The Apostasy of King Solomon | Dan Corner

The apostasy of King Solomon is a strong indicator of the intensity of our spiritual warfare. Though he had outstanding godly wisdom, this did not keep him from falling into great idolatry and pagan worship. Was Solomon saved before he turned away from God? What were the consequences of his great sin? Find out in this powerful audio message from Brother Dan Corner.

The Apostasy of King Solomon

Calvinism | Doctrines of Grace | Works Salvation | Dan Corner

Calvinism is a false but popular theological system that is based on man having no free will in his salvation. Those chosen by God to receive salvation cannot refuse it nor can they lose it. According to Calvinism, the elect can behave in a wicked way and remain saved even while unrepentant. In other words, Calvinism denies that a righteous person will die spiritually by turning to evil. The belief of “once saved always saved” is the most tightly embraced point among Calvinists! True Christian belief is that man has free will both before and after initial salvation. It is his responsibility to keep his salvation and continue to follow the Lord Jesus. Such is consistent with saving grace and is not legalism or a works salvation, as falsely labeled by some.

Dan Corner is a Holiness Preacher, who teaches even the unpopular Bible truths for the sake of SOULS. Click to learn more about the errors of Calvinism and the importance of refuting those beliefs, particularly that of once saved always saved.

Giants Of The Past

The Bible actually teaches there were giants who once roamed the earth! They were very tall people. Some were the descendants of Anak—the Anakites. Their chief location was Hebron:

They went up through the Negev and came to Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, lived. (Num 13:22)

It is possible there were only three Anakites in the days of Caleb:

From Hebron Caleb drove out the three Anakites—Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai—descendants of Anak. (Josh 15:14)

Arba was the greatest man among the Anakites. (Josh 14:15), but there were other giants too as tall as the Anakites:

(The Emites used to live there—a people strong and numerous, and as tall as the Anakites. Like the Anakites, they too were considered Rephaites, but the Moabites called them Emites. (Deut. 2:10,11)

The most crucial bit of information about the height of the Biblical giants is found in conjunction with Og, the last of the Rephaites. His iron bed was over 13 feet long! The width was 6 feet. Imagine how B-I-G he must have been:

(Only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaites. His bed was made of iron and was more than thirteen feet long and six feet wide. It is still in Rabbah of the Ammonites.) (Deut. 3:11)

Is it possible that Og was about 12.5 feet tall, slightly shorter than his bed? If so, then he was a couple feet taller than Goliath, who was over 9 feet tall (1 Sam. 17:4). David slew him with a stone and sling and because he had faith in God! It took people who had a strong faith in God to conquer such giant-like people. Caleb was another such person (Josh. 15:14).

[Dan Corner is the director of Evangelical Outreach, a true evangelical ministry.]

Abraham Lived In A Tent

Even in our current economic depression, if you are like the majority, you actually have cause to rejoice! Why? Because you are living at a higher standard than Abraham, who was a rich man and yet he lived in a tent:

The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. (Gen 18:1,2)

To be a tent dweller would not be easy, even for people who had servants and great wealth. Righteous Abraham never had running water, electricity, a car, a phone, a radio or any type of electronic equipment. That means the simplest things like a ceiling fan or an air conditioner on a hot day are things he could never know. He never went to the refrigerator for a cold piece of fruit or drink of water, since it wasn’t invented until afterwards. He never cooked on a gas stove which produced smokeless and odorless blue flames, since they weren’t available. He never had a microwave oven or an alarm clock. Times were much different for him than for us. His wealth or lack thereof wasn’t the all-important issue for him. His spiritual standing before God was. He had faith in God and a righteous standing, which paved the way for his paradise afterlife. The righteous beggar, named Lazarus, joined Abraham after his own death (Lk. 16:19-31). For Lazarus, while on earth, his health and finances were both in serious trouble, but one day it ended and things were greatly improved for him. That is how it will be for all who are walking with God and are living a holy life because of the Lord Jesus Christ. If your name is written in heaven you have cause to rejoice, regardless how bad it may be for you during this short life:

However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven. (Luke 10:20)

Now that is something to rejoice about! God bless you.

[Dan Corner stresses holy living for salvation’s sake.]

Does Mary play a role in salvation?

Mary, the mother of Jesus in the New Testament, also referred to as “Mother Mary,” “Virgin Mary,” “Blessed Virgin Mary,” “Saint Mary,” “Mother of God,” etc., is an extremely important figure in Catholicism. Mary’s role in salvation to Catholics is drastically different from the Biblical account. Catholics venerate Mary and even have days set aside specifically to honor their sinless, Queen Of Heaven, whom they consider to be their “life, sweetness and hope.”

Due to those dangerous Catholic doctrines, Christians see the Mary of Catholicism and Mary of the Bible as being two different individuals. Former Catholic Dan Corner discusses the “two” Mary’s on his website and in his book, “Is This The Mary Of The Bible?” To read more, please visit http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/

Bible Answer To Reformed Independent Baptist

Greetings I have read extensively on your website regarding the nature of saving faith, I used to be a _______, until I came to know the Doctrines of Grace and discovered that I am sinful and need a savior, and put my trust in Christ. Now you have said online that man can lose his salvation, which is in essence not his since it is a gift of God. I really struggle with this. I have read John MacArthur, and Charles Ryrie, John Piper and some others and they seem to hold out some hope, and the answer they hold out is different.

But now I read your teachings and that you refute Calvinism and the doctrine of eternal security and I am concerned. Is there then no way a man may rest in God to do a work in him? Is there no rest for someone seeking to do nothing but look to Jesus and His finished work? Is there more? I agree that a man should not carry on in sin, and as far as it is possible I avoid it like the plague, yet I find the sinful nature still haunts me. Now you say I may not have hope that I may too be saved? My text is Romans 4:5, that says that no boasting is allowed, indeed I cannot boast about anything. I can only look to Christ, for I havothing to offer Him I consider of any value, including my good works. I am no great scholar, I have read widely but come to the conclusion that even the most trusted voices are to be at times be questioned. It is after all my own mind that needs to conform to God’s Word….I ask sincerely hoping you will reply for you pose serious challenges and if you truly believe what you teach then tell me so that I might also forsake those I have considered reliable teachers in the past. Only then tell me who is holding the truth, I cannot be left wondering in a vacuum. Currently I fellowship at an Independent Baptist and am much “Reformed” in my approach to theology.

(Bible Answer)

As disturbing as it may be to some, the Biblical evidence proves that salvation can be lost, or as stated in a different way, a righteous man can die spiritually. We have more teaching on this subject than any website and are glad you have been reading our material which can be verified with Scripture. We also have the most comprehensive book ever written refuting once saved always saved entitled, The Believer’s Conditional Security. It should settle the issue once and for all for those who accept the Biblical message. Whatever you mean by rest in God is unclear, but the Bible says this about his rest:

Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. (Heb. 4:1)

Don’t stumble over the rest or the fact that salvation is a gift. The Biblical writers knew it was a gift, yet the same taught about various lethal dangers to salvation, even though they were more aware than we are of Jesus completing the work of redemption on the cross! 

No one is boasting over here regarding anything we have done or plan to do in the Lord Jesus. He is our Lord and Savior. We are wisely following him, as his true sheep do. They alone are given the promise of never being plucked from God’s hand (John 10:27,28). We OBEY him, as do all who have eternal salvation: 

And, once made perfect, he [Jesus] became the source of eternal salvation for all who OBEY him (Heb 5:9)

One more passage for you to ponder which shows salvation can be lost:

My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. (James 5:19,20, NASB)

The Reformed church you are attending is NOT a good one. Calvinism has many twisted truths about God, sin and salvation. Please read the New Testament for yourself carefully and change accordingly. Hopefully, you can find a sound church in your area, but many can’t! We are in a worldwide apostasy. Sin and false doctrines for the most part fill the local congregations. God bless you.

Judas Iscariot Was Once Saved | Lost Salvation

The Scriptural evidence is plentiful that Judas Iscariot was once saved, but it is often overlooked or avoided. For example, we read:

When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’” (Mark 4:10-12)

Because Judas Iscariot was one of the Twelve (Mt 10:1-4) and the Twelve (as well as all Christians) are of the other group distinguished from those on the outside, this proves he too was given the ability to understand the secrets of the kingdom that God revealed through the parables. Beyond that, Judas had been forgiven at that point, unlike those on the outside!

The significance of Judas Iscariot once possessing salvation is one of the deathblows to the false gospel of once saved always saved. Why? Because he ended up in hell after his death (Mk 14:21; Jn 17:12). Hence, he somehow lost his salvation, even though he had become one of the Lord’s original apostles!

[For much more proof that Judas Iscariot was once saved, please consult, The Believer’s Conditional Security by Dan Corner, pages 279-286.]