Angels are Messengers of God

Angels have always been a definite part of the Christian faith. The general consensus is that angels are messengers of God. Throughout the Bible, angels have often visited people to deliver a message from God. Examples of this are the angels in the New Testament who deliver the message of Jesus’ birth to the shepherds and Gabriel, who told Mary she would bear Jesus. The use of angels in religious art has been prevalent for many centuries although the depiction of angels with wings comes later. Angels are not little pot bellied babies.

Contemporary thoughts and beliefs regarding angels, as well as demons, unfortunately vary greatly from the Bible. Dan Corner discusses angels, demons, and the devil with Biblical passages. To read more about angels, demons, and the devil, please visit http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/angels.htm. Dan Corner clarifies the confusion and misconceptions about angels.

Conditional Security

The Bible shouts out a conditional security for the believer in Christ. One of the easiest ways to prove this is to note the multiple times the word “if” is used in conjunction with salvation itself. Below are only seven passages which should put to rest forever this controversy about a conditional security for the believer in Christ. More could be cited:

We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. (Heb 3:14)

By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. (1 Cor 15:2)

See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us—even eternal life. (1 John 2:24,25)

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)

Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, (Rom 8:12,13)

And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. (Rev 22:19)

If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; (2 Tim 2:12)

There are other ways to prove a conditional security as well, such as listing the various people in Scripture who lost their salvation, hell warnings given directly to the saved, etc. These and much more are found in the most exhaustive book ever written refuting eternal security entitled, “The Believer’s Conditional Security” by Dan Corner. Some have told us that book is the best book they have ever read, after the Bible.

All Adulterers Are Lost

Among the listing of ten types of unrighteous people mentioned in 1 Cor. 6:9,10, adulterers are cited, but who all are included under that term? How many acts of adultery does it take to become a Bible-defined adulterer? The second question about how many acts is easily answered by showing it takes only one act of adultery to be a Bible-defined adulterer:

If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death. (Lev 20:10)

NOTE: NO Scripture which specifically mentions the adulterer even suggests it would be more than a single act to become such! The other question is answered by examining several related Scriptures referring to the three ways to commit adultery:

  • lust in the heart, 
  • illegitimate sexual union as King David had with Bathsheba 
  • illegitimate marriage which is not recognized as such by God.

Here are the Scriptures: 

But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. (Mat 5:28,29)

You shall not commit adultery. (Deut. 5:18)

Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery. (Luke 16:18) 

DO NOT BE DECEIVED: It takes one act of adultery to become a Bible-defined adultery and there are various ways to commit adultery. Resist the devil and he will flee. 

But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul. (Prov 6:32, KJV) 

Backsliders, forgiveness and salvation can be yours as it came for the prodigal through sincere repentance of sins and willingness to serve the Father. There is hope for adulterers as shown here: But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor 6:11) 

[Dan Corner is a holiness preacher.]

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.

Herodias, One Of The Most Evil Women

Herodias is one of the most evil women in the Bible. We don’t have much information about her, but what we have is disturbing! In a nutshell, Herodias was a truth rejecting adulterous woman, who wanted John the Baptist dead more than she wanted half of Herod’s kingdom (Mk. 6:22-28)! She was a hateful and revengeful woman, who wasn’t willing to pay the price for her own forgiveness and salvation, nor did she appreciate the truth of God or the servant of God (John the Baptist), who jeopardized himself to speak the truth. Here are the facts:

For Herod himself had given orders to have John arrested, and he had him bound and put in prison. He did this because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, whom he had married. For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” So Herodias nursed a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she was not able to, because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard John, he was greatly puzzled ; yet he liked to listen to him. (Mark 6:17-20)

Herodias was still married to Philip though she was divorced and remarried to Herod (Antipas). She was therefore in adultery with Herod. John rebuked their open adultery through that illegitimate marriage and Herodias nursed a grudge to kill John and waited for an opportunity. She actually succeeded and finally got John’s head handed to her on a platter, but that didn’t change her adultery or desperate need for salvation. Queen Herodias is in fiery torment today unless she had a radical change toward God in her life.

Universalism or Universal Salvation

The non-Scriptural concept that everyone will go to heaven in the end merely because Jesus died for everyone is gaining popularity in our truth-hating religious world. While there are hundreds of valid arguments which disprove Universalism, the one in Jude is frighteningly clear:

In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. (Jude 7)

The Holy Spirit through Jude made it explicitly clear that the very people upon whom God rained down burning sulfur in Genesis didn’t go to a place of comfort, like Abraham was in (Luke 16:25), but instead went to a place of eternal fire.

Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the LORD out of the heavens. (Gen 19:24)

Eternal fire beyond the grave is not just for the homosexuals who were destroyed by God back then, because these are just an example of people who will go there in the end! Who else might be there? Scripture is dogmatic:

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Cor. 6:9,10, NASB)

If you are in that listing, repent of your sins and prove your repentance by your deeds (Acts 20:21; 26:20; etc.). Sincerely and humbly turn to Jesus for mercy and forgiveness (1 Cor. 6:11; John 14:6; etc.). Eternity is a long time and this side of the grave is the only chance you will have to be of the few (the minority) to enter through the narrow gate to life (Mt. 7:13,14).

[Dan Corner desires to debate Universalist Gary Amirault.]

Lethally Deceived By Miracles!

Miracles from God still occur in our day. In fact, the most obvious miracle from God is repeated when a person becomes a new creation in Christ and gets set free from his sin addictions. That is more important than any physical healing, but they are important too and still occur.

Some are so caught up in miracles and seeking signs and wonders they are throwing themselves wide open for deadly satanic deception. Why? Because those who take the mark of the beast do so because they were deceived by miracles:

But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. (Rev 19:20)

Remember this: ALL miracles from God will promote the message of the Bible, which came from God. If the miracle, sign, wonder, dream, testimony, experience, etc. is not in accord to the word of God, reject it! It is from the devil and designed to harm you spiritually. Do not be deceived.

[Dan Corner is the director of Evangelical Outreach.]

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.]

Dan Corner

Who Is Dan Corner? Dan Corner is a semi-familiar face on the campuses where he shares his message. As an ordained minister, he pastored for years, and has since gone on to write several books that explore the myths, misunderstandings and relevant truths that serve to answer the spiritual questions that many people have. Dan Corner is a contender for the Christian faith, and demonstrates his commitment to helping others to learn and understand the lessons that the Bible holds.

Dan Corner Television Interview – Conditional Security VS Eternal Security

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Dan Corner, Director of Evangelical Outreach, is interviewed again on television as he discusses conditional security vs once saved always saved. Dan Corner is an Evangelical Holiness Preacher who is also an ordained minister, apologist and campus evangelist.

In this video, Dan Corner will answer various questions. Brother Corner mentions the intense spiritual battle that is raging for souls, how few will enter the kingdom, how Christians must be faithful and holy, how Christians must fear God and submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Evangelist Dan Corner answers the questions: Does grace permit immorality? Can a Christian who strays be saved again? What is true grace teaching?

Television Interview – Conditional Security VS Eternal Security

At another of his sites, Dan Corner asks, What Difference Does It Make?