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If Your Gospel Is Celebrating Sin, Then It Is Not the Real Gospel of Jesus Christ at All

The Antinomian "gospel" is just as twisted and perverted as the gospel of works - both of them have a wrong definition of repentance.  In works salvation, repentance of sin means repenting by doing good or doing rituals.  In Antinomianism, repentance may either be merely a change of mind but not about sin or it declares repentance as works.  To repent of your sins is not works salvation because to repent means a change of mind.  When a person changes their mind about their sins, it makes them see that they cannot work for their salvation and that it leads to repentance of unbelief to believing on the Lord Jesus Christ.  When a person has changed their minds about their sins and has gotten saved - there is no reason for such a person to think that they are free to sin all they want.  Instead, they are slowly freed from sin, they desire to be free from sin and they want to live better because of an attitude of gratitude for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 17:30 calls men everywhere to repent.  Whenever there is preaching, the word "repent" cannot be separated from it.  Some may argue that the word repent does not appear in the Gospel of John but the message of repentance is still there.  People refuse to come to Christ because of their love for sin which needs to be repented of (John 3:20).  When people love their sin, they hate the Gospel but they would be willing to buy another gospel that saves them only from the penalty of sin but never from sin itself.  To preach another gospel that condones sin and says you can sin all you want and still be considered a Christian is a false assurance.  If doing your best to enter Heaven is not assurance then so is a gospel that permits people to sin freely.  Such a false gospel has also led many to lives as wantons as the works salvation crowd who ironically have many who love sin.  The Gospel has been a call to repentance of sin, not celebrating it.

Why do some sinner's prayer evangelism work in spite of what some may call to be a flawed method of evangelism?  It was not because of the sinner's prayer but because it was not an easy prayerist message.  When the pastor led the sinner to a sinner's prayer, he does not use a watered down message but preaches it in full.  He may have used the ten commandments to convict the lost sinner, to show them their need for salvation and there is a real genuine repentance.  That is why some people get saved in spite of a sinner's prayer evangelism because of a full presentation of the Gospel that calls sinners to genuine repentance.  If such people who were led had shown signs of false conversion - these pastors are most likely to confront the possibility of a false conversion.  They are most likely going to tell these people that their sinfulness show that they are not saved, that they need to get right with God and that they are only fooling themselves.

Jesus is Lord, no questions asked and if your Jesus is not Lord then you are not saved to start with.  It is the declaration that every Christian has Jesus as the Lord of their life.  This submission may not yet be total, this repentance is not yet perfect but it is a continuous submission to His Lordship and a continual repentance as fruits of genuine repentance and submission.  If faith is planted and God's grace is there, there ought to be a change.  Titus 2:11-14 and Ephesians 2:10 shows how God's grace makes the unteachable unto good works as teachable unto good works.  James 2:14-26 warns that a faith devoid of works is a faith that is not real but dead.  Nobody can say that a person can get saved and never result to any good works because Scriptures state in 1 Corinthians 6:11 that a life change happens because of true conversion.  Nobody can get saved and never change because God is greater than all the sins we have.  It is not the work of man but the work of God and Philippians 1:6-7 states that when God begins a good work in a person then He is bound to finish it.


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