Examining J. Vernon McGee of Thru The Bible
Though not as clear as with Dave Hunt and D. James Kennedy, J. Vernon McGee (who died in 1988) also taught a license for immorality with his dangerous interpretation of the sin unto death. This is the transcript of what J. (John) Vernon McGee said on his Thru The Bible radio broadcast:
What is the sin unto death for you may not be for me. And that is the danger of living in sin as a Christian. I have seen in my ministry for instance a certain person that committed a sin, thought that they got by with it, and were killed in an accident when they were coming back from committing that sin, by the way. I always felt that person was, absolutely had committed the sin unto death. And that is something that very few Christians seem to know about and probably they ought to be told.
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J Vernon McGee's Errors
Were you able to spot J. Vernon’s McGee’s errors? J. Vernon McGee teaches:
● The sin unto death is different for different people
● There are Christians who live in sin and
● The sin unto death is only physical death.
J. Vernon McGee thinks a Christian, as defined by his gospel of eternal security as living in sin (unrepentant), experiences the sin unto death by abruptly dying. Though J. Vernon McGee doesn’t state the same unrepentant “living in sin Christian,” who was killed by God, was taken to heaven, (as Hunt and Kennedy have), that is certainly what he believes. J. Vernon McGee's Calvinistic doctrine of once saved always saved, like theirs, logically demands this license for immorality conclusion.
NOTE: Like all other eternal security teachers, J. Vernon McGee’s understanding of a real Christian is not consistent with Scripture:
The man who says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (1 John 2:4)
This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother. (1 John 3:10)
Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. He who does what is sinful is of the devil. (1 John 3:7,8)
Clearly, eternal security is a license for immorality, a doctrine of demons, and lethal lie from the devil. All Christians are commanded to contend against the grace changers, like J. Vernon McGee. Are you obeying that command with J. Vernon McGee in mind?
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