Which four organizations promote these doctrinal errors in their own written statements?
I have highlighted the errors. Notice the amazing similarities.
Answers and links to the organizations are at the bottom of this post. Try guessing first.
(1) My Comment — Error upon error upon error.
“There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.”
“Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward God.”
“Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire personality to Him as Lord and Saviour.”
My Comment: We do not accept Christ as Lord.. We recognize and believe that Christ IS THE Lord God Almighty and trust Christ alone as our Savior. Likewise, salvation is not by turning from sin nor by committing our “entire personality to Him as Lord.”
(2) My Comment — This one defines their version of Lordship salvation and incorrectly uses the word “repent.” Their statement on How to Become a Christian:
“Here is how you can receive Christ:
” Be willing to turn from your sins (repent).”
“Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit. (Receive Him as Lord and Savior.)”
My Comment: “Willing to turn from sin” is not a requirement for salvation. A person does not ” invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life” for salvation.
(3) My Comment — The Statement “repent of our/your sins” for salvation is not in the KJV Bible. However this statement says:
“……….we are all predestined to be saved if we repent of our sins and accept by faith the relationship of love that God offers to us.”
My Comment: No one is “predestined to be saved” under any circumstance and again, “repent of our sins” is not a requirement for salvation in Christ.
(4) My Comment — Mixing Salvation by faith with Lordship/Discipleship.
“A person might be truly born again without explicitly considering the cost of following Christ, but no one can be saved who counts the cost and is unwilling to pay it.”
“The problem with easy-believism is not that it will keep God’s elect from getting saved, but that it allows people who are not genuine Christians to live comfortably with a false assurance”
My Comment: God’s salvation does not require that we “follow Christ” or “pay the price.” Salvation is God’s FREE Gift. (Ephesians 2:8-9) It is easy to believe in Jesus.
Answers from their own links to web sites and documents:
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