To: BigCinBigD; Viennacon; All
Perhaps the confusion lies in the way we think of "saved" and being "converted" as a once only thing. Whereas, perhaps its more like a continuing process. I am saved and am continually being "saved". I have been converted and am continuing to be converted, which is why every day is a challenge and an opportunity to grow to be more of the person I was created to be.
I heard it said very well once - all people are on a journey. Some are drawing closer to the divine and some are moving further away. The goal of all Christian ministry is to encourage the former and discourage the latter. :)
posted on 06/16/2013 6:57:37 AM PDT
Faith is better used as a verb, as in to faithe. That makes the faith in Christ an action word and an ongoing act. If God has all of time as a volume before Him, He knows who professed in Christ, who faithed in Christ’s salvation, faithing in God’s saving Grace. (I have a little essay regarding this on my profile page, for anyone interested in more.)
posted on 06/16/2013 10:38:21 AM PDT
(Being deceived can be cured.)
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