God Hasn’t Given Everyone A Measure Of Faith

2 Thess 3:2  & that we (the church) may be delivered from unreasonable & wicked men: for all men have not faith (God’s divine persuasion).

The Greek word “pistis” for the word “faith” means “be persuaded”. “Faith is always a gift from God, & never something that can be produced by people. In short “pistis” (“faith”) for the believer is ‘God’s divine persuasion’.”

The Bible doesn’t contradict itself, if one verse says, “for all men have not faith”, then no verse in the Bible can say, “God has given everyone a measure of faith.”

In order to understand who the author of Romans is talking to in Romans 12:3, one must first read Romans 12:1, Romans 12:1 makes it very clear who the author is talking to in Romans 12.

Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

In Romans 12:1 the word “brethren” is referring to the church, therefore in Romans 12:3, the author is not saying, God has given everyone in the world a measure of faith, the author is saying, God has given everyone in the church a measure of faith.

Rom 12:3  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you [the church], not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man [in the church] a measure of faith [pistis – God’s divine persuasion].

2 Thess 3:2 proves the truth that God has not given everyone in the world a measure of faith.

2 Thess 3:2  And that we [the church] may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith [pistis – God’s divine persuasion].

Now, it’s important to understand that just because God persuades someone to believe that His Son, Yeshua is the Messiah, that that doesn’t mean, that the person is born from above (Christian). There are many people that believe Yeshua is the Messiah but they don’t stop practicing sin, those people are not born from above, the Bible makes it very clear that a Christian is someone that believes Yeshua is the Messiah (Christ) that no longer practices sin.

1 Jn 5:1  Whoever believes Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 3:9  No one born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 5:18  We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born of the Spirit] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one [the spirit of the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

No one has to say a prayer, confess sin, or be water baptized to be born of the Spirit.

To be born of the Spirit (born from above), a person first has to believe God’s Son, Yeshua is the Messiah, and then, God willing, God will baptize the person in the Holy Spirit, it is the baptism in the Holy Spirit that makes a person stop practicing sin.

The baptism in the Holy Spirit is the repentance that leads to life (Acts 11:16-18), without the baptism in the Holy Spirit nobody belongs to God.

Only those who are baptized in the Holy Spirit are Christian.

Jn 3:8  The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit [born from above].

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “God has given everyone a measure of faith”, but the Bible doesn’t agree with that teaching.

A Christian is someone that is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say, “God has given everyone a measure of faith”, because that doesn’t agree with the Bible. No one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say something that doesn’t agree with the Bible.

If someone claims to be Christian and says something that doesn’t agree with what Christ taught, the person is not led by the Holy Spirit, the person is led by the flesh, those who are led by the flesh are not the children of God.

Rom 8:13  For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever.

Rom 8:14  For all who are led by the Spirit of God [the Holy Spirit] are the children of God.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say it is ok for there to be different denominations in the church, that it is ok for a Christian to believe something different than what another Christian believes, but the Bible does not support different denominations in the church, 1 Corinthians 1:10 says that the church is supposed to believe the same thing.

1 Cor. 1:10 – But I urge {and} entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, that all of you be in perfect harmony {and} full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions {or} factions {or} divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions {and} judgments.

Here is a link to my post about the baptism in the Holy Spirit https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/baptism-in-the-holy-spirit/

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