Scriptures are from the King James Bible.
People, Satan is rabid to discredit GOD and GOD'S purposes. And some of the main folks that the devil uses are those who are in churches. We're commanded to love and to forgive but nowhere in the Holy Bible are we commanded to trust in man. Trust should be proven. And the only ONE who can be FULLY trusted is GOD.
We are in spiritual warfare daily and daily we need to be fully armored according to the Word of GOD in Ephesians 6.
Satan has no pity for us. He has diabolical hatred. We cannot afford to give him place for he can devour us if we don't cleave intimately to GOD.
Evil is waxing worse and worse. The body of Christ members must live lives that distinguish us from the people of the world. We're mandated to please GOD above all else. If we don't, for sure, we'll experience unpleasant consequences for our rebellion. Now is the time to do the will of GOD. Our Lord is becoming increasingly displeased at how He's being mocked. In particular, by those who profess to be His children while steadfastly being more in conformance with the standards of the world, which is allegiance to the agenda of Satan.
1 Samuel 15:23
Our Lord shared with me that, relative to corrections, He can deal with us on three levels.
Level 1 = Requests from Him
Level 2 = Warnings from Him
Level 3 = Judgments from Him
If we don't heed GOD'S requests, He comes sharp with rebukes = warnings. If we don't heed His warnings, He comes with furious rebukes = judgments - in this life and beyond.
But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble:...
People are playing with and mocking GOD. GOD is NOT playing with us. We need to forsake conforming to the world. Certainly, GOD isn't pleased when His full gospel is compromised.
It bears repetition. He, requests, then warns, and then judges.
Some folks believe "Once saved, always saved." I disagree. In 2011, I wrote a blog post about it. The topic got numerous comments. Some folks agreed and some did not. If you're so inclined, here's the link http://lioneaglesoar.blogspot.com/2011/07/once-saved-always-saved.html
I ask, if "once saved, always saved," why does our Lord say the following?:
I conclude with Ephesians 4:15
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: