Backsliding happens too often amongst believers. Sinning, as a result of giving in to temptation is something that all Christians might stumble into. Gradually losing that burning heart until the victor succumbs to a lukewarm existence is a sad outcome of many good people.
These are reasons that I staunchly oppose the teaching of exaggerated grace. This damnable, new era philosophy mixes Scriptures with doctrines of demons and gives folks an arrogant, deceived crutch to lean on. It justifies their weak, watered-down lifestyle.
1 Tim 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons
This exaggeration of grace excuses them of feeling the need to walk in God’s power for themselves. Instead, they focus on verses about rest. So, they negate spiritual hunger and thirst. They frown on songs that uses language such as hunger, thirst, or being desperate. They’d rather rest in God.
They don’t like talking about working, running, chasing, or reaching. Rather, they have been tricked into thinking that 1) Christ did it all, thus we don’t have to do anything but rest. 2) we have all of God; He doesn’t give Himself to us in pieces. 3) the water He gives will cause us to never thirst again.
As you can see, all of these diluted points have a little bit of Scripture in them. And, many that specialize in these erroneous beliefs are fairly skilled with the Word. Hence, any disagreement with them will become a contest of tossing Scriptures back and forth at each other. Truth be known, Most of these exaggerated grace proponents have actually fallen and no longer hold to the truths they used to value and cherish. They are backslidden and have tapped into their intelligence to further deceive themselves and others. It seems we are rarely as creative as we are when we need to justify our sin or lukewarmness.
Certainly it is true that Christ won the victory at Calvary. But, don’t forget He told us to pick up the cross and follow Him. He promised that the works He did could be even greater in our lives if we get filled with the Spirit. His commission is for us to go. Christ calls us to action, not a resting vacation.
It sounds clever when folks say things like “we don’t fight for victory; we fight from victory.” But, that doesn’t really make sense, nor does it align with a full context of Scripture.
1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win
Truth is: fighting, striving, wrestling, racing, praying, contending, fasting, and hoping are all things that the New Testament has taught us to engage in.
Rarely will you find someone involved in the exaggerated grace movement who is seeing real conversions. They don’t seem to like altar calls because they think they’re too emotional. They don’t approve of the sinners prayer. Basically, this is just another trick of the enemy to dumb down and soften the salvation experience. “Just believe” sounds good, and it even comes from pieces of Scripture. Nevertheless, it excludes other Scriptures that require something of the convicted person. And, it keeps the experience limited to an intellectual one.
Also, it isn’t easy to find a strong grace specialist who sees signs, wonders, miracles and healings.
2 Tim 3:5
holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
Some that are involved in this move began with goodness and zeal. But, somewhere along the way, they sank down into an inferior gospel, an exaggeration of grace.
In their beginning, they had a beautiful conversion where they fell in love with Jesus. At the same time, they fell out of love with sin and the things of this world. Unfortunately, years later, they have migrated into this grace cult, and they’re not even the same person. They now practice and condone sins and habits that God had previously delivered them from.
I have kindly, privately asked some of them to stop openly being permissive toward alcohol and other sins and habits. But, they have declined my requests. Thus, they continue to empower others to live these compromised lives…in the name of grace.
It used to be that all the glory and focus went to Jesus, but this cult has put grace on the throne that Jesus alone should hold.
Saved by grace
A twisting of the Scriptures has become a false gospel that has led many into deception, compromise, and lukewarmness.
Frightening lifestyle changes I have noticed coming from those in this cultish grace exaggeration include: permissible pornography, raunchy movies, they listen to more secular music than Christian music, alcohol consumption and occasional drunkenness, marijuana, cbd, thc, cussing, not tithing, not attending church.
True believers have the Holy Spirit that leads them onto the highway of holiness. Furthermore, sanctification is still a relevant, Scriptural experience.
On the other hand, those following the exaggerated grace ideologies have demons lying to them and telling them: A) that spiritual discipline is just religion B) all things are lawful and permissible to you C) nothing you take into your body is wrong D) marijuana is natural, God made it, it’s good E) Jesus drank, and wine and alcohol are ok according to the Bible.
Revival will look like John the Baptist and the axe is now being sharpened. Change is coming. We must weep for those who are deceived.
Eph 6:12a reminds us that our struggle is not against flesh and blood
These people are not our enemies. The enemy is the devils that are whispering the exaggerations of grace into their minds and into our culture.
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Written perfectly I agree on every word I have been praying for so many that are deceived seems like more and more people are falling into this trickery by the enemy every day so many churches are teaching it
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