Originally Posted by NateR
Well, even Satan and all of his demons believe in Jesus Christ and they are not saved. Obviously there is more to it than just belief. A willingness to submit would be another critical step.
Satan and his demons are not Human. They dont Believe in Him. They simply recognise him for who he is. There is a difference. BIG Difference. Belief is about Trusting in Christ...believeing that he died for your sins...does Lucifer believe that??? about himself in relation to Christ???? No. Lucifer has no Faith in Christ. What he does have is the ability to recognise him. Thats probably because Lucifer is a created being aswell. He knows who Christ is...but to say that the demons "believe in Jesus Christ" is very poor language, especially when we are dealing with salvation.
How can thye believe in Him, when that believf is centred on the Crucifixition...where Jesus died for fallen Man...NOT Satan.
Nathan...Lucifer iis never forgiven.
Are you saying something OTHER then a simple faith/belief...saves?? THAT would mean that Salvation is based on a work...on something YOU do.
ALL you have to do is Believe. GODs Spirit does the rest. What GODs Spirit does is what Saves...and GOD doesnt extend that offer to Satan.
Havent you heard of the deathbed conversion?? Where is the time to follow Christs commandments then?? No...you follow his commandments because he inspires you with Love, and then you WANT to follow his Commandments...but you are already Saved by that point.
Really...I expected more then a work-based theology from you, considering how much you chide the Roman Catholics for it