Thursday, June 23, 2005

"Hell bound Christians!"

John15:1-8 Jesus tells us that He is "The True Vine" and that His Father, God The Father, is "The Vinedresser" and that everyone "in Christ" (ie. Christian) are "the branches". Are you with me so far? Good.Now Jesus tells us that God The Father is the one with the knife, and that He's looking for three things.1)Fruit. He's looking for fruit because that's why we are here - to bear fruit.When He finds fruit He's happy. What's He do with it? I don't know and it's not my job to do anything but produce.2)Unwanted, life draining things in our lives that He can cut off. If you've raised tomatoes you'd call them "suckers", the little branch that grows out at the base of a branch and keeps sucking the life from the tomatoes, so you end up with cherry tomatoes instead of beefsteak. Those things that steal time from Him and His work. Things that He's told you to get rid of. When He finds the "suckers" He pinches the little ones off or lays the knife to it. Unlike a plant, you can resist.3)Unfruitful Christians. Yep, those people that think "Hey I'm in now!" and try to do very little or try to ignore the knife. The unfruitful ones. What's He do with these? The Bible says"Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He cuts off." John15:2a
and then
"If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered: and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned." John16:6

I think that's pretty obvious, don't you?

"Once saved, always saved." is a lie!Or the Bible is. You decide, but just remember, Jesus is the Word. You deny Him and He will deny you! I personally believe the Word of God.

I'm not going to be a "Hell bound Christian".

God Bless!


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