Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Website upgrade: Part 2: How does the false teaching of universal objective justification molest Christians’ faith?

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Part 2: How does the false teaching of universal objective justification molest Christians’ faith? - www.thechristianmessage.org/2012/09/

Excerpt:

Universalists generally do not give God the Holy
Spirit, credit for dispensing God's Mercy within
an individual soul. It pains them to admit Luther's
clear Biblical teaching that the Holy Spirit brings
a person to faith in Christ; and that the same
Holy Spirit of God imparts to that very soul the
"blessings of redemption." Please note John 3:1-21
in context, along with 1 Corinthians 6:11.
>>>>>>> ........ First of allthe Universalist teaching of “objective justification” presents a false security. No matter what the behavior of the person; all is [supposedly] forgiven. Why [according to them]? Because all has been forgiven. Why has all been forgiven? Because Christ suffered and died and rose from the dead for the purpose of bringing forgiveness to all human [souls] beings. And, the Universalists think they have it all figured out how this forgiveness to everyone, is effected.  Somehow they overlook what the blessed Christian Reformer, Martin Luther, stated in his explanation of the words of the Third Article of the Apostles’ Creed:

“……..In which Christian Church He [the Holy Spirit] daily and richly forgives sins to me and all believers…….”

Remember Jesus encounter with Nicodemus in John 1:1-21 – in context? Being “born from above” just doesn’t entail Christian Conversion; it entails what comprises that conversion – “the forgiveness of sins!”  And, what did Martin Luther say about “the forgiveness of sins?” He said:

“Where there is the forgiveness of sins; there is life and salvation.”

By being born from above by God, the Holy Spirit’s initiating activity; brings with that, the forgiveness of sins. Hence, genuine spiritual “life” is conveyed – the “salvation” of one’s soul; and heaven to come. [Titus 3:5] I quote from Luther’s Catechism [CPH – 1943]:

163. What is the work of the Holy Ghost?

The Holy Ghost sanctifies me, that is, He makes me holy, by bringing me to faith in Christ and by imparting to me the blessings of redemption (Sanctification in the wider sense includes everything that the Holy Ghost does in me.)

419 – But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11


Universal objective justification’s false sense of spiritual security is fostered at a young age......... <<<<<<<<<

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