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The Teaching of Radical Grace is a Result of Bad Bible Teaching!

While listening to some of Pastor John F. MacArthur's lectures on expository preaching, I still can't forget the very lesson that, "If you preach, preach from the Bible... EXPOSITORILY."  It reminded me of the instance when he shared the unfortunate interpretation of using John 11 as the passage for the Rapture of the Church when it was talking about the resurrection of Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha.  What I cannot help but do was really be amazed at how preachers who do not preach in an expository manner end up coming with a lot more Bible errors.  I may not fully agree with Pastor MacaArthur's interpretations but it doesn't mean I do not agree with the fact that preachers must preach verse by verse, get the meaning of the Scripture before applying it.  No pastor is ever perfect but with sound Bible preaching, going verse by verse, we can minimize error as much as possible. 

Another of the most creeping heresies today is the concept of radical grace which it seems that God is obligated by the terms of justification to just accept the believer's sin and disobedience.  When there's bad Bible teaching, you have preachers holding the Bible but they do not fully believe it.  I was amazed to see hear of a pastor who said this heretical statement, "I dare you to show me in the Bible that the Holy Spirit does not convict sin in the believer."  If I am to ever confront that guy, I can only say to him, "Have you read John 16:13-15?"  If Christians do wrong, does not the Holy Spirit give conviction against the person's sin to the point they cannot keep a habit of sin?  Even non-Calvinist Christian preachers or quasi-easy believists (easy believists in name only but not by doctrine) would ever buy the garbage doctrine that a person can be a Christian but can live sinfully like the rest of the world.  Both groups still believe in the glorious doctrine of the perseverance of the saints that Christians will endure to the end by God's grace.

I have noticed that many times "Easy Christianity" churches do not really do expository preaching.  When it comes to their doctrine of "Carnal Christianity" or defending the idea that a person can get saved and remain the same, they simply quote verses that justify salvation is by grace through faith.  Eternal security is indeed a glorious truth but it is just part of the glorious truth of the Gospel.  What upsets me is that some people have gone as far as to teach that once saved, always saved is a license to sin.  When a pastor preaches about false conversion and Antinomianism, these members of the "Easy Christianity" churches are bound to accuse these preachers in the most ridiculous ways possible like calling somebody a "Calvinist Jesuit agent" which the term is an oxymoron.  The whole claim that John Calvin was a Roman Catholic Jesuit is ridiculous as the term that some of them use namely the "Calvinist Jesuit" which is an oxymoron.  If they hate Calvinists so much as to call them "Jesuits" then they better stop reading the King James Bible which was translated by Calvinists and if Calvinists were Jesuit-schooled scholars then wouldn't that make the King James translation a Jesuit translation?  I guess why the "Easy Christians" want to call the Calvinists as "Jesuits" is because they are repulsed by the idea that anybody who claims to be saved but teaches a license to sin is a false convert.  

The whole heresy that's creeping in some Baptist and Protestant circles that grace is a license to licentiousness is not biblical as Jude warns about that in Jude 1:4.  It's biblical to say that only false converts of an Antinomian gospel think that God's grace grants them a license to sin.  If you read more on God's grace, it changes the life of the believer therefore the whole idea of a fruitless Christianity is absurd.  When it comes to believers, I don't say, "What?  No fruit?" but "What?  You have less fruit?" because Christians produce varying degrees of good fruit and if they produce less, it's time to disciple them.  If anybody claims to be a Christian but does not bear any good fruit, that person is an apostate and was never saved to start with.  If those people who teach God's grace is a license to sin claim to be Scriptural, have they ever read Ephesians 2:10 and Titus 2:11-14.  Some of them will say, "Well, we believe that God's grace teaches righteous living but not all are teachable by God's grace."  Excuse the statement but if God's grace is there then it certainly teaches righteous living and if it saves the sinner from sin, certainly it can make the unteachable, teachable and if you have God's grace, that would make you grow in grace.  Even if the Christian is not sinless, they will certainly sin less as Philippians 1:6-7 says that when God begins the good work in the believer, He is bound to finish it making it impossible for the Christian to still live like a devil.  

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