Many of you though professing Salvation by Grace alone through Faith in Christ alone, nevertheless contradict yourselves immediately by conditioning salvation on some other work of the law, baptism or some other thing as a being necessary for salvation.
In a lot of churches that many of you attend, your so called “papa” easily takes your hard earned cash in exchange for dead idols such as calendars, ‘anointing’ water, oil, bangles, necklaces, because some of you have been bewitched to think that to purchase church merchandise will earn you points on some heavenly scoresheet! Some of you think that these objects that “papa” peddles are either the total or partial cause of salvation.
Some of your so called “apostles” and “prophets” claim that they posses the ability to engage God on your behalf to such an extent that their ability to engage can affect for better or for worse your well being here on earth and your eternal destiny.
Even though these men do not have this ability, some of you have become slaves to these men because they have instilled fear in you.
You fear to leave such a “church” because you believe that the “church” has been a source of protection from witchcraft and thus you believe that something might befall you if you leave that church.
You fail to realise you have lost time with your family, money and joy to these the false claims that your so called church peddles.
You live in bondage by way the of Mosaic Law selectively applied, through threats of curses if you don’t tithe, through useless church programmes and by threats of curses just in case you fail to give enough money for that building project or for the pastor’s welfare or for that so called love offering…
2. And yet this is what we are against, because essentially you are being kept in bondage to a “church” by way of a false gospel that elevates man to a pedestal. Even though you may deny this, you are essentially worshiping an idol! A gospel that keeps you in bondage to a mere sinner is no gospel at all!
So then if you are saved by grace this cannot be the same as “Apostle” and His crew of self righteous henchman prescribing certain deeds to cause your salvation. In other words your church founder is a charlatan!
And so here is what it means to be saved by Grace…
• The truth is that God before the foundations of the world by His Sovereign decision without looking at future works decided to save some unto eternal life. This is seldom ever spoken of in the church because this is such a difficult message to accept unless God teaches you His gospel just as it laid in the scriptures as explained below
In Ephesians 1:5-11 It is clear that God indeed carried out this act of determining the eternal destinies of His People. The question is why would He do this? God did what He did all because of His Glory. God saves those he wants to save for His Glory!
One other passage that also helps explain The Sovereignty of God in Salvation is Romans 9:11-16 where Paul clearly shows us that before Esau and Jacob where born before the two had ever done anything, God already chose Jacob over Esau.
Apostle Paul goes ahead and explains the fact that it is not him that runs who shall obtain mercy, rather mercy is given to He who God decides to show it to. Of course yet again in the same passage the Apostle shows us that there was nothing unrighteous about God in doing what He did!
indeed there is nothing amiss about God saving some and rejecting some, because the scriptures teach this doctrine very plainly.
3. So then we must condition salvation on the Free and Sovereign Grace of God in Christ Alone, and why Christ alone?*
The answer though simple is ignored! The answer is that Christ Alone was uniquely qualified to take up the role that nobody could have ever taken.
•Christ to the exclusion of anybody and anything else both mediator and sacrifice of the elect in other words Christ died and thus paid fully for the sins of the elect. Because Christ was fully perfect He was the perfect sacrifice and mediator God found acceptable.
No other person was ever found to be suitable to take up this role, because on account of Adam we are all sinners and God could never have taken a sinner as an acceptable sacrifice, since all that God demands is a perfect sacrifice.
•Christ took our guilt fully and having taken it up, God gives us the righteousness of Christ we are declared as righteous on account of God given faith in the finished work of Christ, yet even the Faith is God given.
4. Despite this truth many churches are conditioning the forgiveness of sins upon the works of the law and this is in spite of what the bible says in Colossians 2:17 and Hebrews 10:1, both passages which point out the fact that the Law was but a shadow of the real substance which is Christ.