- SALVATION from sin (and its consequences) is by
grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.
- SIN IS SELF-LORDSHIP,self-pleasing, self-love, self-control,
or other persons control of us. That is, we yield to the dictates of our own desires,
mind, ego, inclinations, ambitions, and to natural considerations or that of culture,
creeds, trends, friends, family, and the mighty dollar. most times as a normal thing or
with 'good intent'.......maybe with Christ as a close second! - hardly acceptable to the
Lord and Creator of heaven and earth!
No wonder, according to His Word, we stand condemned in such a condition.
However, SALVATION IS CHRIST-LORDSHIP.........
...freedom from sin (self-lordship) and its consequences.
God in Christ becomes our Lord in truth.
It is a complete take-over of our past present and future.
Our past is FORGIVEN and our present and future is controlled and cared for by Him.
- FORGIVENESS is the gift of a 'clean sheet', Christ's own
righteousness imputed to us; and so the penalty of sin is revoked. Christ reconciles us to
God as no one or nothing else could!
This is GOD'S GRACE....big time at the cost of THE PRECIOUS SHED BLOOD OF CHRIST - Him
dying our death!!
- OUR ACCEPTANCE is the only condition for its fulfilment -our heart- acceptance
of Christ - His Lordship, forgiveness, imputed righteousness and subsequent care.
- OUR ACCEPTANCE , if it is real, is called faith-'UNFEIGNED FAITH'. And so it is
'salvation by grace (God's grace), through faith (our faith-acceptance of that grace).
The point at which we resign
self-lordship/control (sin) in favour of Christ's Lordship/control is called
|True REPENTANCE & FAITH, according to
Scripture, is effected by MOUTH-CONFESSION from the heart, and TOTAL IMMERSION in
water -as is possible (not the heathenish practice of sprinkling or
infant baptism). For total immersion typifies a complete spiritual washing, and
death, burial and resurrection - a birthing of the new life in and through Christ - not 'new
cloth to an old garment!'
When our repentant faith-acceptance of Christ is genuine (accepting His Lordship,
forgiveness and righteousness), Christ's divine nature is birthed
within us by His Spirit, and thereafter we choose to walk in that new nature, up to
the light we have and continue to receive.
- That is, we continue to say 'yes' to Jesus and mean it. We
obey His Word, irrespective! for we cannot at one time accept and reject (by
known sin) Christ's Lordship and imputed righteousness; that is, accept both
righteousness and sin......Romans 11:22.
- UNFORSAKEN SIN IS NOT SALVATION, because it is a rejection of
Christ, not a faith-acceptance of His Lordship and righteousness, up to the light we
- TRUE REPENTANT-FAITH does not alternate between 'yes' and
'no', obedience and disobedience, acceptance and rejection. (See 1 Corinthians 7:9-11,
Unforsaken sin is always damnable, irrespective of our faith-profession, religious
affiliations or endeavours, goodworks, past salvation, supernatural gifts or spiritual
calling. Jesus not Lord of all is not Lord at all!
- No wonder the false-faith/unbelief of popular evangelical traditional theology
stands condemned with its failure to produce a holy church; and when known sin is
accepted as an object of love or some learning curve, and we merely 'do the best we can',
for 'all is covered by the blood', and 'grace is unconditional', and 'love covers
all (known) sin', and 'once saved invariably means always saved'; and Paul's
recounted unconverted experience of Romans 7:7-24 is represented as his converted
experience, and the immoral (known sinful) carnality of 1 Corinthians 5 is
confused and aligned with the amoral (non-sinful) carnal ignorance of 1
Corinthians 3; and finally, 'heaven is for all, and hell ceases to exist'!
- Surely such sure-to-damn doctrines are devilishly
designed to desensitise the conscience, and in effect make almost non-existant the line
between the church and the world, church and state, and church and warmongers and
whoremongers of state.
Light is mixed with darkness, and good with evil, producing a lukewarm,
comfortable, popular Laodicean church, and a gospel which is not "the power of
God unto salvation from sin', and pastors, who for the notoriety of it,
gladly strike hands with the antichrist-incarnate posing as the father-figure of the
church universal........ ........harlot-spiritual.
May God save us firstly from such doctrines, and then a church which would teach
them, that we may be saved from sin and eternal destruction, and be a holy people for His
glory and praise, knowing that 'without holiness no man shall see God!' and 'they who
endure to the end shall be saved!' Amen?
How easy to see why good seed sown into stony ground endures but for a while, and then
withers away.........stony ground, in which the repentance-content and call for 'fruits
equal to repentance' is disregarded, and therefore the known sin, maybe unseen
below the surface, lie undisturbed, so the good seed has no place for proper root;
- while hybrid/weed seed sown into stony ground flourishes!.....
..............the presentation of 'another Jesus', a compromising Christ, unpreceeded by
the fore-runner - John the Baptist (though for sure not a Baptist!) and his
message of true faith-repentance.
'Carnal Christianity' is the name of the game, and an 'uncommitted' (defacto
style) Christian is a Christian, and we mock-worship a teddy-bear Jesus!
- Brother, sister, where do you stand in all of this?
On blood-bought holy ground?
Today is judgment day for the Christian......and the professing Christian! (1 Peter
4:17, John 9:39, 1 Corinthians 5:12-13, 11:31-32, Revelation 2:5, 16: 3:3-5, 15-18.)
||By Brother Donald Wilson
IS JESUS LORD....IN
SPIRIT & TRUTH?