REHASHED GARBAGE

REHASHED GARBAGE

2Tim. 4:3-4 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

The Lord has blessed me with the opportunity over the years of traveling and peaching His word all over the world. I have seen His Glory in His church, in the moving of His Spirit, and in His beautiful creativity displayed in creation. Who can describe the incredible blessing of being able to witness His glory in so many different places and in so many different ways? Along with this blessing comes the shocking and disturbing irony of watching the effects of man’s fall upon God’s world. In every nation you see the conflict of His glory in the midst of incredible poverty, crime, disease, and human depravity. One of those examples that I often think of was in Manila, Philippines. In 1995 we were part of an incredible move of the Holy Spirit in that nation. We saw God’s Glory come down and thousands were profoundly impacted by the move of God. It was also the place where we saw some of the worst displays of human misery. We saw thousands of homeless children living off of garbage they could forage from the dumps just to get by another day. It was quite disturbing. This picture of children living off of garbage is haunting. It reminds me of the garbage many Christians are attempting to live off of today. Many have moved away from the beautiful, precious doctrines of the Bible. These doctrines are our food. We have replaced them with repackaged garbage, the same filth that has been repackaged and rehashed over the history of the church.

One of these rehashed pieces of garbage is an old heresy Martin Luther termed antinomianism. This false teaching emphasizes Paul’s teaching on grace with the added flare that we are no longer expected to follow the moral law of God. Today it is being reserved in a hip, slick way termed the “the grace message”. Typically false teachers will take a precious truth and push the envelope way too far until the truth becomes error. Adam Clarke spoke of the dangers of this teaching way back in the 1700’s. Some things never change.

“We must beware of Antinomianism ; that is, of supposing that, because Christ has been obedient unto death, there is no necessity for our obedience to his righteous commandments. If this were so, the grace of Christ would tend to the destruction of the law, and not to its establishment. He only is saved from his sins who has the law of God written in his heart; and he alone has the law written in his heart who lives an innocent, holy, and useful life. Wherever Christ lives he works: and his work of righteousness will appear to his servants, and its effect will be quietness and assurance for ever. The life of God in the soul of man is the principle which saves and preserves eternally.”

I love that, wherever Christ works, his work of righteousness will appear in His servants. Today, feed on heaven’s bread, the historic doctrines that are food for our souls.

5 Replies to “REHASHED GARBAGE”

  1. WE cant sin so grace will abound I agree all the way Grace didnt come cheap and we hate any teaching that says otherwise, Grace is given so we can walk upright before the Lord it isnt given so people can have one foot in the world and another foot in the Lord that would be taking the Lords grace in vain, not good. I think as time goes on people will have to get this right or just go back to the world. grace was given to us for savation and to be able to enterin to fellowship with the Lord and to do right not wrong, It is wrong to sin today with the convenience of repenting tomorrow, even though we all are sinners and can confess and get cleansed , to be in the habit of willfully sinning is very bad and not a good place to be hanging out it all comes down to if we want the Lord or dont want Him, anyone teaching cheap grace needs to get it right, they are false teachers, the Lord taught this totally different.

  2. I have seen dozens of discussions on this topic. The Word however and as always said it best:
    Gal 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

    There are (off the top of my head) at least five verses that specifically and plainly say we are no longer under the Law but not one who say we should violate the Law.
    Gal 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law

    If we abide in Christ (the Vine) and the life of the Vine permeates us, flows in and through us, then we will be living expressions of His Love and by His nature revealed in us we will do what man himself could not- walk pleasing to God with no violation of His Word. There is no other way pleasing to God as man on his own can never keep the Law with a righteous heart (Gal 2:16, Gal_3:10, Isa_64:6 ).

    The Law was our tutor showing the dread condition of fallen man and his flesh. Does not the history of man show us how he perverts the heart of God by his own manipulation of said law (pharisee-ism)? Does not the Holy Spirit lead us in all truth- spiritual, moral and/or any other aspect (Rom 8:14)? If we follow Him we will indeed fulfill God’s Laws without them ever coming to mind because we will be walking in the very center of His will. He is the only One who can walk you in this walk of obedience.

    Gal 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

    Gal 4:1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
    Gal 4:2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
    Gal 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
    Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
    Gal 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
    Gal 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
    Gal 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

    We would do well to walk in, dwell in, and find our life in the Spirit.
    We would do well to follow the commands of Christ which are not burdensome commands but instead are love, forgive, love and love again. We, the only true doers of the Law do not dwell on the Law or attempt to fulfill it but walk hand in hand God who reveals the righteousness of Christ in us.

    Much love in Christ,
    your brother Larry.

  3. I LOVE HIS FOOD AND WATER. HAVE TO EAT AND DRINK DAILY. HIS FOOD FILLS ME UP UNTIL I OVERFLOW. I LOVE HIS WORDS. THE BIBLE. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE MATURING AND DRINKING HIS WORD.

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