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I solemnly charge you before God
And Christ Jesus, who is to judge
The living and the dead,
And by his manifestation and his Kingdom:
Preach the word; be at it urgently
In favorable times and difficult times;
Reprove, reprimand, exhort, with all patience
And art of teaching. - 2 Timothy 4:1-2

Saved for lifeEdit

BelieveEdit

“Sirs, what must I do to get saved?” They said: “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will get saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:30b, 31)

BaptismEdit

Baptism, which corresponds to this, is also now saving you (not by the removing of the filth of the flesh, but by the request to God for a good conscience), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 3:21, 22)

Publicly declareEdit

For if you publicly declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and exercise faith in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one exercises faith for righteousness, but with the mouth one makes public declaration for salvation. (Romans 10:9, 10)

Saved for destructionEdit

Practicing sinEdit

Hebrews 10:26-31

[26] For if we practice sin willfully after having received the accurate knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left,

[27] but there is a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a burning indignation that is going to consume those in opposition.

[28] Anyone who has disregarded the Law of Moses dies without compassion on the testimony of two or three.

[29] How much greater punishment do you think a person will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God and who has regarded as of ordinary value the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and who has outraged the spirit of undeserved kindness with contempt?

[30] For we know the One who said: “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again: “Jehovah* will judge his people.”

[31] It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

DisobedienceEdit

2 Thessalonians Chapter 1

We are obligated always to give thanks to God for you, brothers. This is fitting, because your faith is growing exceedingly and the love of each and every one of you is increasing toward one another. As a result we ourselves take pride in you among the congregations of God because of your endurance and faith in all your persecutions and the hardships that you are suffering. This is a proof of the righteous judgment of God, leading to your being counted worthy of the Kingdom of God, for which you are indeed suffering.

This takes into account that it is righteous on God’s part to repay tribulation to those who make tribulation for you. But you who suffer tribulation will be given relief along with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his powerful angels in a flaming fire, as he brings vengeance on those who do not know God and those who do not obey the good news about our Lord Jesus. These very ones will undergo the judicial punishment of everlasting destruction from before the Lord and from the glory of his strength, at the time when he comes to be glorified in connection with his holy ones and to be regarded in that day with wonder among all those who exercised faith, because the witness we gave met with faith among you.

To that very end we always pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling and with his power perform completely all the good that he pleases and every work of faith. This is so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you and you in union with him, according to the undeserved kindness of our God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.