Anyone who states that they sat in a church that preached Christ’s death for men’s sins, his burial and resurrection on the 3rd day alone and had faith in same and isn’t saved is a liar. They’re either talking about their own unbelief or allergy to the Gospel that saves today.
Most churches preach the Kingdom Gospel today. One doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist in order to come to this conclusion as most of them add repentance to Christ’s atonement, change of lifestyle, confessing with one’s mouth, repenting of their sin, begging God for His mercy and have no salvation security – because the Kingdom Gospel is a performance based gospel. So anyone who states that one cannot be saved by believing Christ’s death for their sins, His burial and His resurrection on the third day alone is conniving and attention-seeking liar and is dumbing down the Grace Gospel – you find plenty of them in the Grace Camp. Are we to associate with them? Are we to associate with anyone who denies the Apostle Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4?
Hebrews to Revelation speaks of Christ dying on the cross for the world (under the prophetic program). They would be denying Isaiah 53 and John 3:6 and basically denying Christ’s atonement for sin, Israel’s perfect sacrifice who is quick to forgive if one confesses their sin to Him if they didn’t preach Christ’s death for sins and resurrection.
Christ was Israel’s atonement for sins too, but this gospel is currently in abeyance, yet mainline denominationalism is blinded to this biblical-dispensational truth, hence the fact all of it preaches the Kingdom Gospel today given to Israel.
If God gives people instructions on how to be saved during a particular dispensation and they choose their own way to be saved, they are enemies of the cross. Being a rebel might sound exciting and great but it gets you no further than hell in the end and that’s tragic, it’s no laughing matter. You might think you know it all and have men’s approval and do it your own way, but there will come a time when you will pay for it – for eternity. It goes without saying that not everyone who calls themselves a Mid-Acts Dispensationalist or a Right Divider is actually saved. One needs to ask them what gospel they believe, ask them for their testimonies. Because there are those who believe Romans 10:9 to be part of Paul’s Gospel but is actually part of the Kingdom Gospel, there are those of them that still look at one’s behaviour to gauge whether one is saved as opposed to what one believes – that’s what unsaved mainline denominationalists do.
If the Apostle Paul states in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 he declares unto you the gospel, he doesn’t mean it isn’t the gospel that he previously declared, and that you should make up your own version, making it more digestible for people who cannot believe in the simple, basic fact that Christ died for their sins, was buried and rose again on the third day – and that by this alone they are saved.
Christ died in your place, He took the suffering, pain and punishment on your behalf, the Son of God who knew no sin, He was buried and went to the centre of the earth, and because He rose from the dead, ALL men will live for eternity, either in eternal glory or damnation depending on what they choose to believe during their sojourn on this earth.
I love that message, it’s Good News – the fact that He died for my sins – me a low-down, rotten sinner who is a nobody according to this world, yet He loved me so much He died for my sins and took the punishment that I should rightfully suffer, He knew the day I was born that I would be a member of His body. He knew that I would believe the Gospel.
I was born prematurely and the doctor gave me two weeks to live because I had difficulty in breathing and when I survived he told my mother I was a little fighter. But the truth is, I was born because God gave me a chance to be saved and to preach the gospel. To do His will.
The Good News is that Christ died for your sins, was buried and rose again in order for you to be justified in the sight of a holy God, a just God who wants all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth, a God that adopts you as a son of God and gives you an inheritance with His Son, the Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Yet men of corrupt minds who serve the god of light, turn that into a works based programme and tell you that God’s unmerited favour does not make you a joint-heir with Christ who is the atonement for sin, the One who you go through to be saved, the One whose righteousness you receive upon believing His testimony.
Isn’t it always the devil’s plan to somehow take something away from you and put you in a works-based programme? The bottom-line is that you’re so busy working to become a joint-heir with Christ that you forget to preach the Gospel, you forget to be humble, you forget to be human because you’re obsessed with obtaining a spiritual status that was already given to you the day you were saved. It’s ironic. Your eyes become firmly focused on this world, you are conformed to this world. That’s the foolishness of some who are blinded by their own pride. It’s all about THEM. It can be likened to an ambitious person in the world. Been there, done that, printed the T-shirt. There is no glory in obtaining men’s acceptance and climbing the corporate ladder – it is vanity. The same applies to wanting and needing men’s acceptance in the so-called Grace Movement – it turns you into a single celled, grovelling Amoeba. Amoebas cannot grovel, but you get my point.
There are people out there who have become so bitter and twisted that they get a kick out of “sticking it to people” with their “Rottweiler” in tow to exact revenge for the times they were rejected because of their need to go around telling and hearing a new thing.
There is no glory in groveling to someone who is wrong, irrespective of the fact that they are a “somebody”. They might be a somebody during their tenure on this earth, but they too have to face Christ at the Judgment Seat one day – if they are saved.
I am convinced that one day we will be shocked to actually see who made it and who didn’t make it to the Judgment Seat of Christ because that would mean that they await their judgment at the White Throne.
The moral of the story is : You need to find out how people were saved. You need to read or ask them for their salvation testimonies because not everyone who calls themselves a Right Divider or a Mid-Acts Dispensationalist is actually saved…… that’s part of the mystery of iniquity during this dispensation………..
Most people make the mistake of thinking that everyone who calls themselves a Right Divider or a Mid-Acts Dispensationalist is saved.