(of the true-gospel when applied)
the tree good and his or her fruit good, or else make the tree
bad and his or her fruit bad; for the tree is known by his
or her fruit." (Matthew 12:33)
Furthermore, the apostle Paul said of new converts to
(in) Christ, referring to other
were....you. but you are washed.....
sanctified......justified (note the order)
in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit
of our God".
How such two scriptures (and 200 more) knock
forever the popular 'carnal Christian' 'lukewarm'
convenience notion of a part salvation: 1/2 of a person
saved and 1/2 still in (or in and out of)
sin! some say, like a duel personality.
What an indictment against such filthy gospel garbage is
'the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the power of God
unto salvation to all who believe'. What an
indictment against those who disbelieve, and teach
others also; 'who don't enter in themselves, and hinder
those who would'; 'those with a form of godliness but
deny the (saving) power thereof'.
Again, how the apostle Paul puts 'paid' to this
devil's doctrine of partial pie-in-the-sky salvation,
when he applies this sort of double-mindedness to
his previous unchristian unconverted days
when awakened to sin by the requirement of God's law
unwritten in his heart, that is, prior to being
'a new creature in Christ Jesus' (2 Corinthians 5:7,
Romans 8:1) which includes his unconverted flesh
being 'crucified with Christ' up to the light he had.
THE PERFECTING WORK
Of course Paul was the first to declare that a
continuing perfecting/sanctifying work was always going
on in his life, not in respect of willful/known
disobedience (sin), but in respect of unrevealed
undesirable elements of his nature, revealed by
experience and 'the washing of water by the
Word'. Of course his acceptance of such new
light proved his converted, saved, born-again state.
Also Paul regarded the total fulfillment of his life's
ministry as perfection, which he intended to pursue to
the end and achieve. (Philippians 3:11-14).
Even Jesus had need of being thus perfected.
(Hebrews 2:10, 5:9, Luke 13:32).
|● When will
'blind leaders of the blind' have the courage
(moral character) to define what sin is and what it
is not - to divide forever between sinful
willful/known disobedience (calling for reformation
or damnation), and unwitting error which is revealed
by the Word of God and the tests of life as we go along
(calling for correction, but 'no condemnation')?
● When will professing teachers of righteousness cease
to pervert the right way of the Lord as they persist in
confusing moral accountability and amoral learning
● When will they cease to pump and plunder the heart
and brain of the unfaithful with the notion that no
one is or can be perfect; without dividing between the
moral perfection of converted obedience and the moral
(immoral) imperfection of disobedience in
unconverted 'carnal Christians'?
● When will they teach the simple converted life of
faith-obedience, that is, accepting/surrendering to
the offered righteous state in Christ (repentance and
faith in action) up to the light received?
● When will they teach that we are either 'obedient
children, not fashioning ourselves according to our
former unknown lusts, 'or' the children of
disobedience.....unthankful, unholy', 'to whom is
reserved the blackness of darkness forever' 'except they
repent, and do works meet for repentance'? (Matthew
3:8, Acts 26:20, Revelation 2:5).
● When will they teach, 'either make the tree good
and his or her fruits good (i.e. of repentant,
faith-obedient, new-spirit fruit); or make the
tree bad and his or her fruit bad (i.e. of unrepentant,
unbelieving, disobedient, old-flesh works/fruit)?
One thing is for sure: when they do, such preachers will
'both save themselves and them who are willing to hear
what the Spirit is saying to the church'. (1 Timothy
4:16, Revelation 2:7).
Sunday morning will no longer necessarily be an occasion
for slavish, repetitive, unconverted asking for
forgiveness, as under the O.T. law-dispensation, akin to
weekly confessional and indulgences.. Instead it will be
a time of reflection, enlightenment, consecration,
thankfulness and praise! (or if need be, repentance
and faith). After over 40 years of religious
darkness of my own making, I can truly say by the grace
of God that this is now my blessed experience. Truly,
'the truth, as it is in Christ Jesus, has made and keeps
me free!' as I believe (accept) it rather than
Brother Donald Wilson
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