Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Beware Of The Scam Of Lordship Salvation

Acts 15:1, “And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.”

I learned years ago that there are actually pastors who expose the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation, while preaching their own Satanic falsehood of wrong repentance. But to be truthful there's not a dime's difference between the two counterfeit plans of salvation because they both add WORKS to God's saving grace to get to Heaven, which is another Gospel.

My ministry friend Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold defines “Lordship Salvation for us:
“Lordship Salvation is the unsupportable and unbiblical belief that the performance of good works, the promise of good works, or the evidence of good works, must accompany faith in Christ to establish or provide evidence that such faith has resulted in eternal life.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, “Jesus Versus John MacArthur”
Here is my humble definition of Wrong Repentance:
“Wrong repentance is the unbiblical teaching that to get to Heaven a lost person must be willing to forsake their sinful bad habits. This heresy says that admitting one is a guilty sinner is not enough to be saved, you must also have a profound hatred, sorrow and regret over sin that causes your behavior to change.”
Biblically, the Devil's lies of Lordship Salvation and Wrong Repentance are demonic scams! Although slightly different in meaning, both falsehoods are based on the premise that faith is not enough to save a sinner, more is required. Although some foolish preachers will attempt to refute Lordship Salvation, while at the same time endorsing Wrong Repentance, an honest person can easily see that Wrong Repentance is a form of Lordship Salvation.

In the following helpful excerpt from his book titled, “I Never Knew You,” Michael P. Bowen kindly refutes Pastor Beth Moore's false plan of salvation:
While I appreciate what Beth Moore has done for so many people, and I am behind her all the way in continuing to help as many people as she possibly can through both bible and popular psychological concepts that provide real encouragement and healing in these desperate, uncertain times, Moore’s plan of salvation will not save anyone because the addition of “turning from sins” to singular, simple faith in Christ is not the plan of salvation according to the bible. Look at this: “And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses” (Acts 13:39). Here, God is speaking through Paul. Paul did not write the book of Acts, rather, God wrote Acts “through” Paul. God is literally telling us that we are made righteous through faith alone in what Christ did for us by His death and subsequent resurrection from the dead, and that deeds of the law, such as “turning from sins” will not justify us. Neither will any combination of partial faith in Christ coupled with partial faith in turning from your sins save you. By implication, “believing on Christ” always refers to the fact of what He did for us at Calvary. The gospel message is the same throughout all of scripture. Those in the Old Testament looked “forward” to what Christ would do for them, and everyone from the time of Christ’s resurrection to this very day look “backward” to what Christ accomplished for us by His finished work at Calvary. The gospel message of Jesus Christ, i.e., the “plan of salvation according to Jesus Christ,” is always the same and it never changes. This message is: 1) we cannot save ourselves, 2) Jesus died for our sins, 3) His dead body was buried, and 4) Jesus arose from the dead three days later. “He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God” (1 John 5:10-13). —Michael P. Bowen, “I NEVER KNEW YOU,” pp. 83-84
Bravo! I love and appreciate Michael Bowen's gift of writing. He is direct and gets the simple point across that we are made righteous in God's sight solely by Christ's sacrifice on the cross, burial and bodily resurrection from the dead, and not by our own self-reformation. Turning from one's sins is manmade reformation, in which you are required to change your own behavior as a prerequisite to saving faith. This is not the Gospel of free grace that is presented in the inspired King James Bible.

Tragically, over 95% of churches today are corrupt.

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