Speaking where the bible speaks, and silent where the bible is silent.

Biblical Proof

I know of few Christians who backslide instantaneously. No! Usually it happens gradually over a long period of time. Most do not intend to do depart from the faith, nevertheless, they do just the same.

“Take heed brethren, lest there be in any of you and evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God” (Heb. 3:12). Some people think a child of God cannot depart but they are wrong. Actually those who think one can fall from grace are the ones who have yet to obtain that grace. Paul warned the Galatians about keeping the law of Moses by saying, “You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace” (Gal 5:4). God did not warn us of something which is impossible for us to do.

It first begins by missing an occasional service. Then they stop their personal study of God’s Word. Little by little they stop showing up to worship God (Heb 10:25). Then they are drawn away after their own lusts and desires (Jam 1:14).

We are exhorted to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest we should let them slip (Heb. 2:1). Therefore, study God’s Word earnestly (2 Tim 2:15). Search the scriptures, making sure what you hear is contained in the new testament (Acts 17:11). Is any suffering, let him pray. Is any merry, let him sing praises to God (Jam 5:13). Love God’s Word and obey it faithfully (2 Thess 2:10 f; Jn 14:15). Prove God’s Word by God’s Word (1 Thess 5:21). Defend God’s Word (Phil 1:17). Contend for the faith (Jude 18). Put on the whole armor of God (Eph 6:11-18). Don’t go beyond that which was written in the scriptures, speaking the very words of God (1 Cor 4:6 f; 1 Pet 4:11) Above all, practice what you preach (Rom 2:15,16).

Christians must be on guard against carelessness and indifference lest Satan gain the advantage and overthrow their faith (2 Cor 2:11). “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world (1 Pet 5:8,9). Christians are soldiers of Christ, therefore, fight the good fight of faith and lay hold on eternal life (1 Tim 6:12 f; 2 Tim 2:2).

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Comments on: "Blacksliding, One Step At A Time" (1)

  1. I agree, brother. In fact, I can see myself becoming guilty of the beginnings of slipping away. Raising a teenage daughter by myself is not easy. Getting her up and getting ready for Bible study on Sunday mornings has been the most painful. We’ve missed so many Bible study classes before worship, and in fact, worship because, one, Husband is not present who is our main get-up-and-go commander. Secondly because, I don’t prepare as I should for Sunday morning. Third because Daughter and I tend to stay up too late every day during the summer, which makes it harder for both of us to get up and at ’em. I’m not excusing myself, but confessing what I need to be doing to correct the situation before we drift away altogether. By the time Husband comes home from his overseas job permanently, Daughter will be a grown woman and out of the house. I have no control over his absence, but I have control over the other things holding us back. While I’m typing this, class is about to start, and we will be leaving soon, so at least we’ll be there, though late. 😦
    Thank you for your articles

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