“13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” Ephesians 4:13-14
When Truth, the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, is set aside by the Believer after Salvation and they begin to walk in this “new way” to live a victorious Christian life, they eventually find themselves leading a defeated Christian life. Sadly, many of these walk away from God believing the Lord does not love them and that they must not be “good enough” because of their repeated failures. All the while, we have this other banner of professing Christianity declaring they must not have been saved in the first place because they remained in their sin.
The fact of the matter is, what has happened to this Believer, if in fact they were truly born again and not seduced by religion into a false Salvation, is religion has placed a millstone around their neck. This “new way” to live a victorious Christian life has caused these babes in Christ to abandon the Bible way. Jesus Christ and HIS atoning work on Calvary’s Cross has been tossed aside for dominion over the world the flesh and the devil and accountability, social justice, assessments and win-win situations have replaced Grace…God’s Grace which gives us dominion over sin (Romans 6:14).
The devil cannot defeat Biblical Christianity which is Grace by faith for our Salvation and Grace by faith for our Sanctification…our victorious Christian living. We have a Comforter, the Holy Spirit, Who will guide us into all Truths when our faith is placed in the atoning work of Jesus Christ…not our “new way” which is nothing more than various philosophies of man from the vanities of their minds. No matter how religious or Scriptural these philosophies may sound – Jesus Christ and His atoning work is the only answer for sin. The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to free us from the law of sin and death, which gives us dominion over sin, when our faith is in this “new way” (Romans 8:2).
The devil cannot defeat Biblical Christianity, so he attempts to corrupt Biblical Christianity. Recognize when religion begins presenting “new ways” to lead a victorious Christian life. These new ways are nothing more than satan’s attempt to corrupt our faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ which breaks the power of sin in the Believer’s life. This is satan’s job; it’s what he does – he comes to kill, steal and destroy.
“The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I (JESUS) am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
-Donna Clark Warren