Sluice Box Adventures

Believing Bible Study in the 21st century

The Believer in Jesus Christ

John 11:26 "And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?"

1 Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."

All About The True Believer In Jesus Christ

An Apparent Paradox

Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2011 Richard St.James

The Paradox of the BelieverThe Paradox is concerning the perseverance of the Christian. What Makes Him Tick?

In John Bunyan's book, The Pilgrims Progress, written over three hundred years ago, a strange paradox is presented to the reader.

The paradox is concerning the perseverance of the Christian.

What makes him tick?

What keeps him in the narrow way with the passing of time, and through the trials of his faith?

Can human reasoning provide the answer?

Please study the graphical illustration to the right.

The question is asked: "Why doesn't the fire go out?"

This question demands a supernatural explanation. A supernatural explanation comes from a supernatural BOOK. A supernatural BOOK is written by a supernatural Author. The BIBLE is this BOOK!!! Its Author is God. And in the English language, it is the King James Bible!

•The room on the Outside is exposed to The World.
•The Fire on the hearth represents the true believer in Jesus Christ (The Christian).

•The man on the right who is trying to put out the fire with the water is The Devil.

•The man in Back Room represents the inner work and presence of The Holy Ghost who is ever supplying the oil that is fueling The Fire!

•Please open your King James Bible and search out these verses of Scripture.

•Pray for God to open your understanding concerning these spiritual truths!

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