A Christian SHOULD Live For Christ;
But If He MUST, That Would Be Works;
And If He WILL, That Is Calvinism!

by David J. Stewart | February 2020

Romans 4:4, “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.”

       I love our text Bible verse—Romans 4:4, “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.” That Scripture is very clear and simple—anyone who is trusting in works (human effort) is effectively saying that God is in debt TO GOOD MEN! My friend, God does not owe you or me anything! Romans 6:23a, “For the wages of sin is death...” Every human being DESERVES to be punished in the fires of Hell forever, because of our own sins, to pay WHAT WE OWE GOD! God doesn't owe you anything! People who try to earn their way to Heaven pervert the grace of God. If salvation is by works, then God is in debt to you!

Critics of a free grace Gospel call it “easy believism,” “greasy grace,” “1-2-3 follow me,” “cheap grace”; but getting saved immediately, safely and permanently is 100% Bible teaching! The ONLY type of life which God gives is “ETERNAL LIFE”! God does not give probationary life, nor temporary life, He only gives ETERNAL LIFE!!! John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” I find no difference in the Scripture between “eternal life” and “everlasting life,” they are used interchangeably.

I love the following chart by Pastor Ronald Shea, which shows four popular ways in which the Gospel is perverted...

I encourage you to study the preceding chart. Roman Catholics teach perversion #1, that salvation is by faith and works.

The Salvation Army teaches perversion #2, denying eternal security...

“We believe that continuance in a state of salvation depends upon continued obedient faith in Christ.”

SOURCE: https://salvationist.ca/about/doctrines

Salvation is not a “state” that can be entered into and out of, it is a NEW BIRTH (i.e., to be born anew, again, from above by the Holy Spirit of God). The Salvation Army denies eternal security, by saying that remaining in a state of salvation DEPENDS upon “continued obedience.” That is of the Devil, straight from Hell, and a very false Gospel. If saved, always saved! There are no strings attached, no requirements, no contractual obligations in the new birth. Once a person is spiritually born anew (i.e., born again), it is as irreversible as the first physical birth! Thus, I do not believe that people who follow the Salvation Army's teachings are saved! How can they be, since they are trying to live a life of CONTINUED OBEDIENCE to keep it? That is works! They are not wholly trusting Jesus Christ!

The Salvation Army 'Handbook on Doctrine' errantly says:

“Some truly converted people have fallen from grace, and the danger of doing so threatens every Christian” ([St. Albans, England: Campfield, 1969], p. 139).

Folks, the Salvation Army is pulling on the same rope as the Devil. The Bible teaches the eternal security of the believer! If saved, always saved!!!

Evangelist David W. Cloud teaches perversion #3 in 'The Four Perversions Of Grace' chart.

Pastor John MacArthur teaches perversion #4 in the preceding doctrinally sound chart by Pastor Ron Shea. Sadly, Moody Church in Chicago is highly Calvinistic, which they readily admit. Moody Publishers publish Dr. John MacArthur's books!  Pastor Harry Ironside didn't have a Calvinist bone in his saintly body, who pastored Moody Church between 1930 to 1948. Perhaps Dr. Ironside died of a heart-attack in 1951, after receiving a divine glimpse of the future of Moody Church!!! Harry Ironside would have been greatly socked and ashamed of what Moody has become!!! Moody Radio is one of the largest Christian radio networks in the United States. Located in downtown Chicago, Moody Radio has 71 owned and operated stations and hundreds of affiliates and outlets that carry all or part of its programming. It is owned by the Moody Bible Institute. Folks, Calvinism is NOT the Gospel of free grace!!!

I am sick and tired of professed Christians making light of these drastic doctrinal differences in our churches and Bible colleges. Forgiveness of sins and eternal life are the free gift of God! A Christian SHOULD live for Christ; but if he MUST, that would be works; and if he WILL, that is Calvinism! The Holy Bible teaches THE PRESERVATION OF THE SAINTS (Ephesians 1:13), NOT THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS (1st Corinthians 3:15)! Amen! Paul warned the Galatians that you don't begin with FAITH, but then become perfected with the FLESH (BY WORKS). Galatians 3:2-3, “This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” It truly saddens me, and breaks my heart, that the Salvation Army, Moody Church, John MacArthur, Ray Comfort, Paul Washer, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary—all errantly teach the damnable heresy of Calvinism (aka, Lordship Salvation)!

If you think from a religious viewpoint, then Calvinism makes sense to the flesh; but if you study the inspired Word of God, realizing that LAW brings us to GRACE, then you can only conclude a free grace Gospel by faith alone.

Tragically, the new Satanic Bible versions are promoting Calvinism, by changing the meaning of what it means to repent. Most of the modern counterfeit Bible versions completely remove the world “impute,” and in so doing the meaning and concept of this important theological word is lost. Please use only the trustworthy King James Bible!!!!!!!

“No, no, if you don't have works, you're going to Hell!”

SOURCE: Paul Washer; YouTube, Paul Brainwasher: "If You Don't Have Works, You Are Going To Hell" (Time, 1:24)

So beware my friend, because Calvinism is not the Gospel. Calvinism is manmade religion, not salvation. Any plan of salvation which places the burden of sin upon the sinner is of the Devil. Jesus bore the full weight of our sins upon the cross, so that we wouldn't have to pay for them in the eternal Lake of Fire. The Bible teaches that we are saved by completely RESTING in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Hebrews 4:10-11, “For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”

Adding even the tiniest amount of human effort to the simplicity that is in Christ corrupts salvation into dead works which cannot save. Religion cannot produce the new birth by the Holy Spirit of God. Our churches are filled with religious people, going through the motions, who have never submitted themselves unto God's righteousness. Romans 10:3-4, “For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.” This my friend speaks of the imputed righteousness of God through faith in Christ.

Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.” I have HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS by faith, do you? Calvinism is self-righteousness by the law. The only way to be saved is to get out of the way, and to let God do the saving through faith in His only begotten Son. Either God does all of the saving or else you are not saved. God does not save those who are trying to be saved, He saves those who are trusting to be saved.

“Is grace truly grace if it cannot be rejected?”
—Dr. Ralph “Yankee” Arnold, “Calvinism And Grace Are Not Compatible” (MP3).

“Can a man who's predestined to salvation really be lost before he is saved? If a man is predestined to salvation, why does he need to hear the Gospel? What would be the point?” —Pastor Yankee Arnold, pastor of Calvary Community Church in Tampa, Florida; "Why Lordship Salvation Is Wrong?"

Calvinism lie = They believe, because they were chosen.
The truth = We were chosen, because we believe!

Caught Between Grace And Works! | MP3 | MORE
(AWESOME TRUTH! By Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold - Please share with OTHERS!!!)

“'You can't tell me you can trust Christ as Savior, and then go out here and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven!' Yes, I can tell you that! That's what the Bible says. If you don't come to the conclusion, that—Yes, you can trust Christ as your Savior and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven when you die—you don't get grace, because that is the exact truth! That is the truth! I do not have to change my life! I don't have to stop one sin! You say, 'I've never heard a preacher say that.' You just heard one! And you listen to me—I want to live as holy and as godly as I possibly can. I am now 70 years old. I've been saved for 52 years. ... the only reason I'm going to Heaven is because, 52 years ago in a little living room, I accepted Christ as my Savior.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, a great quote from the awesome sermon, Calvinism And Grace Are NOT Compatible | MP3

A Christian SHOULD Live For Christ;
But If He MUST, That Would Be Works;
And If He WILL, That Is Calvinism!

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Evangelist Jack Weaver (aka, “The Retired Preacher”)

FOUR PERVERSIONS OF GRACE CHART | THE GOSPEL (excellent resources by Pastor Ron Shea)


“Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the MP3 sermon titled: God's Reversal Of Psalm 51

1st Corinthians 16:24, “My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.”

Eternal Security

BELIEVE “THE GOSPEL” 2B SAVED!

Confession Is Never A Requirement For Salvation

'The Gospel' In Just One Minute (by Pastor Max D. Younce)

John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner by
which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.”
—Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Another Gospel Which Is Not Another (a red-hot MP3 by Dr. Curtis Hutson exposing Lordship Salvation)

Psalm 34:8, “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”

“If you have to look at your life to prove that you are saved, it proves that you're not!”
—Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold; an excellent quote from the awesome YouTube sermon titled, “Why Lordship Salvation is WRONG! | MP3.”


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