Teaching Lascivious Grace
God warned us that there are men who have crept in unaware that are changing His Grace into lasciviousness. He told us in the book of Jude to earnestly contend for the faith once delivered unto the saints. That faith that was once delivered, involved being free from sin. Jesus Christ came to set men free from their sin. This is the whole purpose as to why He came.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21 KJV)These men who have crept into the churches are now teaching a lascivious grace. They teach the people that they will sin daily… in thought, word and deed. Biblical grace teaches us that we should deny ungodliness and wordly lusts and that we should live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world. (Titus 2:12) This is the grace that bringeth eternal salvation!
Grace is the power to overcome sin in our life! It is the power to redeem us back to God because we have become dead to sin ~ the very thing that separated us from God in the first place! God’s grace teaches us how to be godly and holy!
But instead of warning the people that sin will send a person to hell, they tell them they can’t stop sinning while they live in this body of flesh. They teach that a “Christian” can live a loose life of lying, stealing and adultery because they just can’t stop sinning. (By the way, they also tell them they are imputed with Christ’s righteousness which means they should never sin again while they live on this earth!) They use Romans chapter 7 as their pretext to “prove” that salvation doesn’t take away the desire to commit sin. Oh, how blind they are! The thought never occurs to them that Apostle Paul is speaking of his past unconverted state in verses 14-24.
It seems unbelievable to me, that the people willingly swallow this false teaching hook, line and sinker. Where is their Biblical knowledge of truth? Those who preach such nonsense disqualify themselves from preaching God’s Word! In 1 Timothy 3:2, the Bible says a bishop then must be blameless. Someone who is committing sin daily is certainly NOT blameless! Yet, those in the pew are convinced by their pastors that “we all sin everyday” and if you even hint to the fact that you don’t sin daily, you will be ridiculed and called a LIAR. I know, I’ve heard it before.
The Bible is very clear that those who are carnally minded and walk after the flesh and not after the spirit shall die in their sin. That doesn’t mean they will die and go to Heaven if they once prayed a prayer. It means they will die “in their sin” and go to hell because they are not walking after the spirit, but prefer sin over righteousness.
Lascivious grace teaches that our sins are great, but God’s grace is greater (wink, wink). It says that you are still going to commit sin daily, but God’s grace will somehow cover those sins because he forgave your sins past, present and future. Please show me where the Bible says that one! It says “sins that are past” Romans 3:25 (That have been committed; or that have existed before)
Lascivious grace teaches a looseness to the Christian life; a belief that we do not have to obey God’s commandments; a belief that we do not have to bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. It means we do not actually have to be overcomers of sin in this life!
Sadly, multitudes of people fall for this garbage of “I’m a sinner, you’re a sinner, we’re all just saved-sinners” type thinking that produces rotten fruit and causes the institutionalized churches to stink with sin-laden pew sitters. This message of lasciviousness is not the truth from God’s Word and it will not set them free from the bondage of sin, but instead, will make them feel more comfortable as they continue to sin.
Sin will bring swift destruction, not salvation. It’s not funny. It’s not ok with God. He didn’t make you this way. You choose whether or not to sin. It’s not some glitch in your system that causes you to sin. The Bible says “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren. (James 1:14-16 KJV)
If you lie daily, there’s something wrong! You need to repent! We tell our children that they should always “tell the truth.” Then, the pastor stands before his congregation and says “We’re all liars. We all lie everyday. Shake your little heads up and down! You know I’m right. Bro. So-and-So, you’ve told a lie today, haven’t you?” (he shakes his head yes) I wonder what the children are thinking during this time? Daddy just said he lied today and he tells me not to lie! You hypocrite! You need to REPENT! I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. (Luke 13:3 KJV)
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (2 Peter 2:1-2 KJV)
The truth is, you shouldn’t be sinning daily. Will you speak evil of me because I tell you the truth? Please re-read the previous verse. This is the way of truth. Believe it or not. Many will follow false prophets! God said so. It’s your choice. You can either follow your false teacher and continue to sin daily or you can follow God in truth. Jesus Christ came to set you free from the bondage of sin…in this life. He came to make you holy through the divine influence (grace) of righteousness upon your heart. He came to make you holy, not sinful, incase you misread it.
“As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”(1 Peter 1:14-16 KJV)
Lascivious grace brings damnation to its followers. Biblical grace teaches us to be like Christ! True Christians have ceased from sin and those will be the only ones who inheritETERNAL life!
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. (Romans 6:22 KJV)
Truth brings forth light and you will no longer walk in darkness. The light of God’s Word will expose those who teach unsound doctrine.
Earnestly contending for the faith,
Bill Self and family
Pastor Ricky Simpson, Pastor Archie Seal, Pastor Richard Owen, Pastor Bob Boan, Pastor Sammey Allen, Pastor Jack Scahaap, Pastor Bob Hooker, Pastor Bill Lamb, Pastor Charles Shiffett