Tuesday, October 2, 2007
"I'm saved," the logic goes, "because I asked Jesus into my heart when I was 10, and even though I'm not living for him now, I'm going to Heaven because I prayed the prayer and walked the aisle."
In the seventh chapter of Matthew (21-23), Jesus warns, "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven (shall). Many will say to me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness (sin, iniquity)!' ANY TEACHING that suggests that the Christian is "free from the law, oh happy condition; we may sin as we please and still have remission..." is a damnable lie and is much a perversion of God's word as the distortion breathed by the serpent in Eden's garden. ...Notice that the verse above does not say "I knew you but because of your lawlessness, I became forgetful." He says, "I NEVER KNEW YOU!" Examine yourselves to see if you're in the faith. (2Cor 13:5)
Follow peace with all men, AND HOLINESS, WITHOUT WHICH NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD:
This is part of the documentary Amazing Grace: The History and Theology of Calvinism. You can order this at either The Apologetics Group's Official Website: or Eric Holmberg's eBay store.
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