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the "sinner's prayer"

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Deena:
EW: I hate that word "if". It has tortured me. The word is so conditional, and when it is attached to my God's standards it is terrible. I don't know what to do with it. I know I am not capable to keep myself good/holy etc, so the "if" part feels like a trap door. Look out--you are only safe if...

ded2daworld:
quote from EW (quoting from bible) - -" if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard,"
Deena, I don't think this "if" has anything to do with keeping the commandments. It says if we have not moved away from the HOPE of the good news. If someone doesn't believe the good news, how could they be a partakedr in this life?

eaglesway:

--- Quote from: Deena on November 29, 2012, 12:58:57 PM ---EW: I hate that word "if". It has tortured me. The word is so conditional, and when it is attached to my God's standards it is terrible. I don't know what to do with it. I know I am not capable to keep myself good/holy etc, so the "if" part feels like a trap door. Look out--you are only safe if...

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continuing steadfast in the faith means exactly the opposite deena :o) It means stayin in the love and grace of Christ through faith.

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