Jesus gave us the parable of the Wheat and the Tare. There are unrepentant “tares” all around us at church. That is what Jesus Himself taught.
“Christ offers us His “iron-clad” humongous type of salvation”… or, on the flip-side, this article could be titled… “The limits of what God will do for sinners”.
Being faithful to Jesus – that is what we want, right? Being faithful – when the Rapture happens? (I really want to go on that ride!) I live for Jesus, and that is why I live with confidence. How ’bout you? Accepting Jesus- plus some other is totally rejected by Jesus. That “other gospel” faith is the road that leads to the other place, not to God’s Home Heaven.
What does it mean to “fight the good fight”? What fight are we in, as believers? Of course, if we are not truly following Christ, then it doesn’t change things one way or the other – whether we fight the good fight or not. But, for those who follow Christ sincerely, it is incumbent upon us to fight, as 1 Timothy 1:18-19 shows us.
Our hope is always ever in Christ, never in our strength, never in our abilities, never in our own self. Always – our hope is in the One who changed us for His purposes. My salvation does not rest in me. God has me in His hands, and His hands are strong. And He will never let us go. That is why I am not afraid.