Charles talks about the absolute statements our Lord made about unless certain things are true you will perish.
We have one hope before this God who is awful and majestic. And it is to hide our unholiness under the blood of Christ, and to hide in the shadow of the Cross.
There is a reason why God as the creator of the heavens and the earth is so prominent in the Scriptures.
God does have absolutes. There is only one opinion that matters and it's not our opinion, it's God's.
There is nothing in the world that is worth going after, other than being entirely sold out for Christ to the end.
We need to apply the Word of God in a radical way, not just when we were first born again but all the way through!
If your in the Word of God today, then you will be seeing Christ as precious today, and in return you will not believe the lies of the devil. The Word shows us that Christ is better then everything else and if we aren't in the Word we will not see that and it will lead us to sin.
If you will be fruitful in the Christian life and grow in maturity and holiness, you must know the Word of God and be rich in it. Colossians 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Tim asks Bob the question "If you could live your life over again how would you live different? Bob talks about having a clear conscience and the utmost importance of such. Tim also asks Bob - "I have heard you pray for twelve more years, if the Lord gave that to you what would you do with that time?" Bob also expresses the great need to know the Word of God and to memorize more of the bible. Colossians 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Bob is an elder at http://hwymchapel.org/
Have we lost our inclination to tremble at the word of the Lord? Consider Isaiah 66:1-2.
The reality is in Ephesians 5:5 that no idolater will inherit the kingdom of God. The sad reality is there are thousands of people who have their Calvinism/Arminianism, and that is their God. It is not about Christ, it is about knowledge. Do not be deceived you will not inherit the Kingdom of God unless you can let go of your pride.