Hensley: How to Rightly Divide the Bible

I honestly never knew much of these facts. I highly recommend this YouTube channel if you desire both the milk and the strong meat of the Bible. The King James Bible is THE final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and the other PERversions are nothing but recycling material; in other words, the NIV and all its evil brethren belong in your TRASH CAN!! So, on with the video.

Lordship Salvation is very popular these days– and HERESY!!

First let me include this link to a webpage that explains what I just said. I know I’m going to get a lot of hate comments for this but simply said,

GOD SAYS TO SIMPLY BELIEVE… BELIEVE… BELIEVE… that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again from the grave. Lordship Salvation ADDS WORKS to faith, and gullible but sincere people think it’s the real deal. So here’s the article, which I will abbreviate in text afterwards, highlighting all the important parts…

https://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Doctrines/Lordship%20Salvation/ls.htm

And while I’m at it, fools and false prophets like Ray Comfort, Kirk Cameron, John MacArthur, Paul Washer (he’s scary), and many others are MISLEADING THE MASSES into thinking they’re saved, but even they are not saved.

Let me say it like this. Does the Bible (the KING JAMES BIBLE, now) say anything about works to be saved… OR… does it say to simply BELIEVE THE GOSPEL..

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 16:31

You know it’s the last days when false Christs and false prophets are rising up in droves, deceiving sincere folks who think they’re preaching the truth. Even Satan has his own imitators (lots of them). This is what happens when the Bible is taken out of context and people don’t want to actually study the Bible for themselves. That’s why there’s so many damned (not swearing) fake bibles available (900 OF THEM!!!) because people think they’re going to Heaven after reading one (or more) of them and listening to these fake preachers who can’t preach their way out of a paper bag.

And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. Mark 13:31, 32

I don’t want to be hated, but the truth hurts, ESPECIALLY when you’ve been lied to habitually. Many people, especially the young and moldable, have bought into the lie that Lordship Salvation is the way to go. These fakes, preachers and bibles, are all of the Devil and Jesus Christ will smite every one with the sword of His mouth when He returns.

And now, here is the article I linked to in text form. I said I was going to just put in parts, but the whole truth must be shown if God is to be honored. This man is a mighty preacher of righteousness, and his website is called Jesus is Savior,com

Ready? Here we go.

Lordship Salvation

By David J. Stewart | May 2007 | Updated May 2015

 “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” —Romans 4:5

       LORDSHIP SALVATION is the false doctrine that a sinner MUST forsake a sinful lifestyle to be saved. In sharp contrast, the Bible, God’s Word, teaches that a sinner’s faith in Christ alone is sufficient for salvation. We are not saved by trying, but by trusting. Eternal life is a free gift, freely received by faith alone in Christ. I am a strong OPPONENT of Lordship Salvation. In fact, I hate the hellish lie of Lordship Salvation.

A popular website which endorses Lordship Salvation states the following heresy…

If Jesus Christ is not the Lord and Master of your life, He is NOT your Saviour. ALL opponents of this doctrine DENY the Lord Jesus Christ and turn the grace of God into lasciviousness by saying saved people may live just like the world. Many of today’s “soulwinner’s” believe, and preach, that submitting to Jesus as Lord is optional. They say Jesus will be your Saviour while Satan is your Lord. That is not what the Bible says. Only the devil would want you to believe that. The blood of Jesus is so POWERFUL that it will give you a new mind. Read Romans with clear eyeballs and see for yourself.

SOURCE: Lordship Salvation

I would like to make several comments, examining the above individual statements one by one, in the Light of God’s Word. The Word of God is our Sword by which we can easily defeat the two-headed monster of Lordship Salvation

  1. ACCUSATION #1: “If Jesus Christ is not the Lord and Master of your life, He is NOT your Saviour.”

    MY RESPONSE: You can’t support that statement with the Scriptures! Lordship Salvationists interpret the word Lord to mean “Master,” i.e., to surrender to Christ’s will. However, the Biblical word for Lord is quite different, which is always the Greek word KURIOS, meaning “Supreme in Authority.” Hence, to believe on Christ is to trust THE LORD. Every lost sinner who comes to Jesus Christ for salvation is coming the LORD, i.e., to God Almighty, for salvation. You don’t make Jesus Lord, He is Lord. For Lordship Salvationists to make a distinction, and create an entirely new doctrine, which requires a person to make Christ the Master of his life to be saved—is damnable heresy!
     
  2. ACCUSATION #2: ALL opponents of this doctrine DENY the Lord Jesus Christ and turn the grace of God into lasciviousness by saying saved people may live just like the world.

    MY RESPONSE: That is a horrible lie! Did Abraham deny the Lord, when he simply “believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness” in Genesis 15:6? Not at all? Romans 4:5 plainly states that we are saved WITHOUT WORKS. Abraham was justified solely by faith concerning his salvation. When James speaks of Abraham’s faith being justified by works, he was speaking about the incident in Genesis 22 when Abraham offered up Isaac. This was 7 chapters LATER, after Abraham was saved in Genesis 15:6. James speaks of the FRUIT of Abraham’s faith in James 2:21; BUT Paul speaks of the ROOT of Abraham’s faith in Romans 4:3-5. Lordship Salvationists confuse the ROOT of Christian faith with the FRUIT (i.e., evidence) of that faith. To accuse all “opponents” of Lordship Salvation of condoning worldliness and sinful living is unfair. Nothing could be further from the truth. We do not believe that at all. The Bible does not give anyone God’s permission to live in intentional sin (Romans 3:31; 6:15). 

    The Bible teaches that if a person is genuinely saved that there should be some evidence (i.e., the “works” spoken of in James 2:18). However, this has nothing to do with salvation itself. Also, you CANNOT mandate such changes for salvation, otherwise you’ve corrupted the Gospel. Please do not misunderstand—You cannot tell how much fuel is in a car’s gas tank by the sound of the horn; and you cannot determine if a person is saved by viewing their lifestyle. James speaks of works seen in the eyes of men, not God. True, a saved person should bring forth works of righteousness in their life, which are evidence of the indwelling Holy Spirit; HOWEVER, just because such works are not readily visible for others to see doesn’t mean they are not saved.Following Jesus Christ is a matter of DISCIPLESHIP, and not SALVATION. Eternal life is a free gift (Romans 5:15; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10). Our churches are filled with morally upright people who are still hellbound in their sins and unbelief. Satan’s greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again. Living a consecrated life is not a part of saving-faith. Please read the beautiful words of Dr. John R. Rice exposing the heresy of Lordship Salvation

    The argument is concerning salvation itself. Lordship Salvationists are woefully ignorant of the Bible. At some point in the past they got upset seeing professed “Christians” living in sin, so they countered the issue by fabricating the heresy of Lordship Salvation; thus, forcing people to forsake their sinful habits in order to be saved. The problem is that God never said that. Lordship Salvation is a false plan of salvation. You can’t force a sinner to forsake his sins by adding it as a requiring for salvation. This is NOT to say that a man can believe on Christ without realizing that he is a GUILTY SINNER (Romans 3:19); however, there is a vast difference between realizing one’s guilt as a sinner, verses actually forsaking the sinful act itself. Please read what Dr. Harry Ironside had to say about BIBLICAL REPENTANCE. Dr. Ironside is 100% correct in his definition of repentance…“Repentance is the recognition of my sinnership — the owning before God that I am as vile as He has declared me to be in His holy Word.”SOURCE: Except Ye Repent, by Dr. Harry Ironside, chapter 3Carefully notice that Biblical repentance is NOT forsaking the act of sin, which is impossible for anyone. Nor is it the desire to forsake deliberate sinful bad habits. For anyone to say that a person MUST forsake their sinful behavior to be saved is heresy, because eternal life is a gift, which you simply take. Please read, The Hypocrisy of the Critics of Eternal Security.

    So to clarify. I am an opponent of the Lordship Salvation heresy. I do NOT believe that a believer may live like the world without consequences. Not at all. However, just because believers struggle with sin doesn’t mean they’re not saved (Romans 7:14-25). As believers we are commanded to walk in the Spirit, but carefully notice the Words of Galatians 5:25… “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” It is abundantly clear from this Scripture that it is possible to LIVE in Christ’s Spirit (i.e., to be saved), and yet fail to WALK in Christ’s Spirit (i.e., live for the Lord). Do some genuine believers live like the world? Yes, of course; BUT, Hebrews 12:8 tells us the big difference between a worldly heathen and a worldly believer… “But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” No believer can live in sin and truly be happy. God clearly states in Hebrews 12:8 that He will CHASTISE and SCOURGE the believer. The Holy Spirit will convict a backslider, and that is an important word—backslider (Proverb 14:14). Lordship Salvationists DON’T allow for a Christian to backslide. As far as they’re concerning, a backslidden believer is no believer at all, and that’s not Biblical. The Word of God gives us numerous references to heroes of the faith who backslid into horrible sin (such as king David who committed adultery and murder).

  3. ACCUSATION #3: Many of today’s “soulwinner’s” believe, and preach, that submitting to Jesus as Lord is optional. They say Jesus will be your Saviour while Satan is your Lord. That is not what the Bible says. Only the devil would want you to believe that.

    MY RESPONSE: Again, this flawed mentality leaves absolutely no allowance for a believer to backslide. The author of the preceding quote keeps alleging that Satan is the Lord of anyone who doesn’t commit their life to Christ at the time of salvation, which is extreme and ridiculous to say the least. 1st Peter 2:2 speaks of growing in the milk of the Word. A new believer must be taught and mentored if they are to live for the Lord. 

    Like it or not, there is an ongoing raging battle in EVERY believer between the sinful flesh and the Spirit of God (Romans 7:14-25; James 4:1). Even the Apostle Paul said in Romans 7:19, “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.” Now why would the Apostle Paul DO EVIL if Jesus were his Lord? Hmmm? This Scripture alone proves the ignorance and hypocrisy of the proponents of the Lordship Salvation heresy.  
     
  4. ACCUSATION #4: The blood of Jesus is so POWERFUL that it will give you a new mind. Read Romans with clear eyeballs and see for yourself. 

    MY RESPONSE:  Yes, a new mind; but not a new flesh! The Apostle Paul states in Romans 7:24,25… “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” Proponents of Lordship Salvation are woefully blinded to the fact that every believer still has to contend with the carnal flesh. Oftentimes, as seen repeatedly from Genesis to Revelation, God’s children falter. Does not Proverb 24:16 declare… “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief“? Christians do falter in their faith at times. At best the Christian life is a rollercoaster. 

    It was John the Baptist, whom Jesus called the greatest born amongst women (Matthew 11:11), who told his disciples to go ask Jesus… “Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?” (Matthew 11:3). John became so discouraged in prison that he questioned if Jesus were truly the Messiah. What do you think the Lordship Salvation hypocrites would have said about John the Baptist? Lordship Salvationists are the hypocritical religious Pharisees of our time.

    We read in 2nd Timothy 4:10 that Demas forsook Paul, having loved this present world. Yet, we learn in Philemon 1:24 that a few years earlier Demas was a fellow-labourer with the Apostle Paul in his ministry. Demas was saved, but backslidden into the world.

WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT A PERSON MUST REPENT OF ALL OF HIS OR HER SINS TO BE SAVED.That is certainly not something we teach or lean toward, and that is not something we have ever stated in any article. In fact, I have plainly stated that I do not believe that. It would be impossible to “repent of all your sins.” I have been saved for almost 24 years, and I still have not repented of all my sins!

Also see Romans 6:15. Although the believer in Christ is freed from the CURSE of the Law, we are nevertheless expected to obey the COMMAND of the Law. Jesus said in John 15:14, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” No believer has God’s permission to sin. 2nd Corinthians 5:10 plainly states, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” 

There will be a separate judgment in Heaven just for believers, which proves that a believer cannot lose salvation because of sin. If sinful believers went to Hell, then there would not be any need for a separate judgment for believers who sin. 1st Corinthians 3:15 tells us that some believers will escape Hell “as by fire.” In other words, they will receive no rewards in Heaven. This clearly refutes the Charismatic heresy that salvation can be lost. If that were true, then how could a believer, who lived so awful as to receive NO REWARDS in Heaven, still go to Heaven?

Oh! The folly of those today who propagate the Lordship Salvation heresy. Their accusation against Bible-believing Christians that we make void the Law is absurd and certainly untrue. Just because a Christian goes into sin does not mean that they have chosen Satan as their lord. How ridiculous! Did king David make Satan his lord when he deliberately committed adultery and murder? Did Peter make Satan his lord when he denied Christ? Such accusations are childish. The truth is that every believer struggles with the sin-nature. As my pastor Dr. Jack Hyles used to say… “We can walk in the Spirit at any given moment if we so choose; but we won’t always walk in the Spirit because of our sin-nature.” God has given us the ability to escape temptation (1st Corinthians 10:13); but as sinners we won’t always do that. Lordship Salvationists act like they are without sin, but they are saturated with sins, especially the sin of hypocrisy.

Whew, that’s a lot of info, but I did remove some of it to make it brief.

So if you don’t like what you just read, get mad at God because He is the one with Whom you will have to deal when you face Him in judgment. Many people who think they’re saved will wind up in HELL, because of these people who think they know more than God. Let me warn you, GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED. He will have the final word.