A False Plan of Salvation

It is absolutely tragic that there’s so much information and lies on the internet, especially concerning salvation. Recently, while searching the internet, I ran across the following website at scripturessay.com, published by Mike Scott, which teaches a perverted gospel message. It’s so sad. Here is a quote from the website:

“Repentance is a change of heart and a change of mind. We must make up our mind to stop living life our way and start living it God’s way. It is making up our mind that henceforth we are going to serve God with all our might and do everything He says. Matthew 22:37, ‘Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ In other words, we must do it with all of our being.”
Folks, that is damnable heresy. Biblical repentance is NOT “making up our mind that henceforth we are going to serve God with all our might and do everything He says.” Nothing could be further from the truth of God’s Word. Surrendering one’s life to live a consecrated life for God is NOT Biblical repentance. It normally requires some length of time of growing in the milk of the Word of God, before a babe in Christ matures to the point of surrender. . . “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” (1st Peter 2:2). It would be just as ridiculous to expect a new convert to dedicate their life to serving God, as it would be to expect an infant to run a marathon.
The Bible sternly warns us against corrupting the SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST . . . “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” What is that simplicity? It is simply that we are sinners and Jesus is the Savior. The Greek word for “repent” in the Scriptures concerning salvation is metanoia, which simply means, “a change of mind.” The author of scripturessay.com, Mike Scott, correctly recognizes this definition; but then he makes the grave error of twisting it into something totally different, which is a false meaning. Biblical repentance is simply a change of mind concerning one’s sins, an acknowledgment of one’s guilt before God for violating His holy Law. All God expects of us for salvation is that we come as guilty sinners and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be forgiven.
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SOURCE: Soulwinning.info
David J. Stewart

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