Why should we stop sinning when we have grace and redemption, the forgiveness of sins? That seems like a good question until you learn all of the verses in the Bible on grace. Then the problem is obvious. What do I mean by that?
Just like the verses clearly written in any Bible concerning sin have been kept from millions of unsuspecting Christians today, so too have the verses concerning redemption and grace. Yes, we do have redemption the forgiveness of sins, but at the same time we were delivered from the power of darkness, and redeemed from our aimless conduct. Check the verses below!
13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. NKJV
1 Peter 1:17-19
17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. NKJV
Ask yourself why someone would mention redemption through Jesus’ blood, the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:14 above) and never mention that we have been delivered from the power of darkness (Colossians 1:13), and that we have been redeemed from our former conduct by that same blood in keeping with 1 Peter 1:17-19, above?
As many of times that we hear one, we should also hear the others, but we’re not hearing the verses that we don’t like to hear today in keeping with 2 Timothy 4:3-4. Those verses don’t build the crowd. They don’t make people hit the like button.
Imagine what would happen if you only heard redemption being explained as the forgiveness of sins for the past twenty years that you’ve been attending church. If somebody nobody like me comes along and mentions 1:Peter 1:17-19 (above), you would immediately reject it, and that is exactly what is happening in this country today.
In the same way, most Christians don’t realize that those who commit certain sins, known as “sins that lead to death,” have no inheritance. In other words, they will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Check the verse below!
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
1 John 5:16-17
16 If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that. 17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death. NKJV
19 Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, 20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins. NKJV
According to the Word of God, there is sin that will lead to death and sin that does not lead to death (1 John 5:16-17, above). If a Brother wanders from the truth, which is the Word of God (John 17:17), then he is in danger of losing his soul according to James 5:19-20 above. That is certainly one sin that will lead to death, and Galatians 5:19-21 above describes many more sins that will prevent those who practice them from inheriting the Kingdom.
Those who preach “Once Saved Always Saved” preach in direct opposition to these verses, as well as many other verses, and that’s why they cannot see them. Their words are in direct opposition to the Word of God, and so they do not believe God. Therefore, they will unsuspectingly come into judgment (John 5:24).
Here is the biggest thing of all. Now that you have seen these verses, what are you going to do about it? Are you just going to ignore that they exist, like everybody else so that you will fit back into the crowd? If so, you may never have an opportunity to hear them again. Nobody is preaching them.
That’s what is meant by being blind. Just by speaking against the faith, we can fall away from the faith (1 Timothy 6:20-21), even to the point of being past feeling (Ephesians 4:17-19). I have talked with many preachers who literally cannot see these verses.
Even if they read them, they still would not be able to see what they say, because they have spent years preaching in opposition to them. In most cases, they have no idea that these verses even exist and so they preach the verses that they can see with confidence, believing that anything else beyond what they know has to be wrong. They have no idea that they have been taken captive by the devil to do his will. Check the verse.
2 Timothy 2:24-26
24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, 25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, 26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will. NKJV
The video above will help you understand how this all fits together (redemption, grace, righteousness, inheritance, sin, etc) and reveal to you the verses that are never preach today concerning grace, holiness, and righteousness.