Prayer Requests: Is It Possible To Fall AwayDawn Gray has a scheduled cancerremoval surgery for March 12. And Be Lost Eternally? Here are a few things to consider. Man is a moral agent, before and after conversion. If The Mary StreetJennah Sieg. Has Lupus, very sick. man cannot fall after conversion, he is notJanet Thompson may she continue torecover well from surgery.The Szaloy family: most of them are free, but is no more than a machine. Let me insist that you keep in mind the issue. It is not “will” but “can.” It is not what a child of God Church of Christ Bulletindoing better. Pray for a full recovery. “will do,” but what they “can do.” Can. Is itKeith Martin, for heart trouble.Liz Baker’s uncle is in critical condition possible for one to become a child of God, and then so act that he will be lost? March 4th, 2012 God No Respecter of Persons: Acts 10:34Lisa Escalante’s cousin Paul “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of aDominguez has kidneys not working, truth I perceive that God is no respecter of HOW CAN YOU KNOW GOD? Carrol R. Suttontaking dialysis persons:” “The soul that sinneth , it shall die”Irma Valenzuela (friend of Lisa E.) has Ezek. 18:20. We wish to welcome you to our Devil’s Doctrine: That a child of God cannot If in the day of judgment, the lord says, "Icancer 4th time, taking chemo treatments. so act as to be lost, is the doctrine of the devil worship services. Visitors at our never knew you: depart from me, ye thatFred Rosebury, that he will get better. taught in the Garden of Eden. “Ye shall not work iniquity," or "Verily I say unto you, IDanny Dillard: for better health. assemblies are honored guests! surely die.” Gen. 3:4. know you not," to you or to me, it will be aJoey Streety: That he will be able to The Devil a Fool: If a child of God cannot so very sad occasion for us. (See Matthewhave help for his health issues. We are encouraged that you may far fall as to be finally lost, the devil is the 7:21 and 25:12). In view of the impendingCharlie Gant: Had surgery and is biggest fool I ever heard of, for he has been have interest in what we consider judgment, each of us should make surerecovering. trying for 6000 years to get a child of God, the most important issues of time that we know God. In order for God to and if he has not succeeded he is a fool for not know us, weAttendance Info: quitting. and eternity. must know Him.Class: 25 Are We More Secure than Angels? 2 Pet. We are confident that you can learn How can we 2:4 “For if God spared not the angels thatWorship: 32, 26 sinned, but cast them down to hell, and know God? OurOffering: $823.00 to share our faith and hope in Jesus. feelings do not delivered them into chains of darkness, to beWed. 19 reserved unto judgment.” indicate that we We hope you will decide to study know God. Evil men may have good Make Calling and Election Sure: 2 Pet. 1;10 “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence and grow with us each time we feelings. Human testimony of others is noMarch Birthdays to make your calling and election sure: for if meet! indication that we know God.5 Wilma Doss ye do these things, ye shall never fall.”14 Danny Dillard Take Heed Lest Ye Fall: 1 Cor. 10:12 If you are a first time visitor, please In order to know God, you must believe “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth confidently that God is, and that Jesus24 Louie Jones fill out a visitor card and give it to a take heed lest he fall.” Christ is the Son of God. The Hebrew30 Ruby Heald Discipline My Body: 1 Cor. 9:27 “But I member of the church. writer says: "But without faith it is31 Jobeth Hagood discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should God bless you. impossible to please him: for he that31 Thurston Taylor cometh to God must believe that He is, and be disqualified.” Think, meditate, and study.
that He is a rewarder of them that Gods will, believe it with all your heart Those who move forward are those who Answering Religious Errordiligently seek Him." (Hebrews 11:6). and obey it sincerely! reach forward “to those things which areJohn says: "And many other signs truly did ahead” (Philippians 3:13). Paul urged Error: God is love; HeJesus in the presence of His disciples, WE MUST TRY TO GROW Timothy, “Meditate on these things; GIVE wouldn‟t punish us, Hewhich are not written in this book: But Gary Henry YOURSELF ENTIRELY TO THEM, that loves us too much.these are written, that ye might believe your PROGRESS may be evident to all” (1that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; “Then He said to the man, „Stretch out Timothy 4:15). The gospel, the “glad Answer: It’s true thatand that believing ye might have life your hand.‟ And he stretched it out, and it tidings” of our salvation, must not simply God loves us (Jn. 3:16;through His name." (John 20:30-31). To was restored as whole as the be heard and appreciated; it must be Rom. 5:8). John said,know God, you must be taught of God. other” (Matthew 12:13). responded to. Not only at first, but forever “God is love” (1 Jn. 4:8). But, he does notYou must learn Gods will for man. You afterward, the gospel must be “obeyed” love us so much that He wouldn’t punishmust approve of what God says and be IT IS TRUE SPIRITUALLY, AS (Romans 1:5; Galatians 3:1; 2 us. In fact, the wise man said, “For whomwilling to obey Gods commandments. WELL AS PHYSICALLY, THAT Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Peter 4:17; etc.). the Lord loveth He correcteth…”Jesus said: "Not every one that sayeth unto SIGNIFICANT GROWTH REQUIRES (Proverbs 3:12).me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the THE EXERTION OF EFFORT. It is It is a pity that so many individuals havekingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the inconsistent to say that we want to grow come to think of religion and spirituality The Bible reveals that there are two sideswill of my Father which is in but do nothing about it. Passivity only as the mere giving of mental assent to to God: goodness and severity (Rom.heaven." (Matthew 7:21). John also breeds weakness and leads to stagnation. correct doctrine, as if life in God had to do 11:22). Please consider some cases ofsaid: "And hereby we do know that we only with the thinking of the mind and God’s severity:know Him, if we keep His Dallas Willard, in his provocative The nothing to do with the activity of the body.commandments." (1 John 2:3). Spirit of the But the flesh is not inherently evil, and the The God of love drove Adam and Disciplines quotes enjoyment of grace by faith does not Eve out of the Garden of EdenIf you are an alien sinner, God commands William Law’s preclude the requirement of bodily when they ate of the forbidden fruityou to "repent". (See Acts 17:30-31). The statement that “God obedience. Our bodies, in fact, can be a (Gen. 3).Jews on Pentecost, who had crucified has made no valuable ally in our spiritual growth. The God of love sent fire out ofJesus were commanded to "Repent, and be promises of mercy to Trained by the effort involved in spiritual Heaven which devoured Nadabbaptized for the remission of sins..." (Acts the slothful and disciplines and godly habits, our bodies and Abihu for offering strange fire2:38). Saul, who was a praying penitent negligent. His mercy is only offered to our can aid and support us in our seeking of (Lev. 10:1-2).believer, was commanded to "...arise, and frail and imperfect, but best endeavors, to God. In Jesus’ own life, we see an obvious The God of love struck Ananiasbe baptized, and wash away thy practice all manner of righteousness” and link between His inward strength and the and Sapphira dead on the spot forsins,..." (Acts 22:16). also Henry Thoreau’s wry observation that habits of His outward activity (Luke 2:52). lying about the price of the “men will lie on their backs, talking about If He had to exert effort, should we expect possession they sold (Acts 5:1-11).To know God, we must love God. But to the fall of man, and never make an effort to grow strong by merely passive means?love God is to keep His commandments. to get up.” A life that grows toward God is Bodily, as well as mentally, we must seek The Scriptures affirm that there is a HellTherefore, to know God is to keep Gods an active enterprise, not merely a passive God with diligence. (Matt. 5:22, 29; 10:28; 23:33). The factcommandments. (1 John 4:7-8; 5:3) status to be enjoyed. To “be” a Christian, that there is a Hell says that God is severe one must “walk in Him” (Colossians 2:6). “The lazy man does not, will not, cannot and will not allow sinners to goSUMMED UP: In order to know God pray, for prayer demands energy” unpunished.(and for God to know you), you must learn (Edward McKendree Bounds).