1/22/2006 ~ Vision

Apostle Paul was saved, many people think they are.

... Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:15

... Who will deliver me from this body of death? ... ~ Romans 7:24-25

... First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ ... ~ Romans 1:8

Thank God he was saved
But when was Paul saved?

... he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. ~ Acts 9:1-9

... And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, ... ~ Acts 22:12-16

Many claim Paul was saved on the road to Damascus,
but this did not happen until he was baptized.

 Miracle ≠ Salvation 

Salvation comes from within.

There is a story of a man who while sitting on an "out west" outhouse
saw a moonbeam shining through a knot hole in the door.
And so he took this as a message that his thoughts,
at the moment, were divinely sent.
It has come to be colloquially known as the, "Moonshine religion"

Anything could apply, ~ "I saw the light."
June Bugs crawling in a certain formation
at a particular time or groundhogs casting shadows
is not justification for the truth.

  Vision ≠ Salvation  

... these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, ...
~ John 20:30-31

... will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? " ...
~ Acts 13:5-12

... I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day." ~ Acts 23:1

... But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; ...
~ 1st Corinthians 13:8-12

There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
~ Proverbs 14:12

... way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own ...
~ Jeremiah 10:23

Men can make mistakes
Feelings are deceptive

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
~ Romans 10:17

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 2:15

... I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord: ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 12:1-5

... the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 13:14

... he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming ... ~ Acts 10:1-6

"... whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him." ...
~ Acts 10:34-36

And we are witnesses of all things which He did ... ~ Acts 10:39

"Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who ..."
~ Acts 10:47-48

Visions and miracles will not save you.
The Gospel saves you and the study of the word. shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, ...
~ Hebrews 2:1-4





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