2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Jer 3:22 Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.
By HIS stripes - Cured!
Back sliding is ...
Loving the Lord less
than we have ever loved HIM yet,
Rejoicing in the Lord less
than we have ever rejoiced in HIM yet;
When we move from that place of complete dependence
When we are no longer unsure about ourselves;
When we slip away from that place where ...
in all things we need HIM to intervene,
in all things we see HIM intervene;
Backsliding is not when we have hit the bottom
Splattered on the floor,
Not when we lose sight of HIM;
But that momentary way ward glance,
The storms that assail,
The deafening thunder,
The thought that we made it,
That we stand;
Yes that fleeting moment,
For a moment we are walking on the water
And in an instance we are sinking;
But the gospel goes far beyond
the unfathomable depths of our frailty
Of our wretchedness,
The promise still holds
We have called out on HIS name
And surely we shall be saved;
It is HE who forgives
It is HE who justifies
It is HE who sanctifies;
Surely we shall be cured,
Cured of all our backsliding;
A finished work
Through Jesus Christ our Lord
Completed on the cross at Calvary;
Dead indeed unto sin
But alive unto God;
So HE has said it,
And so it shall be;
For so it is!
Yes and Amen.
Rom 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hos 14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,