Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Doctrine of The Open Door. Part 17.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Point 6. The Door of Rebound and Recovery from the cosmic system through the rebound technique.
The open door is a door that the believer controls because it has to do with the free will of the believer.
Not the unbeliever, because this is not a salvation verse.
This is a verse that has been used and abused by scores of believers to try an offer salvation to someone and it is not a salvation verse.
Many pastor’s have erroneous Biblical concepts that lead to false doctrinal assumptions, that they simply refuse to deal with.
This has to deal with, either willful inconsistencies from their double-mindedness of making an issue out of
accuracy, on the one hand, or semantics on the other.
Most of you have been subject to that nonsense of having to “ask Jesus into your heart to live” for salvation.
REV 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.”
Fellowship with TLJC is needed for firmness, confidence, and a sense of assurance especially while standing on the foundation of the gospel during spiritual warfare.
EPH 2:8-9, For by grace are you saved by faith, and that not from yourselves; it is a gift of God, not from works lest any man should boast.
If you are engaged in a war or a conflict with a powerful, deceptive, clever enemy, you must guard against falling and slipping and sliding, and therefore, making sure that you are on solid ground.
And by solid ground in the spiritual realm we mean solid food or sound doctrine learned by means of genuine humility resulting in teachability from whomever is your right pastor-teacher.
Standing on solid ground is very important in all kinds of physical conflict; and it is even more important in the spiritual realm.
We have faith plus commitment being taught.
We have faith plus water baptism.
We have faith plus making Christ Lord of all.
Instead of faith, some even propose substitutes like inviting Christ into your heart.
Others add to salvation, repentance from sin.
You can’t be saved by water baptism, by renouncing sin, by joining a church, by psychological gimmicks like raising your hand and walking an aisle.
When you add anything to faith in Christ for salvation, that is salvation by works which is not salvation at all.
Learn to stand on the solid ground of the gospel so that your entire Christian life will be based upon fellowship with TLJC and will have a sure foundation.
EPH 6:11, Pick up and put on the full armor from God, that you may be able to hold your ground against the schemes or the strategies of the devil.
EPH 6:13-15, Because of this, pick up and put on the full armor from God, that you may be able to hold your ground in the day when evil attacks you, even after you have achieved or accomplished everything, hold your ground. Because of this, hold your ground, [after you] have buckled on your combat gear around your waist by means of doctrine, and [after you] have put on the breastplate of righteousness, [hold your ground] after you have put on your combat boots on your feet with readiness, preparation, or the equipment of the gospel of peace.
What God wants is a man or a woman who is prepared to stand and hold their ground and whose feet are prepared with the equipment of the gospel.
Are you living in the PPOG, opening up the door of your heart with the result of having fellowship with TLJC or do you have one foot in the world, - the cosmic system, and one foot in the church?
ACT 16:31, Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved,
He has his mind made up that he is going to find a passage to back up what he believes and therefore he violates all kinds of hermeneutical principles, the theory and methodology of interpretation of scriptural text.
In 1CH 28:9b the word of God says If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
HEB 13:5, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”
PRO 23:31, “Do not even look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly;”
DEU 14:26, “And you may spend the money for whatever your heart desires, for oxen, or sheep, or wine, or strong drink, or whatever your heart desires; and there you shall eat in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice, you and your household.”
ROM 4:2-3, For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about; but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.”
JAM 2:21, Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
EPH 4:26, Be angry, and yet do not sin;
EPH 4:31, Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you,
Take scriptures out of context, and then say that they have found a passage that agrees with what they believe!