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As it has often been stated in the past, eternal security proponents will deny the truth that their own beloved doctrine is a license for immorality. In an effort to escape this apparent truth, one eternal security proponent emailed the following:
Eternal Security does not teach sin all you want because you're always saved.
Bible Answer: The teaching of eternal security does not have to proclaim word-for-word: sin all you want because you’re always saved. All it has to do is declare that sin can never endanger one’s salvation—which is exactly the core message of this sinister teaching.
Eternal security proponents have no fear or concern about their salvation being jeopardized by any kind of wickedness they would commit. They all think they can commit adultery, get drunk, lie, steal, slander, be unforgiving, greedy, lustful, die a suicide, etc. without their salvation being lost (though they sometimes loathe to admit this). Hence, for the ones who find real salvation, when the devil tempts them to sin—being oblivious to the truth that the righteous can die spiritually—they yield and sin does its destructive work:
Each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers (James 1:14-16).
For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live (Rom. 8:13).
The eternal security proponents don’t care about their loss of rewards, under today’s pressures of life and temptations. This is apparent by their sinfully repugnant behavior. In fact, they also believe: (1) Their future sins are all forgiven before they even commit them; (2) God cannot see their sins anyway, since all God can see when he looks at the Christian is the blood of Jesus; and (3) They must all sin all the time.
Hence, their teaching is the indirect declaration of a license for immorality. Why should an eternal security proponent even try to obey after such indoctrination? He has been taught he can’t obey anyway and such doesn’t really matter as far as salvation is concerned.
Did You Say Holy
If you ever hear a person say that he or some other eternal security proponent he knows is living holy, please remind them such is contrary to their own interpretation of Romans 7:14-20. They openly teach Paul didn’t live holy. How then can he expect Christians to believe he or someone he personally knows is living holy? Again, such would be self-defeating because it would oppose their own doctrine.
Finally, please know that some eternal security teachers, like Bob George, do clearly teach a license for immorality. He has openly taught on the radio:
So is committing fornication permissible? Yes.
That is clearly a license for immorality, especially when one observes that permissible and license are synonyms.
A different eternal security proponent emailer misrepresented what we have taught about their doctrine in an attempt to discredit our teachings (at least in his own mind):
You claim eternal security teaches you can live anyway you want to without consequences ....
We don’t present their doctrine in that manner. We have declared numerous times they think only limited harm is done by their sinning. In other words, they think their salvation can never be lost. They definitely do teach a sinning Christian will lose his rewards, fellowship with God, etc. Their own doctrine causes trouble for them, but few seem to recognize it! Since they think their future sins are already forgiven before they are ever committed, why will they lose their rewards over sins already forgiven? Also, their own teaching is that God cannot see their sins anyhow. So, if God can’t see their sins, then how can they lose rewards because of sin which God can’t see?
Eternal security is the ruination of the evangelical Bible-believing churches and denominations of our day. The sooner it is lethally crushed, the better for everyone. May God raise up a million bold and informed Christians to fight this spiritual gangrene from every angle. We have much ministry material that can help with this noble cause. GOD BLESS YOU.
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