2 Timothy 4: 1-5 , John 6:63 , 1 Corinthians 15:19
Truth and life Bible Church was founded to admonish believers not to forget that the Christian race is to be run only with eternity in view.
We thus exhort the believer to be vigilant; AND to examine what we hear and to measure it against the Truth which is the Word of God:
Acts 17:11-12.."These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.(12)Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few"
Beloved, be bold and courageous, put on the whole armour of God and propagate this truth; for time is running out:
1 Timothy 5:20-21.."Them that sin, rebuke before all; that others also may fear (21) I charge [thee] before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality".
2 Timothy 4:2-4.."Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
(3) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
(4) And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables".
We remind every believer that Demas was once a minister and fellow labourer with Apostle Paul:
Colossians 4:14.."Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you"
But he later grew cold in his experience with Christ and went back into the world; for he loved this present world:
2Timothy 4:10..10.. "For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica.."
In like manner,anyone who loves the world does not love God:
1 John 2: 15-17.."Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
(16)For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
(17)And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever".
Is it conceivable that God will give eternal life to people who do not love Him?
If Demas loved God at one time, which is clear from Collossians 4:14 and Philemon 24, then how did he turn away from LOVING GOD? (Romans 8:35-39)
Was God responsible for him loving this present world and forsaking Him?
If not, who was?.
James 1:12-15.."Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:(14)But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.(15)Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death".
This proves FREE MORAL AGENCY.
Since believers have the power of free-choice, then we alone can choose to backslide and fail God. We thus choose our destiny after conversion as we do before conversion.
Not one Scripture ever suggests that God forces any man to obey Him.
God has called us to Holiness and so our inner man and our outward appearance should reflect Holiness.
A case in point; We believe that women dressing modestly, and veiling their hair while praying or prophesying,does not produce Holiness, but true Holiness will result in dressing modestly. And also veiling of hair while praying or prophesying.
1 Timothy 2:9-10 .."In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works".
1 Corinthians 11:5&10.."But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with [her] head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. (10) For this cause ought the woman to have power on [her] head because of the angels".
If we are truly desirous of making it to heaven after our earthly life, let us meet God’s terms.
All hope of heaven assurance while living in rebellion is a fool’s hope.
Assurance of heaven is predicated on Faith and Obedience to God.
Truth And Life Bible Church will continue to disseminate this truth of the Word which brings life based on our conviction that any teaching that does not point believers to the dangers of sin, is far from The Truth :.
1 Timothy 6:5-6.. .."Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
(6)But godliness with contentment is great gain".
This is our mission!
Welcome to Truth And Life Bible Church.