What Is The Good Fight Of Faith In The Bible?
The Bible talks about fighting the God fight of faith in 1 Timothy 6:12. A read of the passage is quite revealing. Followers of Jesus Christ are supposed to grab hold of salvation. We don’t fight for salvation, but we do have to receive Jesus. However, we do have a fight against the enemy (the forces of hell), against our flesh and the carnality of the world, and against those who would try to deceive or distract us. Distractions are both very worldly lost people and very religious lost people.
It is a fight to live in this world. However, we are to be laying hold of our eternal life. It’s there, the Lord Jesus won it for us, but we have to take it and we have to keep it.
Once Saved Always Saved?
There are those who teach that once a Christian is saved by accepting Jesus, they are always saved. (Read more about once saved, always saved HERE). They have Bible verses they use to prove their point, but these folks have missed the point. We must remember that knowing Jesus is a relationship with God, not a train ticket. Relationships require regular time together, knowing each other, and caring. We are accountable for everything we do while we are in our bodies.
We are told in 2 Corinthians 6:17 that followers of Jesus are supposed to come out of the world, not do the same things lost people do. We are to be separate, and we are to be clean. Why? So that God will accept us is what verse 17 tells us.
As a committed Christian, you must live each day walking by faith (Galatians 3:11). Life is a battle, it’s a fight, in fact, it’s a good fight that’s because we WIN! John lays it out brialliantly saying,
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
-1 John 5:4-5
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