According to this news source, another ‘professing’ Christian was arrested for serious sex crimes. The liberal media loves these stories, because this provides them an opportunity to exploit or slander a professing Christianity in a negative way.
My intent here is not to help the liberal media further exploit Christianity, but to counter these stories with the fact that just because a person alleges to be saved, does not mean they truly are born-again of Christ’s Incorruptible Seed. In other words, a ‘profession’ with our lips means nothing without a ‘possession’ of the regeneration of the heart. They must be born-again of the water and Holy Spirit, and if so; there would be evidence of a true Biblical repentance.
According to this same news source, this victim has;
“severe brain damage, seizure disorder, and psycho-motor retardation. She’s been in a vegetative state for 26 years and is quadriplegic.”
How could a true Christian do such a thing? I viewed a view of his videos, to be frank, he’s a Theological train-wreck.
He is also known for his “Christian rap” (if there was such a thing). This
is another reason why I literally hate this ungodly carnal worldly relevant ‘beer
and hymns,’ pro marijuana, Christian hip hop, and Christian rap movement amongst
our Christendom. It is all a stench in the nostrils of a Holy Just God.
And so it is a reasonable question to ask ourselves, is this man a genuinely saved Christian whom committed an egregious wicked sin? Or is he a deceived false convert due to unbiblical soteriologies? Or is he a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Based on his hair cut alone, I would have not hired him.
I believe the false conversion rate within our Americanized churchianity is much higher than we want to imagine. The Apostle Paul warned us to examine the Scriptures, and test ourselves to see if we truly are saved or not (2 Cor 13:5-6).
A good place to start that examination process is the below verses. But first, as Charles Spurgeon said;
“If the professed convert distinctly and deliberately declares that he knows the Lord’s will but does not mean to attend to it, you are not to pamper his presumption, but it is your duty to assure him that he is not saved. Do not suppose that the Gospel is magnified or God glorified by going to the worldlings and telling them that they may be saved at this moment by simply accepting Christ as their Savior, while they are wedded to their idols, and their hearts are still in love with sin. If I do so I tell them a lie, pervert the Gospel, insult Christ, and turn the grace of God into lasciviousness.”
|Luke 9:26||John 3:21||John 15:7||1 Peter 1:13-16|
As we continue that examination;
“Obedience to Gods command constitutes a third test of genuine fellowship. First John presents two external categories of tests that demonstrate salvation; both doctrinal and moral. The doctrinal tests consist of confessing a proper view of Christ, and of sin. While the moral tests consists of obedience and love also. Subjective assurance of salvation comes through the ‘internal’ witness of the Holy Spirit. But the test of obedience constitutes objective assurance that one is genuinely saved. Obedience is the ‘external’ visible proof of salvation.”
1 John 1:6-9
1 John 2:1-2
1 John 2:3-4
1 John 2:5-6
1 John 2: 9-11
1 John 2:15-17
|1 John 2:29|| |
1 John 3:1-9
|1 John 4:2-3||1 John 4:20-21||1 John 5:2-3|| |
1 Cor 6:9-10
compared to vs 11
|Gal 5:19-21 |
compared to vs 22-26
|2 Thess 1:7-9|
Stories like this reinforces my passion to contend for the Doctrines of Grace, especially the Doctrine of a Limited Particular Atonement.