Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Apostasy vs. Arrogance - 2 Peter 2

If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. 2 Peter 2:20

A state of apostasy (turning away) is worse than a state of ignorance?

I heard this..and I thought no….they are both equally bad. But that is if you look at it from the perspective of dying and facing judgement. Then, yes….both are equally as bad. Standing in front of the judge without the blood of Jesus to cover and pardon your sins.

But then I got these verses in reference.

If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left Hebrews 10:26
How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? Hebrews 10:29
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12

The one who has rejected Christ and his salvation, who has turned his back on the Grace of Jesus….has no other name, no other way of salvation. The one in ignorance….at least until death….has Jesus.

5 comments:

Amanda Lyn said...

love this...so interesting..

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Andrea McGee said...

In order for us to stop sinning people have to put the word of God in our hearts--repetitiously by applying the scriptures and praying. Deu chapter 6 4-9
If not people will continue in sin and find it hard to break the cycle of a sinful life. Hence, is the reason why people do it over and over again, repent over and over again. We are nothing in this world without God and Jesus Christ. We need Jesus to be our cycle breaker so we maybe healed completely!

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