The Most Terrifying Truth of Scripture!

The gospel cannot be made any clearer than this. This is the message that is simple and free to all who will come and plead for mercy at the feet of a holy, righteous God.

7 thoughts on “The Most Terrifying Truth of Scripture!

  1. I’m such a huge fan of Paul Washer’s teaching. It always challenges me to grow, never to become complacent. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You are welcome. I have also learned much from Paul Washer. I appreciate the fact that he is willing to tell the truth no matter the cost because he realizes that he must give account to God, not to man.

  3. Absolutely. I’ve often thanked God for those like Paul and others of his ilk whose sermons have been used mightily by the Lord in my life.

    I’m quite grateful for those of you who contribute to this blog as well. It’s refreshing to hear truth in these times when deception is so rampant.

  4. It appears the Paul Washer is gently moving away from his Lordship Salvation position. Personally, I believed and put my faith in Christ first and then repented from my sins after being saved by faith. I repented of sin under the conviction of the Holy Spirit that fell on me in power the moment I received Christ, not as a condition to be saved.

    I think it noteworthy though to point out a few unscriptural things Washer presents in the video. At the 2:23 mark, Washer says, “…all of creation calls for our condemnation…” Not so. Paul taught otherwise. In Romans 8:14-25. I posted more scripture than necessary so you can see the context. Pay particular to verses 19 to 25.

    14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

    18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.

    22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

    Additionally, at the 2:30 mark in the video, Washer says “… If a just God simply pardons the unjust, he is no longer just…”
    Again, this is a bit of a stretch and perhaps he is trying to slip back into the heresy (as I see it) of Lordship Salvation.
    Clearly the scriptures teach if we confess our sins, he is just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    1 John 1

    That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our joy complete.

    5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

    8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

    Overall, Paul Washer’s message is correct. He just has a few misunderstandings of what we are in Christ as sons and daughters of God. Thanks for posting the video.

  5. Alan, thanks for stopping by. Inserting a quote here from Theopedia on Lordship Salvation. We would adhere to this position as stated in this definition, and do not regard this teaching by Washer or MacArthur as heresy. To our knowledge, Washer is not moving away from his stated positions in any way. This would actually be of great concern to us if he did.

    Lordship salvation

    “By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.” (1 John 3:10, ESV)

    Lordship salvation is the position that receiving Christ involves a turning in the heart from sin and, as a part of faith, a submissive commitment to obey Jesus Christ as Lord. It also maintains that progressive sanctification and perseverance must necessarily follow conversion. Those who hold to the doctrine of perseverance of the saints see this not only as a requirement, but an assured certainty according to the sustaining grace of Christ.

    The doctrine of lordship salvation has implications for evangelism, assurance, and the pursuit of holiness. The grace of God in salvation not only forgives, but transforms, and a lack of obedience or transformation in a person’s life is warrant to doubt that they have been born again. The grounds for assurance include not only the objective promises of God (like John 3:16), but also the internal testimony of the Spirit (Romans 8:16) and holiness the Spirit produces in our lives (1 John 2:3-4,19).

    The non-lordship salvation position is popularly known by critics as “easy believism”, and by adherents as “free grace”. However, proponents of Lordship salvation frown upon this usage of the term “free grace”, as the free grace spoken of in the Bible both justifies the sinner and transforms the heart unto obedience.

  6. “For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.” Rom. 2:13 The most terrifying truth of scripture.

  7. Theodore, if by your comment, you mean to imply or state that obeying the law produces righteousness, then I am afraid you are wrong. The law was not given in order to bring man to God, but to reveal to man how far away and alienated man is from God.

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