Here is a very worthwhile discussion and I felt the need to post it here and spread the word. This deception is spread through many churches. It is time to stand for the clear truth of the gospel and not let works gospels rule the day unchallenged.
By Jack Weaver and our fellow Administrator, John.
In a recent Internet conversation with a gentleman, he insisted that a person who believes in Christ WILL have a change of behavior.
He insisted that a believer, being indwelt “with the Holy Spirit in their life, there WILLbe change.” [our Caps emphasis]
Too often folks look to changes they have experienced as a validation of their salvation.Let’s not get bogged down in “experiences” of change, but look to Bible doctrine. Experience will beg the question, “How much change would satisfy God”?
By saying “there WILL be change” in a believers life, this gentleman seems to be discounting the fact that any believer in Jesus Christ still has a human will which can be motivated by his personal choice to disobey (or obey) the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
Every Christian, upon the first moment of…
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This message by Dr. Yankee Arnold also helps clarify this issue:
You are welcome Jack. Thankfully a little bit of light goes a long way in the darkness.
Thanks — we often feel like voices in the wilderness but we pray every scripture will bear fruit and that we’ll see many come out of the darkness to the Light of the Gospel of God’s Grace.
In Jesus Christ eternally, Jack