Free-Willism Preaches Another Jesus
2 Corinthians 11:4
He who… preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached
The Jesus of Free-Willism, unlike the Jesus of gospel preachers, does not possess the love of God. Preachers of Free-Willism aver God loves everyone in exactly the same way. They therefore indiscriminately tell their hearers what no gospel preacher in Scriptures ever said: “Smile, God loves you.” And they preach what no gospel preacher in Scriptures every preached: “God loves you so much He chose you for salvation, but the devil hates you so much he chose you for damnation, and you must of your own free will cast the deciding vote. And Jesus Christ loves everyone so much he died for all their sins.”
The God of Free-Willism is therefore not the God of Holy Scriptures and gospel preachers. The true God does not love everyone in the same way. Rather, He hates those who go to the grave in rebellion against Him. “For you are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, nor shall evil dwell with you. The boastful shall not stand in your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man” (Psalm 5:4-6).
And the true God has a special love for His own people. These are they whom He of His free and sovereign grace, apart from any merit of any kind in them, chose and predestined for salvation before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:3-6; 2 Thessalonians 2:13). They are called the Israel of God in the New Testament. God says of them, “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you” (Jeremiah 31:3).
Preachers of Free-Willism aver their Jesus loves and died for everyone. But gospel preachers declare of the true Jesus, “Christ loved the church and gave himself for it!” He did not waste a single drop of His redeeming blood for those who will never submit to Him.
By D. Parks