Acts Chapter 24 Discussion

  • Jesse - In Reply on Acts 24 - 1 year ago

    This is one of those questions that gets asked a lot. As to whether or not a person can lose their salvation, some say yes and some say no. Both sides present scripture to support their view and oftentimes accuse those who disagree with their view as taking scripture out of context. Both sides pick out verses that support their view.

    I can only speak for myself when I say that I am completely secure in my salvation. My salvation cannot be lost. The first question I have to ask myself is am I really saved? The Bible says that all who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. It doesn't say they might be saved. It is a promise to those who truly and with a sincere heart call upon Jesus to save them.

    Again, I can only speak for myself. Jesus Christ has saved me. He has sealed me with His Spirit. And He has promised to never leave me. That's where I find my comfort and security. It's in Christ. When it comes to salvation, a person has to decide who they are going to trust. Are they trusting in themselves to keep themselves saved? Or, are they trusting in Jesus Christ, the one who has promised to never leave us, and the one who will keep us saved until the day of redemption, the day He comes to redeem His purchased possession.

    I know who I am trusting. If I'm counting on myself to keep myself saved, I will fail. There's only one whom I can trust to keep me saved.

    MG, you will have to decide for yourself who you are going to trust for your own salvation, Christ or yourself?
  • Richard H Priday - In Reply on Acts 24 - 1 year ago
    Further clarification would demonstrate that in Christ we are truly fulfilling the law. The law itself could not validate a death sentence for thinking about fornication or adultery; or murder but in the heart it showed that it was worthy of spiritual judgment leading eventually to eternal death. Philippians 2:13 shows that God gives us the WILL (sorry about the shouting just emphasizing stuff here) to obey. We cannot love the law as the Psalmist spends all 172 verses of the longest Psalm (119) describing in the flesh as the flesh and spirit are in emnity. In the flesh we cannot obey as Romans 8:8 and other scriptures indicate.

    Again; the ceremonial laws Christ Himself deliberately allowed to be broken (such as eating heads of grain on the Sabbath Day). He also corrected the Pharisees as to what "work" truly involved; showing that mercy was more important than blind legalism by healing on the Sabbath repeatedly.

    In some sense then the New Covenant or more superior one abrogated the old ( Hebrews 9:15). Even the Old Testament allowed for God's grace to stand above judgment; for instance with David's sin with Bathsheeba that involved adultery and being complicit to murder. These were death sentence penalties according to the law. God also had a greater plan since His lineage came from the line of David. Notwithstanding this; however there was collateral damage such as the loss of the child (who David would see someday in heaven); as well as enemies being a constant thorn in the side.

    Our sin is a serious matter; Paul warned the Corinthians about taking communion unworthily ( 1 Cor. 11:27); as well as in the book of Acts Ananias and Sapphira were killed because they lied to the Holy Spirit. We can then be saved but taken out early; if we are saved. Those who continue in an unrepentant LIFESTYLE of sin likely aren't saved as there is no conviction of the Spirit; or new heart showing genuine conversion. We must not only know the truth but LOVE it.
  • Adam - In Reply on Acts 24 - 1 year ago
    Hebrews 10:26 "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,"

    Matthew 12:32 "...but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come."

    James 2:14-26 ", if it hath not works, is dead..."

    Luke 12:5

    John 14:15

    James 2:14-26

    Romans 6:1-2

    Hebrews 6:4-6

    1 Timothy 4:1

    2 Peter 2:20-22

    Matthew 12:31-32

    1 Corinthians 15:2-8

    Hebrews 3:12

    Romans 11

    The Bible answers this question quite clearly. Some are trying to use human logic through cherrypicking and misinterpreting a couple verses instead of simply believing God's truth through the whole Bible. Satan wants people to assume they have an insurance policy and license to commit unlimited sin and do whatever they want.

    Does the Bible even say you're instantly "saved" when you start to believe, or does it say that you can have hope of salvation and assurance of salvation if you are a genuine follower until the "end" on the day of judgment? Let's see if the Bible says "now" or in the "end"...

    Matthew 24:13

    "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."

    1 Peter 1:5

    - "...salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."

    1 Peter 1:13

    "...hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;"

    Hebrews 10:36

    "For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise."
  • MG on Acts 24 - 1 year ago
    I wanted to know if you can lose your "salvation" once you get saved after confessing your sins and accepting that Jesus Christ is lord and believing that he die on the cross for the world sins? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------What are the commandments or how many of them that were from the old testament over to the new testament live by?
  • Chris - In Reply on Acts 24 - 2 years ago
    You're on a great quest Eric to diligently read God's Word through in a year. Failure to achieve this matters little as many other things come upon us demanding our time & attention - but that you keep at it & to meditate upon it when you sense you need to dig deeper or to what the Spirit might be telling you, is of greater worth. The Lord bless you in your readings during this new year.
  • Gigi - In Reply on Acts 24 - 2 years ago
    Hi Eric

    I am reading a biograph on Paul and read on this event with Felix.

    It read that Felix did not fnd reason to charge Paul but put him under guard to protect him from the Jewish leaders.

    He then had him transferred to another city under escort by the guards to get him away from the Jerusalem leaders.
  • Eric Lopez on Acts 24 - 2 years ago
    Judge Felix expected Paul to bribe him out of prison, but only got a preach from Paul. The jews bribed the Judge and kept Paul in prison. This was my understanding of the chapter.

    I didn't complete the challenge of bible in a year, but here I am continuing and I believe is what God would want to continue vs giving up.
  • SwinburneWinfred on Acts 24:24 - 4 years ago
    not afraid of the road, only afraid of short.
  • RUKUNDO EDRINE on Acts 24 - 4 years ago
    It's good with me!
  • Justin lott - In Reply on Acts 24 - 4 years ago
    Not so, my friend, as a man dies as a Christian, He is asleep in CHRIST,,,, not so for the one who dies with out a Saviour.
  • BSP on Acts 24 - 5 years ago
    Verse 15~there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous. Many will have a chance to build a relationship with Jehovah God under perfect conditions.
  • Lu2677 on Acts 24 - 7 years ago
    Acts 24-31, scripture to learn from. Leviticus 18.
    All people are from the blood line of Adam and Eve. I want to correct something I wrote earlier; I wrote that Cain would have married his sister. But scripture does not tell us who Cain married. So, I repent of that comment.
  • Irene123 on Acts 24 - 7 years ago
    Felix; for at least 2 YEARS he heard the truth of God's word. He well KNEW the way of salvation - from Paul. The Bible is silent on how he turned out, but even after 2 yrs. of hearing about the sin of the love of money, covetousness - he still was hoping for money from Paul. He hadn't learned by then, so ............only God knows.
  • Irene123 on Acts 24 - 7 years ago
    "But this I confess unto thee, that after the way they call HERESY, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things written in the Law and the Prophets."
  • BSP on Acts 24 - 7 years ago
    Verse 26 shows that Felix had ulterior motives.
  • Thomas on Acts 24 - 8 years ago
    Verse 14-16 sums up this chapter to me, the Christian should strive to duplicate what is written in scripture not what is misinterpreted over the pulpit and pews. so I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man. Bless His name.
  • Oliver alls on Acts 24 - 8 years ago
    I read what they said will happen to A person when He or she die. but I had the opportunity to go to the other side. and be here to talk about it.I was in A turkey accident and it look like no way out I was in A truck that was on fire and I couldn 't excape. my soul left my body and the fire that was around the truck wasn 't going to harm me I was going into A world of fire. that was Hell at that time God put my soul back in my body and give me the courage to put my hand in the fire and exit that truck. answer to the question Hell was their plain is can be. when A person Die they aren 't no pain ounce my soul left my bad I could have burn to crust in that and feel nothing.
  • Todd k on Acts 24:16 - 8 years ago
    This makes a person stop and think. What 's going through my mind. Is it void of offense?
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson on Acts 24 - 9 years ago
    Hello Grant No, Paul did not make a mistake. The Bible states in Hebrews 9 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment . If a person, now under the grace age, dies without following Acts 2 38 they are lost. Yes, they go to hell. If a person dies having put on the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ name then that person sleeps waiting the great day of the rapture. When those people in hell are called to stand before the Great White Throne Judgment this is the final judgment. The will find themselves going into the lake of fire which is the second death, Revelation 20 11 thru 15.
  • Grant on Acts 24:15 - 10 years ago
    Catholics think that when a person dies they go to heaven or hell. I say to these unbelievers what about the resurrection? If souls are in heaven, did Paul get it wrong? He said there is going to be a resurrection for EVERYONE. In their reasoning they catholics think that the souls in heaven will have to go back to earth and be judged again!!! Not a bible teaching!
  • Ricky G on Acts 24 - 13 years ago
    I really love this chapter of The trial before Felix. The Jews from the province of Asia had accusation on Paul, and had plot to kill him for his believe. They lie on him and said that he had stirr up riots and was a ringleader,and a troublemaker.Paul told Felix,governor,and the commander that he was just doing his father business,that there was not no crowd around him to be stirr for a riot,but he testify about the goodness of JESUS, Felix saw what was in Paul and wanted to use that for his own benefits by keeping him lock up in prison to find him a bribe.That makes me think of when GOD use you to do the work of GOD,people look at it as what can I get out of that person. So they will call you when they sick,need money,food,job problems,and etc.for prayer like GOD only save certain people.( John 14:6)I am the way,the truth,and the life,no man cometh unto the father,but by me.(Matt20:16)Many are call,but few few are choosen(Rom10:13)For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved.So it is for all to recieve the HOLY SPIRIT and be save.Now this is the day of salvation; tommrrow may be to late.

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