Bible Study: What is self-control? | Bro. Hosanna David Self-control is the virtue of one who masters his desires and passions, especially his sensual appetites. It involves moderation, constraint, and the ability to say “no” to our fleshly desires and lusts.
If salvation is by grace alone through faith, why do some preaches say that there are some works we need to do after getting saved? If salvation is free should there be any thing that we are expected to do after we have been born again of God?
Jesus Christ did not say that everyone that professes to be His follower will make it to Heaven, but only those who believe in him, born again, receive the Holy Spirit and continue to obey the commandments of God and remain faithful unto death or until His return. That means there are qualifications one must possess before they can be raptured.
The love of Jesus Christ for the Church makes Him to correct believers whenever they are going astray. Those He loves He rebukes and chastens (Revelation 3:19). We are not to get discouraged when the Lord rebukes us, rather we should take it seriously and be happy because a child that is never disciplined is not a legitimate child.