Keywords: lordship, salvation, Lordship salvation
If Jesus Christ is not the Lord and Master of your life, he is NOT your Saviour. ALL opponents of this doctrine DENY the Lord Jesus Christ and turn the grace of God into lasciviousness by saying that saved people may live just like the world. Nobody, not one person, will sin his way into heaven. Many of today's dispensationalist Baptist "soulwinners" believe, and preach, that submitting to Jesus as Lord is optional. They say that Jesus will be your Saviour while Satan is your lord. That is not what the Bible says. Only the devil would want you to believe that. The blood of Jesus is so POWERFUL that it will give you a new mind. Read Romans and Hebrews with clear eyeballs and see for yourself.Hebrews 9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, PURGE your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
The Antinomians.But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, EVEN DENYING THE LORD [a lord is a master] THAT BOUGHT THEM, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 Peter 2:1
Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the GRACE of our God INTO LASCIVIOUSNESS [antinomians says that God's grace will allow you to serve the devil while Jesus is your Saviour, that you can do all the sins that you want to and can still be saved], and DENYING the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ [they deny that the Lord is the Master and say that the grace of God will allow you to live however you want to. THIS IS A LIE.].
We are going to bring back an old word for an old heresy that is still with us today--Antinomianism. Webster's 1828 dictionary defines an antinomian as--ANTINO'MIAN, n. One of a sect who maintain, that, under the gospel dispensation, the law is of no use or obligation; or who hold doctrines which supersede the necessity of good works and a virtuous life. This sect originated with John Agricola about the year 1538.
AN'TINOMIST, n. One who pays no regard to the law, or to good works.
ANTINO'MIAN, a. [Gr. against, and law.] Against law; pertaining to the Antinomians.
ANTINO'MIANISM, n. The tenets of Antinomians.
Antinomians are people who say that saved people sin just like any unbeliever. They say that they can do any sins that they want to and that they will still go to heaven--that is a lie of the devil. They will not go to heaven murdering, stealing, etc. they will go to hell and the lake of fire just like any other transgressor/criminal/rebel.Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall NOT inherit the kingdom of God.
1 John 3:15 ...NO murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
The Bible warns against these deceivers, these antinomians. IT TELLS US TO LET NO MAN DECEIVE US WITH VAIN WORDS.Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5:5 For this ye know, that NO whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
5:6 LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU WITH VAIN WORDS: for BECAUSE of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
1 John 3:7 LITTLE CHILDREN, LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. [forget about the "positional righteousness" that the antinomians teach. FORGET THAT. The Spirit of Christ teaches us to DENY ungodliness (ref. Titus 2:12)]
Church hypocrites and others are looking for a great falling away and are so blind that they can't see that they are part of the great defection from the faith of Jesus Christ.
Many people are antinomians because they are following the theological line taught to them. I saw it big time in a dispensational church I attended. They love to quote Ephesians 2:8-9 but they do not understand it. They do not know what grace is and they do not know the nature of God's grace. I perceive the rest of their errors stem from this fact.
Ephesians 2:10 says that saved people are God's workmanship "created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ORDAINED that we should walk in them." After we get saved, we will bear God's fruits. But the Antinomian says a saved person won't necessarily have good works. Therefore the antinomian is a liar. Let God be true and EVERY man a liar.
Antinomians don't preach Bible repentance in their soulwinning efforts, but put great emphasis on how the Lord accepts us in spite of our sins--thus teaching that the devil and the flesh will always rule people regardless of whether they are saved or not. The Bible, on the other hand, teaches us that the Lord Jesus Christ died to save us from the GUILT *AND* POWER of our sins. Being saved makes a difference in your life, a BIG DIFFERENCE (saved people know this of a truth)! Antinomians turn the powerful grace of God into lasciviousness.Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people FROM their sins.
Antinomians preach salvation from hell and that's about it. Jesus came to save us from our SINS which take us to hell. PREACH A SAVIOUR FROM SIN AND PEOPLE WILL BE DELIVERED AND SAVED FROM THEIR SINS AND HELL AND THEY WILL BRING FORTH GOOD FRUITS TO GOD! TARES, BRIARS AND THORNS ARE REJECTED! GOD DROVE ADAM OUT OF EDEN BECAUSE OF SIN! GOD HAS NOT CHANGED, HE IS HOLY AND HIS PEOPLE FORM A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, AN HOLY NATION. SATAN'S PEOPLE ARE THE SINNERS! NOT TO SAY I'M SO GOOD--I USED TO BE ON SATAN'S SIDE, BUT AFTER I GOT SAVED, THE LORD SHOWED ME IN HIS WORD HOW TO CONDUCT MYSELF. WHEN WE DO SIN, WE REPENT AND KEEP GOING WORKING OUT OUR OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING. SAVED PEOPLE HEAR THE MASTER'S VOICE. WE LOVE HIM, WE WORSHIP HIM, WE LOVE HIM BEING IN OUR LIVES, WE LOVE HIS WORD, AND WE FEAR HIM. THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE.
Only the devil would tell you that Jesus being your Lord is optional. Only the devil. Any doctrine that does not draw you closer to God is not of God. Antinomians routinely deny that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Master of every saved person. Seminaries have spread the term "Lordship Salvation" as a derisive term used to describe those that believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord of EVERY Christian.
If Jesus is not your Lord, he is not your Saviour. This is so self-evident from the scriptures that it bothers my mind that I have to write this article for so-called Bible believers. Maybe those that preach a life in sin form a big old pot of hellbound sinners themselves. Their doctrines are wrong and if one could look at their lives, one could justifiably expect the two (their doctrines and their lives) to match up--wicked and wrong. They will charge you with heresy for stating that Jesus Christ is the Master and Lord of every true Christian. We'll let the scriptures speak in this article.
Denying the power.
Antinomians DENY the POWER of the gospel. Jesus DESTROYED the works of the devil at Calvary (I John 3:8). The blood of Jesus will release you from the BONDAGE of sin. Jesus came to set the captives FREE. When the blood of Jesus is applied to your life ALL the shackles are loosed. When I was in the world, I was an evil somebody. And I gave evil advice. When the blood of Jesus came down on me, things changed. God saved me from my sins and from the POWER of my sins. I am no longer ruled by my flesh. In fact, I keep under my body and bring IT into subjection by the POWER of the Holy Ghost. The GRACE of God is powerful. Titus 2:12 tells us that the grace that bringeth SALVATION teaches us TO DENY UNGODLINESS and worldly lusts AND TO LIVE soberly, RIGHTeously and godly IN THIS PRESENT WORLD. Not later, NOW.
Antinomians act as if obeying the Great God is some kind of work when it is only natural for a Christian. You are going to obey SOMEBODY in this world. The devil or Jesus. The children of the devil serve the devil. The children of God serve God. Every activity you do is serving somebody. It's natural. Serving God is also reasonable (Romans 12:1). It's also our duty (Luke 17:10). Obedience to Jesus LIBERATES you. Only the devil would want you to think obedience puts you in bondage. Antinomians need to read I John.Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
I John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 3:10 In this the children of God are MANIFEST, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
Innoculating against the truth.
Antinomians take great pride in calling themselves soulwinners. In actuality, they are more often INNOCULATING people against the true gospel. Just like you innoculate a child against polio. They tell people, "Just say the sinner's prayer after me". And then they show them tons of assurance verses when the person has not even repented. Then when a true gospel worker comes along saying "Repent!" their "convert" says, "I already said the sinner's prayer." I've seen it over and over again.
Antinomians never stop to wonder why many of their "converts" never get baptised or grounded in the word--many never come to a church service. Those that do are often hideous mutations of a real Christian. They can quote a few verses but they are carnal and worldly. They profess that they know God but in works they DENY him (Titus 1:16). They have a FORM of godliness but they DENY THE POWER THEREOF (II Tim 3:5). The POWER of godliness is the ability to live a righteous, Christ-honouring life. These antinomian converts live like the world and the antinomians continually reassure them that they are saved. If you love the world, you have not seen God. The indwelling Spirit of God lusts against the flesh and conquers it.
When I was in the world, the devil was the strongman who held me captive. When the blood of Jesus came, Jesus bound up the strongman in my life and spoiled his goods by taking me to Himself. That is where I remain. When I was a sinner, I was a straight up sinner. When the grace of God appeared to me a metamorphisis occured. I've been transformed by the renewing of my mind and the sanctifying work of the Holy Ghost. I'm not a perfect, sinless human being but I am not accepting my sin and saying I'm powerless because I'm not. I don't walk around sinning all the time. I serve God. When I sin, I ask God to forgive me and help me to do better. My new mind is towards being perfect and blameless, not abounding in sin. There are real results with the new mind. The power of God is on my life. The peace of God is in my life. I receive revelation from God. My mind is on holiness.
You are scaring people.
Good. If you are not right with God, you need to be scared. There is no fear of God in the church anymore. By the fear of the Lord, men DEPART from evil (Prov. 16:6). I don't give sinners assurance of a right standing with the Lord. I tell them they need to repent and bring forth works meet for repentance. The grace of God will help them just as it has helped me lo these 10 years that I've been saved [this article written about 2001].
The next section of this article will answer the comments of the typical Antinomian.
Antinomian: "You believe in Lordship salvation."
Answer: Yes, I do because the Bible teaches it. If you think Jesus will be your Saviour while Satan is your lord, you are deceiving yourself and you are found a false witness of God.
Antinomians derisively use the term "Lordship salvation" to describe people who follow the scriptures. Antinomians actually believe that the Lord Jesus will be your Saviour without being the Lord and Master of your life. These false teachers contend that Jesus can become your Lord after you get saved--or he may never be your Lord but you'll go to heaven anyway--that is a lie from the devil himself. Many people teach this heresy because of tradition. Many people believe it so they figure it true. Like the papists, they read the word with eyes blinded by their presuppositions (traditions of man). They paste together a few verses without correctly dividing them and say, "See, it's true!" The Bible says they WREST with the scriptures to their own destruction.
I do not deny the Lord. Jesus Christ is the Lord and Master of every real Christian. When we get saved, the Holy Ghost regenerates us, we are severed from the world (Lev 20:26), and the process of sanctification begins. Through obedience to the word (which we believe by faith), our affections and practices are further alienated from the world. Real Christians deny the world. Real Christians deny ungodliness. Real Christians hate the world and love God. They hate the world and OBEY "the Lord" Jesus Christ. This occurs naturally after being born again and following the word of God.Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that OBEY him;
Antinomian: "But we are saved by grace!"
Truth: This is true, but as an antinomian you don't understand the nature of God's grace.
This is where most antinomians get messed up. We are saved by grace--but they don't know what grace is. Many can quote an acronymn that they learned in Sunday School, but they have no clue about the definition or nature of God's grace.
God's grace is not like the "grace period" you get to pay your mortgage a couple of days late. A good definition is found in Webster's 1828 Dictionary, "the favorable influence of God... in renewing the heart and RESTRAINING from sin."
God's grace is real. It is a real divine influence that teaches us TO DENY UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS AND TO LIVE SOBERLY, RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD. THE GRACE OF THAT THAT BRINGETH SALVATION ACTUALLY TEACHES US SOMETHING--Titus 2:11 For the grace of God THAT BRINGETH SALVATION hath appeared to all men, 2:12 TEACHING US that, DENYING ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, AND purify unto himself a peculiar people, ZEALOUS OF GOOD WORKS.
The blood of Jesus REDEEMS US AND PURIFIES US MAKING US ZEALOUS OF GOOD WORKS.
Yes, we are saved by grace. And the grace THAT SAVES TEACHES us something. THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION TEACHES US TO DENY ungodliness and worldliness. It does not teach us to deny the Lordship of Jesus Christ. It teaches us to embrace it and submit to it. *If* you are saved, you are taught of God Himself to obey the Lord.
If a man says, "I said the sinner's prayer and I am saved". And that man continues in sin for the next 20 years, that man lied. Jesus said by their fruit ye shall know them. An apple tree may not have apples for a while, but with water, sun, and time, it will. A Christian may not know and use their gifts for a while (they have to grow up just like a tree does), but with the word, the Holy Ghost, and time, they will. It is a spiritual law just as real as the natural law.
False witnesses, antinomians, have turned the grace of God into lasciviousness. The grace of God teaches us to obey God while the antinomians deny this fact. There are actually church people, antinomians, who are preaching and teaching that Christians do not have to be disciples/followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. They teach that Christians can actually walk in sin just like any sinner on the street killing, stealing, etc.--this is a lie of the devil.
The blood of Jesus is powerful. It saves us from the GUILT of sin and the POWER of sin. When you get saved, you will be severed from this world. The children of the devil are MANIFEST and so are the children of God.Romans 5:21 That as SIN hath reigned unto death, even so might GRACE reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Get saved, grace will enter into you and change you of a truth. Deny sin and become the workmanship of God created in Christ Jesus unto good works (Eph 2:10). Antinomians think that the grace that saves says "anything goes". They have changed the grace of God into lasciviousness; they do great err. The grace of God that bringeth salvation teaches us something. What? To DENY ungodliness (Tit 2:11). The grace that brings salvation does not leave us in our sins as the antinomians would have us to believe.Titus 2:11 For the grace of God THAT BRINGETH SALVATION hath appeared to all men, 2:12 TEACHING US that, DENYING ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? WHOSOEVER therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that OBEY him; [not to those who disobey him]
The word says that you are either a child of obedience or a child of disobedience--Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. [no disobedient people are heirs with Christ] 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Those that deny that Jesus is the Lord of every Christian cannot support their heresy and blasphemy by the word. They can only wrest the scriptures to their own destruction. Their belief and doctrine is a lie from the devil himself. The grace that saves teaches us to live godly. There are only two kingdoms--the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the devil. Citizens of each kingdom operate according to the rules of each one. That is why Jesus said, Ye shall know a tree by his fruit. Works do not save, but they tell the story of who you are. These two kingdoms are antithetical to each other. They are at war with each other. That's why even being a friend of the world is enmity with God. Two kingdoms--at war.I John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 3:10 In this the children of God are MANIFEST, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Antinomian: "You believe in works-based salvation."
Truth: No I don't. I have nothing to offer God. Salvation is a free gift. You do not understand the scriptures. Saving faith will PRODUCE good works. Just like an apple seed will eventually grow into an apple tree and PRODUCE apples. It will not produce oranges or grapes. The incorruptible seed in us will PRODUCE good works.
Scripture: Matthew 7:17-21 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Antinomian: "Nobody's perfect."
Truth: You did not learn this from the scriptures. You learned it from the flesh, the devil and the world. This is a common phrase in a worldly and compromising church, infiltrated by the devil himself.
Jesus commanded us to be perfect, even as the Father is perfect (Matt 5:48). We are to walk blameless before His name. I've heard dispensationalists that say we are full of sin but have "positional righteousness". That is not in the Bible either. Jesus died to save us from the GUILT of sin and the POWER of sin. We can be righteous of a truth. Walking in the statutes and commandments of the Lord blameless. When the Holy Ghost comes in, he takes over you and begins His sanctifying work. Ephesians 2 says that we are GOD'S WORKMANSHIP IN CHRIST JESUS. A workman is known by His work. When the King of glory comes in, something BEAUTIFUL unfolds. The kingdom of God spreads throughout our lives, purging, purifying, and teaching us precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little there a little. The antinomian has changed the grace of God into lasciviousness! They've denied the power of the gospel to break the curse of sin! False witnesses abound in the churches and their pulpits!Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be PERFECT, throughly furnished unto all good works.
James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be PERFECT and entire, wanting nothing.
Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man PERFECT in Christ Jesus:
Antinomian: "Some people are carnal Christians."
Truth: The carnal mind is emnity with God (reference Romans 8:7). You either serve the devil or you serve the Lord. Jesus is not your Saviour while Satan is your lord. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot drink of the Lord's cup and the cup of devils. What communion hath Christ with Belial? Light with darkness? If you live a carnal life, you are of the devil.I John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and ABIDETH NOT in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
Your works tell the story about who you serve. Either your works are good and holy or else they are corrupt and evil. This is not hard to understand. King Jesus gave us the illustration of fruit trees--Matthew 7:16-18 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
If you have been born again, you are a good tree and the fruit in your life will be good. If you are a child of the devil, you are a corrupt tree and you bring forth evil fruit. Your works DO NOT save you, but definitely tell who you belong to. If the incorruptible seed is inside of you, you WILL bring forth good fruit. Too many people say, "I've been a Christian for all my life" and they live like children of the devil--because they are. Too many people say, "I've said the sinner's prayer already!" They think they've said some magical incantation to keep them out of hell. They have no love or loyalty to King Jesus and think they'll make it into His heaven on a technicality. "But I DO love Jesus! But I love my sins too."--2 John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
If you are walking in sin, you do not love Jesus, you hate him and you love the devil! No man can serve two masters for he will hate the one and love the other. The works of your life tell EXACTLY who you are serving.
Antinomians say, "Live HOWEVER you want, you'll go to heaven!" Not so, O false apostle, O false worker of Christ. "You'll never have to suffer!" Not so, false apostles, false workers of Christ.
Some man may to me, "You give carnal Christians no assurance. You scare them." Good! They are hellbounds posing undercover. They need to be scared so that they can get saved! Satan has had most churches to cast out "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling". There is no fear of the Lord before their eyes. That's the problem. The fear of the Lord will make you depart from evil. They need to be scared because all is not well. Fear is like pain. Pain is unpleasant, but it lets you know that something is wrong with your body. If my leg has pain, I look down and I may discover that it has been injured--I know that I need to get some help. So it is in the spiritual. When I feel guilty, etc. I know something is wrong and that I need help of the Lord to fix the trouble spot.
The fear of the Lord is not simply reverence alone. It is understanding both the goodness and SEVERITY of the Lord. He is a holy, consuming fire and evil workers shall not stand in His sight.Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
Luke 12:4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
God kills AND casts into everlasting torment. Jesus said FEAR HIM! Evil workers (includes hypocrites) should be very afraid for they are headed for hell.
The fear of God is an important doctrine. The following is an excerpt of an email I sent to a sister--The fear of the Lord is indeed a wonderful thing. The sinner man despises it, (Romans 3:18). Fear of the Lord will jar you to do right when you want to do wrong. [see Pro 16:6] ... The fear of the Lord is CLEAN (Psalms 19:9) and the ways of the Lord are RIGHT. The fear of the Lord has cleaned me up! Thank you, Jesus! I am going to park my life right up in the fear of the Lord.
Other verses on the fear of the Lord: Job 28:28, Psalm 19:9, Psalm 34:11, Psalm 111:10, Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 8:13, Proverbs 9:10, Proverbs 10:27, Proverbs 14:26, Proverbs 14:27, Proverbs 15:16, Proverbs 15:33, Proverbs 16:6, Proverbs 19:23, Proverbs 22:4, Proverbs 23:17, Isaiah 33:6, Acts 9:31.
Many who profess Christ today will not make it in to glory, and they go to church every Sunday--Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Hypocrites, get scared now while there is time to get right! This is your warning--DANGER AHEAD! TURN EVERY MAN FROM HIS INIQUITIES AND SERVE KING JESUS! BELIEVE THE REPORT! Hypocrites are a spot and a blemish and are like weeds in the garden. I do not want weeds. They take nourishment from the fruit-bearing plants. I destroy weeds and care for plants that are giving me fruit. God is an husbandman (farmer/cultivator/tiller of the ground), but unlike us, he is farming MEN.Hebrews 6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Luke 3:9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: EVERY tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Luke 13:6 He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; WHY cumbereth it the ground?
8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
13:9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. [Jesus keeps striving with you and giving you opportunities to obey Him.]
Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree GOOD, and his fruit GOOD; OR else make the tree CORRUPT, and his fruit CORRUPT: for THE TREE IS KNOWN BY HIS FRUIT.
Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
God is an husbandman and at that great harvest day, he is taking the wheat, and not the tares, into his garner (see Matt 13).
In their zeal to get "souls", antinomians are preaching a false, man-centered gospel--"Jesus will do this for you" instead of "Sinner man, give God the glory and seek his kingdom!" The falling away is here. Read about the everlasting gospel in Revelation chapter 14.
The Bible makes it EXTREMELY clear that if Jesus is not your Lord, he is not your Saviour. The rest of this treatise will provide ABUNDANT evidence of this fact.
Antinomian: "The carnal Christian loves Jesus."
Truth: No he doesn't. The Bible defines what love is...it is OBEDIENCE to the word!John 14:21, 23-24 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
2 John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments.
1 John 2:5 But whoso KEEPETH HIS WORD, in him verily is the love of God perfected: HEREBY know we that we are in him.
I John 5:2-3 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
1 John 2:3-4 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. HE THAT SAITH, I KNOW HIM, AND KEEPETH NOT HIS COMMANDMENTS, IS A LIAR, and the truth is not in him.
A disobedient, lawless person does not love God, he loves the devil and the fruits of the devil. No man can serve two masters.
We are to keep ourselves in the love of God.Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.We must keep the commandments regardless of what is happening or how we are "feeling". Our emotions and feelings are not the test for whether we love God or not. We can't rely on feelings. If we do, we will cast away our confidence in God in rough times, 'cause we don't "feel good". In good times and rough times, we keep ourselves in the love of God by keeping His commandments.
The Bible tells us that even our made up mind comes from God. We didn't even come up with that part. He worketh in us both to WILL and DO of His good pleasure. Thank God for a mind to straighten ourselves in His word no matter what. I've had some dry times, but through it all, I know I need the Lord and I want to be straightened in Him and His word. I do not want the world. I had 25 years of that. I don't like it. I don't want it. I despise it. So even when it seems the Lord is far from the voice of my roaring, I know that I don't want the world. That is the fact of the matter. I love what God offers and I hate what the world offers. In dry times, there is nothing for me to do except repent and call on the Lord until I get some relief. No matter how raggedy broke-down I am, I keep begging the Lord to help.
Antinomian: "Good works mean nothing."
Truth: If a man has been born again they were actually created unto good works. Our works do not save us but they are definitely the RESULT or the PRODUCT of being born again of the incorruptible seed. Just like an apple tree PRODUCES apples.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Be careful to maintain good works.
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Antinomian: "Keep on sinning! God will accept you."
Truth: No, he won't. Iniquity is what takes people to hell--not the fact that they didn't say an incantation you call the sinner's prayer. The Bible says let no man deceive you with vain words, SIN is what takes people to hell.
Scripture:Ephesians 5:3-6 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Colossians 3:5-7 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: FOR WHICH THINGS' SAKE the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
I John 3:7-8 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil.
If you are born of God you will purify yourself of these filthy things and the grace of God will help you.
1 John 3:1-6 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him PURIFIETH HIMSELF, even as he is pure. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
God hates the workers of iniquity. His face is against them.Psalms 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
Psalms 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
Psalms 7:11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
The only place the sinner man can find the love of God is at the cross! For God so LOVED the world, that he gave his only begotten Son. That RIGHT THERE is where you find the love of God. You have to meet Him at the cross. You can get to God no other way. NO other way! God is holy, we are rotten and stinking by nature. Once he plunges us in the blood, he begins his sanctifying work in us. Jesus hung on a cross FOR SIN. How can we live any longer therein? The blood of Jesus is powerful. How can antinomians contend it will make no difference in your life when the Bible says it does? Heresy and blasphemy!
The foul, hypocrite "Christian" will get the same reward as the other unrighteous--Luke 12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 12:46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
If you are a child of DISOBEDIENCE, ask King Jesus to CONVICT YOU of your sins so you can repent and be saved.
Antinomian: "You will always be a sinner."
Truth: Christ died to redeem you from the guilt AND POWER of sin. Sin used to be my boss. Before I got saved, I could not even think a good thought. The Bible says that even my RIGHTEOUSNESSES were as filthy rags. How can that be? If an unregenerate man feeds the poor every week, how is that unrighteousness? Because he does it because HE thinks it is a good thing to do. He ignores God and does what HE wants to do. An unregenerate wakes up sinning and sins all day long. Sin reigns over his whole life--unto death. But once that man get saved, the GRACE of God REIGNS over his life through righteousness--unto eternal life. The power of sin is broken and through the sanctifying work of the Holy Ghost, we become more and more like God. We are like our daddys. Whether the devil or God. Whatever it is you are studying, that is what you do. If you studying cable hellivision, Stephen King, and evolution, you study the works of the devil. If you studying the word of God, prayer, mortification and good works, you study the works of the Lord.
Romans 5:21 That as SIN hath reigned unto death, even so might GRACE reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. 6:12 LET NOT SIN THEREFORE REIGN IN YOUR MORTAL BODY, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
I John 3:5-10 And ye know that he was manifested to TAKE AWAY our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
Antinomian:"Only God is holy."
Truth: Another lie from the devil. God COMMANDS us to be holy.Scripture:
1 Peter 1:15-16 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, AND HOLINESS, without which no man shall see the Lord:
2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these [promises] ye might be PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE, having ESCAPED the corruption that is in the world through lust.
1 John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE in this world.
Antinomian:"Saved people do not necessarily obey God. Obedience is a work."
Truth:You did not get this nonsense from the Bible. Obedience to the gospel message is the outstanding characteristic of a saved person. Antinomians turn the grace of God into lasciviousness and deny the very gospel message they claim to love! Without obedience, you don't know the Lord. You are going to obey somebody--whether the devil or the Lord. An unregenerate serves the devil, the regenerate serves the Lord. The Bible says you are either a child of obedience or a child of disobedience. You say obedience is a work--who do you think gave you that doctrine--the devil or the Lord? The devil of course! The Bible says saved people are children of obedience and you say obedience is a work!Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye WERE THE SERVANTS OF SIN, but ye have OBEYED from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 6:18 Being then made FREE from sin, YE BECAME THE SERVANTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
1 Corinthians 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, AND the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
Without obedience, you are not saved.Scripture:
Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that OBEY him.
Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that OBEY him;
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that DO his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
1 John 2:3-4 And HEREBY WE DO KNOW THAT WE KNOW HIM, IF WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls IN OBEYING the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
1 Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL of God? 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? [notice here a difference is made between the righteous, who are scarcely saved and the ungodly/sinner.]
2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that OBEY NOT the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Deuteronomy 5:10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and KEEP my commandments.
Deuteronomy 4:30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, AND SHALT BE OBEDIENT UNTO HIS VOICE; 4:31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
Antinomian: "Even if you don't keep precepts of God, you will still make it in."
Truth: Saved people are created in Christ Jesus unto good works. If you don't keep God's precepts, you do not belong to Him--you need to read I John.Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ORDAINED that we should walk in them.
God is the workman. Every workman is known by his work. If God is the workman, is it going to be the most degenerate piece of work or is it going to be beautiful? God does this sanctifying work and our faith allows him to do it. We get saved, we believe the report and as God shows us the right way, we yield and obey because we believe.
Antinomian: "Salvation is a free gift so if people must obey it is a work."
Truth: This shows true ignorance of the scriptures. Salvation is indeed a free gift. Corrupt man has no way to pay for God's grace. God needs nothing that we've got. Obedience is a FRUIT of faith. I can say, "I believe that sink has water in it." But if I don't turn it on and die of dehydration, that means I lied. I didn't believe it had water in it. Faith has an object and faith incites you to act on that faith. Many people say they have faith but their evil works deny Him and their professed faith.
Scripture:James 2:17-20 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
Acts 26:20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should REPENT AND TURN TO GOD, AND DO WORKS MEET FOR REPENTANCE.
Antinomian:"If I can get somebody to say the sinner's prayer, they will be saved."
Truth:If that person does not believe in their heart, you will have innoculated them AGAINST the true gospel. If that person does not REPENT they are not saved and you've probably given them assurances of a lie.
Scripture: Acts 26:20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should REPENT AND TURN TO GOD, AND DO WORKS MEET FOR REPENTANCE.
You need to stop what you call "soulwinning" so you can understand the gospel for yourself. Make sure you are saved and THEN go fishing for men.
Antinomian:"Some people are just worldly Christians."
Truth:You are either worldly or you are a Christian. God does not leave you any other options.
Scripture:James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? WHOSOEVER THEREFORE WILL BE A FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS THE ENEMY OF GOD.
Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Antinomian:"No one can keep the law."
What law are you talking about? The ceremonial law which includes the divers washings, etc.? We don't have to keep that. Concerning the moral law, Jesus said, he wants us to do BETTER than the law. The law said, "Thou shalt not commit adultery." You had to do the physical act to be guilty. Jesus said, if you LOOK at a woamn to lust after her, you've committed adultery with her in your heart. Jesus takes it all the way into your heart. The law said, "love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy". Jesus said, "love thine enemy". Jesus' POWERFUL grace takes us to a whole new level. See Matthew 5.
Read I John to see the clear differences between the true believer and the fake.
For those that read this and reject the truth, be afraid and repent peradventure the Lord give you stronger delusion than what you already have--
The Lord sends lying spirits to the false prophets I Kings 22:22
Here is an excerpt from The Lordship of Christ by James A. Stewart--
SHIFTING THE EMPHASIS
DURING THE PAST THIRTY YEARS we have noticed a gradual, subtle shift in the emphasis of the "Gospel of the glory of Christ," which amounts to a complete perversion of the blessed evangel. The emphasis in our modern day evangelism has shifted from that of the lordship of Christ to an easy "believism." This shifting of the emphasis has led to an adulterated Gospel and changed the message and the ministry of the [visible] Church.
Both movements and men have so often given the impression that the acceptance of the lordship of Christ is a second experience of grace, or a sort of optional addendum to the Christian life. Peter declared in his apostolic message, "Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins." (Acts 5 : 31). Christian workers today have reversed this Scriptural order and set forth Christ as Saviour first before His office as Prince. This teaching is nothing less than a complete sell-out to the world, Modernism and Satan. So great has been the perversion that many congregations are astounded when they hear the true Gospel of the lordship of Christ. They believe that we are preaching a new gospel. We know of a certain faithful evangelist who is preaching the same old Gospel which was taught him in his denominational seminary twenty-five years ago. Today that same evangelist, with his message, is rejected by the evangelical churches of that denomination. And for what reason? They accuse him of preaching a new gospel which is but the old Gospel of the lordship of Christ.
Satan has employed every seductive and deceptive force at his command to cause God's messengers to bypass, or omit altogether, the lordship of the Redeemer. The reasons for this change of emphasis are not difficult to understand. May we mention some: [our note: we are going to add the primary reason here, because it goes first: For the love of money is THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL. The preachers love the money and they preach so that unrebuked people will like coming to church and are willing to give their money. Along with the money comes their adoration, etc.]
First, they want to preach a popular gospel of easy "believism" in order to attract the world to God's message. They set forth the joy of belonging to Christ, while deliberately omitting the dark background of man's total depravity. The inference is thus: "That which our fathers taught is old-fashioned. They had a narrow view of the Gospel. It isn't necessary to give up the pleasures of the world and sin. Just believe and be saved."
Second, many honest and sincere Christian workers are so anxious to rescue lost men and women from eternal damnation that they seek to meet the sinner half way. "Yes, it is true," they say, "that Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords, but don't let that upset you. You need not receive Christ as Lord now; just receive Him as Saviour and all will be well." How many times have we been severely pained when some eager evangelist or personal worker has cried out, "Do you believe that? Then you are saved!" Such a parody of truth must not go unchallenged. A sinner can "believe that" and go to hell. A sinner can believe John 3:16 and other Gospel passages and still go to hell.
Third, in our feverish haste to multiply results by mass production, we lower the standard of the Gospel proclamation. This is a great day of religious machinery, and the machinery must show huge, immediate results for its propaganda and organization. As never before the Christian press is panting after sensational news of great results from our evangelistic endeavors. Unlike our Master many workers fail to warn their audiences to count the cost. (Luke 14 : 25-33). A preacher's success is judged today mainly by the size of the crowds he draws. In John, chapter six, the Saviour preached His crowd away! "Many therefore . . .when they had heard. . . said, This is an hard saying who can hear it ? From that time many . . . went back, and walked no more with him." (John 6 : 60-66).
Fourth, as a sop to Modernism we have compromised. There is a definite diabolical master-plan to wed evangelical Christianity to Liberalism. In order to do this there must be a ground of union, and so the doctrine of the lordship of Christ is thrown overboard. These Modernists deny the fundamentals of the Christian faith. Like the Communist in the use of the word democracy these deniers of the Faith have coined evangelical phrases. They have now their own evangelists conducting their own evangelistic campaigns. They will unite with Fundamentalists in union campaigns with popular evangelists, but we soon discover that "Their rock is not as our Rock." (Deut. 32 : 31). It soon becomes evident that what they believe concerning the inspiration of the Scriptures, and the death of Christ, and the contents of the blessed Gospel, is not the same as our evangelical Faith.
On every hand we are told by evangelicals in this God-dishonouring compromise that we must be charitable and not judge the belief of others. "After all, doctrine is not so important: the salvation of souls is the all-important aim." One evil leads to another. When you deny the lordship of Christ in this compromise, then other evils are allowed in. For example, we know of an outstanding evangelist who declared that although he personally believed in the virgin birth of Christ, it was not an essential belief to salvation. Others are taking part in evangelistic efforts with evangelicals [those people do not believe the gospel so their name is even wrong] who do not believe in the first five books of Moses as the inspired Word of God. Others do not believe in the atoning, penal death of Christ.
The obvious effect of this unholy wedlock is the lowering of the standard of the experience of regeneration. Another well-known evangelist heatedly insisted that some of the sexiest Hollywood film stars were born-again Christians. What blasphemy! How the angels must weep!
The conclusion to this situation is quite logical. If we can compromise with these Philistines for a month or six weeks in an evangelistic effort, and it is well pleasing to God, then surely we can continue to compromise with them for a life-time. Why not be charitable and invite them to become principals of our seminaries and Bible schools, serve on our foreign mission boards, and preach at our Keswick and holiness conventions?
The desperate need of the hour is for another Charles Haddon Spurgeon to sound the alarm, and raise the banner of God, and fight the foes of the Gospel. The Samsons do not like it revealed that it was Spurgeon's battle with the religious Philistines that broke his heart and sent him to an early grave. It was the failure of evangelical leaders to stand with him in stemming the awful tide of false doctrine in evangelical circles that caused him to pass through great conflicts with Satan which few have experienced.
[our note: If we repent and bring forth fruits meet for repentance (e.g. if we are a thief, STOP stealing; if we are a liar STOP lying, etc.) then we will supernaturally change. If we fear and tremble before God's word because we know the terrors of the Lord, then we will depart from evil--then we will find ourselves in that very real atmosphere of righteousness which many of us did not know existed, we were just trying to do what the Bible says. We look up and find ourselves in a whole new world, maybe at first not even being able to explain what happened to us. To those on the outside of the tabernacle it looks like badger's skins, plain; but inside is gold. So it is in the real Christian life (which is all about obedience to God's word).
[we are to get saved, study the word, and go on to be able, holy ministers of the new testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.]
I have not exhausted all the scriptures relating to this subject, but here are few more...
Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Romans 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 2:10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
Romans 16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
1 John 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
1 John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
- BE A DOER OF THE WORD: Ten Evidences Someone Has Been Born Again
Many are excited about the Lord Jesus Christ and heaven but they refuse to exercise themselves in righteousness and holiness--they are in danger (There are sins that can take a person up to the point of no return--take it from one who knows, the flames lick high. God will pull out all the stops to stop the rebellious from destroying themselves.)
Private Hours (the way we interact with our families and during our quiet hours, can shoot our spirits full of holes and cause breaches that greatly impact us in public and in our walk with God)
Be Ye Holy   Self-Examination: Who are You?
What's Behind the Wall?
- The Apostle Paul: A Chosen Vessel (there are people that are separating between the words of the apostle Paul and the words of the Lord Jesus, some may be antinomians and dispensationalists
- Believer's Corner (go to the section, "BE A DOER OF THE WORD:" of the word for links on holiness and self examination.)
- Reality Check--There is no "Christianity" ("Christianity" is an artificial designation); true Christians belong to the kingdom of God--the kingdom of God cometh not with observation, but it is real and it is powerful (being saved is about being a part of the kingdom of God, a member of an holy nation.)
- Christians Are On the Earth to Serve the Lord (Being saved is about serving our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, disobedient people belong to the devil's house.)
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