The Warnings of the New Testament
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Salvation: what does it take?
Chapter 2: The Parable of the Sower
2.1. Those who fell on the rock
2.2. And some fell among thorns
Chapter 3: A straight look at some of the "hard sayings" of Jesus
3.1. The parable of the unfaithful servant
3.2. The parable of the ten virgins
3.3. The parable of the talents
3.4. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink
3.5. The parable of the debtor of the ten thousand talents
3.6. To the one who overcomes
3.7. A straight look at some of the "hard sayings" of Jesus: Conclusion
Chapter 4: Faith working through love
Chapter 5: The Warnings of the Epistles
5.1. Romans 11:22 – God’s kindness, if you continue in His kindness
5.2. Colossians 1:21-23 – holy and blameless, if you continue in the faith"
5.3. The race of faith: the example of Paul
5.4. Hebrews 12:22-25: "we shall not escape if we turn away from Him"
5.5. Hebrews 4:1-3, 9-12: "strive to enter the rest of God"
5.6. Hebrews 6:4-9 – those who became partakers of the holy spirit and fell away
5.7. Hebrews 10:23-29, 35-39: "if we sin willfully", "if anyone draws back".
5.8. Explaining away Hebrews 6 and Hebrews 10
5.9. Hebrews 3:4-6: Holding fast our confidence until the end
5.10. Matthew 24:13: "But the one who endures to the end will be saved"
5.11. 1 John 2:24-25 – "if what you heard from the beginning abides in you"
5.12. 2 John 8-9 : to "everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ
5.13. 2 Peter 1:5-11 : "Make every effort to supplement your faith"
5.14. Philippians 2:12-16: "work out your salvation with fear and trembling"
5.15. 1 Timothy 6:10-16: the love of money
5.15.1. On God as a blessing machine. Is He really something like this?
5.15.2. On false teachers
5.16. Galatians 5:2-4 "Severed from Christ"
5.17. 2 Timothy 2:11-13: "if we deny him, he will also deny us"
5.18. James 5:19-20: the wandered brother
5.19. Some will abandon the faith
5.20. 1 Timothy 5:8: "he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever"
5.21. Go and sin no more: what the Lord expects from forgiven sinners.
5.22. The real family of Jesus: "Those who hear the Word of God and do it"
5.23. 1 Corinthians 5:5: "so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord"
5.24. Peter 2: "It would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness"
5.25. Jude: "Turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness" - a much relevant warning
Chapter 6: Do we lose our salvation every time we sin?
Chapter 7: Common Objections
7.1. I am a child of God and this cannot be changed.
7.2. No one can snatch me out of Jesus’ hand (John 10:27-28)
7.3. Misusing Jude 1:24-25: God will present me blameless anyway, regardless of what I do.
7.4. Misusing Philippians 1:6: He who started the good work in me will finish it anyway
7.5. Misusing 1 Corinthians 3:15: I can do whatever I want and still be saved! On the day of judgment my (sinful) works may be burned but I will still make it!
7.6. Speaking in tongues as proof that of salvation
Chapter 8: What shall we do then now? Serve the Lord!
Appendix 1: The present tense in Greek. A demonstration using John 3:16
Appendix 2: Are the teachings of the gospels, including the "hard sayings", for us?
Appendix 3: Revelation 2, 3: are the epistles of Jesus to the seven church relevant to us?