Bible Lesson 46

What it means to overcome
1st John 5:4

In our lesson on “overcoming,” we will of necessity review much of the Bible that deals with true salvation. We are obligated to draw the vast distinction between people who are truly saved, quickened and born again, and obedient to the commands of Christ and the great number of Church-members who for whatever reason have never trusted Christ to the point of submitting to His Lordship.

We will look at the Law of God and how it is still in play with true Christians today (See Matthew 22:35-40). We will look at the fact that there are only two groups of people in the world today. Those who have been regenerated by God, created in His Son Jesus Christ (new birth) and who have trusted Christ for their salvation to the point that they are obedient to His commands.

This group will, in God’s good time, be ushered into heaven for an eternity without end where they will work and worship their God, and never again have pain, misery, or unrest. Then there is the other group of people who are trusting in their church and pastor and their attendance at their church for their salvation, and unfortunately, these will all be judged and ushered into hell by our loving and merciful God for their eternity in pain and torment.

Those are the only kinds of people in this world today and you can read your Bible to find out that what I say is true. (See John 6:14; John 10:25-30; Hebrews 5:8-9; John 14:21-24; Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 2:1-10;Romans 6:1-18).

Listen carefully now, because what I am going to say is easy to miss but very dangerous to your eternal soul. There is only one way that anyone is ever saved and that is by God’s Grace and His implanted faith which the person who is regenerated will then exercise because God willed him to do so. Nobody is ever saved by accident, or by mistake, and no-one is ever partially saved.

I remind you again, that nobody is ever saved by the church, by a pastor or teacher or a dear friend, even though God uses all of those in His eternal plan to save those whom He planned to save from before the foundation of the world.

All of my salvation was of God, and if you are saved, so was yours. So to be overcomers and to overcome the things that God desires for His Children to overcome, we must know God and the only way that we can do that is to have a personal relationship with His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

Until next time,

may God bless and keep you

This is Bro. Bob