While reading "The Gospel According to Jesus: What is Authentic Faith" by Dr. John F. MacArthur, I get a new level of understanding of what is really going on in preaching. The problem today of "Easy Christianity" is that they believe that they are saved merely because they supposedly made that "decision for Christ", they supposedly asked Jesus into their hearts but they never understood the complication of their sin. Repentance of sin has been confused with doing good works. If you repent of your sins, it means to change one's mind about one's sins which later begets a change in purpose to which the doctrine of repentance is so widely missing today. It is impossible for just anybody who has come face to face with the holiness of God, the impossible standards of the Law to just see it and never repent of their sins. If works salvationists confuse repentance with the fruits of repentance (good works) then the same goes for the Easy Christianity crowd. Repentance is not works salvation considering to repent of one's sins means to change one's mind about them, seeing one's self as offensive and foul before God and without this kind of repentance, there is no real conversion.
Another issue of "Easy Christianity" is how they also want to teach a barren Christianity. Although some of them may not want to say it that once you are saved you can sin all you want, others have even dared to say it that you can sin all you want after you are saved. This is a total disgrace because the grace of God is no license to sin. Such a conversion is a sham because the Bible shows how true salvation results to a changed life. Some of them misquote 1 Corinthians 6:11 without knowing its full context that really emphasizes, "And such were some of you." meaning that before you were saved, you really had every mark of every person unworthy to enter God's Kingdom. When people are saved, Titus 2:11-14 shows that God's grace teaches holy living. Romans 3:31, Hebrews 11 and James 2:14-24 show that true faith results to good works. The Law is not made void by faith but it is established by faith. When there is a true faith then it results to good works. This is different from trusting in one's own good works.
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