According to these men, the word SAVED in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 doesn’t mean saved as in being JUSTIFIED, i.e., saved from the penalty of your sin, to them it means being saved in the essence of SANCTIFICATION. If you didn’t get that last part : Think about it : BEING SAVED IN THE ESSENCE OF SANCTIFICATION – in other words, Part II of salvation – making it a two-step process…….. They see sanctification as purely as being set aside unto God by good works, and that one’s spirit isn’t set aside from the world when one believes the gospel. In other words, you have to earn the sanctification part of your salvation.
If you cannot read the Apostle Paul’s word in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 in context with respect to his words “if you keep in memory”, then it seriously makes me wonder…… The Corinthians had done away with one of the elements of the Gospel – Christ’s resurrection – in other words, they HADN’T KEPT IN MEMORY what the gospel was, in other words, they were saved initially by the correct gospel being preached, but were going on to propagate a gospel without Christ’s resurrection, hence the reason why the Apostle Paul went on to state :
14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: 17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
If you preach a gospel that it’s purely only Christ’s shed blood saving you from your sin (like these people do), then you are preaching an incomplete gospel. As some people (who don’t think) would say, the only way one can corrupt the Gospel of Christ is by adding to it………….. that’s simply not true………… one can also subtract from it – which is more subtle and just as damning.
This video is just totally unbelievable. The duplicity of saying “keeping the gospel in memory” is a work and then going onto working for one’s sanctification (in the spirit) is absolutely breath-taking. These people also go to the Hebrew epistles to justify their heretical point of view with respect to being sanctified :
Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
It makes one wonder how many people stand to be saved once these people have butchered the Good News. I am totally shocked at how the Gospel is mauled under the auspices of “goodness, kindness, righteousness” and their false idea of sanctification. Satan IS alive and well and standing behind certain Grace pulpits, and that’s not a cheap shot – it’s the sad truth.
These men are so tied up in the “discovery of a new thing”, they are unable to see the basic truth. I didn’t listen to the entire video – I’m too impatient to make my way through the waffling and self-flagellation – hence the reason I prefer articles, one can cut through the waffle in articles so much quicker. *Rhetorical question* : Doesn’t anyone question what anyone says these days? Or do they just jump on that bandwagon and go along for the ride?
“12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?”
And that from folks who think that one day they’re going to be on a higher level than the rest – when they cannot even discern 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 in context.
Galatians 1:8-9 ~ 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
The Apostle Paul’s words – not mine.