“For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;” Hebrews 10:14-16.
God’s great redemption plan is not based on the philosophy of man but in a Man, THE Man Jesus Christ. There are those who believe that our sin is paid for past, present and future implies there is no repentance necessary after salvation. Sin is paid for past, present and future by One Sacrifice, Jesus Christ which means there will be no other acceptable Sacrifice for our sin. Nothing we can do will atone for our sin.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9. There is a teaching making the rounds that the conviction of the Holy Spirit, which all believers receive when they sin, is not the Holy Spirit but instead it is condemnation from the devil. This teaching is straight from the pits of hell people and pastors like Joseph Prince are busting the gates wide open with such fallacies.
I read a quote on another website that was attempting to rationalize this false teaching that pretty much summed up the mind set of these believers. It said, “That is why we confess our sins to God—not to maintain our salvation, but to bring ourselves back into close fellowship with the God who loves us and has already forgiven us.” First of all, let me make one thing clear, when we knowingly sin, we are not forgiven those sins until we repent and ask forgiveness (1 John 1:9). Secondly, this logic completely explains the come as you are, stay as you are mentality. We can have our salvation and not have to fellowship with God, Who would shine a light on our sin and cause us to change. Well, isn’t that Christ like? (Insert sarcasm). Furthermore, this apostate belief, gives plenty of room for fellowship with friends to motivate and coddle one another. Insert psychology behind the pulpit and you now have a mega church.
Let’s reiterate Hebrews 10:16 once more, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;” . Jesus Christ fulfilled the Law, He did not abolish the Law. In fact He took the Law a step further and said “…That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Matthew 5:28. If His Law is not written on your heart…well, you may need to get saved. Sorry to be blunt but the Bible said it would be written on our heart and that we would know them by their fruit. That tells me when I see the party pics on Facebook with the cocktail in your hand or the rainbow profile, that His law isn’t written on your heart.
We all sin and fall short of the glory of God. But a saint hates their sin just as much as they hate others sin because it is in direct opposition of what is on our hearts. Fellowship with others, following their methods is not what delivers us from bondages. There is only One who can deliver us from our sin and that is the Man Jesus Christ. He is the One who “…made a shew of them (demons) openly, triumphing over them in it.” The same demons some are entertaining daily, are the same demons Jesus Christ made a show of at Calvary. For one to think this is acceptable and that God forgives us anyway is an abomination. “Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” Hebrews 10:29.
God’s plan of Salvation is not a philosophy, He is a Man, The Man Jesus Christ who will write His Laws on our heart and give us the strength to live the holy life our Holy God demands. – Donna Warren