"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
Editorial Help : Sister Lynn near Atlanta, GA
Many preachers, who are unlearned in the wholesome words of God and are unstable in their walk of godliness, will twist the word of God and preach it for their own destruction. "2 Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction." Here, Apostle Peter refers to the epistles of Apostle Paul in particular because many false preachers find it easier to twist the teachings of Paul and they twist every other Scripture in general. There are several kinds of false preaching because of many false preachers. They may convince many people to false salvation with their logic and twists. God calls them as blind leaders and their followers also as blind. "Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." God says that both will fall into the ditch and we are asked to leave them alone.
False preachers say that we all will be sinning, but with no punishment because of grace. They call it as 'saved by grace.' It is deception. The Bible says that Jesus Christ will save his people from their sins. If they do not sin anymore by the grace of God, then God will forgive their past sins and then they are saved. Jesus Christ will not save them from the punishment for sins as they are committing sins. "Romans 5:21.. sin hath reigned unto death,. 6:16 whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness. 23 For the wages of sin is death;... Matthew 1:21 – call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." Examine yourself. If you do not commit sin, you are saved from sins. If you do not have power to stop sinning, ask God to help you. God the Father, the Holy Ghost, and the Lord Jesus Christ are real persons as you and I. But they are Spirit as we are of the flesh. But they are real. Ask them for help, that is required of us to do. God will give power to make you perfect in your weakness. This is the grace of God. Trust God and that is faith.
God Bless You