Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Grace Robbers

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy - 4:1-5

There is nothing worse than teaching that takes away from the grace of God. There is not much worse than those who make regulations about what we have to do to either be saved or to be spiritual.

Paul says that in the last days some will depart from the faith and be fooled and deceived. The are liars and consciences are seared with a hot iron. These are clearly those who were close to faith but were drawn away from true faith.

One of their tactics is to add man-made rules; don’t get married, abstain from certain foods and many, many others.

That kind of makes sense, we all what to ‘do’ something because it has to depend on us. Man thinks that he can sort it out. No one wants to depend on someone else because it takes the control out of our hands.

But the truth is that there is NOTHING we can do to earn God’s favour. When people add performance to faith they cheapen the death of Christ on the cross. They steal my grace when they want me to conform to their standards. How many Christians have turned away because they could not keep the man-made standards and got discouraged.

Don’t fall for this doctrine of the devil and his deceiving spirits.

Saved by grace, living in grace, and looking forward to see the fulness of God’s grace in heaven.

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