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To: Joshua
I think MacArthur is interpreting Paul in exactly the right way.

Paul says "2 Cor 13:5 (NASB) "TEST YOURSELVES to see if you are IN the FAITH; EXAMINE YOURSELVES! Or do you NOT recognize this about yourselves, that JESUS CHRIST is in you—unless indeed you FAIL the TEST?"

Jesus spoke of tares sown with the wheat.

Also, He said in Matthe 7:21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.22“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’

3 posted on 01/15/2013 7:58:13 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

“He said in Matthe 7:21”

1. This specific chapter in Matthew was discussing false prophets.

2. Salvation through the administration of grace was not yet available in Matthew.

Titus 3:5:

“He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.”

Galatians 2:21:

I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.


6 posted on 01/15/2013 8:48:02 PM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: xzins

If you believe in a salvation by preparation, so be it. I choose not to live a life in bondage to legalism.

Gods grace, Brother


7 posted on 01/15/2013 9:07:03 PM PST by Joshua
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