13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
22 And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake; but he who endures to the end will be saved.
|1 Peter 1:13,1:5-9|
13 Therefore be resolute of mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;4
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. [This verse is strong proof that the instant salvation of today's Christianity is false. You are kept by the power of God to reach the day of salvation, providing you stay on the inward cross of self-denial in the narrow way.]
6 In that greatly rejoice though it is necessary to suffer a few griefs now through various trials, [To receive salvation and the kingdom you first must suffer through tribulations and hardships. This has been mistranslated to be: you may have to suffer; there is no mention of may or if necessary in the Greek. Indeed, all who are determined to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 2 Tim 3:12. The same sufferings are being experienced by all your brothers in the world. 1 Pet 5:9. Salvation comes after suffering. "For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and scourges every son whom he accepts. If you are without chastisement [correction and discipline], of which all [true sons of God] must share, then you are illegitimate, and not sons." Heb 12:6,8]
7 So that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tried with fire, might result in praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. [Your faith is tested: is it strong enough to last through suffering, or do you become offended and cease seeking God as your first priority? Tried with fire is to be hit by the fiery darts of the wicked one, Eph 6:16. From the Word of the Lord within —"Tribulation: trial by fire."]
8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; though you do not see him now, but believe in him, you rejoice with joy that is unspeakable and full of glory,
9 Receiving the end of your faith — the salvation of your souls.3 [Salvation comes after suffering; in fact, there are seven trials every son must endure before salvation and being accepted as a son.]
|1 Corinthians 1:7-8,10:11|
7 So that you do not lack any [spiritual] gift; while you are waiting for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ,2
8 Who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day3 of our Lord Jesus Christ.
11 Now all these things happened to them as examples; and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world have come.2 [Note! the ends of the world "have come" is past tense. The end of the world is a personal experience that occurs when you have crucified your sinful nature on the inward cross of self-denial.]
|2 Corinthians 1:13|
13 For we write nothing to you, other than what you may read and understand, which I hope you will understand, even to the end;1
|Hebrews 3:6,14,6:11-12 |
6 But Christ is a son over his own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold firm the beginning of our confidence to the end, [We can enter union with Christ and God if we through the Spirit mortify the sinful nature, which occurs if we heed and obey Him as we persistently and patiently wait for Him. To wait on God is to persistently sit in humble silence, listen for his voice and words, watch for his revelations, hear his commands, and then obey His voice.]
11 And we desire that every one of you show the same diligence in realizing the full assurance of hope to the end. [From the Word of the Lord within: "Be like the early Church, who for inexpressible joy endured to the end."]
12 So that you are not slothful, but followers of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.3