Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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From a testimony by Uncle Joe, in a prayer meeting in late 1969
Taken from Garyâs CD #23, Track 12
In his testimony that Sunday afternoon, Uncle Joe said, â[People] are so saved now, you canât tell âem nothinâ.â
What Uncle Joe meant by that statement is that when we claim to be more than we are, we become puffed up against the truth. False claims block the door that Jesus walks through to commune with us. How could Jesus teach a man who claims to be already saved, âYou must endure to the end to be savedâ? How could Paul teach a man who claims to be already saved, âOur salvation is nearer than when we believedâ? How could Peter tell a man who claims to be already saved that âthe longsuffering of the Lord is salvationâ? James warned the saints that even though God rescued the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, He afterward destroyed those who stopped obeying Him. But what could Jamesâ admonition mean to a man who claims to be already saved?
What Uncle Joe was pointing out to the saints by making that startling statement is that we have now an entire generation of evangelical and fundamentalist Christians who cannot be taught the truth because they claim to possess something they do not actually have; that is, salvation. The lie of âCome get saved!â is blocking Godâs access to the hearts of millions, and somebody is going to answer to Him for this unspeakable spiritual tragedy.