Pristine Grace

Perverted Religion vs True Religion
by James Guyo
Perverted Religion vs True Religion

1) Perverted religion says: I gave my life to Jesus. 

True religion says: "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” John 10:11. See who gave His life for who?

2) Perverted Religion says: I chose Jesus 
True Religion says : “"You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.” John 15:16. See who chose who?

3) Perverted Religion says: I invited Jesus into my heart
True religion says: “"No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. "Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father." John 6:44 and John 6:65. See who comes to a sinner first?

4) Perverted Religion says: I made Jesus Lord and Savior
True Religion says: "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." Acts 2:36. See who actually made Jesus Lord and Savior (Christ)?

5) Perverted Religion says: Sinners reject Jesus because they have a free-will to choose or reject Him.
True religion says: “"But you do not believe, because YOU ARE NOT of My sheep, as I said to you.” John 10:16. See that rejection of Jesus is not about free-will, but election or reprobation.

6) Perverted Religion says: Sinners can resist the power of God
True Religion says: “"All that the Father gives Me WILL come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” John 6:37. All the elect WILL come-no negotiation.

7) Perverted Religion says: The believer is under the Law of Moses
True Religion says: “Therefore, my brethren, you also have BECOME DEAD TO THE LAW through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another––to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.” Romans 7:4. You can’t be married to two people at the same time and not commit adultery period. Someone is lying somewhere.

8) False religion says: One can lose their salvation
True religion says: “"And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” John 10:28. Salvation cannot be lost unless if you are trying to save yourself.

9) Perverted religion says: Salvation is Jesus plus my good works
True religion says: “Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,” Romans 4:4-5 and “So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.” Romans 9:16. Salvation is of grace alone. Grace refuses to mix with anything. Good works are ordained for those who are saved. They are not the cause of salvation, but the product or result of salvation. This is a Free Gazebo Post. Stay in the Jesus ONLY Lane. Amen!