False Doctrines of Salvation
By Robert Gardner
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD, neither be weary of his correction;” 2 Timothy 3:16 & Proverbs 3:11.
The so-called “do it yourself doctrine of salvation” or the “free will doctrine” claims; accept Jesus Christ’s work of salvation and receive it for your life. Make a decision for Christ, choose Him as your Savior. You can accept, choose and receive Jesus Christ’s salvation by the will of man, at any time of life and be saved. These false beliefs are in complete contradiction to the Word of God, the KJV Bible.
The Scripture declares the following; John 15:16, ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you; 1John 4:19, we love him, because he loved us first. Mathew 22:14, for many are called but few are chosen. John 3:27 A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
Mathew 15:8 & 9; “this people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
Explanations by some theologians that God looked down the tunnels of time and could see those who would accept and choose Christ Jesus as their savior won’t square with the scriptures. Psalm 51:5 declares all of mankind is conceived in sin. God knew that “no not one” would seek Him in his creation. God proclaims in Romans 3:10-13, “as it is written, there is none righteous, no not one. There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable: there is none that doeth good, no not one. Their tongues have used deceit.”
God had to choose his elect people that He, God Almighty, has written into the Lamb’s book of life. Revelation 20:15, “and whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 21:27, and there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the lamb’s book of life.” Mathew 1:21 Jesus shall save His people from their sins.
An Individual must be given spiritual discernment by the Holy Spirit to understand the spiritual nature of God’s Word. John 6:44, “no man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” To Draw (G1670 to drag by the inward power of God Almighty). Ezekiel 36:24, “For I [God Almighty] will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land [H 127 land of earth].”
1 Co 2:14, “But the natural [G5591 governed by his breath] man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto them: neither can he know them because they are spiritual discerned.”
Without being drawn by God and given His Spirit mankind is under the power of Satan. Satan has been given the power to give mankind only earthly power and glory of the flesh; Luke 4:5 & 6; “and to whomsoever I will [Satan], I give it.”
Jeremiah 17:19 “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” The following question often gets asked, what about Romans 10:9? “That if you shalt confess with thy mouth the LORD Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” It’s impossible for mankind to believe God’s Spiritual Word, in His Spiritual book, the Bible with a stony, deceitful, and wicked heart. God must do all the work of drawing His chosen people, putting His Spirit in them, removing their hearts of stone, and giving them a new heart. Only then can they believe in thy heart.
God decrees I will cleanse you from all your filthiness! God decrees a new heart will I give you! God decrees, a new spirit will I give you! God decrees, I will take the stony heart of flesh out of you! God decrees I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments and do them. Ezekiel 36:24 – 27.
Ephesians 2:8 “the Gift of God” “Not of Yourselves”!
* Augustus Toplady Quote; author of the hymn “Rock of Ages”. “Wash Me Savior or I Die”.
* A man’s free will cannot cure him even of the toothache, or a sore finger; and yet he madly thinks it is in his power to cure his soul. The greatest judgment which God Himself can, in the present life, inflict upon man is, to leave him in the hand of his own boasted free will.
Psalm 27:14, “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart, wait, I say, on the LORD.” John 8:32, “and the truth shall set you free.”
The correct hermeneutic (methodology) for bible study has been ordained by God Almighty when studying his written word. 1 Corinthians 2, 9-16 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, and the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”
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Robert W. Garner and his wife live in Union Mills, Rutherford County, NC. He’s a Christian Bible study researcher/writer/coach allied with other Biblical Scripture investigators unaffiliated with any church denominations. Their Scripture research spans 600 years of Christian Bible languages which include English, Hebrew, and Greek. As God Almighty commands in 1 Corinthians 2:13 we search the scriptures; “not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but what the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual with spiritual”; which is a scripture with scripture.
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