Most salvation verses use the word, believe, as a translation of the Greek word, pisteuo. For example,
Jn 3:16 OOYLT
for God did so love the world, that His Son -- the only begotten -- He gave, that every one who is BELIEVING
in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.
Pisteuo is an active form of believe. Bibletime, a bible program using the Strong's Greek Bible
Dictionary module, has
4100 pisteuo pist-yoo'-o
from 4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or
thing), i.e. credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's
spiritual well-being to Christ):--believe(-r), commit (to trust), put
in trust with.
A deeper "Greek" study of pisteuo can be found at
Pisteuo means acknowledge, commit, and trust. In other words, Jn 3:16 can be rewritten as
Jn 3:16 OOYLT modified
for God did so love the world, that His Son -- the only begotten -- He gave, that every one who is ACKNOWLEDGING,
COMMITTING, and TRUSTING in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.
Pisteuo refers to someone who believes so much that his life depends on Jesus. It is a belief that is more than head knowledge.
It is not enough to acknowledge Jesus died on the cross for our sins. True christians walk with Jesus throughout the days, not
just on Sunday mornings. True christians commit and trust Jesus in all their daily affairs.
Are You Living without Sins?
Eph 4:30 OOYLT
and make not sorrowful the Holy Spirit of God, in which ye were sealed to a day of redemption.
Mt 12:31-32 OOYLT
Because of this I say to you, all sin and evil speaking shall be forgiven to men, but the evil speaking of the
Spirit shall not be forgiven to men. And whoever may speak a word against the Son of Man it shall be forgiven to
him, but whoever may speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that
which is coming.
OSAS (Once Saved, Always Saved) is not a true doctrine - Armenism is even more wrong. OSAS has a loophole in that
it allows christians to sin and not repent.
When a christian sins, the Holy Spirit comes along and convicts about the sin. It is the christian's responsibility
to repent and turn away from that sin. Many christians will repent in matter of hours. In rare cases, they will
repent in matter of weeks. When a christian refuses to repent and align with the Holy Spirit's conviction
after a long time, that person is grieving the Holy Spirit.
Are you living in sins? Are you grieving the Holy Spirit? It is worth enjoying the pleasure of sin for a moment,
and then, spending afterlife screaming in agony for a very very very long time? You can fool other men, but you will
not fool God. Do not bother to make excuses after excuses - it is not worth it. Be courage and face the sins in
Only a small portion of Sunday churchgoers enter heaven when they finish their earthly lives. We are living in the
Laodicean Church Age where most churchgoers are living without God and/or in sins. Are you entering the narrow gate?
Do you have a living walk with Jesus? If not, I suggest you read
Life Is In Jesus.
Do you treat sins seriously? Do you respond when the Holy Spirit convicts you of something?
Phil 2:12-13 OOYLT
So that, my beloved, as ye always obey, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, with fear and
trembling your own salvation work out, for God it is who is working in you both to will and to work for His good
1 Ti 6:11-12 OOYLT
and thou, O man of God, these things flee, and pursue righteousness, piety, faith, love, endurance, meekness; be
striving the good strife of the faith, be laying hold on the life age-during, to which also thou wast called, and
didst profess the right profession before many witnesses.
Let us work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Let us strive to live sinless lives. Let us fight the
battle of faith. Amen.
-> Online Prophecy Books
-> USA Prophet, Prophetess & Saints
-> Howard O. Pittman #44, December 30, 1973, pg 278
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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
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