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Apostasy vs. Backsliding



Sunday, February 25th, 2024


Apostasy vs. Backsliding

 

Speaking This Week

 Pastor Jerry Ghirardo

 

Today’s Verses

2 Peter 2:20-22, Proverbs 26:11-12, Proverbs 1:32, Proverbs 14:14, Jeremiah 2:19, Jeremiah 3:14-15,  and Luke 15:11-32

 

Verse of the Week

38 “But my righteous one will live by faith.  And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”

~ Hebrews 10:38

 

1. False teachers are much worse off after they abandon the path of righteousness.

  • 2 Peter 2:20 – “If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.”

  • 2 Peter 2:21 – “It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.”

  • 2 Peter 2:22 – “Of them the proverbs are true: ‘A dog returns to its vomit,’ and, ‘A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.’”

  • Proverbs 26:11 – “As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.”

 

2. The Lord warns the backslider that we get what we deserve. 

  • Proverbs 14:14 – “The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.”

  • Jeremiah 2:19 – “’Backsliding will rebuke you.  Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake the LORD your God and have no awe of me,’ declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.”

  • Hebrews 10:38 – “But my righteous one will live by faith.  And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”

 

3. The Lord continues to extend mercy and grace to those who repent and turn to him.

  • Jeremiah 3:14-15 – “’Return, faithless people,’ declares the LORD, ‘for I am your husband.  I will choose you — one from a town and two from a clan — and bring you to Zion.  Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.’”

  • Luke 15:11-32 – The story of the Prodigal Son illustrates God’s incredible mercy for his foolish son who returns home after wallowing in the world.

 

Domingo 25 de Febrero 2024


Apostasia vs. Reincidir

 

Predicador de la Semana

 Pastor Jerry Ghirardo

 

Versos del Dia

2 Pedro 2:20-22, Proverbios 26:11-12, Proverbios 1:32, Proverbios 14:14, Jeremias 2:19, Jeremias 3:14-15,  Lucas 15:11-32

 

Verso de la Semana

38 Pero el justo vivirá por la fe. Y si se vuelve atrás, no será de mi agrado».”

~ Hebreos 10:38

 

1. Falsos maestros son peores despues de abandonar el camino de justicia.

  • 2 Pedro 2:20 –Si, habiendo escapado de la contaminación del mundo por haber conocido a nuestro Señor y Salvador Jesucristo, vuelven a enredarse en ella y son vencidos, terminan en peores condiciones que al principio.”

  • 2 Pedro 2:21 –Más les hubiera valido no conocer el camino de la justicia que abandonarlo después de haber conocido el santo mandamiento que se les dio.”

  • 2 Pedro 2:22 – En su caso ha sucedido lo que acertadamente afirman estos proverbios: El perro vuelve a su vómito y la puerca lavada, a revolcarse en el lodo.”

  • Proverbios 26:11 – “Como el perro vuelve a su vómito, así el necio insiste en su necedad.”

 

2. El Señor advierte al reincidente que nos toca lo que nos merecemos. 

  • Proverbios 14:14 –El inconstante recibirá todo el pago de su inconstancia; el hombre bueno, el premio de sus acciones.”

  • Jeremias 2:19 – “Tu infidelidad te recriminará. Ponte a pensar cuán malo y amargo es abandonar al Señor tu Dios y no sentir temor de mí» afirma el Señor, el Señor de los Ejércitos.”

  • Hebreos 10:38 – “Pero el justo vivirá por la fe. Y si se vuelve atrás, no será de mi agrado.”

 

3. El Señor continua extendiendo su misericordia y gracia a aquellos que se arrepientan y vengan a El.

  • Jeremias 3:14-15 –¡Vuélvanse a mí, apóstatas — afirma el Señor —, porque yo soy su esposo!  De ustedes tomaré uno de cada ciudad y dos de cada familia, y los traeré a Sión. Les daré pastores conforme a mi corazón para que los guíen con sabiduría y entendimiento.”

  • Lucas 15:11-32 – La parabola del Hijo Prodigo ilustra la misericordia increible del Señor hacia su hijo necio quien regresa a casa despues de revolcarse en el mundo.


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