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  • Adam - 6 months ago
    In reading I am reminded of the contrast between Paul's words and words some Christians say.

    Word of God through Paul: "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain." 1 Corinthians 9:24 KJV

    Man's doctrine: "Don't run, because you already have the prize. It's bad to put effort into following God, because my pastor says that's legalism and obeying God's law is bad and pleasing God is bad."

    James 2:14-26 ", if it hath not works, is dead..."

    Man's doctrine: "nah, ignore that verse, cause I'm told all good works are 'bad'. Bad works are ok though since you're already forgiven."

    Hebrews 10:26 "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,"

    Man's doctrine: "just ignore this verse, but lets cherry pick something else and focus on that instead."

    Matthew 24:13 "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."

    Man's doctrine: "Nope, you're already saved right now, not later. So you don't have to endure anything or do anything whatsoever. Just do whatever feels good then rationalize it by saying that's the spirit doing it, not your sinful flesh."

    Hebrews 10:36 "For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise."

    Man's doctrine: "Nah, ignore that verse too. You already have the promise and prize. You don't need to do anything."

    "But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:" Romans 2:10 KJV

    Man's doctrine: "No, just ignore. Good is bad, but bad is fine, because salvation."

    Jude 1:4 "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ."

    Man's doctrine: "Nope"

    Are both genuinely following Jesus?

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