How to Become a Reprobate | Victor Tey

 

Not every person will have until the day of their death to receive Christ as Saviour. For some, their last chance to ever be saved will come before that fateful day. In this sermon, I go over 5 ways a person can become rejected of God. Salvation left for tomorrow becomes the tragedy of “too late”.

Jeremiah 6:30  Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them.

  1. Die without Christ as Saviour
    1. John 3:36 – wrath of God abideth on him
    2. No second chances after death
    3. No purgatory
    4. ill. lady who called me last night to ask if we were like the pentecostals who preach about hell
      1. It was John’s word in revelation about hell, not Jesus
      2. Mark 9:43-48 – if thy hand offend thee
      3. Matthew 10:27-28 – able to destroy both soul and body in hell
    5. Philippians 2:9-11 – every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
      1. Revelation 20:11-15 – brief reprieve from hell
      2. This is the last we hear about these damned souls and it’s the 3rd last chapter of the bible. There are no second chances once you go to hell.
      3. Proverbs 1:20-33 – I will laugh at your calamity
  2. Hold the truth in unrighteousness
    1. Romans 1:18-21 – not a progression but a rejection of truth due to sin, fornication particularly it seems since that is what God gives them over to
      1. Their action and God’s reaction:
      2. v19-21 – vain in their imaginations – foolish heart was darkened
      3. v22-24 – God into an image – gave them up to uncleanness
      4. v25-27 – changed the truth of God into a lie – gave them up unto vile affections
      5. v28 – did not like to retain God in their knowledge – reprobate mind
    2. The judgment of God is a reprobate mind that cannot retain God in its knowledge and being given over to vile affections.
    3. It’s not that a homosexual act is an unforgivable sin, but that those who are reprobate become your out-and-proud homosexual. The homosexuals that are given up through the lusts of their own hearts
    4. More on Homosexuality next week.
  3. Removing from God’s word (or Revelation) – Rev 22:19
    1. How do you commit this sin?
    2. Is it simply preaching false doctrine?
      1. Galatians 5:19-21 – strife, heresies the flesh is capable so are we all able to break this commandment?
    3. It’s removing words from a book, so I think it’s actually creating a counterfeit book that is claiming to be God’s word.
      1. Is it counterfeiting any part of God’s word or only the book of Revelation?
      2. Mislead bible translators and revisionists may not have committed this sin, but the ones intentionally behind the corruption of God’s word are unsavable (reprobate).
    4. Is your name written in the book of life at the point of salvation? Does this mean you lose your salvation?
      1. Philippians 4:3 – whose names are in the book of life
      2. Revelation 3:5 – overcome, blot out his name out of the book of life
      3. Everyone’s name starts in the book of life but it will be removed unless you “overcome”
      4. 1 John 5:4-5 – overcometh the world
      5. Revelation 20:15 – this is when the rejection is finalized
  4. Rejecting your final opportunity to believe – Hebrews 6:4-6
    1. Similar to Romans 1, a hardening of the heart as opposed to a giving over to uncleanness.
    2. Reminds me of some of my friends from high school
    3. They were going to church meetings, camps, learning, singing.. they fell away and now I don’t know if they were saved and were just on stony ground, or they are a Heb 6 reprobate.
    4. Weren’t given over to uncleanness but their heart was very hard to the things of God.
  5. Blasphemy of the Holy Ghost
    1. How do you commit this sin?
      1. Luke 12:10
      2. Matthew 12:31-32
      3. Mark 3:28-30 – Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
    2. Can a believer commit this sin?
      1. Christ has died for all the sins of the believer.
      2. If a believer has all sins forgiven, then by definition a believer cannot have this sin.
      3. Analogy: What if a triangle has 4 sides? It’s not a triangle.
    3. Some believe this sin is just dying without Christ.
      1. What about those that claim to believe in Christ but were trusting works? They wouldn’t be making these statements in Matthew 7 if they were blaspheming the Holy Ghost…
      2. Are these people just not wanting to accept that people can lose their opportunity to be saved prior to death because “we should not give up on anyone”?

The Mark of the Beast

  1. Only reprobates will worship the beast
    1. Revelation 13:1-9
    2. Revelation 17:8
  2. Revelation 14:9-11 – it requires worship to get the mark
    1. So it’s not really that taking the mark makes you reprobate, it’s that only reprobates will take the mark.

How do these tie into Eternal Security – not possible for believers to commit these sins.

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