ESV - 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
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First John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive our selves and the truth is not in us.
We are all sinners to a degree and the only way we could be saved is Jesus who paid our sin debt in full so we can never be condemned to hell again. John 3:18.
Ephesians 4:30. And grieve not the Holy Spirit in whom ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. The rapture of the church.
How do we get the seal of the Holy Spirit in the first place?
Ephesians 1`:13-14 In whom ye also trusted, after ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, (First Corinthians 15:1-4) in whom also AFTER ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.
Ephesians 4:30 And Grieve not the Holy Spirit in whom ye are sealed unto the day off redemption. The rapture of the church.
We are saved by faith alone in Christ alone apart from any works.
But now that we are a child of God, God does chasten His children. All sin has its own reward, death. Physical death. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the GIFT of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We are all sinners because we can not be made perfect in the flesh. Colossians 2:13 We have been forgiven all trespasses.
The GIFT of God is eternal life. Our rewards in heaven are based on what we do after we have received the free gift.
First Corinthians 3:11-15 There are rewards in heaven for those who do not live in sin. Our sin debt was paid in full at the cross. But now, we can be chastened by the Lord and lose our rewards in heaven.
First Corinthians 5:5 Turn such a one over to Satan to kill the flesh so that His spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.
This was a born again believer, Ephesians 1:13, that was sleeping with his fathers wife. Paul said it was so bad that even the unbelieves were talking about it.
So the man was still saved, but was about to lose his life and the rewards he could have had in heaven, but He was still saved so as by fire. Only his works/rewards would be burned up.
All believers will be judged at the judgement seat of Christ for rewards in heaven. All unbelievers will be judged at the great white throne judgement by the law, and found guilty. They will be cast into hell because they never did the will of His Father in heaven John 6:40 and John 6:29.
Once we believe on Jesus we are sealed by the Holy Spirit and can never be lost. Romans 1:16. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the POWER of God unto salvation to everyone that BELIEVETH, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Sealed unto the day of redemption. Romans 8:9 Without the Spirit there is no salvation. With the Spirit we have eternal life even if we never believe it again. Second Timothy 2:13. If we believe not, He abideth faithful, He can not deny himself. Ephesians 1:13.
All believers are sealed by the Holy Spirit by faith alone apart from works. But our works after we have received the free gift will be rewarded in heaven.
If you have a chance to cheat on your wife or husband and believe no one will know, but do not cheat on your wife or husband, you will be rewarded in heaven. If you do cheat you will lose your reward in heaven. Not your salvation because the blood of Jesus covers us from all sin.
We still reap what we sow. If you have trusted Jesus as your savior you are sealed by the Holy Spirit and can never be condemned. But if you are living as a homosexual which God hates, you may lose your life and your rewards in heaven.
God loves us, but hates our sin, That is why He went to the cross to pay our sin debt in full so we can never be condemned again. John 3:18
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, that WHOSOEVER believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. Gods word and He can not lie John 6:47.
But we still reap what we sow in this life and in heaven. The thief on the cross was saved through FAITH in Jesus apart from works. Romans 4:5