THE APOSTLE JOHN contended against a misunderstanding of the doctrine of grace and salvation. He opposed antinomian teachers, who taught that forsaking a sinful life was optional for the believer. These declared that one can legitimately claim to “know” God in a saving relationship and at the same time be indifferent to God’s will and His Word, and disobey them. Those who make such a claim are liars and do not have the truth of God in them.
The attempt to be justified through faith in Christ without a commitment to follow His Word is a path of destruction, “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” I John 2:3-4 I continue to go back to Jesus’ words to the church of Philadelphia, “Keep My Word and do not deny My name”.
Yet, people pick and choose which of His commands they want to keep. “When we keep His Word, His love is perfected.” Love is not an emotion it is purposeful. Love is loyal and committed- to Christ and His Bride. Love is obedience. The world does not get to describe what love is. This belongs solely to our Heavenly Father. Doing what you want and picking and choosing which parts of Scripture you want to obey is lawlessness and the result of an autonomous Antichrist spirit.
I’m sounding the alarm. Wake up Christian! This Antichrist spirit is forceful, intimidating, and utterly seeking to control you and your behavior. Do not go against God’s Word! It is the difference between life and death. “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”” Revelation 21:8 #runyourrace
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