1/22/2006 ~ Vision
Apostle Paul was saved, many people think they are.
... Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:15
... Who will deliver me from this body of death? ... ~ Romans 7:24-25
... First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ ... ~ Romans 1:8
Thank God he was saved
But when was Paul saved?
... he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. ~ Acts 9:1-9
... And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, ... ~ Acts 22:12-16
Many claim Paul was saved on the road to Damascus,
but this did not happen until he was baptized.
→ Salvation comes from within.
There is a story of a man who while sitting on an "out west" outhouse
saw a moonbeam shining through a knot hole in the door.
And so he took this as a message that his thoughts,
at the moment, were divinely sent.
It has come to be colloquially known as the, "Moonshine religion"
Anything could apply, ~ "I saw the light."
June Bugs crawling in a certain formation
at a particular time or groundhogs casting shadows
is not justification for the truth.
... these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, ...
~ John 20:30-31
... will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? " ...
~ Acts 13:5-12
... I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day." ~ Acts 23:1
... But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; ...
~ 1st Corinthians 13:8-12
There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
~ Proverbs 14:12
... way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own ...
~ Jeremiah 10:23
Men can make mistakes
Feelings are deceptive
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
~ Romans 10:17
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 2:15
... I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord: ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 12:1-5
... the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 13:14
... he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming ... ~ Acts 10:1-6
"... whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him." ...
~ Acts 10:34-36
And we are witnesses of all things which He did ... ~ Acts 10:39
"Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who ..."
~ Acts 10:47-48
Visions and miracles will not save you.
The Gospel saves you and the study of the word.
...how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, ...
~ Hebrews 2:1-4
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