Casting Pearls (Without A Saviour 3)
I remember the first day I stated
categorically during a Sunday School
class that once a person is saved, he
or she has received ETERNAL LIFE
and therefore cannot be unsaved again;
therefore such is forever saved...
The Parish mummy walked up to the
microphone and said to me...
"You will go to hell and you will take
all those who believe in your gospel
It was not a nice day at all
It felt as if I was undressed in public
and made to dance to the popular
"I will never bedwet again chant"
She didn't support her judgment
She said what she had to say and
the whole church went silent.
I took the castigation in stride
The Parish pastor decided to mitigate
the obvious frayed feelings between
me and the Parish mummy
He called us into the office
The parish mummy said
I have zeal without knowledge and
she was not going to allow a heretic
confuse her with the wrong gospel
She refused to listen
The following week, a deacon in the
church who was believed to be
measured was asked to research
Salvation and teach at digging deep
I was at the service and so was the
The church was divided
Some youths were with me because
i have been teaching them the gospel
and its spiritual reality for many months
but the older ones were with the parish
The Deacon got on the altar and
presented his teaching based on
John 3:16, passages in Acts and
The opposite argument chose two
scriptures, "Work out your salvation
with fear and trembling" and
"Hebrews 10: 37 37For, “In just a
little while, He who is coming will
come and will not delay.
38But My righteous one will live
by faith; and if he shrinks back,
I will take no pleasure in him.”
39But we are not of those who
shrink back and are destroyed, but
of those who have faith and
preserve their souls..."
The time came for questions and
contributions I decided i wouldn't
say a word
The speaker had destroyed the
arguments posed by the performance
to be saved preachers Apostle Paul
worked out his salvation in the desert
of Arabia, Galatians 1:17
*This was very important for every
believer, to take time to study and
get what it means to be saved (It has
nothing to do with perform to earn
The second scripture was countered
by what the book of Hebrews stood for.
It was addressing the Jews
The Jews had a religion they were
practising before Christ came
Those who shrink back are those
who go back to Judaism after having
met the Lord.
Gentiles don't have the luxury
of going back to Judaism
It is possible for the hunger to wane
and zeal to fade but Eternal life is a
gift God gave those who believed in
Jesus, it cannot be taken away
because you made a mistake or had
a moment of weakness.
If it can be taken back, it will no longer
be a gift
The argument was poised on a knife's
edge The pastor cannot rule in favour
of one or the other
The Parish mummy asked for the
microphone and said, such a doctrine
would encourage believers to sin and
not obey the law.
One of the youths stood up and
said "This was what you teach
at home and preach ma, that it is
important to keep the aw to please
God and yet I know a young lady
who was practically begging to
sleep with me weeks ago.
This was what she believed too.
I believe i have been saved and
must live my life to please God;
this was why I didn't sleep with her.
I would have slept with her if it
was several months ago because
I always saw myself as trying but
not able to attain holiness so I
usually just throw in the towel and
fall into guilt and depression after
doing the deed but this time I didn't
even feel the urge to comply.
The gospel that changed my life was
the gospel that placed me in right
standing with God rather than the
one that said I have to strive to be
in right standing with God!
Parish mummy turned to the boy and
said "Because you didn't fall this time,
you boast and shake like a peacock,
will we hear anything if you did it?"
She didn't get it Parish pastor diplomatically
closed the service
As we were leaving the church, the young
man walked up to me and said "The young
lady is her daughter, that girl can sleep
with anything and nobody knows because
she was always leading prayer meetings
and acting all born again at home.
Read through the New Testament yourself,
you will be shocked at the reality that will
A believer has been translated out of
darkness into God's marvelous light He
or she cannot be untranslated
Question: How do we then reconcile Heb. 6:4?
"For it is impossible to bring back to
repentance those who were once
enlightened—those who have experienced
the good things of heaven and shared in
the Holy Spirit"
We were also warned "let he that thinketh
he stands take heed...
Answer: Those he was referring to here
were those who became Christians and
then went back to Judaism despite
benefitting from all the goodness and
reality of the Holy Spirit.
(The Book of Hebrews was primarily
addressed to the JEWS)
Most of those believers call backsliders
dont do this, they just lose their zeal and
are discouraged due to one circumstance
or the other
The chief cause of Backsliding is the
hemming in of believers within the church
as if they are prisoners and the ministers
are the prison wardens
Remember The man sleeping with his
Father's wife? Apostle Paul said in
1 Corinthians 5: 4When you are gathered
in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am
with you in spirit, along with the power
of the Lord Jesus, 5 hand this man over
to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,
so that his spirit may be saved on the
day of the Lord.
That was the judgment
His punishment ends in this realm
Being born again is a spiritual reality, not
some mental agreement with
God to please so that He will take you
Those of us who are in Christ are already
ambassadors of Christ
An ambassador's home country is
where He represents
So if you are an Ambassador of Christ,
where is your home country?
Where Do You Carry It
I met someone, he said "I am a Christian
but i do not carry it on my head" I looked
at him and said, "So where do you carry it?"
He shrugged and said "What is the big deal
in being a Christian?" I didn't have the
words so i held his hand intently for about
a minute or two
It was awkward but i needed him to
become aware of a reality that is beyond
words that we have in Christ, suddenly
he started panting and breathing heavily.
He didn't understand what was happening...
I held on to his hands firmly
Suddenly he began to pray in tongues on
top of his voice
We were standing right in the parking lot
of Ikeja Mall
He cried his eyes out and fell on his knees
(I took pictures)
He was speaking in tongues on and on
Within two weeks, he was carrying
Jesus like a placard on his forehead
He was healing the sick and preaching
the gospel with reckless abandon
He is a preacher on social media today
Without the Holy Spirit, Christianity is
just a religion
The reason many are so cold and unable
to walk steadily in Christ is because of
their disconnect with the Holy Spirit
*(Even many tongue talkers!)
It's an effort in futility trying to explain the
things of The Spirit to a man unregenerated;
he just can NEVER understand it no matter
how much you try.
Spiritual things transcend educational
qualifications, social status or literary exposure
The unspiritual self, just as it is by nature,
can’t receive the gifts of God’s Spirit.
There’s no capacity for them.
They seem like so much silliness.
Spirit can be known only by spirit—
God’s Spirit and our spirits in open
Spiritually alive, we have access to
everything God’s Spirit is doing, and
can’t be judged by unspiritual critics.
Isaiah’s question, “Is there anyone
around who knows God’s Spirit,
anyone who knows what he is doing?”
has been answered: Christ knows,
and we have Christ’s Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:14-16 MSG Sometimes,
you need not answer a fool; other times,
you have to answer a fool. "Do not answer
a fool according to his folly, Lest you
also be like him. Answer a fool according
to his folly, Lest he be wise in his
own eyes. Prov 26:4-5 NKJV
In all, NEVER cast your Pearl before
a swine; they know not the value.
“Don’t be flip with the sacred.
Banter and silliness give no honor to God.
Don’t reduce holy mysteries to slogans.
In trying to be relevant, you’re only
being cute and inviting sacrilege"
Matthew 7:6 MSG