How can I know I am a Child of God and my Eternity is secure?

Theological question with eternal relevance: “How can I know if I am a child of God, my sins have been forgiven and I’ve been granted the gift of eternal life?”

Subsequent to an untold number of debates with radical atheists; lukewarm Christians; obstinate Jews; hateful secularists-naturalists; sexually perverse moral relativists; sincere seeking men and women, the precious Holy Spirit has placed upon my heart the answer to one of the most relevant doctrinal questions that permeate the Scriptures and the heart of my Christian brethren.

How can I know without a doubt that I am a child of the Living God and my eternity is secure?

Unfortunately, many men and women who espouse the tenets of the Christian faith are encumbered by doubts and fears as they are unable to experience confidence in their relationship with God the Father by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. They wonder and fret over the question, “Am I really saved?” – ”How can I know I’m God’s child and my eternity is secure?” The Holy Spirit answered this question with incredible assurance during multiple debates with sincere representatives of Rabbinical Judaism who are empathic, almost radical, adherents to The Law of Moses, Judaism, the Tanakh. The words of the prophet Isaiah rang sadly true as I listened to the rebuttal of hopelessness conveyed by my Jewish brethren as they denied the deity of Yeshua with an almost radical hatred for the concept of God becoming man and dying the death of a mere mortal.

“Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, “THOUGH THE NUMBER OF THE SONS OF ISRAEL BE LIKE THE SAND OF THE SEA, IT IS THE REMNANT THAT WILL BE SAVED;” Romans 9:27 (NASB)

Concerning the blindness and stubbornness of Israel, Paul, via the Holy Spirit writes…

“Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech, 13 and are not like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face so that the sons of Israel would not look intently at the end of what was fading away. 14 But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ. 15 But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart; 16 but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:12-18 (NASB)

In response to the Jew’s rejection of Yeshua as God, Yeshua-Jesus said…

“Then He said again to them, “I go away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come.” 22 So the Jews were saying, “Surely He will not kill Himself, will He, since He says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?” 23 And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. 24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” 25 So they were saying to Him, “Who are You?” Jesus said to them,What have I been saying to you from the beginning?” John 8:21-25 (NASB)

In response to the blindness of Israel, is God not warning the gentile as well?

Though I have been aware for some time now that acknowledging Yeshua-Jesus as God is the ONE critical differentiating factor that separates Christianity from every religion, sect, cult, in the World, it was not until I entered into debates with the representatives of Rabbinic Judaism that the Holy Spirit screamed into my heart the answer to how one can know that they are truly a child of the Living God and that their eternal destiny is secure in God the Father; the KEY to having assurance in your salvation and your eternal destiny is knowing in your heart, mind, body, soul, that Yeshua-Jesus is God, Creator, Lord, Messiah, Judge.

Do you intuitively know in your heart and do you intuitively believe that Yeshua-Jesus is God over all of Eternity and Time? If you know this and believe this with sincerity, you are secure in our Lord because this knowledge only manifests by the indwelling Holy Spirit and it is the presence of the indwelling Holy Spirit that testifies with our spirit that we are indeed children of God (Romans 8:16) and it is the presence of the indwelling Holy Spirit that is the Seal and Guarantor of our relationship with God the Father through faith in Yeshua-Jesus as Lord (Ephesians 1:13). Take heart in this truism fellow Christians and know with assurance that the love of God in your heart is authentic and your eternal destiny is secure in our Lord if you recognize and acknowledge Yeshua-Jesus as God.

“The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,” Romans 8:16 (NASB)

“Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.” 1 John 2:22 (NASB)

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Theological Question: What does it mean to “fear God.”

Theological question was asked: “I want to ask; at which extent will fear be very useful to a Christian? “Fear Not” “Fear Me”

Christian response…

The term “fear not” references the confidence the Christian has in our God to intercede on our behalf in any circumstance when we are pursuing life in wisdom and discernment in accordance with His will.

“Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”” Hebrews 13:5 (NASB)

Fearing God is to be interpreted in at least two-contextual formats.

1) Fear God for He is the only One who is able to destroy both the body and the soul in Hell.

Jesus said: “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28 (NASB)

2) Fear of the Lord is also rendered as “reverence” or “respect” or “honor” toward our God for His great love demonstrated for you and me as He left the beauty of the Kingdom and entered Time to suffer and die on our behalf.

“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32 (NASB)

“Fear” concerning our beautiful and gracious Lord is determined by the context and your worldview.

King Solomon, subsequent to a life of debauchery and narcissism, finally came to his senses and the MEME expresses His admonition concerning fearing our God…

jesus - fear god and keep his commandments for this is the whole duty of man

“Someone help: Why is Jesus God?”

Theological question: “Someone help. Why is Jesus God?”

Christian response…

Jesus is God manifest in flesh because the reasoning for our Creation is directly attributable to God’s response to Lucifer’s rebellion in the Kingdom before the creation of Time, the Universe, the human genome. The war-struggle (Genesis 3:14-15) that exists between God and Lucifer was removed from the Kingdom and placed within Time constrained by physics so that the destructiveness of sin would not destroy the Kingdom of God.

God the Father is currently demonstrating to the faithful angelic creation who did not follow Lucifer in his coup de taut that sin must be punished and dealt with according to justice with due process. God is doing this in order to maintain volitional love with His faithful angelic creation. In order to deal with Lucifer’s sin, God did not depend upon mankind but God Himself left Eternity, entered Time in flesh through the womb of a virgin thereby circumventing the sin-nature of Adam’s seed and God in Jesus Christ modeled perfection in morality, ethics, word and deed, then God, in Jesus Christ, suffered and died and shed His own innocent blood to provide atonement for sin and defeat the works of the Devil by defeating death, Hell and the grave.

Only God Himself could do this, no one else born of a sin-nature could keep The Law of God perfectly and thereby fulfill the righteousness of the Law which necessitated absolute sinless perfection! God extends His victory earned at the Crucifixion to His human creation by offering us victory over the Devil as well if we will trust in the Son, Jesus Christ, as our Lord for the mediation of sin and everlasting life in the Kingdom (John 3:16).

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Theological Contention: Is Paul’s Gospel of Righteousness by Faith unique?

Theological discussion/premise on FB (True of False?): “DID YOU KNOW…God’s plan for salvation today is only found in Paul’s epistles. FAITH ALONE?” “Paul’s gospel (Romans 2.16, 16.25), was different from the gospel of Jesus and the Twelve. Its focus was not upon the identity of Christ but upon the work of Christ.”

Please consider this…

Have you considered the eternal differences between “righteousness” and “justification-salvation?” It is possible to be “righteous” but not “justified.” Righteousness (a right standing with God the Father) is possible ONLY by “faith,” but “justification” is only possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as God who died to pay our sin-debt.

1) The Holy Spirit taught righteousness by “faith” alone in the Old Testament (Genesis 15:6).

2) Jesus taught righteousness by faith alone in the New Testament while under The Law (Luke 7:50).

3) Paul taught righteousness by faith alone in the New Covenant of Grace (Ephesians 2:8-9).

There is NO disparity in the theology of the Spirit, Jesus, Paul.

Paul’s teaching concerning faith as the precursor to righteousness (a right standing) with God the Father is NOT Paul’s doctrine but the doctrine of the Holy Spirit from the Genesis forward. Faith, alone, has always been the KEY to God the Father’s heart and men like Enoch and Abraham are examples of righteousness by “faith” alone in God.

“Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” Genesis 5:24 (NASB)

“Then he [Abraham] believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.” Genesis 15:6 (NASB)

Some mistakenly believe that the Covenant of Law in the blood sacrifices brought righteousness with God but the writer of Hebrews, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, tells us that the blood of bulls and goats could never take away sin. It was not the blood of animals that found righteousness with God but the “faith” of the one who offered the sacrifice in obedience to our God…it is the obedience by “faith” that saved, not the animals blood.

“For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.” Hebrews 10:4 (NASB)

So then, the animal sacrifices under the Levitical Law were simply an act of faith and they were also a foreshadowing of the blood sacrifice to be offered by the coming Lamb of God, Yeshua-Jesus, who would take-away the sins of the World.

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 (NKJV)

It is written concerning Jesus…

“For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very [a]form of things, [b]can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near. 2 Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins? 3 But in [c]those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year. 4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. 5 Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says,

“Sacrifice and offering You have not desired,

But a body You have prepared for Me;

6 In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have taken no pleasure.

7 “Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come

(In the scroll of the book it is written of Me)

To do Your will, O God.’”

8 After saying above, “Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have not desired, nor have You taken pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the Law), 9 then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will.” He takes away the first in order to establish the second. 10 By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Hebrews 10:1-10 (NASB)

The question is then asked, “Why Jesus?”

Even though mankind, from The Beginning, has found “righteousness” with God the Father by faith, alone…righteousness void atonement for sin will NOT permit entrance into the Kingdom of God where nothing impure is permitted to dwell.

“…and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” Revelation 21:27 (NASB)

The sinless perfection of Jesus Christ was essential to pay the sin-debt of mankind and it is ONLY by grace (unmerited favor from God) through faith (trusting-believing) in what Jesus Christ did for you and me at the Crucifixion, shedding His innocent blood to pay our sin-debt, that mankind can find atonement for sin and the imputation of Messiah’s perfection/righteousness over our life (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Without repentance of sin and faith in Jesus as Lord, access to the Kingdom will be denied; in fact, even the Old Testament saints who died in righteousness with God were confined to Sheol-Paradise (Abraham’s Bosom/Luke 16:19-31) awaiting the coming Messiah who would shed His innocent blood for the sins of all mankind that would believe in Messiah as Lord.

Access to the Kingdom was not open to the Old Testament saints until Jesus provided Himself as the sacrifice for sin and while His body laid in the tomb, Jesus entered Sheol-Paradise and preached liberty and freedom via the Gospel to the saints and then led them into the Kingdom before His resurrection.

“For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.” Psalm 16:10 (NASB)

‘And He said to him,‘ “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23:43 (NASB)

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 19 After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits— 20 to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built.” 1 Peter 3:18-20 (NIV)

‘But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore it says,

“When He ascended on high,

He led captive a host of captives,

And He gave gifts to men.”

(Now this expression, “He ascended,” what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.)’ Ephesians 4:7-10 (NASB)

So then, from The Beginning, “faith” in God has been the KEY to righteousness (a right standing) with God the Father but Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for sin was essential for atonement i.e….a “payment in full” for the sin-debt of mankind and it is the atonement for sin earned ONLY by Jesus Christ that permits mankind to enter the Kingdom of God subsequent to the death of the body in Time to everyone who believes in Jesus as Lord!

In the Covenant of Grace as opposed to the Covenant of Law, mankind can now enter the Kingdom of God by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as God.

“…we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 (NASB)

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Nancy Pelosi, representative for the Party of Satan, warns America. A Christian response…

The representative for the Party of Satan, Nancy Pelosi, has allegedly said: If there is ‘collateral damage’ for those who don’t share our views, ‘so be it.’ (Freebeacon.com/Oct.18, 2018)

Concerning the Democrat Party in the United States…

The Party of Satan, the Progressive Democrats, are the advocates and causation for America’s “collateral damage” consisting of 61-million mutilated, dead babies subsequent to Roe/73. It is this same Party of Evil that forces unconscionable sexual perversion via Obergefell/2015 down our throats, no pun intended. There is nothing new to be had from this Party of demons…they will destroy America’s Constitutional Republic and the remainder of our posterity yet to be conceived.

I am convinced and I believe I testify with the Spirit’s admonition that God the Father is using the Party of Satan, the atheist, the infidel, the naturalist, the moral relativist, the perverted, to bring forth His wrath upon America for our shedding of innocent blood. We, the American people, are reaping what we have sown and the Progressive-Socialist-Democrat Party is the agent by which God’s displeasure is manifest. You can take that truism to the bank and the Christian community, the Christian Church, in America has NO ONE to blame but themselves.

We, Christian America, have permitted Satan to conquer our schools, our government, our families, our children; therefore, don’t cry and wail at what is coming upon America; God warned us long ago in the second-giving of His Law that to whom much is given much is expected…we have failed God (Deuteronomy 28) He has NOT failed us…God cannot lie and He will keep His word (Numbers 23:19).

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Atheistic Logic: “Christians are only acting on emotion.” A response…

Religious-Atheistic logic: “When I ask a Christian why do you believe in Christianity…Why not other religions? Is there something special or does the bible contain [a] scientific verse which is now discovered? How do you know that this is the word of god? Simply his answer will be…Because Jesus said I am the only way to God And he died for our sins. What I observe from this is that they look like they are really programmed or like Christianity is really weak and the Christians are follow[ing] their emotions.”

Response to the one who scoffs at Christianity…

I walked in the lust of my flesh and in narcissism for 35-yrs and I was headed to death in sin and death in Hell while thinking I was a “good” person and that surely God accepted me as I was…it was not until I took the time (out of pride) to sit and read through the New Testament of the Holy Bible in an easy to read version that my life was forever changed by the power of God the Holy Spirit.

Approximately one-half-way through my initial read of the New Testament, I looked up from the pages of Scripture and asked “Where has this been all my life?” Something happened to my inner-man as I read the Scriptures…I came to know without a doubt that Jesus Christ is indeed God who entered Time some 2019-yrs ago and suffered and died for ME…Jesus Christ died to pay my sin-debt that I could not pay and when I sincerely believed this with my whole heart, a change manifest in my life…I began to see the World and LIFE from a different perspective…my desires and affections began to change and every question I previously had about the origin of life, meaning of life, morality – my destiny, these were ALL answered by the Holy Spirit within the pages of Scripture as He spoke to my heart and opened my eyes to the things of God (2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 John 2:27).

That was 27-yrs ago and I am here to testify that Jesus Christ is exactly Who He said He is and unless a man or woman humbles them self before God the Father, repents of their sin and believes in their heart, confesses with their mouth that Jesus Christ is God who died to pay their sin debt and believes that Jesus was resurrected from the dead for their justification, unless a man or woman sincerely believes this and confesses same with their mouth, they will NOT see life in God’s Kingdom subsequent to the death of their body in Time (Romans 10:9-10; John 8:24). If you desire life in Eternity in service to our God…if you desire to know God…you must repent of sin and believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is God who died for you to provide you forgiveness of sin and life in Eternity (John 3:16)!

Atheists, secularists, naturalists, moral relativists, religionists, mock God and Christianity because these people don’t know the Holy Spirit…they have never truly tried to know God personally; therefore, God remains an enigma to them. Anyone who truly desires to know God and seeks Him with their whole heart, He will be found by them (Jeremiah 29:13) – but – you must first believe that He is God and understand that God rewards those who diligently seek Him. There is no other way to know God the Father but by first trusting-believing in the Son, Jesus Christ, as your personal Lord and Savior for the mediation of your sins (John 14:6)!

It is ONLY by grace (unmerited favor from God unattainable by human effort) through faith (trusting-believing) in Jesus Christ as Lord that you have access to the indwelling Holy Spirit and a knowledge of God’s deeper secrets concerning Time and Eternity and your destiny with assurance of Eternal life (Ephesians 1:13; John 16:13).

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Progressive-Socialist-Democrat Party of America: Satan’s emissaries in Time…

Progressive-Socialist-Democrat Party in the United States…Hell’s demons manifest in Time…

There is no doubt in my old military mind that the Progressive-Socialist-Democrat Party in the United States is the Party of Satan manifest in Time…there is no other logical explanation for a group of people who find joy in the mutilation of babies in the womb; “proudly” advocate for sexual perversion destroying our posterity and the American family unit, God’s Marriage Covenant, while demanding the evils and suffering of Socialism be infused in America to destroy our capitalistic economy and our Constitutional Republic…there is NO OTHER viable reasoning for these people to exist other than as an instrument of God’s wrath as punishment for America’s disobedience (Deuteronomy 28).

No one possessing a modicum of common decency, ethics, morals, compassion and love could call them self a Progressive Democrat…no one.

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