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And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1st day seminar for Christian life:Discern differences(faith)
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God.
1st day : discern Differences (Faith)
2nd day : Be Fruitful (Love)
3rd day : Be Hopeful (Hope)
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? unless indeed you are disqualified.

<Change the Worldview>

People see everything through their own Culture and Worldview (value, behavior, culture) how were you born again? It is not by infant baptism or speaking in tongues or good deed.
God wrote about the revolution and rotation of the sun when people believed in the geocentric theory and heliocentric theory.
Which(the sun) is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoices like a strong man to run its race. Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
The final conclusion is the Word of God
You must change worldview = Repentance
NKJV "… Repent, and believe in the gospel."
NIRV “...Turn away from your sins and believe the good news!"”
Repent must be preceded but many people don't take this step.
U-turn for Christ
What is the real repentance.? What is a biblical worship? It is to repent and to believe the Gospel according to the bible.
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
There are many false teachers in the world. John MacArthur said who is a false teacher.

< Not being Born Again >

1.Following only by knowledge.(Born Again by acceptance prayer)

They just understand the fundamental doctrine and repeat after someone's prayer.
Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,

2.Good Deeds and Ceremony.

Salvation doesn't require deeds and ceremony.
“But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.”
not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

3.Belong to certain denominations and being associated with them. It doesn’t guarantee being born again.

We have to accept Jesus as the Savior and Lord.

4.To experience miraculous healing, speaking in tongue, seeing illusion. That is not salvation. Satan can do that.

And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

< This is the biblical way of being Born Again >

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

< You must discern the False Gospel >

1.Do you have a fellowship with the Father and Jesus Christ?

the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us. that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

2.Are you sensitive to sin?

This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

3.Do you obey to the words of God?

Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

4.Do you resist with this corrupted world?

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
5.Are you eagerly waiting for the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ?
For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.

6.Is your repetitive sin decreasing?

Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

7.Do you love other Christians?

We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ And his master was angry,and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.“So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”

8.Can you discern the false doctrine?

By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

9.Have you ever been denied because of your faith?

Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”

<False Gospels>

1.The Jesus “plus something” Gospel
2.The "Me“ Gospel
3.The “Health and Wealth” Gospel
4.The “It’s Ok to Sin” Gospel
5.The “Spiritual Experience” Gospel
6.The “Better World” Gospel
“but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”
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