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The myth of grace-only & easy-believism shattered forever

Discussion in 'Calvinism & Arminianism Debate' started by Samuels, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. Samuels

    Samuels Member
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    Most churches today teach false doctrines for several reasons:
    ignorance, unbelief, for popularity, for financial benefit, etc.
    Only a few churches are teaching correct doctrine these days.
    There is more to correct doctrine than “Jesus is Lord and Savior”.
    Many Spirit-filled Christians are warning, “The church is fast asleep!”

    Grace-only, cheap-grace, hyper-grace, easy-believism …
    are all called antinomianism! This is the notion that a one-time
    justification saves … apart from sanctification. But, this is an
    incomplete understanding of God’s wonderful free gift of grace!

    The problem with easy-believism is that it allows
    those who are living in hypocrisy, disobedience, and sin
    (i.e. those who are NOT walking in obedience)
    to live comfortably with a false assurance of salvation!
    This leads to the tragedy described in Matthew 7:21-23 (for example).

    “… some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches,
    saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives.
    … they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” (Jude 4-5, NLT)


    NOTE: We are talking here about believers who have received the Holy Spirit.

    There are at least 10 NT verses for each of the following truths …

    Believers prove they have true saving faith:
    1 -- by their obedience
    2 -- by practicing righteousness
    3 -- by living holy lives
    4 -- by having a healthy fear of God
    5 -- by repenting of their occasional sins
    6 –- by overcoming sin, the world, Satan, persecution
    7 -- by enduring in the faith to the end of their lives

    Re: #4 … If people are believing and trusting in grace-only, cheap-grace,
    hyper-grace, easy-believism, etc., HOW can they be fearing God?

    So, all of these verses PROVE the road to eternal life is indeed narrow,
    and believers are responsible for playing their part in their salvation!
    Or, shall we view these verses as merely bluffs, exaggerations, lies even?

    Initially, through His grace, God gives to new believers:
    Jesus’ righteousness, redemption, reconciliation, etc. and salvation.
    However, this grace/salvation is NOT guaranteed to last forever!
    Because ONLY their old-past-former sins have been forgiven (2 Peter 1:9).
    And because NT verses warn about the possibility of losing salvation.

    Some believers became “estranged from Christ”
    … they had “fallen from grace” (Galatians 5:4).

    Some believers are “of those who draw back to perdition” (Hebrews 10:39).

    And there are many more warning verses.
     
  2. HankD

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    We at the BB have been down this road often Sam and my complaint is that "easy-believism" is a misnomer it should be "phoney-believism" because for me believing in Jesus Christ is one of the easiest things i know to do.

    To live up to others expectations for HankD, well that's not so easy.

    Personally when we get on the subject of living for Christ I feel that i am the one who has dethroned Paul as the Chief of Sinners. Strange how many brethren feel that way,

    But I/WE hear you brother, its always been that way and will be until He comes to take care of business.

    Zechariah 14:21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.

    Matthew 13
    41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
    42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
    43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

     
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  3. MB

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    How many have you brought to Christ by your judging
    them to be unholy?
    MB
     
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  4. Rob_BW

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    Wrong forum.
     
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    The Spirit of God is the convictor of sinners, the children of God their first responders.
     
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    This is a very sad state of affairs indeed.
     
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    Can you tell me you don't sin anymore? I can tell you that I would not believe you if you did
    MB
     
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    So you would see that a really saved person can get unsaved again?
     
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    Those 'believers' in those verses were never born of God as they did not have faith in the real Christ or an enduring faith, might as well be talking about Judas Iscariot who also did not believe Christ was God come in the flesh.

    People who think they know Christ but dont worship a false christ and we have plenty of warnings about false xxxx in scripture.
     
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