Good morning to you, and thank you for stopping by to learn what I believe regarding Christian doctrine.
I’ve read many doctrinal statements on institutionalized religion’s websites. But regrettably, I’ve usually found them to be deceptive in communicating what that organization really believes and teaches.
Therefore I want to communicate to you my doctrinal beliefs with such unflinching clarity, that you will have no doubt whatsoever about what I really believe and teach regarding Christian doctrine.
For starters, you should click here to be taken to my salvation page. It’s a hub that corrals all of my posts which specifically address individual components of salvation. There you will find my posts which are focused on specific topics, such as: justification by grace through faith, sanctification, damnation, righteousness, which bible version to use (and why), the Deity of Jesus Christ, the Christian’s relationship to the law, eternal security, my own salvation testimony, and much more.
Now (assuming that you’ve consulted with those posts about specific scriptural topics that interest you), I’m going to now tell you more about my doctrine in a personal way:
I’ve had seasons in my walk as a Christian where I’ve camped in the religious weeds for a period of time. Such as: charismaticism, dispensationalism, works salvation, calvinism, progressive sanctification, modern bible versions, denominationalism, etc. But thankfully, God has always led me out of those spiritual hazards every single time. And so I’ve now come to a place in my walk where I not only want to warn others about those spiritual hazards, but I also want to share with others the treasure of God’s free grace in the risen Lord Jesus Christ that He has wrought within me.
I want you also to thrive in the knowledge of the truth.
So what is the bottom line of the finished redemptive work of Christ? It is this:
Every single one of us deserve to be thrown into hell. There is nothing good of ourselves whatsoever, (and most of humanity will justly go to hell under the righteous judgement of God).
However, those souls who are born again of the Spirit of God in Christ, have every spiritual blessing, are complete in Him, and are eternally accepted and beloved by the Father.
Every born again child of God (regardless of their maturity-level or how long they’ve been saved), is:
Fully sanctified, fully forgiven, fully the righteousness of God, and fully accepted & beloved by the Father, in Christ. And not only are all of those blessings entirely the gift of God, but even the faith by which those gifts are applied to us is entirely the gift of God, (the faith of Christ).
Everything that the Christian has from start to finish is the free & complete gift from God to us in the risen Lord Jesus Christ.
To add our perceived merit in any way whatsoever to God’s free gift in Christ, is to trample underfoot the blood of the covenant in Christ, deeming it insufficient, and is the broad way that leadeth to destruction. (Which includes believing that someone has to repent “of their sins” to be saved, or to pursue “progressive” sanctification).
And finally, I want to warn you of one more false doctrine of religion that’s very common. It’s the non-biblical practice of splitting God’s gifts to His children into an imaginary dual application. It looks something like this:
“Sure, you’re “positionally” fully sanctified & fully forgiven in Christ, but in the right now, not so much. You still need to be progressively sanctified here on earth, and you need to keep short accounts with God so that you can receive His ongoing forgiveness as you sin.”
Back when God revealed the true meaning of His marvellous grace in my spirit, I found myself at an impasse over that exact topic with the leadership at my church at that time. Our views about this subject were irreconcilable, so I resigned my membership at that church. I wasn’t going to compromise what God gave to me to appease the religious world, and I’m not going to do it now. (And if you’re immersed into religion, it’s likely that you too are going to be be faced with that same situation that I faced). How does someone submit to religious leadership & doctrine that rejects what God has intimately quickened within someone’s spirit? God gave me something that is tremendous beyond what the human vocabulary can adequately communicate, and religion wasn’t comfortable with me owning it with zeal. That may sound a little simplistic, but it’s true.
Therefore I urge you to get into your KJV, really learn about what God has done for His saints, and cling to the finished work of Christ like a junkyard dog. Because ironically, most of the time religion is going to be the very entity that’s going to try to pry your grasp from what God has given to His children.
13 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.“
1 “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?“
17 “For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.“
The final word:
23 “But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.“
All glory to the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and no glory to us whatsoever.
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