Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Ugly Monster Of False Repentance

2nd Corinthians 11:3-4, But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

There is no monster as ugly, ferocious and deadly as false repentance. And may I say, most of the corrupt ministers today who are preaching false repentance are Calvinists! What is Calvinism? It refers to the heretical teachings of a man named John Calvin (1509-1564). Calvinism is NOT the Gospel of free grace preached in the inspired King James Bible. I have noticed that many of the wicked men who preach false repentance deny being a Calvinist. One such imposter in the churches today is Evangelist Ray Comfort. Ray foolishly preaches that to get to Heaven, a person must have the attitude that they aren't going to sin anymore, and then live a lifestyle of repentance (turning away from sin) for the rest of their life. Dear reader, that is NOT the Gospel of free grace taught in the Word of God.

In view of Ray Comfort's utterly complicated and perverse plan of salvation, it is not difficult to see why Ray never actually leads anyone to Christ while street preaching! Although Ray denies being a Calvinist, he is certainly preaching THE SAME false idea of repentance as John Calvin...

“Repentance is the true turning of our life to God, a turning that arises from a pure and earnest fear of Him; and it consists in the mortification of the flesh and the renewing of the Spirit.” —John Calvin (1509-1564)

The Bible totally disagrees with Mr. Calvin. The Greek noun for repent is metanoia, which simply means “a change of mind. The Greek verb for repent is metanoeo, which means “to think differently.” The following beautiful quote is from one of my favorite evangelists, Alexander Marshall (1846-1928)...

When God calls on you to “repent, and believe the Gospel,” He wishes you to lay aside your wrong thoughts, and believe the glad tidings that He proclaims to you. Formerly you may have imagined that you were required to feel very sorry before being saved. Change your mind. You may have supposed you must first “feel” some great change in order to know you were saved. Change your mind. First believe in God's great love to you, as revealed in His gospel, and you will KNOW that you have eternal life (John 5:24). —The Horrible Misrepresentation Of Evangelist Alexander Marshall

Amen and amen! Repentance does NOT mean turning away from sinful ways, behavior modification, reformation or intent to amend one's ways. Bible repentance means to LAY ASIDE YOUR WRONG THINKING so that you will believe the Gospel to be saved.

Let's compare God's simple plan of salvation versus John Calvin's false plan:

GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION = All men are sinners (Romans 3:10-23). There is a penalty for sin, which is death (Romans 6:23). This includes a second death, which is burning in fire for all eternity without rest day or night (Revelation 14:11, 20:11-15, 21:8). But God in His wondrous love for humanity sent His only begotten Son into the world to die on the cross to pay our debt of sin (John 3:16-17; 2nd Corinthians 5:21). The “Gospel” (meaning Good News) is that Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins, He was buried, and three days later He bodily resurrected from the dead for our justification (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Whosoever comes to God as an admitted guilty sinner and receives Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for their sins, believing that Christ is risen from the dead, is immediately, irrevocably and eternally saved. Getting born-again is that simple!

JOHN CALVIN'S PLAN OF DAMNATION = Now John Calvin makes things much more complicated. In Calvin's false idea of salvation, a person must not only have faith in Christ, but must also repent of their sins.” Nowhere in the Bible are we ever taught to repent of your sins” to be saved. Calvinists preach that in order to be saved, a person must have a change of attitude that is determined to stop living in deliberate sin. They are required to have a hatred for sin that causes them to live a changed life and turn over a new leaf. They are required to surrender “all” to Christ to be saved. Calvinists foolishly combine sanctification with justification, and in so doing cannot divide the Word aright; but contrawise corrupt the Word of God and cast stumbling blocks before the people. In Calvinism you cannot ever truly know that you are saved, because you have to persevere until the end or else you will not go to Heaven. This is a counterfeit plan of salvation.

You decide dear reader which plan of salvation is Biblical. The answer is obvious! The ugly monster of false repentance is rooted in Calvinism. Anything other than immediate salvation for those who BELIEVE the Good News of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen is another gospel.

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