If I were still an Adventist I would NOT be playing the role which I am playing for my friend Writer/Director/Producer Daniel Medina Jr. in his upcoming Christian film The Thief in the Night. Since however I’m now a Christian my Salvation is secure and I’m sealed by The Holy Spirit as a Guarantee/Down payment for a certain place in Heaven. No longer do I have to be afraid of falling out of…and climbing into Salvation.
I’ve said this a number of times in the past but that Adventist teaching of salvation is woefully inadequate, Jesus saves By Grace through Faith- PERIOD!
Salvation is not a revolving door, it is not the hokey pokey.
Nothing we can do will get us unsaved because it is GOD who is the one who causes our Heavenly Rebirth and Seals us with His Spirit- we can’t cause ourselves to be born again ( Born of Heaven – big hint that) – anymore than we can tell the sun when to rise. And since God is the one who seals us with His Spirit, He is the only one who can unseal us.
For the record there is nowhere in the Bible where God has unsealed anyone who had been Born Again.
Such assurance enables me to be able to play my role without worrying about me falling out of Salvation, I am secure in Christ. I am in Him and He is in Me. He (through the Holy Spirit) doesn’t leave me when I put on my wardrobe, and when I portray The Father of Lies on the set. In fact thus far not only has He by no means left me but He has enabled me to play m role with the intensity and dynamics needed to bring an accurate portrayal of you know who to the film.
Far from shunning me and unsealing me from salvation- He holds me even tighter.
“Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me.” You Never Let Go- Lyrics by Matt Redman
Is your God so weak that His salvation is ineffectual?
Did Jesus (the God Man) die on that cross to offer Salvation or the promise of possible salvation?
The only Dangerous role to play is to play the role of someone who doesn’t take the Word of God about The Salvation on the Cross seriously and to degrade Salvation so much that you can fall out of it.
25 “I did tell you and you don’t believe,” Jesus answered them. “The works that I do in My Father’s name testify about Me.
26 But you don’t believe because you are not My sheep.
27 My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me.
28 I give them eternal life, aa and they will never perish— ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand.
29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.
30 The Father and I are one.” John 10:25-30
Salvation is secure!