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How to work out your Salvation

Discussion in 'Christian Theology Forum' started by Behold, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. Behold

    Behold Well-Known Member

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    "Work out your salvation, in awe and wonder".. (fear and trembling) = Awe and Wonder.

    This is one of those verses that the devil teaches as Legalism through self righteous people, pastors, teachers, to try to convince you that you need to be striving to keep yourself out of hell, if you are born again.

    The devil teaches it like this.....
    1.) "work out your salvation and you dont go to hell"
    2.) "If you work and keep the commandments, then you are working out your salvation, and you won't go to hell".
    3. "working your way into heaven, by enduring to the end, is how you work out your salvation, so that you dont end up in the lake of fire"
    4.) "work out your salvation, because its all on YOU".

    So, do you see what is wrong with all this heresy?
    Its the fact that your self effort is now the savior, and Jesus ALONE is no longer being trusted to get you into heaven..

    So, don't be that ""fallen from Grace" heretic.

    Now, here is how to understand this verse...

    Working out what is IN YOU, is to work out your salvation.
    You work out, what is already completed, IN YOU.. "In Christ".
    "for by GRACE you are SAVED, and this Salvation is NOT OF YOURSELF"..
    "not of yourself"
    "not of yourself"
    "not of yourself"
    "not of yourself".

    God that?

    "NOT OF YOURSELF".. as if it was up to you to keep yourself saved, then it would not be God's Grace, would it?

    See that Grace? That is God saving you, and keeping you saved. That is SALVATION.
    That is God imputing, (gifting) you with His own Righteousness, and that is how you BEGIN, as "born again". "the Gift of Righteousness".
    You begin completed, = as Righteous as God, born again into the Spirit of God....but you have to learn how to live out this "new Creation in Christ" on earth.... and that is "working out your salvation".
    You are not working to be saved, you are working because you already are saved.
    The proof is that you are born again.

    So, what is goal?
    The goal of working out your Salvation, that is IN YOU< is not to achieve Heaven in the end.
    As this is already yours. = Eternal Life, that is IN YOU has guaranteed you are already in heaven, "seated in heavenly places in Christ" already.
    You don't have to work for what is already attained by Christ, FOR YOU.
    The goal of working out your salvation....of learning how to EXIST in Right Believing, is to end up here..
    = "the fullness of the Stature of Christ"....= on Earth.
    Or as Paul teaches..>"let as many of us as are PERFECTED"...."as be PEFECT".

    Now, see that word "perfected"?
    You are already as righteous as God, = "The Gift of Righteousness" from the time you are born again, until the end of Eternity...
    But you become perfected on earth, in your walk, in your DISCIPLESHIP= as Right Believing,........ as you "work out your salvation", over time.
     
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    101G Well-Known Member

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    one scripture, how to work out your Salvation..... Micah 6:8.

    PICJAG
    101G The "Spiritual Saboteur"
     
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    Are you saying that we will still be saved if we fall away before reaching the finish line?

    I would say the enduring to the end is something that God does in the believer who is counted as good soil...if someone is rocky ground, they don't endure to the end but fall away when trial or temptation comes...and will not be saved, although they had faith for a season (Luke 8:13)...

    Working out your salvation....not working "for" your salvation....but working it "out" like a math problem...

    Philippians 2:12 can be restated in no uncertain terms by this verse:

    2Pe 1:10, Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

    Righteousness is indeed a gift...however it is not impractical.

    1Jo 3:7, Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

    Rom 5:19, For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

    Mat 5:6, Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
     
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    Behold Well-Known Member

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    There is a bit more to it then just acts of social benevolence.

    God would that we all come to the exact same spiritual knowledge, so that there is no lack of unity.
    Thats 1.
    There are others.......we are to "study to show ourselves approved", = New Testament STUDY.

    We are to "preach the word, in season and out of season".

    We are to try to pull those who are about to go to hell, from hell, if we can.

    We are to take Communion.

    and more....
     
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    101G Well-Known Member

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    what do "WALK" humbly with thy God means?

    Remember, Don't argue with 101G, argue with the scriptures, God Holy Word.

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    101G The "Spiritual Saboteur"
     
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