My Perfect Preacher
By Joe I.N.O. Christian
"If you want to be my perfect preacher, then don’t rebuke, refute, or correct me because I don’t believe any of that is love.
I want you to give me an easy listening sermonette that requires me to do nothing.
I want my preacher to remove all the harsh and hard words by no longer mentioning sin, iniquity, and rebellion to God.
If you can always preach heaven and good stuff to me and make no mention of hell, eternal punishment, or the lake of fire, then you are my kind of preacher.
Don’t tell me that, for example, adultery, fornication, and homosexuality are sins and condemned by God in the Bible.
Tell me that the commandments are irrelevant today, because once I receive Jesus, God no longer sees my present or future sin.
Tell me that God will never condemn me for my sins as a Christian because they are already forgiven.
Tell me I don’t even need to repent or confess my sins because that is a “works mentality.”
Tell me that I am free from accountability and that, though I am in an adulterous affair, I will still go to heaven even if I die right in the middle of it.
Tell me that my homosexual Christian cousin is a going to heaven because all their future sins are forgiven.
Tell me I can practice fornication and shack up unmarried and still make heaven.
Tell me that that is the truth because God doesn't give forgiveness in installments.
Tell me that that is PURE grace and I will swallow it hook, line, sinker, boat, fishing pole, and the fisherman!
Tell me I can be blessed, healed and prosperous even if I am living a sloppy and sinful "Christian" life.
Tell me that neither holiness nor purity is that important as far as going to heaven is concerned.
Tell me that the evil actions of my body are my flesh and that my spirit stays pure because it is righteous no matter what I do.
Tell me God winks at my sin because His grace is all I need and it is sufficient! Tell me that God's love for me is unconditional and that Jesus will love and take me to heaven even if I do not repent and confess my sins.
Tell me that my continued sin will never affect my righteousness or my relationship with God.
Tell me that keeping the commandments of God is bondage and the "works of the law."
Tell me that the harsh words of Jesus in the Gospels are not relevant today because they were all under the law.
Tell me the Sermon on the Mount was the law on steroids.
Tell me that faith is “only believe” without faithfulness, obedience, and loyalty to the Lord. Tell me that the Old Testament should not even be a part of our Christian Bible, and that it was an unfortunate mistake.
Tell me that only the epistles of Paul and what he taught on grace is all that is important to the believer.
Tell me that all the other epistles and the book of Revelation were written to the Jews and Gnostics and not to Christians from a gentile background.
Tell me we can learn ONLY examples and shadows from the Old Testament, but that it was all law, and there are no moral lessons there for me under grace.
Tell me there is NEVER judgment for the Christian that continues practicing sin.
Tell me that I am always righteous because I can never ever lose my free gift of righteousness regardless of the sin I choose to practice.
Tell me that once I am saved that I am saved forever even though I live contrary to all of God's commandments and reject the words and commandments of Jesus in the gospels.
Tell me that the Holy Spirit will never convict the Christian of sin because there is now no condemnation.
Tell me that PURE grace requires NO faithfulness, accountability, Biblical morality, keeping the commandments, or doing the Word, because that it is all the works of the law.
Tell me we are not under any of that old stuff if we have our faith in Jesus.
Tell me all that and I will make sure to spread your message by telling everybody that you are a faith/pure-grace preacher and give you time on my influential Christian TV programs.
Tell me that, and we will celebrate your message as the truth and buy all your messages!
Tell me all that, and we will say that you are right in the middle of the greatest revival known to man with your message of PURE grace.
Give me PURE grace alone, please, and you will be my preacher I will give you my financial support because you are the perfect preacher, the man of the hour!"
Signed: Joe "In Name Only" (I.N.O.) Christian
(Joe I.N.O. Christian is a fictional character.)
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves… 2 Peter 2:1-3
For certain persons have crept in unnoticed… who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Jude 1:4
For the grace of God has appeared… instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age… Titus 2:11-14
Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 7:2
If this has struck a nerve in your heart, please send it to as many people as you can.
Recently, Sid Roth had Dr. Michael Brown on his program discussing the hyper grace movement, as he calls it. It is VERY revealing and I encourage all of you to listen to this program or read the transcript of it using the links below.