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After All You Can Do And Millstones

August 5, 2014

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After All  You Can Do  and Millstones

There are a number  of false preachers  who claim  they preach  the grace  of God,  but in fact,  they don’t.     In their various denominations,  they will preach  different ideas  that point  to an absolute necessity  of doing certain works  before one can possibly attain forgiveness  — or some level  of standing  in God’s eyes  —  and receive eternal salvation.     Their followers  can never be sure  that they have done enough  of the works  —  especially  since they realize  ( if they are truthful )  that they keep on sinning every day.     It’s impossible  to perfect one’s self  with works.

Nevertheless,  the false preachers  will continue  to tell them  that God  will help them  —  after  they have fully paid  the price  of restitution  —  and after they have done  absolutely all   they can possibly do.

Because this kind  of preaching  is in direct opposition  to God’s word  in the Bible,  it is heresy.     It is leading people away  from the true love  and truly free grace  of God.     This false preaching  burdens people  with their sins.     Speaking of such false preachers,  Jesus taught us  in Mark 9:42,

If anyone  causes one  of these little ones  —  those who believe  in Me  —  to stumble,  it would be better  for them  if a large millstone  were hung  around their neck  and they were thrown  into the sea.

In other words,  anyone  who preaches  anything contrary  to God’s word  —  and leads people away  from God’s truths  —  is better off dead,  before they can do  any more false preaching.     False preachers  are preaching  their way  into eternal damnation.

Teaching the necessity  of works  is despising  Christ’s perfect sacrifice  that has already paid  for all our sins.     We need  to give  close attention  to Romans 8:32-34,  which strongly states,

He  who did not spare  His own Son,  but delivered Him  over for us all,  how will He  not also  with Him  freely give us  all things?    

Who  will bring  a charge  against God’s elect?     God is the one  who justifies.     Who is the one  who condemns?     Christ Jesus  is He  who died,  yes,  rather  who was raised,  who is  at the right hand  of God,  who also intercedes  for us.

No false preacher  has a right  to  “bring a charge  against God’s elect”.     False preachers  cannot justify anyone  —  “God  is the one  who justifies.”     False preachers  have no right  to condemn  “those  who believe  in Me”  because Jesus  “intercedes  for us”  every step  of our way.     Everyone  who believes  in Jesus  is  “freely” forgiven  all their sins  and made holy  in God’s eyes.

1 Corinthians 2:12  assures us,

Now  we have received,  not the spirit  of the world,  but the Spirit  who is  from God,  so that  we may know  the things  freely given  to us  by God.

As we rightly,  respectfully,  and seriously  study God’s words  of truth  to us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  Your truths  truly set us free!”

Love,
Margaret

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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