Saturday, April 04, 2009

Fighting the Fight for Faith

Paul's instruction to Timothy is helpful for teachers: Fight for Faith.

"11But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses." -- 1 Timothy 6:11-12

We are in a war. Every day.

Everyone you are teaching is in a war, battling to hold on to eternal life, taking actions to be a disciple of Jesus, every day.

I believe in eternal security. I don't believe in presumption of eternal security. What matters is our discipleship today.

Let us, as teachers of God's Word, build this into our teaching. Eternal matters of the soul hang in the balance here. Don't presume everyone you teach is truly saved (Spurgeon thought perhaps half his congregation was), and remember that everyone is fighting the fight of faith.

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