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Florida Bible College is a living organism, a living family of faith,that shares the clear gospel message with the lost, disciples and mentors believers, and equips them to do the work of the ministry. Florida Bible College values the friendships of the members of its family of faith,however; Florida Bible College exists to do more than to "just remember when" and to hold nice reunions because Florida Bible College exists first to serve its mission to evangelize the lost, share the clear gospel message, disciple and mentor believers, support missions , teach the Bible, and to equip men and women to do the work of the ministry. With an estimated 4-5 billion lost people on this earth today in 2005, it is the duty of Florida Bible College and its alumni to be proactive in seeing Florida Bible College fulfil its mission into the future and that is the way that the founders of FBC set up FBC, to be the Saints, not the devil's aints! ALL Florida Bible College alumni have a duty to support Florida Bible College! It is a great dissapointment that some weak alumni of Florida Bible College who have been influenced by the devil who comes to steal, kill and destroy Florida Bible College , and he has warped and blinded them and has led them to use past sins of those from our family of faith as an excuse for them to exempt themselves from their responsibility to faithfully serve the Lord thru supporting the ministry of Florida Bible College. Although God is using many ministries today, it is wrong to use the work that God is doing with other ministries as an excuse not to support FBC. Sin is wrong, and ALL sin separates man from God. Florida Bible College does not condone sin, and teaches that Christ paid a heavy price for all of our our sins. We are all sinners and none of us can cast any stones at another. When a Christian sins both his/her fellowship with God and his/her fellow man has been damaged. Man must confess and repent of his sins , even after salvation, not to be saved, or to remain saved, but to remain in good standing and to have good fellowship with God and man. When a believer confesses and repents of their sins, it is the responsibility of believers to forgive them and to restore them into the faith.It is sad to see so many bitter Christians who refuse to forgive those who have fallen into sin, even after they have confessed their sins before both God and man. Please pray what part that the Holy Spirit would have you do in the official re-start of Florida Bible College. E-Mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org ****************************** Repentance is necessary for salvation. The Greek work for "repent" is metanoeo, which translates into English as: "to change one's mind." It does not mean "to turn from sin." That would add works to salvation. Repentance for salvation means a change of mind from men's ideas of salvation and religion, to an acceptance of God's only way of salvation. This results in a completely new creation, not a reformation of the old. The old nature remains as evil as ever after salvation and has not been reformed. The old nature can now be controlled by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. God guarantees salvation. This is His gift to us. God guarantees reward and fruit to the obedient son. God guarantees chastening and loss of rewards to the disobedient son. God does not cast out disobedient children, but in some cases, does take them home. He does not permit His children to live as they please without His discipline and guidance. Many teach repentance for salvation incorrectly by including some form of human effort or righteousness, such as willingness to turn from sin, or turning from sin. This is heresy and has confused many people, as it adds works to salvation and causes many to not understand God's great gift. It is probation, not salvation. It is completely unscriptural. It is "Galatianism" and a counterfeit of the gospel. It is a tragedy that many Christians live shallow Christian lives. Florida Bible College is dedicated to the task of training Christian men and women in the importance of total dedication and making Jesus the Lord of their lives - not to be saved - but because they are saved. "Shallow Christianity" cannot be cured by adding works to salvation. Salvation is not the result of what we do, but is by receiving what God has done for us. Acts 13:38,39; Acts 20:20; Gal.1:8.9; Gal. 2:4; Gal. 2:21; Gal. 3:1-3; Gal. 5:1-4; Eph. 2:8-10; II Cor. 5:21;John 3:16-18: Phil. 3:9; Titus 3:5-8; II Cor. 11:13-15 It is every Christians privilege and duty to make clear God's plan of salvation wherever and in whatever vocation he or she may be. Mark 16:15: 1 Thess 2:1. The general plan of salvation in God's Word - in this brief outline - is believed and practiced by Florida Bible College as follows: A. Establish the fact that all men are sinners. Rom. 3: 10; Rom. 3:23: Isa. 64:6; Jer. 17 :9; James 2:10. B. Establish the fact that the penalty of sin is death. Rom. 6:23; Ezek. 18:20. C. Establish the fact that you must be perfect to enter heaven. Rev. 21:27. D. Establish the fact that man can do nothing of himself to obtain this perfection. Eph. 2:8,9; Gal. 2:16; Rom. 4:5. E. Show how God provided a sin-bearer and imputes to man His righteousness. II Cor. 5:21; Phil. 3:9; Isa. 53:6; I Pet. 3:18. F. Establish the fact that man needs only belief in the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior for salvation. John 3:16; Rom. 10:9; John 1:12; Acts 16:31. G. Establish the fact that man can be certain of his salvation now, and that his salvation cannot be lost because eternal life is eternal. John 6:37-39; John 10:28; I Pet. 1:5; Heb. 10:10-14; I John 5:13.
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