Richard Warmack


Natural Depravity
Imparted Evil Nature
Legal Guilt & Condemnation
Christ Bore our Sins
Imputed Obedience of Christ
He hath made Him to be Sin
O Wretched man that I Am
It's Impossible to be Lost

Some Excerpts from his Sermons:

"I tell you, any person who denies the kinship and the natural depravity of all men and women in Adam -- they do not know God and they do not know this Book."
If all that was meant by this statement was 'Physical death', meaning we 'Physical' die due to Adam's initial Sin in the Garden, then I would Not  have adduced it for examination, HOWEVER, because Warmack (like Augustine and other Reformed thinkers) fail to separate this type of inherited corruption FROM moral depravity, we must inspect it for a moment. (the NEXT quote I will educe and the audio clip titled"Imparted Evil Nature" will prove he does Not discern a difference between Physical and Moral 'depravity') Now, since there is No distinction made here, it has to follow that Wickedness is a 'natural' trait found in all human beings who descend from the loins of Adam. In short, if such a statement is accurate, it would necessarily follow that committing Sin would produce a positive feeling instead of a negative one. Yet, the Bible says, "for when Gentiles (meaning heathens), who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them)". (Rom. 2:14-15) In other words, Sin is Not natural, not even to the Unregenerate. (this is WHY, for instance, people who do Not follow Christ deem it necessary to hide their acts of Adultery from their mates!) Now, if only the Un-Saved reject the notion of Sin being a Natural quality within human nature, then we must conclude all the Christians who lived before the 4th Century (where Augustine of Hippo formulated the idea of 'Total Depravity' which Warmack is advancing in the pulpit) were lost. (this is precisely what a Reformed thinker wants you to believe so they can advance their systematic theology which contradicts the Patristic writings)

"When your child was born, my two boys, when they were conceived, immediately, what did they get from me and from their mother? What did they get?...huh...they got Adam's Sin and Adam's Guilt imputed and his evil nature imparted to each and everyone of em."

This "Federal Headship" theory, which Warmack alludes to here without announcing it, is connected to the Reformed faith's Covenantal exegeses of Scripture. Basically, behind all the rhetoric, it is explained that Adam was the human races Representative in the Garden, therefore, when he Sinned, it is explained that his loins, that is, the entire human race whom he 'represented', Sinned as well. Because of this, everyone (except Jesus of course) is Born a Sinner (imputed with Adam's Guilt) and morally Depraved (meaning Only able to do evil). However, such a theory lacks support from the Genesis account and is DENIED to be possible by various Texts found in the Bible! (Deu. 24:16; 2 Kngs 14:6; 2 Chron. 25:4; Jer. 31:29-30) Hear the Prophet Ezekiel: "The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself". (Ezk. 18:20). Further proof of this hermeneutical error is found in Romans 5:14 where the Apostle states, "nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam..." This Passage repels the idea of the entire human race being 'Represented' by Adam and Sinning with him PRENATALLY! Consider Genesis 8:21 as well which informs us that "the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his YOUTH".... notice, he did Not say "Birth" as Warmack has told us. Moreover, Paul said, "I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died." (Rom. 7:9) In the same Book he tells us "for where there is no law there is no transgression" and that "for by the law is the knowledge of sin". (Rom. 4:15 & 3:20) Since infant children are said to have "no knowledge of good or evil" in Scripture, then it must follow that they are viewed as innocent by God until they 'actually' commit iniquity of their own volition. (Deut. 1:39; Isa. 7:15-16; 59:2; Rom. 9:11) Warmack has explained Sin to be reproduced with the body through the act of procreation, however, the Apostle John disagrees and plainly states that "whosoever Commits Sin Transgresses also the Law: for Sin is the Transgression of the Law." (1 Jn. 3:4) Because this teaching assumes that everyone Sinned with Adam and has been Imputed with his Guilt, then it becomes apparent that Un-baptized and aborted babies who perish, will Reap what Adam has Sown, that being, the 'dreadful decree' of Eternal death. (Rom. 6:23) This teaching is based on conjecture, study it and remember what Jesus words... “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven." (Matt. 19:14)

"As Adam by his one transgression brought legal guilt and legal condemnation to every person who was connected with him, so by the Lord Jesus Christ, by His one act of obedience, His sinless life, and His substitutionary death, He brought justification in time and in time through regeneration and conversion, He brings Spiritual life to everybody who is connected with Him."

There is ALOT of theology behind this statement, but again, because it is assumed that all Sinned in the person of Adam, then it follows that the (so called) 'Covenant' has been Violated and God can 'Justly' hold you responsible for the first mans transgression, even though you did Not literally participate in it. (by this, they say, you Cannot plead what your conscience screams, that is, Un-Just!) Now, because your Born a Sinner and Totally Depraved, you No longer have the ability to access your Free Will apart from Preceding Grace giving you entrance. Therefore, if your FATE is Redemption, then the Active and Passive Obedience of Jesus will be Imputed to your account by God, thus removing the 'legal guilt and legal condemnation' incurred from Adam at Birth. (this is 100% Forensic, meaning, it changes God's VIEW of the recipient and NOT the person Receiving it!) What this ultimately means is you will be 'Irresistible' drug to Salvation, then AFTER you're Saved in your Sins, you will be granted the ability to Repent, have Faith and Persevere. (in other words, God, through the Spirit, will free up your Free Will) On the other hand, if you're Not connected to Christ, meaning predestined to Reprobation by God and Un-Atoned for by His Son, then you will have no other choice but to Continue in wickedness and Un-belief because God failed to bestow on you the Grace you need by which you could have been Regenerated and able to produce the Fruits of Salvation. Hence, God is to blame, which means, man is Not responsible for his  or her choices! Furthermore, the notion that every single person Sinned in Adam, but that everybody is Not Redeemed by Christ is in conflict with Romans 5:18 which states: "Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life." According to Warmacks Calvinist theory, the first "all" in the Passage means the entire human race, whereas, the second "all" is confined to the 'Elect' alone. This is WRONG for sure as many Verses explain. (Jn. 1:29; 2 Cor. 5:14-15; 1 Tim. 2:6; 2 Pet. 3:9; 1 Jn.2:2, etc.) What we have here is the common error of reading a personal theology into the Bible. Don't be Deceived!

"You and I enter into this promise, what…there is therefore no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, were not even condemnable ... you say, well, we sin grievously, yes we do, but listen, Christ bore our sins in His body on the tree, which ones? ….all of them! And for that cause since God condemned sin in the person of Christ what  can it not be for those whom He represented?....there’s no possibility of condemnation… we can never be brought back under the guilt, defilement or penalty of sin because the penalty was paid in full when our blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ cried, “it’s finished”, it was done!"

While the Bible does indeed say "there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus",we MUST remember, this strictly applies to those "who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit!" (Rom. 8:1 & 4) The idea that Grace allows Christians to Continue to Sin 'GRIEVOUSLY'contradicts what the Apostle Paul taught completely! "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age." (Tit. 2:11-12) And again, "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not!" (Rom. 6:1-2) The notion that the Blood of Christ will automatically Cloak your ongoing Vice translates into Salvation being a license to Sin! (Jude 3-4) But if this is the case, then WHY does the Bible Warn, "For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries?" (Heb. 10:26-27) Notice too that Warmack interprets 1 Pet. 2:24 as relating to the Believers FUTURE Sins! Yet, the VERY Apostle who Warmack claims taught Pre-Forgiveness WARNED his fellow Christian that IF you do Not "Add to your Faith", you will become "shortsighted, even to blindness, and forget you were cleansed from your OLD sins!" (2 Pet. 1:5-10) Why would Peter say this when he, as Warmack has asserted, understood the "Elects" FUTURE Sins to already be under the Blood? If Future Sins are Under the Blood, then HOW could God Chastise His children He can no longer see? (Heb 12) Furthermore, HOW could the Lord had seen the Iniquity in the Churches as recorded in Revelations 2-3? Clearly, Warmack is in Major error! The Death of Christ, according to Romans 3:25, allowed God to "pass over the sins that were PREVIOUSLY committed" only! Take Heed! God is NOT Blind to your Disobedience! There is a LIST of Sins in the Bible that will Disqualify you from His Kingdom. (1 Cor. 6:9-10; Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:5-7; Rev. 21:8) Remember what the Apostle John told us...."Little children, let no one deceive you. He who does righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil!" (1 Jn. 3:7-8)

"Listen, because they are one with Christ in the view of God's law and justice, this morning, if your in Christ, you have perfectly satisfied every single solitary demand of God's justice in the person of your surety and substitute the Lord Jesus Christ, you have kept the law. Most people told you all your life, 'the only way you going to go to heaven is by keeping the law' and they were right, you've kept it. You say, 'oh no I haden't', ohhhh yea you have, in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ."

First, notice the language... "in the VIEW of God's law and justice". This is IMPORTANT to grasp because this entire theology is based on God seeing Christ when He looks at you. (in other words, God has Deceived Himself into thinking you are 'Righteous', when in fact, you are Not!) Secondly, where exactly does it SAY that Christ Obeyed for us? (Jn 14:15; Acts 5:32; Rom. 6:16; Heb. 5:9; 11:6; 1 Jn. 2:3-6; Rev. 19:7-8) Yes, He did "fulfill' the Law, however, that doesn't mean you are exempt from 'Walking in the Spirit', whereby, you also ‘Fulfill’ the Righteous requirements of the Law BY Faith. (Matt. 5:17 & Rom. 8:4) The question is, "Do we then make void the law through faith?" According to Warmack, the answer is YES! (since it is obvious that if Christ is your 'Substitute', then He, instead of YOU, kept God’s Law!) Yet, Paul the Apostle disagrees, "Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law." (Rom. 3:31) Since the Law is to be upheld in our hearts through Faith Working by Love, then HOW could Paul understood that Christ did this for us OR that it is transferred to us by Faith? (Gal. 5:6) Impossible! Often the Bible explains that "love is the fulfillment of the law" (Rom. 13:10) Christ even said, "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matt. 22:37-41) If this is what God demands on the pains of Hell Fire, but we are incapable of rendering due service, once again, an Un-Just picture is betrayed of the 'Righteous' Father! (Jn. 17:25) This entire quote by Warmack reeks of the Satisfaction Model of 'Atonement' recommended by a Anselm of Canterbury (Aosta c. 1033 – Canterbury 21 April 1109) that LATER formulated into a model of Reconciliation known as 'Penal Substitution' by the Reformers. Neither of these teachings have roots in Primitive Christianity.

"What does 2 Corinthians 5:21 say, I forgot? huh...hmm... my brain went completely dead boy. Thats old age I'm turning 50 this week so you got to give me some lead way. I'm glad I'm a hillbilly cause y'all understand this... for he hath made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. Boy thats an amazing thing. His flesh, His perfect obedience, and His sinless humanity, God the Son offered on the alter of His deity, so that all of our sins were purged and paid for perfectly and completely, not in our own persons, but in the person of His Son the Lord Jesus Christ."

To preachers like Warmack, Christ 'Sinlessness' (i.e Perfection/Obedience) was carried out so it could be 'Transferred' to the Elect by Faith, however, in the Bible it becomes clear that Jesus Sinlessness was necessary because, as God has told us in times past, "Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it shall not be acceptable on your behalf". (Lev. 22:20 & Ex. 12:5) In other words, Christ Purity is connected with His Sacrifice to God, NOT in His moral track record being Imputed to you! (Eph. 5:2) As the Bible says...."how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" (Heb. 9:14) And again, 'By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all" (Heb. 10:10) The idea that Christ became a "mass of Sinfulness" (meaning a Sinner) on the Cross and was literally infected with the elects Sin, as Warmack and other Calvinist insist so they can teach their doctrine of Double Imputation, is inaccurate according to 1 Jn. 3:5 where it is said: "And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin."(not to mention if Christ 'Paid the Penalty' for your Sin, as Warmack says He did, the Punishment is [eternal] death according to Rom. 6:23) The Truth is Christ Death was a Sin-Offering to God on our Behalf. (this is supported by the Prophet Isaiah in 53:10 and the LXX, which WAS the Apostles Bible) Therefore, the idea that Christ incurred your 'legal Guilt' at Calvary OR absorbed the Wrath of God 'in your stead' is a Reformed MYTH! Research it.

"He loved us when?...when we were dead in trespasses and sins. And Christ righteousness imputed, what is it?...its the only ground or cause or hope of our Salvation. His righteousness alone is the only thing that can remove God's wrath and gain God's favor...its the only thing that can take away the defilement of our sin and entitle us to justification and eternal life, but now listen to me...the true believers walk, there course or there cause is the evidence that he's in Christ Jesus -- that he has been truly Saved based on that one ground, imputed righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ alone. The true believers walk is not the ground of his peace, your walk, your character and your conduct is not the source of your comfort in God's sight, and it's not the source or the cause of your comfort in your own conscience. Think about this this morning, how in the world can you find peace and comfort from those things which you are caused to cry according to Romans chapter 7 every single solitary day?..."O wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from this body of death?" We realize how miserably we fail. You show me one child of God who doesn't realize that they have not loved God perfectly and they have not loved their neighbor as themselves, and I will show you a man or woman who does not know the true and living God. We know we have not fulfilled the law. Now we know we fail in our character and conduct."

Warmack’s Gospel is Not based on Following Jesus, instead, it is grounded on you 'Trusting' that Christ Obeyed in all areas you Disobey! (which according to this theology, would be in EVERY single way!) The Bible WARNS you 'Reap what you Sow' and that "we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad", HOWEVER, if character and conduct don't count under Grace, as Warmack has suggested, then these Verses are no longer valid! (Gal. 6:7-9; 2 Cor. 5:10; 1 Pet. 1:17) Paul told the Thessalonians, "you are witnesses, and God also, how devoutly and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you who believe" and in Acts 24:16 he says, "I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men." If conduct doesn't count, then WHY does the Bible instruct Believers to be "obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy?” (1 Pet. 1:14-16) Also, how could the Wretch described in Romans 7 be Paul in the Present tense? Clearly it is Not, just like the Apostle is NOT saying he is the 'Chief of Sinners' PRESENTLY in 1 Tim. 1:15! "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." (Rom. 8:6) Paul said you are a Slave to whom you Obey! (Rom. 6:16-17) Romans 7, taken in Context with Chapters 6 & 8, depicts the Apostles past life in Judaism (remember HOW that Chapter begins..."for I speak to those who know the law!"), instead of his present Life in Christ! (Gal. 2:20) Paul taught "the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith!" (1 Tim. 1:5) He testified to Newness of Life! (2 Cor 5:17) Warmack is arguing in Favor of Sin and leading people to conclusions that the Spirit of Truth does Not! Remember Peter's Warning about False teachers..."For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption..." This is A vivid description of Richard Warmack... His doctrine is ROTTEN to the Core and Fleshly! Jesus said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin" and that "if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed!" (Jn. 8:34-36) This is WHAT it means to be a Partaker of the Divine nature! ("having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust" -- 2 Pet. 1:3-4) Don't believe the Lie! "For whatever is born of God OVERCOMES the world. And this is the VICTORY that has overcome the world—our faith." (1 Jn. 5:4)

"It's impossible, you hear me? It's absolutely impossible for anybody whom God loved before time to finally and ultimately be lost --- thats how secure our Salvation is."

This is the Fatalism of Calvinism that is camouflaged by the term "Grace". As they say, 'by the decree of God, for the manifestation of his glory, some men and angels are predestinated unto everlasting life, and others foreordained to everlasting death.' Thus, if man can forfeit his Salvation, then God is no longer Absolutely Sovereign and His Will can be thwarted! (this is WHY the doctrine of 'Total Depravity' was invented, since in theory, man losses all his ability to Resist God! -- Acts 7:51 & 2 Tim. 3:8)  This doctrine of Eternal Security makes it impossible to know who is of God or lost, since we must remember that Deeds done in the body don't count under this Gospel, which really means, you can't know people by their Fruits! (Matt. 7:15-20 & 1 Jn. 3:10) Many Scriptures must be considered as well. What about 2 Cor. 13:5? "Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified?" How much Clearer could the Apostle have been? (he basically says the SAME thing in 1 Cor. 9:24-27!) Also, Why did Paul Warn about 'Shipwrecking' your Faith and about a time when a Great "falling away" would come to pass before the Day of the Lord, when in fact, the Elect cannot suffer shipwreck according to the Faith and its impossible to Apostate from God? (1 Tim. 1:18-20 & 2 Thess. 2:3 & Matt. 24:24-25) Have you ever read his farewell address to the Ephesian Elders? (Acts 20:26-35) Why would the Apostle take the time to WARN the Church about deception, when none in the Church could become Deceived or lost as they travel along the Narrow Way? We see in John's Gospel that some of Jesus's Disciples withdrew from Him and "walked with Him no more" (Jn. 6:66) To the Reformed thinker, in hopes of protecting their doctrine of Eternal Security, it would have to be insisted that these Disciples Never really followed the Lord to begin with, however, it's obviously impossible to walk away from someone you NEVER walked with to begin with! Same goes for Judas Iscariot. The Bible doesn't tell us he was NEVER Saved to begin with as Calvinism does, instead, it shows he WAS Saved, then by TRANSGRESSION  fell! (Acts 1:25; Matt. 10:1-4; 1 Jn. 3:4) Furthermore, HOW could one 'fall', IF they Never 'stood'? Don't be Deceived by by teachers like Warmack! Peter Warned the "Beloved" about false teachers who would "TWIST" Paul's Letters and in the process, lead some "away with the error of the wicked." (2 Pet. 3:14-17) This is precisely what the OSAS doctrine has done today! It has distorted Paul's Message and led people into complacency BECAUSE they have been Convinced that they are Safe and Secure in the arms of Jesus forever more, regardless of their behavior and commitment to Him, because as Warmack said.... "It's absolutely impossible for anybody whom God loved before time to finally and ultimately be lost!" It's time to ditch this Reformed dogma and Dig into the Word for yourself! Jesus said "he who endures to the end will be saved." (Matt. 10:22) Hebrews 3:14 says, "For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end." "To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath!" (Rom. 2:7-8) So..."Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart." (Rom. 6:7-9)