A whole new Devil? No. Ed Young is still the same old one rapping with the same language his father always has. And badly at that.
Um, Joel Osteen?
The question really should be who does this guy think he is:
Lying, whorish, pimping defrauder of stupid people who follow pop christian idols would do nicely.
Check out the rest of the coverage on Blind Eddie at the Museum.
Usually I wouldn’t cheer on the IRS, but in this case: “You go Gov!”
Thanks Frank for posting on this for what should be the last time
In reflecting on the complications of sanctification, DJP in the comments said:
there’s no reflection of that fact in the epistles.
Well there is, a lot. Not that holiness is a complicated idea:
If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
Throughout the Epistles we have Gospel/Law, obey what you have heard, as Jesus said:
Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
In the post DJP says:
The idea is I am different, I have a different wardrobe — and I am both spiritually able and morally obliged to put it on.
Much of what DJP says is right, but its not quite accurate. But he’s not the only one. John MacArthur has said similar things and thinks similarly:
There are others of you as Christians who are new men. The old man is dead, but you have the problem of the flesh hanging up in front of your eyes the old clothes. You keep putting them on and marching out into the world and wearing them and the world doesn’t know the difference. It can’t see the new man underneath. He’s hidden. You’re not really enjoying the walk that He wants you to have. If that’s the case, why don’t you tell the Lord that? Admit it, but don’t go away until everything is right. Don’t go away until you are a new creature in Christ. And if you need help we’ll help you. We’d love to. Don’t go away if you’re a new creature but wear old clothes. Get it settled tonight. Discard that. Put if off. Put on the things that God wants on you. Righteousness and holiness. Take the truths you know and devour them, turn them into energy to build yourself, and grow to the full knowledge that makes for Christ’s likeness.
No doubt this error is part of the criticism controversy surrounding his “Lordship Salvation.”
The fact is that, John MacArthur is still John MacArthur and DJP is still DJP. DJP has been born again. Christ has taken up residence in him, he has a new master, and by the Spirit is empowered to do whatever he does. It is true he has been given a different set of clothes, but the fact is he is still the same old rotting sinner that he always was. The carte blanc statement that God has given him the spiritual ability, Paul rejects:
Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure. For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
He cannot, despite the ernest desire to do righteousness, do so. Period. End of discussion. Neither can DJP. As others have pointed out, sin in us is a law though the condemnation of it has been done away with. The old man is no longer under the dominion of sin, however he is still the old man in as much as he is sin. Sinful DJP is still the old man who has receive a new master, namely the mind Christ. It is this new man hidden in Christ that will some day be revealed, but that day is not yet, despite what MacArthur or DJP say. The ability, as Paul states, does not reside in us to do bring it about now, either.
Fred Malone writes concerning Romans 7:
The main objection to this view argues that Paul uses a first person, historical present tense in 7:14-25 to describe his pre-Christian state. This position states that surely no Christian, much less Paul, could say “I am carnal, sold under sin . . . nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh . . . wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death” (7:14, 15, 25). Rather, the argument goes, this must be the non-Christian of 8:7-8.
The problem with this objection is that it refuses to let 7:14-25 be admitted as evidence for the Christian life. This is presuppositional. This word “carnal” is used in 1 Cor. 3:1-3 of Christians caught in particular sins and acting as “babes in Christ.” How were they “carnal?” They were arguing over the best preacher and his baptism. They were not totally “carnal” as is popularly conceived in the erroneous, so-called “carnal Christian” doctrine. Neither were they treated as non-Christians because they acted “carnal, fleshly” in this area of division over preachers. There is no such thing as a totally “carnal” Christian nor a totally “spiritual” one.
Paul’s claim, “I am carnal, sold into bondage to sin,” is explained by Horatius Bonar in the following way:
This is not the language of an unregenerate or half-regenerate man. When, however, he adds, “I am carnal, sold under sin,” is it really Paul, the new creature in Christ, that he is describing? It is; and they who think it impossible for a saint to speak thus, must know little of sin, and less of themselves. A right apprehension of sin; of one sin or fragment of sin (if such a thing there be), would produce the oppressive sensation here described by the apostle–a sensation 20 or 30 years progress would rather intensify than weaken. They are far mistaken in their estimate of evil, who think that it is the multitude of sins that gives rise to the bitter outcry, “I am carnal.” One sin left behind would produce the feeling here expressed. Who can say, “I need the Word less and the Spirit less than I did 20 years ago”?
The true Christian knows very well that every time he falls into sin that “The Law is spiritual . . . [but] I am carnal, sold into bondage to sin.”
The same man who cries “Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death (of this body of death)?” also cries, “Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord. . . . There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (7:25-8:1). This man is not convicted under the weight of his sin’s condemnation. He is groaning as a regenerate man convicted under the weight of his remaining condition of sin. He cries out to Jesus Christ for help because he wants to be free from the condition of indwelling sin.
Granted, this is not all that there is to Christian experience. The man in 7:14-25 is also the man in 8:1-4 at the same time. He repents (7:14-25) and believes (8:1-4) daily. Rom. 7:14-24 is but one aspect of the mature Paul and every Christian. All Christians feel within the inward struggle against remaining sin. This is the man in whom God has written his Law upon the heart and who mourns over his daily failures to please the God of Grace. If you see yourself in 7:14-25, you are in the company of an Apostle of Jesus Christ…
First, every Christian delights in the Law of God in the inner man, agreeing that it is spiritual and good. To put it another way: You cannot have Jesus as Savior unless you bow to Him as Lord. By the very definition of the New Covenant, the covenant Law of Sinai (the Ten Words) is written upon the Christian heart by the Holy Spirit (Heb. 8:8-12). While we may be ignorant in many ways of the implications of those Laws, failing in many ways to keep them, still the saint has a disposition to walk in the commandments of God. And he is grieved and hurt and he mourns when he fails daily. Yet every mourner has this hope: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
The same Paul wrote concerning the new man that:
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
It is easy to pass over the beginning of Colossians 3 which dovetails with Romans 8:
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
The context of the revelation of the NEW MAN is the resurrection, not in this life. Just as it is in 2 Corinthians:
Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience. We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart. For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Paul’s description in Romans 7 is not one of transforming the “old man,” and it is certainly not to focus upon the outward appearance as indicative of the inward transformation. That would only lead to despair. Paul’s description is that it doesn’t matter, what does is who Christ is and the keeping of his commandments so that Paul says:
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
The only ability that anyone has that is incorruptible is to possess that image of Christ which is the inner man who is being transformed (matured) day to day, through the renewing of the mind by the washing of the word. He is being strengthened, he is being matured, but he does not transform the outer man. He subdues him and not in his own power or any imparted to him. We learn of self-control which is such a central theme that it marks and separates out the leaders of the church as specially called. That alone should tell us that it is not a gift universally distributed and equally so proportioned in all who are regenerate. The inner image is a principle of love for the law of God, an ineffaceable one at that. But that does not mean that by it we can transform the external man willy-nilly as if it were a tool devoid of the Spirits control and power. We can put on the virtues that belong to him, but those clothes are being draped over the flesh in which there is no good thing. It is not the clothes who are the man, though they in a meager way reflect the heart of the man which has been renewed. We must be careful that in exalting the clothes (i.e., righteous living) that we don’t surpass the light of Christ, of which they are a mere reflection. And the promise, the seal of the Holy Spirit that causes us in love to cry out Abba Father, abides in the image of Christ, the New Man. He will not be revealed until the consummation. It is not now, what will be, for then who would hope for what they already have? For the now we learn, as though children, to put on Christ and that faultily. As Calvin notes what is earthly is earthly and we are not to appreciate even our good clothing above the vanity that it is. Our ability to “put off and put on”, being imperfect, does not redeem the flesh, obviously. It merely covers it, subdues it, beats it into submission. Our treasure is hidden in Christ. Progressively, we are becoming mature in our thinking, or we should Calvin says, so that we might better do that. But, to each man has been given faith according the the measure of Christ. Its not a one size fits all, once given in regeneration, credit card. According to his working, that is not carte blanc in regeneration, either. Rather, it is particular and progressing and crafted by the Holy Spirit for each person as particular individuals. Not only that, but we are commanded to cry out continuously for mercy and the grace of renewal by the infilling of the Spirit that we might grow by his increase. That is, we are still being disciplined by the law, as Paul said, something which is to be loved and not diminished, as Christ said, in any way. And we fail to keep the law, because we are unable, because of the law of sin in our flesh. But not forever. Ezekiel tell’s us that he causes us to walk according to the statutes. And that is now. And as we follow the text it is a promise that he will add to the church daily those who are being save because he has caused us to be dressed in his righteous so that when we ask he answers.
That’s the promise and it is the promise that is the substance. Not one of those in Hebrews 11 were perfected, they all remained sinners. The fullness of the promise has been set aside so that together we will be made like Him. At the present we have the firstfruits of the Spirit, but they are a mere shadow of what awaits. The fact of the matter is Paul considered the trials of to be nothing in comparison to obtaining Christ. How feeble then it appears that anything we might do here as righteousness compares to that righteousness which awaits at the revealing of the sons of God. Even that which Paul had gained, he considered rubbish. Again, the focus is not the attainment while in the body of any semblance of Christ that is the focus, but the resurrection. This present life will pass away with all its accomplishments, leaving only Christ to be honored in our glorification.
The “flesh’ is the very nature of man as corrupted by the fall of Adam, and propagated from him to us in that corrupt state by natural generation. Thomas Boston writes: “The sin of our nature is, of all sins, the most fixed and abiding. Sinful actions, though the guilt and stain of them may remain, yet in themselves pass away. The drunkard is not always at his cups, nor the unclean person always acting in lewdness: but the corruption of nature is an abiding sin; it remains with men in its full power, by night and by day; at all times fixed, as with bands of iron or brass…
The phrase (flesh, my emphasis) denotes rather the whole man as controlled by sin
And quotes James Fraser:
Plainly, as the expression in the preceding clause, the old man is figurative, so is this other, the body of sin, and doth not mean the human body, but that whole system of corrupt principles, propensities, lusts, and passions, which have since the fall possessed man’s nature, and is coextended and commensurate to all the human powers and faculties.
Schwertley asserts here and elsewhere that the remaining corruption is even greater and more pervasive than considered by Fraser:
But, the corruption that believers must deal with is much more extensive than habitual sin patterns or bodily appetites. Corruption still remains in the hearts of believers. If this was not true one could expect to encounter sinless Christians.
And he agrees with DJP, at least in part, when he says:
Since the pollution of sin extends to the whole man, sanctification affects the whole man both body and spirit. This follows from the nature of the case, because sanctification takes place in the inner life of man, in the heart, and this cannot be changed without changing the whole organism of man. If the inner man is changed, there is bound to be change also in the periphery of life. Moreover, Scripture clearly and explicitly teaches that it affects both body and soul…
He goes on to explain the abiding nature of sin, but more than that. He describes the increasing awareness of the depths of depravity of the flesh as time goes on. It does not diminish. To the contrary it becomes more virulent and powerful in accordance with its nature in the light of righteousness and holiness and in proportion to the increase in faith which God is allowing to grow in the believer. Describing the putting to death of sin, he says of the flesh:
This is true all the more because it is promising so much. It is being continually corrupted through lusts illusions, those deceptive evil desires with their mighty promises and minimal performances.
Having explained that even the most devoted saint has lusts that he cannot control, but that he can master, he goes on to explain lust. It does not matter, then, that one has controlled the actions caused by lust, as Christ said of sexual lust. The very thought is as the act. Appealing to James, we must recognize that lust is the cause of all sin, and we all lust. We cannot close out that which we are within no matter how we dress it up. We are to take captive every thought, however. Which tells us, that this foe though described as being mortified, lives on, even as thoughts. It also tells us that there is a wisdom available so that we might understand the trial that perfects in perseverance. As Schwertley has described, the battle is not with the periphery. It can be dressed, indeed, it will be dressed. The battle rages within. However, the weapons are applied from without.
Now all that has been said is that we cannot ever eliminate sin from our lives. It is true we can mortify it, make it as dead. But like Obi Won, once struck down, it is as if it becomes more powerful than we even imagine. That is because, as Schwertley quotes Edwards:
When I look into my heart and take a view of its wickedness, it looks like an abyss infinitely deeper than Hell. And it appears to me that, were it not for free grace, exalted and raised up to the infinite height of all the fullness of the great Jehovah, and the arm of His grace stretched forth in all the majesty of His power and in all the glory of His sovereignty, I should appear sunk down in my sins below Hell itself. It is affecting to think how ignorant I was when a young Christian, of the bottom depth of wickedness, pride, hypocrisy, and filth left in my heart.
“It is affecting.” In modern parlance, it causes emotional distress. Edwards quite rightly states it is a sign of immaturity to believe that you are more sanctified today than yesterday. That is not the idea of progressive sanctification, at all. The idea is that soley because of grace you are made to stand, better equipped to fight the Hydra tomorrow, not that you are Hercules and can vanquish it.
Schwertley concludes that:
The inner experience of this law should: (a) keep every believer in a state of humble reliance upon God’s grace; (b) keep all professors upon their knees in prayer for the Holy Spirit’s sanctifying power; (c) cause Christians to be more understanding of the defects in other believers. “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted” (Gal. 6:1)
And I might add, “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.”
Why? It is not that anyone can just BE what is our declared position in Christ, (Schwertley explains the “dead to sin” theology here and why it can at once be both antinomian and legalistic) because they have been made able as if it were an ominpass just waiting to be used. As Edwards describes, even if we were able, the infinite bottomlessness of the power of sin in us weighs us down even below the depths of Hell. This is a constant battle that must be waged with ever diligent training in wakefulness. It is not in our ability to stand, nor anything that has been imputed to us, but in the power of Him who dwells in us, who helps us even in our weaknesses, that we are made to stand, filthy and depraved as we are, clothed in his grace. We are to serve as Paul says in our minds, to be strengthened there according to the working of the Spirit through the knowledge of the Word. It is there we find that we are given a name to call upon and with the pure heart of a child, we cry Abba Father. The Lord hears, and it is he, not we, who changes the outer man by the inner working of the Holy Spirit upon the inner man. He cleans us, and sets us on our way. And we only go a short distance before we again make ourselves filthy by our own devices. There is no doubt that as a Christian matures, the outward working of sin is more and more subdued. That is progressive. But no Christian should deceive himself by believing that he is becoming less sinful. Nor should he consider that he is becoming more righteous. Those two things were settled in Christ, once and for all.
Progressive sanctification, though the mind is matured, doesn’t eviscerate the body of flesh, but it does purify the actions of the outward appearance which is constantly subject to disrepair. Constant vigilance, that is perseverance, is commanded. And that is not done by us from within, but from without by the Word through the Spirit acting upon the heart. As Schwertley sums up, it is done to us, though not without us, by the Spirit and the Word by the very law that would condemn us if it had not have been made to us life in Christ. The law of sin resulting in death has been removed and a new principle of no condemnation leading to life in Christ put in. In a real sense we can only “pretend” to be good. But as a child who behaves to please his father, it is real nonetheless.
The reality of who we are as new creatures is hidden in Christ, yet to be revealed at the parousia. It is God, not that inner man, which is giving life even now to our sinful mortal bodies. Who we are as sinners, remains, unchanged. What is seen, we are told, is not the measure of the man, though we sometimes judged Christ that way. For if it were we would be condemned by it. We remain sinners, and we are delcared holy, and a new principle has been birthed in us. But, as long as we live, no matter how we dress the pig, it will remain, a pig. We are commanded to pursue that image of Christ, who is that principle of love of God, to put him one in our behavior and subdue the enemy within by those “clothes” we “put on,” without. It is the law of the Word in which we find the means and materials to accomplish that. But we can only find that in as much as the power of God’s grace is working in us both to will and to do of his good pleasure. And we must keep in mind that the outward man of the flesh is perishing, counted as rubbish, corrutible, only to be buried and raised a spiritual body. What we shall be has not yet appeared no matter how good the grave clothes look.
Schwertley in his conclusion notes:
The Christian life is one of constant struggle and warfare against the old man, the flesh and inner lusts. There are a number of important things to remember in our battle against sin.
(1) Recognize that we must deal with the remaining depravity in our nature until the day we die. The corruption or pollution of sin will not be eradicated until we go to heaven and then finally when we receive resurrected bodies at the second coming. Paul describes the inward indwelling principle or tendency towards sin as a law that we must always contend with. It is always present, powerful and contrary to holiness. Professing Christians who do not recognize or experience this law are deceived hypocrites and liars.
(2) We must also recognize that by virtue of our union with Christ in His life, death and resurrection we have victory over the dominion of sin in our lives. We have definitive sanctification (i.e., an achieved and guaranteed full victory over sin in our lives by Christ) and the principle of holiness communicated directly to us by the Holy Spirit at regeneration. The principle of holiness implanted in the new birth grows in progressive sanctification where every aspect of our being is more and more brought under the purifying influence of the Holy Spirit and Gods law-word. We must constantly look upon Jesus finished work and recognize that Christ’s victory is our victory. All things have become new. The old man has passed away. To commit sin, therefore, is a contradiction to what we are in Christ. We must live a life consistent to what we are, not what we used to be (the old). We must continually put off our former conduct and put on righteous deeds or good works (biblically defined).
Recognition of the war within and our position in Christ should keep us on guard and in a humble state of reliance upon God’s grace. Yet, it also ought to fill our hearts with joy and hope; for Jesus has merited total victory for us. We must look to Christ by faith and recognize His past is our past. We must continually pray for the Holy Spirits assistance in this battle, for He enables us to obey, to put off the old and put on the new. We must constantly study Gods word for it defines sin and obedience. The Holy Spirit uses the Word to progressively sanctify our hearts (Jn. 17:17). May God enable us to fight the good fight and live in a manner that pleases our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
And if you’ll take the time, here is Fred Malone, on The Law, The Spirit, Sanctification.
Much confusion is found where it is taught that “you got the power” so just do it. That is far from the teaching of Scripture. God alone has the power. What he grants to us is access to the throne of grace where we go to receive. We cannot store up and keep it in reserve. That would be a corruptible power. Instead we are to ask for our daily bread and we are to beg not to be left to the power of the enemy, but to be delivered from it. Far from being carte blanc, God in relationship to us is not a credit card, not some granter of mystical power that we can wield on our own, but the Father who sets a banquet table in the presence of enemies. It is a great mistake to take to heart the commandments and assume that because the commands have been given the ability has likewise. Instead, God instructs us to beg for mercy. Because when the law says do or do not, we find only that we cannot. Diligence in the Christian perspective, as Schwertley and Malone describe, our progressive sanctification, is not something we can will or do. It is something that God gives us to work out as he works in us both willing and doing. What has changed in the NEW MAN is the head, which is now Christ. What has been taken away of the OLD MAN is the principle sin’s rule, but not sin. We are no longer slaves to our flesh, but to Christ. But our flesh is still flesh. What remains is who we really are, sinful man saved by grace.
Wrongly teaching progressive sanctification can sound so right and yet fall so short. It can result in the crippling effects of legalism and despair. On the other hand, the neglect, or diminution of the least of the commandments is antinomian. And there can be a strange mixture of the two when the second requires adherence to its error as admission into the fold. One thing that we know and that we ought to give thanks for continually is that we have a commandment that we must obey:
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us…
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
Both his law and mercy are given to us by grace.
Errorgun Caner displays why he sides with the phony as a three-dollar bill, prevaracting, get fat off of lazy pew sitters, authors of this book:
Not one of the authors has answered to the challenge of James White to debate. Though they feloniously called him names, they have as yet to come out from behind their bully pulpits to stand to account. Perhaps not one of them is actually capable of engaging in an academic debate. And so far they have proven themselves bereft of the honestly it takes. And now, they author a book? How sweet, the memoirs of self-approving lovers hiding between the covers.
As James White points out, the anti-Calvinist Errorgun Caner will not debate, either. The fear of exposure, perhaps? Yes, because as James White says, he is a liar. I mean, his predecessor got fat off of phony Christianity. So have the men who are authoring the “scholarly” Whosoever Will. Errorgun has not changed Southern Fried Jerry’s tune one note and his rotund profile is more and more reminding one of the opening scene of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Maybe someday the people of the SBC will wake up and realize that they have be duped by some very fluffy, but not so smart, way over compensated, showmen and hucksters.
“Any doctrine that diminishes the omnibenevolence of God, the fact that He loves the Muslim, and died for the Muslim to be saved, and has a desire for…any doctrine that diminishes that is not from God, it’s from the devil.”
So I would suppose that Errorgun would say that this man was from the Devil?
You’ll enjoy the whole series as the Tres Amigos go to bat and mercilessly beat the soft-tongued factious leaches of the pomo/emergence that swarm anytime they catch a waft of the truth.