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God is Not Mocked By a False Definition of Grace

This article was written in the hope that it would inspire further study of the scriptures on the part of those who believe the teachers and preachers who say that God does not require those who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ to do the good works that he has prepared for them to do and to repent of all willful sin.

Those who consider themselves to be saved by grace through faith and yet fail to walk by faith, walk according to the leading of the Holy Spirit, walk in newness of life, bear one another's burdens, keep Jesus' commandments, love one another, forgive one another, pray for the saints, etc. are NOT walking in the right kind of faith and are not standing in what the bible defines as the true grace of God.

Genuine Christians are "God's workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works." (See Eph. 2:10) Most people who identify themselves as Christian believers fail to do what God requires of those who have been purchased with the blood of Christ because they have been falsely taught that "doing" (obeying God) is opposed to grace. After you have been saved, doing the good works which God hath before ordained that you should walk in (1) is not filthy rags, is not opposed to grace (2) and it is not self-righteousness!  Luciferian Infiltrators in the pulpit and on Christian internet forums will tell you differently.)

God requires those who are saved to "continue in his goodness" and do the works that he has prepared beforehand for them to walk in. Tragically, many have believed the Darby/Scofield inspired doctrine that the state (behavior) of a person who has already been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ has nothing to do with that person's standing in Jesus Christ. This Bible-denying doctrine of devils creates "believers" who have no biblically-defined fear of God. Thus they have no motivation to reckon themselves dead unto sin, and instead, take the path of least resistance and allow sin to reign in their mortal bodies. These believers are continually assured from pulpits all over the land that even if sin dominates their lives the only loss they will suffer is that of eternal rewards. Why? Because they are under grace as defined by modern-day preachers, rather than the Bible. (For the truth read Romans chapter 6.)

The anti-biblical dichotomy between grace and good works in the life of the person who has already been saved has created a falling away perversion of Christianity that sanctions walking after the flesh as a lifestyle while still considering oneself to be under grace. The idea is definitely being presented by some big-name preachers (such as Charles Stanley) that those who have called on Jesus Christ to save them may continue to live for themselves (sow to the flesh) and not submit themselves unto God (sow to the Spirit) and still be under God's saving grace. (Note: Dr. Stanley even goes so far as to teach that one can cease believing in Jesus Christ and still be on his or her way to heaven.)

God's word refutes this lie:

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall reap life everlasting."

God is not mocked by a false definition of grace

For example, Paul's teachings are being censored by Mid-Acts Dispensationalists who incorrectly assert that his writings are the only scriptures applicable to the believer today. One is not rightly dividing the word of truth by censoring or "explaining away" Paul's straightforward writings that refute the popular once saved always saved doctrine. God does not censor his word and neither may we!

Paul taught that Christians are "justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:"-Rom. 3:24  False teachers emphasize these and similar verses while neglecting many scriptures that reveal God's expectations of those who have been justified freely by his grace. They insist that God has no standards of behavior for one saved under the new covenant:

"Our redemption in Christ Jesus is free! That means it doesn't matter how we live as Christians. There are no conditions for living under the new covenant!"

(Yes, eternal life is a free gift praise God, but he has also freely given us the Holy Ghost to enable us to live the holy life that is required of all who shall see the Lord.)

"To say that one must walk as God commands his purchased possessions to walk is to turn grace into works!" 

According to the New Testament, grace is no more grace if one believes that he must do works of righteousness in order to get saved.

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. Romans 11:6

Those who have already been saved know the grace that brings salvation teaches them to deny ungodly lusts and be righteous doers of the Lord's will in this present world:

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Titus 2:11, 12

I tell you the truth, Satan's workers know the doctrine of salvation better than most believers. They reject God's salvation for themselves but they know what the Bible actually says and do their utmost (while posing as pastors, deacons, Sunday school teachers, Christian school teachers, Christian authors etc.) to teach in such a way that turns the true grace of God (which reigns through righteousness) into an anti-biblical "grace" that reigns while sin abounds. (See: Rom. 6:1-12) They accomplish this by using trigger words and contrived arguments to cause Christians to disbelieve the clear, straightforward teachings of God's word. They emphasize certain verses or parts of verses in their teachings while neglecting, ignoring or "explaining away" the verses that contradict their agenda. They will teach truth, yes, but add enough leaven to pervert the true grace of God. How much leaven is needed to leaven the whole lump? Just a little, but since unconditional eternal security is taught against in the Bible, they heavily leaven their seminary lessons and church sermons in order to deceive the saints of God on this crucial matter.

Why do false teachers focus so heavily on the once saved always saved doctrine?

  • Mis-taught pastors hold to unconditional eternal security because their seminary professors convinced them that the once-saved-always-saved doctrine is integral to the gospel and they have yet to realize that they believe the words of men (study Bibles, pastor study "helps") more than the word of God.
  • False brethren who hold teaching positions in the church promote the unconditional eternal security false doctrine for another reason. They are "on assignment" by Satan to corrupt the word of God and make sure Christians are not under grace according to the teachings of the Holy Bible, but are only "under grace" as per the infiltrators' teachings. The more Christians they convince that grace abounds while they continue in sin, the higher they will rise in rank in their master's realm.
  • Satan's workers also aggressively promote the false doctrine that Christians may live in willful sin because they know that those who do so will not be able to effectively pray against the works of darkness that are escalating in these latter days.

Satan's "ministers of righteousness" cannot take your place in hell if you believe their lies! They have their own punishment to endure but they cannot take yours if you accept the doctrines of devils they are promoting. You are in peril if you do not take the Bible at face value and believe it.

Make certain your election and calling in Christ is securely based on the scriptures--not clever manipulators of God's word.

Important: Pray and ask God to remove the stronghold false doctrines have over your heart and mind. Then renounce all false doctrines you have into contact with via commentaries, study bibles, sermons, radio, television, audio cassettes, etc. Renounce every false doctrine that has entered your mind consciously and subconsciously. (False doctrines are often presented in a subliminal fashion by those who are adept at mind manipulation.) Next, read through the entire King James New Testament and highlight every verse that pertains to salvation in the past, present, and future tenses (including the conditional verses). These actions will enable your spirit to break free from the unprecedented amount of osas conditioning that is destroying the church today.

The real Bible is all you need to learn the truth but if you would like a book that cites hundreds of scriptures that teach conditional eternal security, I recommend Secure in Christ by Dr. Cathy Burns. 

(Secure in Christ is also available online. (Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to read this file.) If you prefer an html file, you may read the book here.)

Notes:

(1) When we are saved by grace we become God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God has already ordained that we should walk in them (See Eph. 2:10). We are created unto good works (Eph. 2:10), zealous of good works (Titus 2:14), full of good works (Acts. 9:36), rich in good works (1 Tim. 6:18), throughly furnished unto all good works (2 Tim. 3:17), show a pattern of good works (Titus 2:7), and are careful to maintain good works (Titus 3:8).

(2) For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Titus 2:11, 12

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