NOTE: The Apostle Paul was not a carnal Christian and didn't refer to himself in that manner in Romans 7 or elsewhere. If Rom. 7:14 is Paul as a carnal Christian, then v. 19 also describes him this way:
For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. (Rom 7:19)
Was Paul a continuous tense evil doer, one who couldn't do good? Absolutely not! The real Apostle Paul was the epitome of a faithful, dedicated servant of God and the grace changers have smeared his holy image and the image of a Christian by misinterpreting Rom. 7:14-25 to allow for wickedness and salvation simultaneously. Their distortions should cause Christians to have righteous anger. [Please see pp. 206-212 in The Believer's Conditional Security for more information on this.] Paul taught exactly the opposite to what Dave Hunt teaches:
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 acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Gal. 5:19-21)
For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them. (Eph. 5:5-7)
Sadly, Dave Hunt also taught this:
Paul wrote most of his epistles to correct error in the church. But he doesn't say that even the most carnal Corinthians are not saved.
Folks, the truth is the Corinthians were not like the way the grace changers portray them either! Notice the types of sins the Corinthian were NOT committing:
But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat. (1 Cor 5:11)
Clearly, the Corinthian congregation was not committing those sins, for they were not allowed to associate with others who were and professed to be a Christian brother! Hence, it is impossible for the Corinthians to have been in those sins. Grace changers like Dave Hunt, however, will never point that truth out to you. That same fact is further reinforced in the next chapter, where Paul wrote this:
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor. 6:9-11, NASB)
God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked man from among you.” (1 Cor. 5:13)
By saying he was wicked, Paul was also saying he was not a Christian. A wicked man is contrasted to a Christian:
This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Mat 13:49,50)
The wicked will go to the fiery furnace. Furthermore, the same Greek word for wicked found in Mt. 13:49 is also in 1 Cor. 5:13, which refers to the unnamed man in 1 Cor. 5:1-5! That is irrefutable proof that he was unsaved. Therefore, what the once saved always saved proponents embrace as gospel truth is the exact opposite of God's word!
He even declares that a person could have been so carnal that all of his works will be burned up—yet ‘he himself shall be saved' (1 Cor. 3:15).
Dave Hunt, Charles Stanley and many others are unaware of why one's works will be burned up. Based on that misunderstanding, they have arrived at a deadly conclusion about 1 Cor. 3:15, which changes grace. All that verse says is the following:
If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames. (1 Cor. 3:15)
Dave Hunt just cited the common saved so as by fire argument. 1 Cor. 3:15 describes those in Mt. 6:1-18 who lost potential rewards by their praying, fasting and giving to the poor because they did such with the intention of being honored now by man! In other words, if a righteous act is done with a wrong motive, the potential reward will burn up!
Dave Hunt embraces the security-in-sin counterfeit gospel of eternal security. Therefore, he is not teaching the grace that brings salvation (Titus 2:11,12), the kind of faith that saves (James 2:14-17) or the real gospel (1 Cor. 15:2; Col. 1:23). He is not a true Berean as he wants others to be. If he was, he would change based on the Biblical evidence which shows a righteous person can die spiritually, if he turns to do evil (Gen. 2:16,17; Ezek. 3:20; Ezek. 18:24; Ezek. 18:26; Ezek. 33:13; Ezek. 33:18; Rom. 6:16; Rom. 8:13; James 1:14-16; James 5:19,20; etc.).
Do not be deceived by Dave Hunt's carnal Christian teaching. This is Dave Hunt's second Skull And Crossbones Award. Click here to read Dave Hunt's first Skull And Crossbones Award.