Beware of this Lie and
Satan’s Agents Who Defend It
Who’s Behind this OSAS Lie?
“But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof (sin) thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:17
“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall NOT surely die:” Genesis 3:4
The “Ye shall NOT surely die” lie is the message of the enemy of all souls to every generation. Millions have bought it and are now and forever will be in hell and the lake of fire for rebelling against God. The “Ye shall NOT surely die” lie simply means that “you have no personal responsibility to obey the LORD and there will be no consequence for disobeying Him.”
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption (eternal destruction); but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” Galatians 6:7-8
Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, were ejected from God’s presence upon sinning against Him. The human race had fallen and was corrupted and sinful (Genesis 3; 6:5, 12; Romans 1-3, etc.).
“Once saved always saved” (OSAS) is the lie Satan told the first man and women and it is the very one which led to their fall from saving grace. He told them that they would “not surely die” or suffer separation from God if they sinned against Him. Satan has thousands of agents who stand behind pulpits every week, telling those gullible listeners that they are eternally secure while refusing to speak of the necessity of obeying Christ in daily denying self, taking up the cross, and following Jesus (Luke 9:23-24). While many revel in Christ’s “goodness” – His righteousness and gift of everlasting life – a miniscule number of leaders speak about the “severity of God” as Paul put it. The LORD has instructed us to “behold” (look closely at) both His “goodness” and “severity” and He was referring to how He harshly judged His own covenant people who did not fear Him (Numbers 16). He promises to do the same to all those whom He has saved under the New Covenant who do not fear Him and His “severity.”
“Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: 21 For if God spared not the natural branches (Jews), take heed lest he also spare not thee (Gentile Christians). 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.” Romans 11:20-22
There seems to be a gross lack attention given to the “severity of God.” In the absence of “severity” or judgment preaching, many leaders are leading their listeners to believe they have no personal responsibility to truly follow Christ. They are being led to believe and/or told that they are eternally secure, no matter what they do after Jesus saves them. All true Bible believers know that such is not true. The false idea that Christians have no responsibility to obey God and will suffer no consequence (judgment) for not doing His will.
God is holy and this is why the great apostle continually warned His people of divine judgment coming on all who die in sin. Here’s an sampling:
“Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men.” 2 Corinthians 5:11
In the modern gospel (another gospel), the biblical concept that God is holy may be mentioned occasionally in theory, but it never translates into the personal life of those who have believed upon Him who is “Holy, holy, holy.” (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8) Yet, His Word warns those who are His that without personal holiness “NO MAN shall see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14)
“Ye shall NOT surely die” is Satan’s lie and anyone teaching this heresy, whether they know it or not, is teaching the lie of the serpent, Satan. The Bible calls them “ungodly men” who have “crept in unawares” or undetected and are “turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness”, which is a license for sin. By teaching this contrary heresy, these men are “denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude 3-4
Here, we are told to “earnestly contend” against these liars and the serpent’s lie they are peddling. Beloved saints, this most critical issue is black and white. Those who teach Satan’s “ye shall NOT surely die” lie identify themselves as his agents and enemies of the Most High God. Paul the apostle informs us that Satan’s “ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness” (2 Corinthians 11:12-15) While posing as Christ’s representatives, they misrepresent Christ by teaching contrary to what He taught. Those who teach any form of this unconditional eternal security lie do just that. If OSAS were something Jesus wanted to convey to us, why didn’t He? Did He forget to tell His people something He wanted them to know or something they needed to know? Did the Alpha and the Omega, the God and Creator and Sustainer of all that is somehow have a lapse of memory, or are these wolves perpetrating another gospel on their audiences? True Bible believers know such would clearly contradict what the Son of God taught about the necessity of enduring to the end or being lost.
WHAT Is Really Behind those who Defend this Satanic Lie?
It’s obvious to the truth-seeker that the OSAS adherents and calvinists begin with the end in mind. The Word of God means nothing to them other than to try to use it to peddle their fairytale wares. These cross-rejecting moral cowards refuse to take God at His Word. They are of the same evil, “seducing spirit” as were the false leaders (pharisees) of Christ’s day who set aside God’s Word and let their false tradition take precedence (Mark 7:6-9; 1 Timothy 4:1). This makes them false and unsaved according to Jesus who stated “He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” (John 8:47). Christ makes it more than obvious here that those who are saved - “of God” – put HIS Word as highest authority. Those who don’t identify themselves as being “NOT of God.”
“Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. 9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment (written Word) of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” Mark 7:6-9
Those who spread and defend this serpentine doctrinal cancer are leading souls to deception, falling away, and damnation (as it did in the Garden). They are not teaching, arguing for, and defending such a lie due to it being in the Bible, but rather because they do not want to come out of their mythical fairytale. This tragic tradition has entrenched them in a state of lukewarmness and deception and they can’t see it because God Himself has turned them over to this lie (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12). They are intoxicated by the lure, lucrativity, and appealing nature of this lie and do not wish to be roused or woken from this dreamy state. They do not wish to stop the flow of funds and acceptance from the many who want their ears to continue to be tickled with a no-personal-responsibility false gospel.
The leaders that teach this heresy do so to continue in an un-biblical tradition that we are commanded to beware of (Colossians 2:8). This false teaching is clearly “not after Christ,” because Jesus taught that those saved must “endure to the end” or they will not be saved (Matthew 10:22; 24:13). This lie is an ear tickling money maker and very lucrative lie.
OSAS: WHY do so many violently defend this false teaching? – It’s simple: They are fighting for their life. Think about that statement – They are fighting for THEIR life. That is, they are fighting to reserve the right to run their own life – to reign as king over their own life, in lieu of Christ reigning in their personal life. They do not want to die to self as Jesus requires. All they want is their “ticket” to Heaven but don’t want to be bothered with knowing Him which would mean setting themselves aside. Make no mistake about this truth. This is a brazen, open denial of Jesus Christ and it will result in the eternal damnation of millions of souls.
**OSAS is never taught in Holy Scripture. Rather, it’s the invention of Satan himself and perpetrated by Christ-denying, willingly deceived men who want salvation and also the freedom to live outside of the true, Lordship of Christ. They are using Jesus to get what they want out of Him which is the definition of taking His holy name in vain. They want the heavenly crown while refusing the daily cross Jesus commanded.
Didn’t Jesus teach that in order to gain one’s life eternally, that individual must lose his life? Was the Son of God just kidding?
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.” John 12:24-25
Jesus is saying to you that you must lose your life. Losing your life in this world is an essential according to the only One who can save you. This must mean that true, saving faith in Christ, without fail, brings a life that is lost in Christ and not spent serving self. Those who do not want to lose their lives in oneness with Christ, flock to hear ear-tickling, soul-damning wolves who hold leadership positions and write books in today’s apostate modern church world.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves … lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power (the authority of Christ in their persona lives) thereof: from such turn away. … For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 3:1-7; 4:3-4
The love of self is clearly at the root of those who teach and defend this grace-perverting heresy of “once saved always saved” (OSAS).
Saving faith involves losing one’s life in this fleeting, sinful, fallen world. Those who love this world are the very enemies of God and will not inherit His eternal kingdom (James 4:4; 1 John 2:15). God’s Word – the whole counsel of it – defines exactly what God requires. The problem is, that so many who claim to be saved, do not love Christ enough to diligently study His written Word to find out what He says (John 8:31-32, 47; 2 Timothy 2:15).
NO, you cannot go to God’s holy Heaven your own way.
NO, you cannot and will not go to God’s holy Heaven any other way than that which He alone prescribes in His Word.
NO, you cannot work your way to Heaven.
NO, you cannot be good enough to know the LORD and go to Heaven (Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:23; 6:23; Philippians 3:9-10, etc.).
NO, you do not merit God’s righteousness.
So many who while claiming to be serving Christ, are actually serving their own “best” interest and revel in John 3:16, while refusing to explore and learn the rest of what Christ said. They therefore have an impartial and erroneous view of what saving faith really is. They are quick to quote John 3:16 and the “justified by faith” verses in Romans. Those are truth and yet, if presented by themselves, they can paint an erroneous picture of God’s intentions for His people. That being said, let’s look at what Jesus says elsewhere, words that are as equally divinely inspired as John 3:16.
“But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.” Luke 19:27 (KJV)
The following in an excerpt from the book Lie of the Ages:
“Consider the words of the LORD when asked if there are few who will be saved:
“Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.” Luke 13:23-28
When asked “are there few that be saved?” Jesus answered “Strive (agonize) to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” Itseems clear from these words that many who believe they are going to Heaven will not be permitted to enter. When they in shock “begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets” the LORD will answer “I know you not whence (where) ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.”
Apparently, these are people who ate and drank in God’s presence which dwells among His people. They communed and partook of Him and yet died outside of a relationship with Him due to not continuing to agonize or strive to enter into His eternal presence (and so they fell away). This should be considered alongside the many Scriptures where Christ warns us to “watch and pray lest ye enter into temptation.” (Matt. 26:41; Lk. 21:34-36) He warns that we will enter into temptation if we do not vigilantly and diligently watch and pray. The neglect of our relational fellowship with the LORD can be eternally fatal. See Luke 21:34-36.
Saints of the LORD, there is not one promise to be found in Holy Scripture assuring the salvation of any person who is not currently living in communion and obedience to Christ.
“All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters. Ephraim (God’s covenant people) is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb. My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.” Hosea 9:15-17
Unlike the prophets and apostles of our LORD, so many leaders today want people to feel comfortable, even if it is in their own sin and at the expense of their own eternal souls. These men serve themselves and not Christ and therefore they do not issue forth His clear truth and warning of judgment to come upon all who do not obey Him – regardless of any past relationship (2 Cor. 5:11; Phil. 3:17-21). Deceivers who hold positions in the church world do not want to suffer the persecution associated with preaching the original Gospel, so they carefully select Holy Scripture passages out of context so that they do not offend their hearers. Such a deceitful presentation of God’s Word is completely foreign from the Holy Spirit anointed ministries of Christ, John the Baptist, and the original apostles of our LORD.
Everything in God’s kingdom economy works through His divine mercy, grace and man’s faith and obedience. When coupled or enjoined with a man’s unwavering faith, God’s grace makes all things possible (Mk. 10:27).” Excerpt from Lie of the Ages, p. 457 Lie of the Ages
The bottom line, tragically, is that many of those who embrace the OSAS lifestyle lie, are simply lazy, moral cowards who refuse to take personal responsibility to put the LORD who bled first in their personal lives (Luke 21:34-36). They do not want the rest of what Jesus said and have fallen away. They are the foolish virgins in Jesus’ parable who have run out of oil due to neglecting Christ as first and supreme priority – “first love.” (Matthew 25:1-13). They are those deceived, miserable, “lukewarm” and “at ease in Zion” apostates who are deluded into thinking they are going to the King’s Heaven while they deny Him the reign of their personal, daily lives (Amos 6:1; Revelation 3:15-16). They adore the wolves who have taught them that “Christianity” equals being a good, faithful church-going, church member. Yet the Son of God told us that if we are not daily denying self, taking up the cross, and following Him, we are not His (Matthew 16:24-26; Mark 8:34-38; Luke 9:23-24, etc.).
“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” James 2:17-20
In the divine economy, an honest heart is indispensible and essential. This passage cannot be ignored. This truth must be synthesized with the whole message of God’s Word. If it’s ignored and set aside and treated as if it’s not important or conflicts with other Scriptures, error will occur without exception. All of this points to the absolutely critical necessity of having an “honest” and sincere heart.Jesus told us that there are four types of hearts/ souls His Word falls upon and the only good one is the one that out of “an honest and good heart, having heard the word (the whole matter), keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.“ (Luke 8:12-15)
Being “honest” would include refusing to ignore any part of God’s Word and refusing to draw a conclusion on any truth before studying the whole of what the Holy Scriptures say on that topic.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
So, according to the FULL counsel of God’s truth, not a bit of which can be ignored, what is saving faith? The Bible makes it clear that there is a belief or faith that will not save and so we must apprehend what true, saving faith is, lest we be among the “many” who will hear “depart from me.” (Matthew 7:21-23)
The Greek word for “faith” is pistis and it simply means to trust in, cling to, and rely upon Christ. Those who cling to, trust in, and truly rely upon Christ, love, worship, and obey Christ as the very Ruler, the very LORD of their personal lives. He is the very supreme priority of their lives, their “first love.” (Revelation 2:4-5) They live to please Him alone, saying with Him,” not my will, but thine, be done” and “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.” (Luke 22:42; 23:46)
Concerning faith as God’s Word defines it, Brian Stokes writes:
“The FAITH that SAVES (James 2:19-24). Faith (pistis) and belief (pisteuo) are rooted in obedience (peitho) and is everything that embodies the ‘will of God’ (Matt. 7:21-24). Biblical faith is more than intellectual belief. It is the reaction of ones whole being: Mind, heart and soul….”
-|- FAITH PROPERLY DEFINED: Faith is everything that embodies the ‘will of God’ (Matt. 7:21-24, Heb. 10:36, Rom. 12:1-2) ><>
~ Belief is faith trusting (Mark 16:16)
~ Confession is faith speaking (Acts 8:35-37)
~ Repentance is faith turning (Acts 2:38)
~ Baptism is faith obeying (Acts 10:48)
~ Discipleship is faith following (John 6:56-66)
If any of these elements are missing then it is a worldly demonic faith that cannot save (2Cor. 7:10, James 2:19-24). The faith that saves is one rooted in obedience that produces FAITHFULNESS (Acts 5:32, Heb. 5:9, 1 Peter 1:22, Heb. 11:8, Romans 1:5 and 16:26) <——–<< IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ.”
We must conclude, after reading more than what Christ stated in John 3:16, that saving faith includes the full and heartfelt involvement of the recipient of His salvation. Saving faith begins at one point and yet, God requires an ongoing faith – to the end of one’s life – or all is lost. Salvation is a relationship with Jesus Christ and not a one-time, get-out-of-hell-free event. It’s an ongoing experience with Christ and relationship (John 17:3; Philippians 3:9-14). That would include loving God with all of one’s heart, soul, mind, and strength (Matthew 22:37-40). That would include the spirit, soul, and body of the individual (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
No true born again, honest-hearted, Bible studying, truth-embracing disciple of Christ could possibly believe in an “at ease in Zion,” “lukewarm,” “once saved always saved” gospel because that’s a false gospel and those who teach it are “accursed” for teaching another gospel (Amos 6:1; Revelation 3:15-16; Galatians 1:6-9). There is no excuse for setting aside and despising God’s Holy Word and teaching this “doctrine of devils” and this evil “tradition of men.” (Mark 7:6-9; Colossians 2:8) There’s a “seducing spirit” behind those who teach such and this teaching itself (1 Timothy 4:1). It’s simply an age-old lie from hell (Genesis 2:17; 3:4).
God’s salvation is conditional. It’s an initial and ongoing choice (Deuteronomy 30:19; Joshua 24:15; Romans 6:16). Men must meet His requirements to procure and to keep His salvation. Though it be eternal, the possession of it is not un-forfeitable as is clear from a mountain of warnings and Scripture truth (Luke 8:13; Hebrews 3:6, 12-14; 10:26-39; Revelation 2-3, etc.). An un-conditional eternal security is never found in Scripture. The LORD Jesus taught that those who are His disciples must “endure to the end” or be lost (Matthew 10:22; 24:13). His holy apostles taught the same and never once taught or are heard saying to God’s people that they are “once saved always saved.” See Acts 13:43; 14:22; Romans 6:1-2, 15; 1 Corinthians 9:27; 2 Peter 2:20-21, etc. Such a teaching is not a component of “the apostle’s doctrine” that the true remnant of Christ is continuing in (Acts 2:42). In fact, this OSAS teaching clearly violates plainly set forth truth and is therefore a heresy to be exposed as a “doctrine of devils.” (1 Timothy 4:1)
Those who do Christ’s will are those who know Him. Those who do not do His will in their daily lives and yet believe they are Christ’s are fully deceived. If they do not repent and truly lay down their lives (that’s saving faith), then they will be a part of the “man” whom Jesus promised would hear “Depart from me ye workers of iniquity (lawlessness).” (Matthew 7:21-23)
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” James 1:22
Those who say they know Christ and do not obey Him but rather obey self, are liars before God and will be found wanting/lacking His righteousness in the end.
“He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” 1 John 2:4
“They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.” Titus 1:16
Who or what one yields to clearly proves who or what they are serving and therefore whether or not they are in right standing with God, or not.
“What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” Romans 6:15-16
Obedience to Him is the proof that you are truly trusting Jesus in a true, saving faith relationship.
The OSAS adherent has bought Satan’s “ye shall NOT surely die” package and believes he is secure no matter what. He wants to redefine saving faith to fit his love for this world and hate for any personal responsibility in following Christ. The faith that saves is clearly defined by the whole of Scripture states and always produces the fruit of good works (Eph. 2:8-10; Tit. 2:11-14; 1 John 2:3-5). The OSAS pastor refuses to teach and preach the full counsel of God’s Word as Paul did and spoke of (Acts 20:20-32). So, his hearers are shallow and refuse to study the whole of God’s Word and are therefore deceived by half-truths. They are “not valiant for the truth” and will be “destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Jeremiah 9:3; Hosea 4:6). They refuse to truly repent and lay down their lives. They will have none of that cross Jesus commanded to be taken up daily. No, No, No! “I want my OSAS lie so I can still live as I I I I I please and still believe I’m going to God’s holy Heaven! Get away from me with that fear of the LORD and His truth! I will have none of it!”
Were we not warned of this evil-hearted, last hour generation?
“There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.” Proverbs 30:12
Moral cowards want no personal responsibility in their divinely-required participation in their walk of abiding with Christ who told us that all who are in Him and then do not abide or continue with Him, will be cast into the fires of hell (John 15:1-6).
To Christians, the apostle Paul wrote:
“Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For IF ye live after the flesh, ye shall die (be separated from God): but IF ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live (have eternal life).” Romans 8:12-13
IF IF IF – the two letter BIBLE death nail to Calvinism and OSAS. Who are we debtors to? (Romans 8:12) How is the flesh subdued? (Romans 8:13) Must we “suffer” to be ultimately “glorified together” with Him? Yes – “IF IF IF so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” (Romans 8:13) This paints a different picture than the Scripture-denying, out of context OSAS/Calvinism many are taught by deceivers, doesn’t it? Verse 13 says – “For IF IF IF ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”
If you CHOOSE to remain ignorant, thinking that it is a blessing, you better stop reading this truth. The mask is coming off those deceiving wolves who have taught you this false, soul-damning doctrine. If you want to enjoy this life and spend eternity in the lake of fire for believing the doctrine of demons, go right ahead. By God’s grace I will not be joining you!
Being “at ease in Zion” and “lukewarm” are both evidence of an apostate (departed) heart that is no longer right with God (Amos 6:1; Revelation 3:15-16). Those who are taking it easy and disinterested in seeking the face of the LORD Jesus want no suffering or to die to self, taking up the daily cross Jesus commanded in denying self and letting Him reign (Matthew 16:24-25; Luke 9:23-24; John 12:23-25; 2 Corinthians 1:9; 4:10-12). In many of His statements, Jesus makes it clear that no man will be with Him eternity that does not choose to love and worship Him supremely. For example, Jesus says: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21) Also, our LORD said: “So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:33). Christ defines His “enemies” as those who do not allow Him to “reign” in their daily lives:
It all boils down to the one true God and Christ, the Messiah and the daily cross and whether or not the individual is choosing to love Jesus supremely – above self. If he does authentically love God, it is plainly manifest in that he is dying daily to self and letting Christ truly reign supreme in his personal life, ever crying out “He must increase, but I (self) must decrease,” for “I am crucified with Christ.” (Matt. 16:24-25; Jn. 3:30; Gal. 2:20). In his dishonestly sinful heart, the Calvinist likes the idea of having no responsibility, so he migrates to spineless pulpiteers who teach the doctrines of ease, and he purposely evades and rejects the true disciples who teach what the Bible plainly reveals – that we must die by personally participating in Christ’s death in order to have God’s eternal life (Rom. 6; 2 Tim. 4:3).
Why does the Calvinist heaps to himself false teachers who tell him what he wants to hear instead of the Gospel truth? Why does he migrate to the damnable doctrines of John Calvin? Because they teach him that he has no personal responsibility. So he commits spiritual fornication via the self-serving teachings of reformed theology, forsaking the living God for his own temporal convenience and ease. The bottom line is that the Calvinist, after reading and hearing God’s Word – which teaches anything but Calvinism – rejects it for the doctrines of OSAS ease. He is a moral coward who refuses to come clean in sincere honesty before a holy God and therefore cannot prosper (Proverbs 28:13). He remains entangled in his sins while vainly believing his is still “secure.” A rude awakening with eternal consequences lies just ahead if he does not repent. On the Day of Judgment soon and certain to come, he will be lost and without the saving grace of the One he called “Lord, Lord” while he lived lawlessly (according to his own dictates). The hypocritical Calvinist rejects, hates, and denies the truth but will face it at his judgment, when it is too late. Because the rebel has freely chosen to live outside of the Savior in his personal life, God has chosen him alright but not for that which he vainly thinks – God has chosen and elected him to be cast into the flames of eternal damnation (Matthew 7:21-23; Luke 14:33; 17:33; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Titus 1:16; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8, 27).
The very first class of rebels to be cast into the lake of fire are “the fearful.” (Rev. 21:8) The Greek word from which “fearful” is translated into English, is deilos which means faithless, fearful, timid as in those who don’t fear God. – They “did not choose the fear of the Lord.” (Prov. 1:29) They are those who serve self instead of the LORD Almighty and are therefore moral cowards without a clear, open confession and testimony of the transforming blood and grace of Jesus Christ whereby they could otherwise be overcomers, truly saved to Heaven in the end (Revelation 2-3; 12:11). To those who teach OSAS or anything contrary to God’s Word, the Holy Spirit warns:
“But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11:12-15
Many today have time, money, energy, and the wherewithal to study the so-called reformers and heretics like John Calvin, but little or no time to seek the face of the LORD by studying HIS Word. They are willing and able to study what these mere sinful men had to say about the Bible, and yet find little or no time to study to show their own selves approved unto God by getting deeply into His written Word daily (2 Timothy 2:15). Sad!
Only Christ and His holy apostles and prophets have been divinely sanctioned to record God’s Word of truth. All else is to be subservient. All the words of mere men are infinitely inferior and carry no divine authority. Those who truly follow Christ, and destined for Heaven, honor His Word and walk according to it (John 8:47). So let’s just stick with Holy Writ. Go straight to the prophets, our LORD Jesus, and His apostles. And yes, He demands, requires, and enables holiness without which no man shall see Him (Matthew 5:8; Luke 21:34-36; Ephesians 5:25-27; Hebrews 12:14-15; Revelation 21:8, 27; 22:14-15, etc.).
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To a man who refused to listen to (hear) and hearken to God’s Word when it plainly contradicted his false, Calvinistic beliefs, I wrote:
“No matter what Scripture says, you refuse to believe it or take God at His Word. Just like the false leaders/Pharisees of Christ’s day, you set aside the commandment/Word of God in order to keep your diabolical tradition (Mark 7:6-9). Jude 4 tells us that you are a grace-perverting ‘ungodly man.’ It’s obvious that you have espoused extra biblical teachings and are far apart from the Word of God. You are defending a position, a false tradition. All de-formed theology contradicts Holy Scripture. That’s obvious to any true Bible believer.”
”‘Christ-denying, willingly deceived men.’ Not the way to talk about those who claim to be brothers and sisters.”
Michael, claiming to be a true disciple of Christ does not make one such. What does Titus 1:16 say? How about “heresies” being 1 of the 17 soul-damning sins list in Galatians 5:19-21?
“God saved us and he will not lose one of his own.”
Those whom He saved and who endure to the end, abiding in Christ, will be with Him eternally (Matt. 10:22; 24:13; Jn. 15:1-6; Col. 1:22-23; Heb. 3:6, 12-14; 10:26-39, etc.).
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