Holy Week

8285A516-71BB-40BD-B74F-58F6F631B28C“so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Holy Week

This week is the perfect time to self-reflect and ask yourself, “Am I aligned with God?” As the Coronavirus pandemic accelerates in our country, our lives seem to be out of our control. But, reality is that we never had control. Our only control is over our decisions, under whatever circumstances, that will ultimately lead to consequences. It has become our societal norm to always place the blame on someone or something else. With regards to your alignment with God, only you can choose and the consequences are eternal. In our culture, freedom of religion has been limited by a corrupt political system. Nevertheless, faith takes courage and resolve. Living in God’s Will has always bucked the worldly ways, but the rewards are beyond measure.

Salvation

336D5F20-DEFA-42D8-856A-A66C1B35CC2F“In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:13-14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Salvation

As Christians, we believe that Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ died to make us right with God. He took on the sins of all who believe in Him, once and for all. I have read various views of whether salvation can be lost, once it has been received by faith. Obviously, we do not receive it by our works and many, including Billy Graham, believe that we don’t lose it because we continue to sin. As an oncologist who encounters deaths regularly, I pray that saved souls cannot be lost.