Spiritually-speaking, is it possible to be “mostly-dead” like Westley in The Princess Bride? What about spiritually "mostly-alive"? What does the Bible say about conversion? Jesus said in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
- How do you know you have the light of life?
- How do you counsel someone who is uncertain of salvation?
- What does assurance have to do with discipleship?
These are vital questions. The devil takes pleasure in discouraging God’s children out of their confidence in God's promises, and he also deludes lost sheep into thinking they are safe in the fold. Salvation by grace through faith is so complex that volumes have been written about it, yet it is simple enough that a child can grasp it.
Tomorrow morning I’ll be addressing these things with the ladies’ discipleship class at our church. Would you please pray for me? Thank you!
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. " John 3:36