I don't think one will know for sure that their election has been made sure until one has died. As long as we live and breathe, we are sinning. A scripture that says something to the effect of: "All has sinned and has come short of the glory of God" is very true. It comes down to the thought that if you are sinning, how for heavens sake cane one have their calling made sure? You can't at least in this life time.
Stacy Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: I don't buy that completely as that could be the test of any age or era. Stacy. At 06:28 AM 07/17/2003 -0500, you wrote: >At 07:16 AM 7/17/03 -0400, Elmer L. Fairbank wrote: >>At 01:55 PM 7/13/2003 -0500, St Stacy wrote: >>>What would such a test consist of? Physical >>>endurance? Brainwashing? Torture or something less diabolical such as >>>integrity? What about martyrdom? Can we have any stories? > > > >I wonder if for many of us the test may not be being asked to endure >torture or kill someone, but may be more like "enduring to the end" >despite things such as chronic illness, handicap, poverty, loneliness, >etc. . . . > > > >--Ronn! :) ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo. -- [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] TOPICA - Start your own email discussion group. FREE! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/create/index2.html ==^================================================================