God's day to you everyone!
This is my story, this is my song:
D.O.B. (physical) 09-25-1979
2D.O.B. (...of water (Scripture) and Spirit) 01-17-2000 (Martin Luther King Jr. B-day)
"According to the Scripture": I am sinner, being born one in Adam, and depraved by nature, to later by conciously sin by breaking God's Law by choosing to commit acts of sin, in violation of my consicence, given to natural man, made in God's image, therby showing Genesis to be true. I without Christ am held responsible for being a sinner, like Adam, and yet without power to change, or be saved within myself. I, therefore, am doomed with the rest of humanity to the Second Death, the Lake of Fire justly, deserving to recieve the wages of my sin, which is death = seperation from God for eternity in conscious torment. For without the shed blood, death, burial, resurrection, and ascencion of The Lord Jesus Christ.,
there is nothing to set me apart from the next man, and we are all made out of the same stuff. I am the "chief of sinners"
"According to the Scripture" The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation, to everyone (all sinners) that believeth. God the Father sent His Son to earth "in due time" to "provide Himself a Lamb" The Lord Jesus Christ, God in the Flesh, born of a virgin, formed by The Holy Ghost, who therby lived a sinless and spotless life, as the Lamb of God, according to God's Law, so as to give his Holy Blood and Self on Golgotha , uncontaminated by Adams inherent genetic and moral transgression, that condems us all to Hell, to wash my sins away, and to be my propitiation to remit my sins. He gave His Holy Life in my place of the Curse of Breaking God's Law. He now though, stands resurrected, at the right hand of God, His Father, and intercedes for me, in His office of High Priest of all men to God. He has done this for all men, of every age, specially of those that believe.
"According to the Scriptures" I am now justified from my sins on the basis of The Finished Work (The Gospel) of The Lord Jesus Christ, because I trust Him as my Salvation and Life, and therby have everlasting life. My faith is resting upon what He did, not anything of myself, experience, feeling, or otherwise "according to the Scriptures" with imperfect faith, that He makes perfect, that will always unto eternity, work in my heart by His Spirit, by His Scripture. Facts produces faith. Scriptural facts produces biblical faith, with which biblical feelings follow.
"According to the Scriptures" my faith = believe = trust in Jesus Christ has wrought access to my salvation and life. "According to the Scriptures" this true faith has been evidenced by the repentance he has wrought in me, by turning from my way, myself, and loving sin, to a changed life, in and from Christ, not myself, but by His Spirit dwelling within me. I am therby saved, born-again, regenerated.
"According to the Scriptures"As the Second Adam, The Lord Jesus Christ has brought me out of my dead state and just condemnation through His Perfect Gospel Life, and I am one in Him with God, at the Right hand of the Father, inheritor of all things, that belong to my "Husband", "Vine" and "Head", The Lord Jesus Christ.
Now "According to the Scriptures" Christ has made me a Bible-founded, Blood-bought, Spirit-born (again) child of my Heavenly Father, never to be
Now "According to the Scriptures" I have been positionally counted dead and buried in Christ, on the cross, as He my Second Adam, to the Law, to my sins and sin nature, and to myself.
Now "According to the Scriptures" I am resurrected, ascended, and seatted IN Christ at the right hand of God (thats the TRUE FULL GOSPEL), and work from that victorious position that is mine in Christ Jesus, towards the inheritance and crowns laid up for me.
"According to the Scriptures" what has happened to me, He does this for His Elect, but ALL are invited to be "born-again", "saved" "regenerated" "according to the Scriptures" His election is based on an unknowable factor to humans (foreknowledge), so as to leave all men the chance to be saved, and responsible for their own destruction, if they are not, because the Lake of Fire was "prepared for the devil and his angels"
Now "According to the Scripture" I am a Soverign Grace, growing in the grace and knowledge (intellectual and experiential) Classic Pauline Dispensational, Independent, Fundamental, Soul-winning, Textus Receptus studying and using, Baptistic beleiever.
I am "Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of OUR faith" because "Ye are DEAD, and your LIFE is hidden with Christ, in God"!! I love you all, because of His love.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Dead, yet Alive In Christ.