The entire professing Church System claims that it's God's job to clean you up and stop the sin. So instead of going out and telling people to 'go and sin no more' we should tell them rather, 'WAIT for God to stop you and then go. Now when the sin doesn't Stop, as is SOP in the Churches, whose fault is it? Obviously it's God's who is supposed to change your sinful desires from naughty to nice. Since man is born moral depraved, corrupted in nature by sin, his will disable the only explanation for ongoing sin and moral decay in our society is placing the blame on God, who allowed man to be reduced to this despicable state to begin with. Thus the only thing that makes sense under such a situation is to make some kind of special 'arrangement to 'Save man in his fallen state and declare him righteous in God's site by proxy. Otherwise it would be un-FAIR to ask him to do anything right and Just, when he has been rendered incapable by birth.
Therefore instead of preaching Repentance
and faith Proven by Deeds as shown in the Bible, we have heretics like Paul
Washer running around saying things like this:
Because you need to realize the Bible says, For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, and you have no idea what that means, that we were born radically depraved and God hating, that we would have never sought God, never come to God. We have rebelled against God, broken every law. It’s not just an issue that you have sinned. The issue is you’ve never done anything but sinned.” [15:09-15:30 Shocking Youth Message]
How can you ask a 'sinner 'born radically depraved and God hating' to DO anything worthy or Just? It would be impossible for him to produce deeds worthy of repentance because he has never done 'anything but sin! What's the ONLY remedy for such a person (mankind) Un-Conditional Election and 'Irresistible Grace! GOD has to Choose and effectively Call those He knows (from the foundation of the world) will come, not under their own power of will but by HIS Choosing and overriding their inability to respond. The Saddest part is this guy is considered a 'holiness preacher by many. Yet he knows NOTHING about the Nature of man or the process of Repentance and faith. The Bible says 'God made man upright, but he sought out many schemes' Ecc7:29 the fact that he may have sinned is not Proof he is no longer capable of Obeying and coming clean with God. Scripture constantly Commands him to do so:
draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James4:8-10
Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves James1:21-22
Under such as 'Washer's gospel how could anyone even put forth the effort to 'Draw near to God and actually come clean as the passage says. What could motivate a 'God hater' to lay aside his filthiness and overflow of wickedness other then Election and irresistible grace? He can't come clean, obey or DO anything until God does it for him, so you may as well tell the dog to Purify its heart and stop being double-minded! Can you see how God gets the Blame here? Where else could it lay but on Him if what these heretics like Washer say is true? If we go about telling our friends and family members they must stop sinning before they can approach God seeking His Mercy, we are the worst hypocrites in history! But yet all we're doing is taking the Bible on face value instead of 'Twisting it into some nonsensical system of doctrine that renders repentance null and void.
Here's Washer's version of repentance:
'You were saved because you repented of your sins and you believed, and not only did you do that in the past, you continued to do it even until now, because when Jesus proper translation of that verse He gave is this: The Kingdom of God is come. The time is fulfilled. Now, spend the rest of your lives repenting of your sins and believing in Me'
'Spend the rest of your life repenting!' WHERE is that in the Bible??? True repentance is a once and for all experience NOT to be repeated, Rom6:6
knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.
WAS Crucified, the text says, past tense, the 'body of sin' is DONE away with here, slavery to sin to broken. You don't repent for the rest of your life trying to break free from something that was Put to death in the initial act of repentance. In Acts26:18 the Gospel was
If Sin and bondage is darkness and a person is brought from that darkness to light in repentance, what remains to be repented of? He who sins is of the devil (Jh8:34, 1Jh3:7-8) he is a Slave to sin in need of repentance. Those in Christ 'Sin not' 1Jh5:18, through faith working by love in the Power of His Grace they KEEP themselves from wickedness! (Gal5:6, Titus2:11) Obedience to the truth Purifies the heart of Sin and Keeps it Pure as He is Pure. (1Pet1:22, 1Jh3:3)
Heretics like Washer say: 'Now, am I saying that a Christian is without sin? No, because, in First John, we learn that Christians do sin, and if any man does not acknowledge his sin, he knows not God'
In other words if I'm 'sinning, I know for sure, I know God, but if I'm NOT sinning, made Pure by obedience to the truth, I DON'T know Him and I'm lost for sure! Does that make sense to you? How about we determine whether or not be Know Him by this:
Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 1John2:3-4
Shouldn't the 'Christian be measured by this Standard rather than 'sin? He Commanded us to 'Go and Sin no more!' Jh5:14, 8:11, by His Standard we know for sure that if we're 'Sinning, then we are liars and have no truth in us. Is it really of any wonder why most of the world looks at Christianity with such distain? WHO in their right mind could see God as entirely FAIR and impartial under such a System as moral depravity, human inability and election? But this is derived from man's delusions NOT from God, He set forth His standard based on man's ability to Choose between good and evil, darkness and light. If he is 'Willing and Obedient' he will be accepted by God, but if he 'Refuses and rebels' he will perish in his sins, Isa1:19-20
From the very beginning God revealed His fairness to sinners by saying to Cain who had conceived hatred in his heart to murder his brother Able, as he went forth God told him:
Under Washer's gospel this would be considered blasphemy, NO ONE can Rule over it, he would cry! But as Able 'obtained Witness that his DEEDS were Righteous, Heb11:4, Cain refused to also 'do well and suffered the horrible consequences of his actions. YOU also if you consider and turn away from all your transgressions which you committed, you shall surely live; and shall not die!
So ask yourself WHO is Fair, heretics like Washer, or GOD who gives everyone the SAME chance to Turn and live, I think the answer is more than obvious. He who Covers his sins shall not prosper but whoever Confesses and forsakes them will find Mercy!' Prov28:13