The Parable of the Ten Virgins emphasises the need to stay spiritually prepared as we await the appearance of the bridegroom, who is a picture of Christ who will return to earth. Keeping one’s lamp filled with oil means staying close to God, constantly being filled with the Holy Spirit. When a person thinks he has more than enough time to get ready, he is seriously tempted to be complacent and spiritually lax. It’s worse if he espouses the ‘feel good’ teaching of eternal security (Once Saved, Always Saved, OSAS in short).
It was made through the comment section of the “Christianity Malaysia” website on March 13, 2015: **
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