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Your Pastor Is Saying That Your Salvation Is Dependent Upon Your Ability To Keep Laws & By Your Works

Submitted by on April 24, 2012 – 8:00 amNo Comment

Alana comments on the post, ‘He Told Me If We Do Keep Messing Up We Won’t Go¬†To Heaven’

When we sin we are grieving the Holy Spirit, if He indeed dwells within us. The problem here is that your pastor is saying that your salvation is dependent upon your ability to keep laws and by your works, which is not biblical. Salvation is by faith alone in Jesus Christ. But the mark of salvation, the evidence that we have truly been saved by Jesus Christ, is that we will hate the sin we once loved and love the righteousness we once ignored and even hated. Scripture says to test yourself, examine yourself, to see if you are truly saved. Do you hate sin? Are your sensitive to sin? Is there a growth in your hatred of sin? Yes, sadly true Christians are capable of sinning, but here’s the difference. Take a pig for example who is eating slop. Now imagine for a moment that pig was turned into a man. Suddenly he could not eat the slop he was gulping down a minute ago. He starts vomiting it up and is ashamed. Now if that man tries to go back to that bucket of slop like what he used to eat when he was a pig, he will be ashamed and not able to swallow that slop and grieved that he even thought he could go back to that. That’s the difference. We’re not saved by our works, but the evidence of that our faith is real and Jesus truly saved us is that we can no longer make a practice of sin, and over time will see a growth in our hatred of it and turning away¬†from it. We will see that we will grow in holiness in the likeness of our Savior Jesus Christ, by His doing.

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