Salvation Is By Grace ALONE
In most pulpits today The Law [Word] of God has been changed in that it is widely taught that eternal salvation is not altogether dependent on God’s grace alone.
It is taught that the LORD has provided for the eternal salvation of every individual in the human race and that God’s salvation thus depends upon man to be the decision maker. Of his own mythical free will, man can accept or reject God’s gracious offer of eternal salvation. Thus, an individual’s eternal salvation would be ultimately based on a combination of Christ’s work on the cross and man’s work in accepting Christ Jesus.
This perverse and damnable teaching disregards all kind of laws of the Holy Bible.
No recognition is given to the Holy Scriptures’ true teachings that man is spiritually dead and has no desire to seek the LORD before being regenerated (made alive) by the power of God the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:1-5, Rom. 3:10-11, Titus 3:3-5).
It denies the truth that Christ went to the cross at Calvary to save His people from their sins (Matt. 1:21, Jn. 13:18, Jn. 17:9), and the rest of the world will be destroyed on the final Day of Judgment. This teaching fails to face such statements as Rev. 13:8 and verse 17:8, which teaches that a limited number of people have their names written in the book of life of the Lamb from before the foundation of the world.
Moreover, the Holy Bible tells us to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, i.e., we are to trust Him for all that He has done for our eternal salvation. God chose those whom He would save from before the foundation of the world. The Holy Bible states, “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him [Christ Himself] whom He [God the Father] hath sent, John 6:29.”
Therefore, He has obligated Himself to save those whom He has chosen (Eph. 1:4-13)with the seal of the Holy Spirit of promise. Those, however, who believe that man has a free-willed nature to choose and acccept God’s eternal salvation, effectively are indicating that they do not trust Jesus to save them in His time and in His manner. They want a salvation plan in which they, themselves, are the guarantors.
They can become saved any time they wish by simply reaching out and accepting Jesus the Christ. In this way, they do not have to wait for the LORD to act. So, if they do not trust Christ who is eternal God then they are not eternally saved, for they do not believe on Him by the hearing of His Word of faith, Rom. 10:17. The work of God saving us is that we believe on Him who He hath sent. Our consciousness and our sinful hardened hearts have been broken into pieces by the fire and hammer of God’s holy Word (Jer. 23:29), and the chosen elect now trust everything within the Holy Bible that God has declared concerning eternal salvation. Eternal salvation is solely God’s business and mankind has no stake in His plan to save.
To some degree, the pernicious teaching of free-will has plagued the congregations throughout New Testament history, but in our day, it has invaded most global congregations. Thus, these congregations do not have God’s salvation plan. The salvation they offer is designed only by men and will save no one from the wrath of God. What a terrible condition the churches in general have became.
By J. Delbridge