There are four lies being told in Orlando today. Modern, man-centered, Christ dethroning religionist would have us believe; God loves everyone; it is God's will for everyone to be saved; Christ died for everyone; and the Holy Spirit draws the saved and condemned alike. These are well established suppositions, rarely questioned for their truthfulness. To call them into question is to unmask the faulty foundation of a false gospel and kindle the wrath of those desperate to protect their traditions.
1) "What sayeth the Scripture?" "The Lord is righteous,
He loves righteousness" (Ps. 11:7). "Jacob I have loved, but
Esau I have hated" (Rom. 9:13). God's love is a holy love. He can no
more love unrighteousness than He can cease to be holy. God's love is for
Christ, in Christ, and through Christ. Everything outside of Christ is under
the condemnation and wrath of God. He has loved His elect with an everlasting
love, having chosen them in Him before the foundation of the world.
Question #1: If God loves all men, those who receive eternal life as well as those who suffer eternal damnation, what does the love of God have to do with anyone's salvation?
2) What does the Bible say about God's will and salvation? "Having
predestined us according to the good pleasure of His Will" (Eph. 1:5).
"Having made known to us the mystery of His Will according to His good
pleasure which He purposed in Himself." "I will have mercy upon
whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion upon whomever I will
have compassion. So then it is not of him who wills, or of him who runs, but of
God who shows mercy. Therefore, He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom
He wills He hardens" (Rom 9:15-18). "For as the Father raises
the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom He
wills" (Jn. 5:21).
Question #2: If God wills for all men to be saved, what does the will of God have to do with anyone's salvation?
3) What do the Scriptures say about the purpose of Jesus' death on the
cross? Did He die for all men? "I am the Good Shepherd, the Good
Shepherd gives His life for the sheep" (Jn. 10:11). "Who gave
Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for
Himself His own special people" (Titus 2:14). "who gave
Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age,
according to the will of our God and Father" (Gal. 1:4). If Christ
purposed to die for all men1 did He not have the power to accomplish His
purpose? God forbid! Did He die to make men savable or did He die to accomplish
the salvation of a chosen people?
Question #3: If Christ shed His precious blood for all men, what does the work of Christ on the cross have to do with anyone's salvation?
4) What does God say about the work of the Holy Spirit in redemption? Are
sinners dead (Eph. 2:1) in need of regeneration, or just sick in need of a
little reformation? "He saved us, not because of deeds done by us in
righteousness, but in virtue of His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration
and renewal in the Holy Spirit" (Titus 3:5). "The written code
kills, but the Spirit gives life" (II Cor. 3:6).
Question #4: If the Holy Spirit draws the saved and the condemned alike, what does the Holy Spirit have to do with anyone's salvation?
The Truth: Salvation is of the Lord! Don't believe a lie, it will damn your soul.