Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons… 1 Timothy 4.1
We have seen many people fall away from the faith. Everywhere we look, we find people who have been inside a Christian church at least once and have listened to the Word of God, but have somehow fallen away. We are truly living the last days, but, why is this happening?
These people began well, but in time, instead of perfecting themselves in the Spirit, they perfected themselves in the flesh.
…having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Galatians 3.3
The number of lost sheep and lost coins inside the house (church) is very troubling, because it is more difficult to remain until the end than to
give your life to the Lord Jesus. To keep our name written in the Book of Life is a challenge that few can accomplish. For these people, Jesus says: …and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life. Revelation 3.5
How can you keep from falling away from the faith? First you need to know: …Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you. Galatians 5.7-8
The answer lies in becoming enslaved to your feelings. The first sign of life when a child is born is when he cries. This makes mankind a “hostage” of his feelings, which lead him to sin. The only way to be free from this slavery is by being born again.
…Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. John 8.34-35
Now we understand why there are so many who have fallen away, so many lost coins, who came to church, did chain of prayers, received miracles, and even held positions (assistants, pastors, etc.), but never became His children, because they remained enslaved to their feelings, which led them to sin. The only solution for those who are in the church, but find themselves in this situation, is to be born again.
What about those who fell away? Return as soon as possible and start over again, sacrificing the will of your flesh and becoming sons and not slaves.
Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it; but if you can be made free, rather use it. 1 Corinthians 7.21