Monday, October 26, 2015

The Evil of Antinomianism

Charles Spurgeon on Antinomianism:

From his autobiography, vol. 1, "The Early Years" (Banner of Truth) pgs. 224, 225.

"...From my very soul, I detest everything that in the least savors of the antinomianism which leads people to preach about being secure in Christ while they are living in sin. 

We cannot be saved by or for our good works, neither can we be saved without good works. Christ never will save any of his people in their sins: He save His people from their sins. If a man is not desiring to live a holy life in the sight of God, with the help of the Holy Spirit, he is still 'in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.'"

"... The idea of 'saving faith' apart from good works, is ridiculous. The saved man is not a perfect man, but his heart's desire is to become perfect, he is always panting after perfection, and the day will come when he will be perfected..."

"One of the first evidences that anyone is a child of God is that he hates sin with the perfect hatred, and seeks to live a holy, Christlike life."


Anonymous said...

God have mercy upon the Christians that are not walking the walk...after Jesus gave us His all~

Arlee Bird said...

I believe that James 2 addresses this issue well. I think about the damage done by some of the famed evangelists and icons preaching salvation solely based on faith whose falls might have severely shaken the beliefs of their most avid followers. Followers of Christ have been given a bad name by the actions of a few highly visible proclaimers of the Gospel.

Arlee Bird
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