The Prodigal Son
He leaves home and squanders his inheritance in riotous living.
His elder brother stays home and works hard. When the prodigal
returns and is restored to his father, the elder brother becomes petty,
jealous, bitter, and resentful. Despite their different paths into carnality,
their sins cannot remove them from the circumstances of their birth.
Once a son, always a son! As a "born again" believer, whether you sin
like the prodigal or like the elder brother, you remain a permanent member
of the family of God, but you lose your temporal fellowship with God. To
remedy this rift, God has provided a simple, grace procedure--rebound---
so that your postsalvation sins are forgiven and you can recover fellowship
and move on in the Christian life. Jesus taught the parable of the prodigal
son to an audience of self-righteous legalists who reviled the profligate
prodigal and praised the holier-than-thou elder brother. Yet they entirely
missed the message! Everyone who believes who believes in Christ by faith
alone is a permanent son of God. Once a family member, any believer can
reclaim his Christian life from carnality and be restored to fellowship with God.
Book By R.B. Thieme Jr
I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and
says to you, "Do not fear; I will help you."