this country.
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