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Bring It On-Line: - April 28, 2016

Is it too late after you die to confess Jesus as your Savior to His face? Is it appropriate to "address" Satan or the devil in the course of prayers? Leadership in my church believes that God has selected some to be saved and some ... ... Read Transcript


Time to bring it on with some of the emailed questions

that you've sent in.

And Pat, this first one comes from Deb who says,

"Is it too late after you die to confess Jesus as your Savior

to His face?

I am worried about someone who says they just don't

know if He's real or not."

Well, the Bible says, "It is appointed unto men once to die,

and after that the judgment."

I hate to tell you, but after he dies, it's all over.

So you let this life-- you've got 70 years, 80 years, 90

years, 20 years-- whatever you've got, during that time,

you've got plenty.

Just say yes to Jesus.

And if you don't take it afterwards,

you're looking at judgment.

All right.

OK, this is Rebo who says, "Is it appropriate

to 'address' Satan or the devil in the course of prayers?

For those of us that do so, is it not disrespectful to God

since prayer is communication and communion with Him?

Isn't it wrong to 'take time' to 'address' Satan in the course

of such a serious time with God?"

Well, I think, you know, people make things so complicated.

You're dealing with a demon, and you say to that demon, get out!

Well, that's not a prayer.

That's an order, you know.

Yes, exactly.

You're not begging him to get out.

In the name of Jesus, be gone!

And I think that prayer-- mind you, Satan and the forces

of evil-- that is not a prayer.

That is a command like "Come out!" command.

All right?

OK, this is Judy who says, "I just

found out that leadership in my church

believes that God has selected or called some to be saved,

some not.

One even said he believes there are Christians walking around

who don't know they have been selected or saved yet,

but that they are still Christians.

I don't get this.

I thought Jesus came for all.

If He only selects some, what would be the use

of preaching the gospel?"

Well, you've touched on one of the fights that has been

going on in the church forever.

And that's extreme Calvinism.

And you've got Calvinism vs. Arminianism.

Aminianism is more loosey goosey,

and Calvinism is very strict.

But I think extreme Calvinism is in error.

It's not true.

God wants everybody to be saved in all the common knowledge

of the truth.

That's what He says.

And therefore, we're here to proclaim the gospel.

If you have a bound will, and you can't accept the Lord,

accept Him through His grace, then we are there.

And I think that's an error.

So you belong to a church that's extreme Calvinism.

If you don't like it, leave!

Well, that's all the time we've got.

We leave you with Today's Power Minute from James 5.

"And the prayer of faith will save the sick,

and the Lord will raise him up."

See you tomorrow.



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