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  • Mildred Codilla

    @Brent-Karding said in 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5:

    1. Phil 2:13-14

    These verses state that it is our responsibility to work, to work out the realities of our salvation. But we can only do this because God is the one producing this work in us. It is not that we work instead of God working; no, God’s work is under our work. God’s work doesn’t invalidate or remove the need for our work; God’s work enables and empowers and ensures our work.

    is there any clear example of situation or happening in the Bible that clearly demonstrates Philippians 2:12-13 brother? I’m thrilled to see that unfold through Biblical stories.

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  • Mildred Codilla

    @Brent-Karding said in 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5:

    1. Col 1:21-23

    Paul makes their perseverance in trusting in Jesus a condition of their final salvation. This is not a condition for justification, which is by faith alone, but for entering Heaven at the end of life.

    Does this (condition of their salvation) mean that perseverance of the saints is the proof or evidence that a person is genuinely saved?

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  • Mildred Codilla

    @Brent-Karding said in 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5:

    But if they remained faithful to Christ in spite of affliction, that would prove the genuineness of their profession of faith (see Schreiner, Run to Win the Prize, Kindle ed., loc. 188-204). So the “authenticity of … faith,” to borrow Schreiner’s language, is proved “in … response to trials” (ibid.).

    This statement makes a powerful declaration of the perseverance of the saints and at the same time assurance of salvation.

    Can you give us list of verses that really give clear message of the perseverance of the saints brother? So that when other people confuse believers like us about this doctrine by giving us hard verses that seem to show the opposite of this doctrine,then we will have something to hold on to.

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  • Mildred Codilla

    Yes brother, thank you for that advice.

    My other concern would be that 3 to 5 minutes is a short time for me to Evangelize and explain the gospel to be understandable. Is it right to make it shorter? Because I think people in the mall or in the bus terminal are all in a hurry.

    Any ideas?

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  • Mildred Codilla

    Thank you for the response brother. I’m just curious, will it be fine to ask her first (one-on-one evangelism) where she will go when she dies? And then proceed to “how to go to heaven”…then show her how totally depraved we are to save ourselves. And then finally what Jesus did on our behalf.

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  • Mildred Codilla

    @Brent-Karding said in 2 Corinthians 5:16-17:

    Within that, in answer to your question, Mildred, I’m interpreting 16-17 as two parallel Inferences from 14-15. Verse 16 is a negative result of Christ’s love controlling Paul, and verse 17 is a positive result.

    Thank you for this answer brother. I understand your explanation here.

    But I don’t understand the phrasing module. But thank you for the effort brother.

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  • Mildred Codilla

    I find it hard to analize 2 Cor.5 16 & 17. Both verses have conjunction “therefore”. Where is it grounded specifically? Any idea on these brothers?

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  • Mildred Codilla

    16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

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  • Mildred Codilla

    Wow, the answer is very helpful brother. This means a lot. Thank you so much!

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