Something is not right here... Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1202778
An over-comer is NOT someone with character! An over-comer is someone who believes and trust in Jesus Christ for their salvation alone. Only by Jesus can we be saved NOT by our "Character," and NOT by our works. We rely on Jesus work on the cross to save us.
1 John 5:4-5
4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
...“Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
A little errors mixed in with truth is very dangerous. Everyone read your Bible don't rely on a man! You must TEST everything against the word of God. Discernment, Discernment, Discernment!
(my emphasis in bold)
There are saints..and then there are saints who are overcomers.
Read the letters in revelation.
He was talking to SAINTS..but he made a clear distiction between those who "Overcome" among them and those who DONT overcome.
I am not mixing lies in at all.
I am speaking plain truth.
A saint that sits around happy to be saved and does nothing..never struggles or battles..never learns to forgive..never learns mercy and always looks down on others is NOT an overcomer..but one instead who has been "Overcome".
In any army you have soldiers..and then you have the SAS.
They are all in the forces..but what is the distiction between an ordinary foot sodier and an SAS soldier?
The SAS soldier has BEATEN the hardcore training course set for them and become OVERCOMERS..the other sodiers..did not.
they are all still soldiers. though.
THAT is what I meant by "Overcomers" and that is also what jesus meant by "Overcomers"..those who went the extra mile..and overcame.