Two Streams of Christianity

Born Again Christians
♦Contend for the God-given faith of the apostles (Jude 3)
♦Exalt Jesus Christ as the only Master, Lord and Head of the Church (Eph. 1:22)
♦Possesors of Christ, made alive by the Spirit (Rom. 8:10-11)
♦Are devoted to apostolic teaching and sound doctrine (Acts 2:42)
♦Proclaim salvation by grace alone through what God has done in Christ (Rom. 3:24-26; 11:6)
♦Receive grace and turn from ungodliness and worldly desires (Titus 2:11-12)
♦Children of God called out of the world and enrolled in heaven (2 Tim. 3:12; Heb. 12:23)
♦Know God and do good works prepared by Him (Eph. 2:9)

Apostates
♦Have deliberately departed from the apostles’ faith (1 John 2:19)
♦Deny Jesus Christ as the only Master, Lord and Head of the Church (Jude 4)
♦Professors of Christ, twice dead (Mat. 7:22; Jude 12)
♦Introduce destructive heresies and do not endure sound doctrine (2 Tim. 4:3; 2 Pet. 2:1)
♦Deceive people with a “salvation” by grace plus what man must do for God (Gal. 1:6-9)
♦Turn the grace of our God into licentiousness (Jude 4)
♦Godless people blinded by the prince of the world and condemned (2 Cor. 4:4; Jude 4)
♦Profess to know God, but deny Him by their deeds (Titus1:16)

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