And it's a teaching of Jesus, from the Lord's prayer.
'Forgive us this day our debts, as we forgive our debtors'
He's reminding us that we incur debt (sins) against God because of our old (fleshly) nature.
Repentance is a daily process in the life of a christian, like washing hands. Should be as natural as breathing!
'Once saved always saved' is a screwy theology from Jesus' words about Not Loosing One of His people.
Salvation is not a warranty, it's a repentant, loving and servant-minded, intimate relationship with God. It's daily, and it's a cruel cheating of Jesus' blood to come once, and never come again.
Jesus never taught his disciples/followers the false idea of "once saved always saved"
If a person was "saved" why would Jesus tell his followers to pray that they do not fall or be overcome by temptation? True followers and disciples of Jesus realize that they are not "saved", they are in a saved like condition as long as they remain faithful and loyal to Jehovah God
Only genuine, complete trust, faith, and obedience to God from His standpoint will save a person when Jesus Christ, God's appointed King and Son comes to destroy the Devil's wicked world (Revelation 19:11-16)
Great message. I especially liked the part where God showed His love and mercy to the old woman who was so evil that she was responsible for 30,000 girls becoming sex slaves. There is no limit to God's mercy. No matter how evil a person is God will be merciful if he/she calls on the name of the Lord.
I am a college student who is taking a class about healing systems and we have an interview assignment. If anyone here uses religious or spiritual healing, and is willing to talk today or tomorrow on the phone or skype for 45 minutes (or however much time you have) I would really appreciate it. The purpose of this is to learn about healing beliefs/practices/experiences that I am unfamiliar with and spiritual healing is the first thing that came to my mind! Whether it is religious, or energy-healing, etc. please reply to this or contact me if you are willing to help me with a class assignment :) You don't have to answer any questions you are uncomfortable with.
**If you do not use religious healing but believe that you do seek healing that is out of the "norm" of mainstream medicine, and are willing to talk, please contact me as well!
p.s. The assignment specifies that people over the age of 30 are preferred