In this book, Paul Ellis draws a line between the muddled messages of manmade religion and the gospel of Christ. Drawing on insights gleaned from more than 40 grace preachers, he addresses common misperceptions and responds to charges some have made against the modern grace message.
The great deception of the 21st century At a time when the church needs an urgent wake-up call and a fresh encounter with Jesus, the hyper-grace message is lulling many to sleep. Claiming to be a new revelation of grace, this teaching is gaining in popularity, but is it true? Or is the glorious truth of grace being polluted by errors, leading to backsliding, compromise, and even the abandonment of faith? Hyper-Grace looks at the major teachings put forth by many adherents of this "grace reformation" and prayerfully compares those teachings with the Word of God, answering questions such as: � How do our sins affect our relationship with God? � What is the relevance of the Old Testament to our faith? � What does Jesus actually have to say about grace? Without watering down the Bible's true message of grace, Michael Brown gives you the facts, demonstrating the dangers of this seductive message and showing you how to keep from being taken in.
HAS THE GRACE MESSAGE BECOME LAWLESS? MANY MINISTRIES TODAY SAY GRACE IS FREEDOM FROM THE "THOU SHALT NOTS" OF THE BIBLE. SOME SAY WE LIVE UNDER GRACE, NOT UNDER THE LAW. BUT IS THIS WHAT GOD'S GRACE ACTUALLY MEANS?
Biblically Confronting Current False-Grace Heresies
Author: Benjamin F Hoogterp
Publisher: Benjamin Hoogterp
The deceptions sweeping the church are multiplying, to no surprise. The only thing of relative surprise is the lack of sufficient resources to counter it. There will always be weeds in within the wheat, but we don't have to hand knives and forks to the wolves for their lamb-chops. It's time for the church to stand up, use the sword of the Spirit, and cut off their hand if that is required, to catch the little foxes, or sometimes big fat ones, that are, truly, ruining many vineyards. These are not trivial things, nor are they grey areas. They are outright deceptions and manipulations of the Word, bolstered on charisma and popularity. In the guise of liberty, they bring a seduction of senility that binds people where they are at. True freedom, true grace, brings us to the cross, and bids us "Come ye here and die." True Christianity is not looking up at the cross at our savior, but dying up upon there with Him. As true as it has been in all time, this generation of preachers needs this clarion wake-up call: Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame. 1 Corinthians 15:34 This book will answer: What is Grace? Is there a false grace? Why is there so much focus on Grace today? What is the place of the Law? What is repentance, and how does it factor into the life of a believer? Is there such a thing as a restoration of Grace happening today? If so, is there a counterfeit? What is the Bible's view on 'Grace'? Does God care about our sin once we're saved? What does the Finished Works of the Cross accomplish? What won't the Finished Works of the Cross do? What is the duty of a Christian once they're saved, and why isn't this a "works salvation"? What are some of the common misconceptions about Grace? When are we born again? What is the nature of hell and is it eternal? Are we by nature good? What are some of the things people actually wrongly teaching about Grace today? How do I keep myself from error? What are the six foundations of the faith and how do they keep me from errors concerning Grace? This book can either be informative on the basics of true Grace in comparison to the many false faces offered today, or it can become a tutorial on how to righteously, yet effectively, and aggressively, confront and challenge the current false Grace teachings. Included are numerous scriptural references on why the Christian should not be afraid to engage in debate with people even in gross error, as well as what not to do, and when to walk away. Reading this book will both equip you to be aware of the deceptions in the wider body of Christ, as well as prime you to effectively and intelligently refute them. Don't think your church is immune to this threat, because it isn't! You will also find references on, Who and what Biblically are heretics and heresies? What is 'Anathema'? Why did Paul use it? When should we? Should we judge? Are we allowed to judge? What are the Biblical guidelines for judgment? How can I expect a discussion with a false-grace advocate to go these days? What are the proper guidelines for talking to someone, especially when they are hostile or twisting the Word of God for their own purpose? How can I expect them to twist scripture? Does God judge us today? What is proper Biblical etiquette for having a conversation? And, what do you do if they don't have it? Expect to be challenged to live a life of bold faith cultivated in a heart of intimacy. Expect a message straight out of "All the Words in Red", as well as a systematic basis for understanding why Jesus' words are the only framework for discussing Christianity. Be prepared see the heart of Jesus reflected in the Sermon on the Mount, and to be challenged to walk in greater love, not only in your personal life, but even when dealing with those who are in error.
Let’s Get Down to the Truth You know the “prosperity gospel.” The “name it and claim it gospel.” The "political gospel". The messages being preached on at least 90 percent of religious television. But what about the Gospel? What was it the apostle Paul was “unashamed” of? Most Christians don’t understand what the true Gospel of Jesus is. In our church sanctuaries pastors neglect to preach the fear of God and eternal punishment. Church communities have grown to believe that all are saved and none will be lost. Meanwhile many other Christians lack assurance of their own salvation and focus on sanctification as their only ticket to Heaven. They ignore what was historically introduced by Jesus, filled out by the apostle Paul, and articulated by the sixteenth-century Reformers. The Gospel has been brushed to one side, and evidence of this is seen in how churches are misleading and even mistreating people. IT'S TIME TO BRING BACK WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO BE SAVED. Respected author and theologian R. T. Kendall sounds a wake-up call for churches across the globe. Whatever Happened to the Gospel? seeks to reacquaint you with the Gospel and reignite a passion in your heart to know more of God.
The good news may be the best news you never heard! At a time when many are hearing mixed messages about the love of God, The Gospel in Ten Words is a welcome reminder of the good news revealed by Jesus. It is an invitation to return to the unmixed and liberating gospel of the apostles. This book will take you to the heavenly treasure rooms of grace and leave you awestruck at the stunning goodness of God. You will discover the secret to walking in divine favor and experiencing freedom in every aspect of your life. You will learn who you really are and why you were born. Best of all, you will come face to face with the One who has called you to the thrilling adventure of living loved
Finding Good News in Christ's Letters to the Churches
Author: PAUL. ELLIS
The letters to the churches must be the most misunderstood chapters in the Bible. Many people dismiss them as too hard or too scary. "Did Jesus really say that?" Contrary to what you may have heard, these letters are good news from start to finish. They are timeless love letters and they reveal the extreme goodness and favor of God.
Subtitle: "Confronting the Error that Jesus Christ Taught the Law of Moses Rather than Grace" One of the most serious and widespread misunderstandings of Jesus Christ is the Hyper-Grace teaching that He was "under the Law" and promoting the Law of Moses during His three years of earthly ministry. Many today, because of this error, reject what Christ taught His disciples in the Gospels. The author demonstrates from the New Testament that Jesus Christ was not "under the Law" or promoting the Law, but was demonstrating grace in all aspects of His ministry. He shows that the Gospels are indeed "Good News" to those who follow Jesus Christ.
#1 Amazon Best Seller! In D. R. Silva's latest book, he once again challenges the giants of Christian tradition, confronting the popular assumptions, misconceptions and false accusations brought against the "the modern grace message." In this book, he tells you what is and isn't being said by those in today's "Grace movement," and answers some of the most common questions and concerns: Are followers in the "hyper-grace" movement really being told it's okay to sin and live immoral lives because we have grace? Do "hyper-grace" teachers believe that repentance and confession are has-been concepts only applicable under the Old Covenant? Do "hyper-grace" teachers hate the Law? Are they ignoring the words of Jesus? Or actually taking them seriously? Has God only forgiven your past sins, and left it completely up to you to get your future sins forgiven? Is this "doctrine" one step away from Universalism? In this short and practical book, you will get a basic understanding of the foundational ideas of "the modern Grace message." You will see that the "hyper-grace" teachings that are being opposed today are actually Biblical concepts found in scripture, and that this is the same Gospel Paul preached and defended passionately. This book also provides many scriptures to prove that it's actually the popular church traditions of today that are leading people into sin and deception, causing them to fall from Grace and become separated from Christ. Like all of the great reformations in the past, we have once again reached a vital fork in the road where we must make the choice of whether we will desperately cling to our old traditions (which Jesus warned, "nullify the word of God"), or if we will actually "test everything" for ourselves and consider whether or not this is the gospel of good news that our traditions have kept hidden from us for so long. Where we choose to go next will have a tremendous impact on the future of the church and the world, for many generations to come. Let us choose wisely then, not coming to conclusions impulsively! In a time where "balance" has become a huge spiritual buzzword, don't be led astray by unbalanced claims and religious propaganda.