You Will Know Them By Their Fruits
Hi sis, Great article/sermon by Rev. Edwards. Thanks for sharing.
Message is clear that a said faith is not a saving faith. Just because a person says or thinks they are a Christian doesn't mean that they are. The expression of love and fruit of the Spirit must be present in their life. Then how will people know who Christ's disciples are?... they love one another.
Concerning Rev. Edwards verse references ...
1 John 2:3,4...It is impossible to be a Christian and practice sin at the same time... (so true)
2 Peter 1:4...discipline is for our good so that we may share in the Lord's Holiness... (awesome!!!)
2Thess 2:17... He references this verse but I do not see how it fits with the context of his sentence. I am wondering if he meant (v 6 and 7)? God restrains all people so that they will not be as bad and wicked as the demon angels. However, Satan and demons are restrained by God, too (Job 1:12), so God protects all people... we haven't seen the worst which is yet to come.