Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life
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- Jul 13, 2012
11 “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.13 But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. Luke 8:11-13Amen! Jesus died to bring salvation to the world of the lost. Not so that people could choose to undo what God's grace did for all time.
In this parable, Jesus teaches the condition for being saved.
- lest they should believe and be saved.
Believe = Saved
He also teaches that a person can indeed choose to no longer believe, in which they will fall away.
- who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.
Believe for a while = Saved for a while
Is a person who believes for a while, then no longer believes, still a believer?