They claim to be preaching total forgiveness – that all your sins are forgiven: past, present and future. It is in its application where the gymnastics begin. Yes indeed, the price has been paid – it is finished however there is a reason why people go around the world preaching with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus died for the whole world yet people are still going to hell – because they refused to believe and receive eternal life. Jesus was beaten for all our sicknesses past, present and future. Yet people are still sick and in sickness – they must believe and receive. It is not automatic. Sin is not an illusion – you must turn from sin and believe and receive God forgiveness that was already purchased for you on the Cross.
This is where the grace twisters step in:
Step 1: Discredit Peter
Peter once told a guy who believed and was baptized as a Christian, to repent and ask for forgiveness – Act 8:22. So they claim Peter was learning and did not understand grace.
Step 2: Dilute Paul
Well Paul, the grace apostle, told the Corinthian church to repent of their fornication and lasciviousness. 1 Cor 12:21. Again they claim Paul made that comment as a man and was not led by the Holy Spirit, after all Paul gave his opinions on many matters.
Jude warns of this when he says, “I say this because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” Jude 1:14
Step 3: Deny Jesus
Ok Ok now, Jesus stands in their way. Jesus taught on forgiveness. Matt 11:25. Hey, the Lord’s prayer tells us to ask for forgiveness. After His resurrection, Jesus told His disciples to go teach all the things He commanded. So they say Jesus was a law preacher and His words are not applicable to New Testament Believers. They say that Jesus was an old covenant preacher.
Whatever you believe, sin is not a joke – it is the work of satan. Go and sin no more. God loves you so much He gives you the power not to do satan’s work. Only believe – it is finished. Don’t give any room for satan in your doctrines – believe that you can go and sin no more. The Bible says “if” we sin, not “when” we sin. Destroy all “when” doctrines and live in the power of the Holy Spirit!
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