2 Corinthians 11:3: But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Almost three years ago, we featured an article entitled You Might Be a Lordship Salvationist If…
Many people misconstrued the intent of this article, thinking that it was either comedic, tongue in cheek, mean-spirited, etc. However, the intent of the article was to challenge people – both born-again believers and religious non-believers – to challenge beliefs they might hold that are contrary to grace.
The original article is linked below:
We know that sequels are rarely on par with the original, but respectfully offer the following additional points:
- You believe that there is some “middle ground” between Lordship “salvation” and grace – that the truth “LIES somewhere in between.”
- You believe that someone must desire to turn from his sins in order to be saved.
- You believe that there is some “missing link” between grace and Lordship “salvation,” and you are bound and determined to find it.
- You think that doctrine isn’t important, as long as someone “loves the Lord” and wants to serve Him.
- You believe you are keeping God’s commandments.
- You think being a Christian is not as good as being a “Christ follower.” In fact, you think they are one and the same.
- You think that Christians are under any of the Mosaic law.
- You are insistent that the thief on the cross would have done good works if he had been afforded the opportunity.
- You believe that someone must want to get better in order to be saved.
- Your gospel is that Christ died and was raised from the dead. In other words, you don’t believe it was “for our sins.” (see the Apostles’ Creed).
- You think that some of the people that the Bible says believed, did not have “saving faith.” Instead, they had “spurious faith,” or only believed some of the things about Him. In other words, they were never “truly saved.”
- You are torn up about peoples’ sins, but indifferent as to what “gospel” they might have heard and believed.
- You troll grace websites, agreeing with ALMOST everything they say, but trying to get them to “throw you an LS bone.”
I admit the last one is “tongue in cheek.” However, it is more of a warning to those who are clear on grace.
I can’t tell you how many times I have received, or read, a long-winded “leaven sandwich,” in which the writer tries to imbed the leaven somewhere between a couple of thousands of words of grace.
This is usually done by an intermittent commenter, who will wait a few months between submissions, each time trying a different angle on the same error.