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UNSAVED BELIEVER?Is the term, unsaved believer, an oxymoron, or a statement of fact? A few examples are warranted to shed some light on the question.UNSAVED BELIEVERS: John 12:42 Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue;Can faith not confessed save anyone?UNSAVED BELIEVER: Luke 18:18-23 A ruler questioned Him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"........22 When Jesus heard this He said to him, "One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; come and follow Me. 23 But when he heard these things, he became sad, for he was extremely rich.The ruler wanted to omit the term of pardon he did not like. Can those of us, living under the new covenant, omit the terms of pardon we do not like and still be saved?UNSAVED BELIEVERS: James 2:18-19 But someone may well say, "You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works." 19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.Demons believe but, would anyone assert that demons are saved?UNSAVED BELIEVERS: Are believers who deny that repentance or immersion in water are essential to the remission of sins, saved? (Acts 2:38)John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.Can you ignore the requirements of Jesus and still be saved?Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved...If men practice a water-less salvation, will that save them?ARE THERE UNSAVED BELIEVERS?(All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY BLOG. http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com
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