(07-19-2015, 06:46 PM)Thunderian Wrote: Todd, if we are all reconciled to Christ at some point, regardless of any decision we make in this life, what is the point?
Really? If your question is serious, ( I hope it isn't)' then it shows how shallow your faith is, that your sole motivation for being a Christian is to make sure you have a get out of hell card in your pocket. If you have a real revelation of Christ and what he did, your motivation to be a follower and worship him, would be solely because he deserves it.
However if you need a point, the true Body of Chrust will have a reward in the next age. We will be part of the millennial reign of Christ. And those few who, who have been diligent and walked fully in the call of Christ in the most intimate sense will have the privilege of being the bride of Christ.
Rejecting the gospel in this lifetime will have consequences for sure, an there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth for the wicked, but God's wrath will not last forever and no one will suffer or burn for eternity.
(07-19-2015, 06:56 PM)Thunderian Wrote: Do you still believe in this spirit-filling as a separate experience from being born again? Doesn't Paul say in I Corinthians 12:13 that we are all baptized by one spirit?
I still speak in tongues in my own private prayer time, but I don't think being baptized in the Holy Spirit is one time experience like most charismatic/Pentecostal churches teach. We must be continually filled with Holy Spirit each and every day.
I started typing more, but it's kinda getting off topic for this thread. If you really want to discuss more, you could start another thread and I'll contribute my thoughts.
Then shall the king say to those on his right hand, Come ye, the blessed of my Father, inherit the reign that hath been prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
And the king answering, shall say to them, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did to one of these my brethren -- the least -- to me ye did