If I didn't enjoy Sonlife radio and Jimmy Swaggart ministries I wouldn't
bother addressing what I recently heard. Salvation is secure unless you quit believing. How then would
we accomplish salvation, what sin might foment unbelief, what indolence? Worse yet, what a lie I do tell when
I say, "Believe in Jesus Christ and you shall not perish, but will enjoy everlasting life!" John 3:16b, if a future omission,
like unbelief, cancels their salvation. How, may I ask do we regain salvation. Do we lose
both the "will not perish" half of salvation and the "enjoy everlasting life" half of salvation or just one half, not perishing
in hell but not receiving heaven. Weird. When I look at my congregation should I size them up: Which ones will stick with
it, and which ones are roasters? May I quote John 3:16? From hell will not the believers
who later lost their faith berate my lying tongue? May I ask them to read the Bible if they may pass John
3:16 and believe and hold God to his promise? Maybe let them read the Bible, just not the book of John.
Could it be that pastors and churches and denominations and state churches want leverage to keep their devotees in the
pews. Salvation by building up a mental and emotional barrier against slipping into unbelief.
That would be the only true salvation if it is lost by unbelief.
What about spiritual growth?
What about pressing on to spiritual maturity?
What about evangelism? Join our church because we will help you build up
the mightiest barriers against unbelief?
Will that work for someone who has had a lapse in belief? Does
a one year lapse roast you or ten years? Salvation Lost is it like paradise lost? Is their a way back?
A second saviour?
Of course not? Get back on track JSM SonLife, or who will want your expository
Bibles and commentaries.
I listen to JSM" Sonlife Radio almost exclusively now, their errors are
least among the other offerings. I will continue. But it is sad to see them hamstring their audience
and evangelistic efforts this way, just as nearly all other ministries do. I guess a hamstrung thing gives comfort
that it won't wander away.