What do you do with this?

The salvation statement in the screenshot above is a false gospel. Why? Because it teaches that repentance of sins, (turning from sins) is a component of receiving salvation.

This mornin I attended 2nd baptist church in Katy Texas at the invitation of a dear friend. The sermon we heard reflected what you read in that screenshot above, (which I captured from their website). 

Below is another screenshot that identifies what church I’m referencing.

Is it right to judge a person’s salvation status? Is it right to judge their salvation status by what they teach? Well, the bible answers that for us.

Many folks are under false teaching, and they don’t know any better. But the teachers of false doctrine are in a different category, because they’re the ones who influence others.

We don’t participate in our getting saved except for believing on Christ…turning from sins is a lifelong struggle for those who have been saved. But we don’t bring any works to the table to get saved. 

We are given biblical text to assess who we’re dealing with when someone comes to us claiming to be of God. And here are biblical instances where there has been an assessment of someone’s salvation status.

The following is Jesus speaking. He had many dealings with the legalistic Pharisees.

Matthew 7.14-16…“Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 15. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?”

And the following is Paul proclaiming that anyone who preached a gospel different than his, let him be accursed. And next, he spoke to the salvation status of some Galatians, (because of the effects that the Judaizers had on them).

Galatians 1.9…“As we said before, so I say now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”

Galatians 4.20,21…“I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you. 21. Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?”

So what’s to be learned in all of this? It’s this. No matter who is speaking to you, trust no one’s credentials. Verify everything you hear against the word of God. And anyone who preaches another gospel…let him be accursed.

Good mornin to you my friend. 😃👍

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