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'''Q:''' Is it possible to lose your salvation?
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William Branham believed that salvation (and healing) only lasted as long as your faith lasted.
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MINISTRY EXPLAINED  MINNEAPOLIS.MN  50-0711
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:''Somebody says, "How does Divine healing... Is it... Does it last all the time?" It lasts just as long as faith lasts. And salvation lasts the same way, just as long as faith lasts. When you feel that you're not saved any more, you're not saved. For it's by faith are you saved through grace. Is that right?
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THE INTER VEIL  STURGIS.MI _  56-0121
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:''Oh, brother. Some men so narrow-minded, you put a pencil between their eyes it'd blind them. That's right, so narrow- sighted... Sure. Salvation is--lasts as long as faith lasts. And Divine healing lasts as long as faith lasts.
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This is clearly false teaching.  It is impossible to lose your salvation in the same way it’s impossible to stop being your parents’ child. You are children by birth. Once you are born, you are born. Even if you are not acting like a well-behaved child, you are still a child because you are a child by birth.
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What would have to happen for you to lose your salvation, once you have been foreknown, predestined, called, justified, and glorified by God? For that to happen, God would have to throw the entire plan of salvation into reverse. Jesus would have to rise from his throne, go backward through the ascension (now a descension), enter the tomb again, be placed upon the cross, and then come down from it. For you to perish, the atonement would have had never to have happened. Only then could you be lost. But it has happened, according to the plan of God. And the fact that Jesus has been raised from the dead, brought to heaven, and been seated on the right hand of God the Father is proof that it has been accomplished. Your security is now as certain as the Lord’s enthronement, which means that it is as unshakable as Jesus himself. <ref>James Montgomery Boice, Romans, Volume 2: The Reign of Grace, 980 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1991-)</ref>.
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'''Q:''' Are those who died without hearing the gospel of our Lord in hell or heaven?
 
'''Q:''' Are those who died without hearing the gospel of our Lord in hell or heaven?
  
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'''Q:'''I often get mad at God about my situation in life, and I end up cursing at God all the time and using his name in vain and I feel so guilty. Am I going to hell and and how can I control my anger?
 
'''Q:'''I often get mad at God about my situation in life, and I end up cursing at God all the time and using his name in vain and I feel so guilty. Am I going to hell and and how can I control my anger?
  
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If you are having issues with anger and cursing, it is simply a sign that you do not have the Holy Spirit yet.  Notice I said "yet".  There is nothing wrong with seeking for the Holy Spirit - in fact there is everything right about realizing you are insufficient on your own and that the Holy Spirit needs to take control.  You are not the first person that needed the blood of Jesus Christ to cover their sins - all you have to do is read the Apostle Paul's testimony, and the testimony of John Newton (who wrote the song Amazing Grace).
 
If you are having issues with anger and cursing, it is simply a sign that you do not have the Holy Spirit yet.  Notice I said "yet".  There is nothing wrong with seeking for the Holy Spirit - in fact there is everything right about realizing you are insufficient on your own and that the Holy Spirit needs to take control.  You are not the first person that needed the blood of Jesus Christ to cover their sins - all you have to do is read the Apostle Paul's testimony, and the testimony of John Newton (who wrote the song Amazing Grace).
 
William Branham said ''That's the reason you have your ups-and-downs, and ins-and-outs, and all the things you're doing. It's because you try to do it. You say, "Oh, I believe I'm all right now." That ain't it. ...No, it's the Holy Spirit that comes in. He takes the place. He takes all the old roots of bitterness out, the old anger, and temper, and jealousy, and love of the world, and things, and takes it all out of you, and then you're a new creature.'' (God Keeps His Word, 57-04-07)
 
 
  
 
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'''Answer 2:''' How can you control your anger, and your tongue.   
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Third - Try to manually replace your cursing with praise - do not just expect it to magically happen.  How can you do this?  For starters you could listen to music that is based on the scriptures.  King Saul used David's musical talent to keep the demon of anger out of his life, and you can do the same.  
 
Third - Try to manually replace your cursing with praise - do not just expect it to magically happen.  How can you do this?  For starters you could listen to music that is based on the scriptures.  King Saul used David's musical talent to keep the demon of anger out of his life, and you can do the same.  
  
Fourth - Read Owen Jorgensen's books "Supernatural: William Branham", especially books 1 and 2, where William Branham has his own battles with anger, hatred, and loss. Or read William Branham's sermon entitled "Life Story" at [http://www.thefreeword.com/books/3259A-L.pdf www.thefreeword.com].  Once you understand where William Branham is coming from by listening to or reading his life story, please listen to or read his other sermons with this understanding in mind.
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Fourth - Live for others, and you will forget your own problems.
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Fifth - Live for others, and you will forget your own problems.
 
  
Finally - Have patience.  In the Bible, God have Abraham a promise, but that promise took time to arrive. This may be your test of faith.
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Losing Your Salvation

Q: Is it possible to lose your salvation?

William Branham believed that salvation (and healing) only lasted as long as your faith lasted.

MINISTRY EXPLAINED MINNEAPOLIS.MN 50-0711

Somebody says, "How does Divine healing... Is it... Does it last all the time?" It lasts just as long as faith lasts. And salvation lasts the same way, just as long as faith lasts. When you feel that you're not saved any more, you're not saved. For it's by faith are you saved through grace. Is that right?

THE INTER VEIL STURGIS.MI _ 56-0121

Oh, brother. Some men so narrow-minded, you put a pencil between their eyes it'd blind them. That's right, so narrow- sighted... Sure. Salvation is--lasts as long as faith lasts. And Divine healing lasts as long as faith lasts.

This is clearly false teaching. It is impossible to lose your salvation in the same way it’s impossible to stop being your parents’ child. You are children by birth. Once you are born, you are born. Even if you are not acting like a well-behaved child, you are still a child because you are a child by birth.

What would have to happen for you to lose your salvation, once you have been foreknown, predestined, called, justified, and glorified by God? For that to happen, God would have to throw the entire plan of salvation into reverse. Jesus would have to rise from his throne, go backward through the ascension (now a descension), enter the tomb again, be placed upon the cross, and then come down from it. For you to perish, the atonement would have had never to have happened. Only then could you be lost. But it has happened, according to the plan of God. And the fact that Jesus has been raised from the dead, brought to heaven, and been seated on the right hand of God the Father is proof that it has been accomplished. Your security is now as certain as the Lord’s enthronement, which means that it is as unshakable as Jesus himself. [1].

The Unconverted

Q: Are those who died without hearing the gospel of our Lord in hell or heaven?

At the end of the day, every person who has not accepted Jesus Christ will stand before God in judgment, and he will decide their future. Without the blood of Jesus Christ, there is no assurance of salvation - only uncertainty, perhaps a hope for mercy, and a fear of judgment. In contrast, the New Testament is a gospel of salvation, which is a gospel of assurance. That is why we tell the world about Jesus Christ. The purpose of sharing the Gospel is not to condemn people to hell for denying the truth, but to give those that respond an inheritance with Jesus Christ. It is not our position to judge.


No Fruits of the Spirit

Q:I often get mad at God about my situation in life, and I end up cursing at God all the time and using his name in vain and I feel so guilty. Am I going to hell and and how can I control my anger?

Answer 1: Are you going to hell?

If you are having issues with anger and cursing, it is simply a sign that you do not have the Holy Spirit yet. Notice I said "yet". There is nothing wrong with seeking for the Holy Spirit - in fact there is everything right about realizing you are insufficient on your own and that the Holy Spirit needs to take control. You are not the first person that needed the blood of Jesus Christ to cover their sins - all you have to do is read the Apostle Paul's testimony, and the testimony of John Newton (who wrote the song Amazing Grace).

Answer 2: How can you control your anger, and your tongue.

Here are a few helpful points. You may also want to discuss this with a friend or a minister.

First - read the Bible, and you will find the answers to your problems in the Word of God.

  1. If your anger is because of despair or self-depression, read Ecclesiastes.
  2. If your anger is because of circumstances, read Job.
  3. If your anger is because of your own failure, or the oppression of friends and enemies, read the Psalms.
  4. Reading the testimonies of the New Testament believers, including the suffering of Jesus and the dedication of Paul in the face of opposition.

Second - Pray that the Lord will overcome for you.

Third - Try to manually replace your cursing with praise - do not just expect it to magically happen. How can you do this? For starters you could listen to music that is based on the scriptures. King Saul used David's musical talent to keep the demon of anger out of his life, and you can do the same.

Fourth - Live for others, and you will forget your own problems.

Finally - Have patience. In the Bible, God have Abraham a promise, but that promise took time to arrive. This may be your test of faith.

References

  1. James Montgomery Boice, Romans, Volume 2: The Reign of Grace, 980 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1991-)


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