24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. 25 But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’ John 15:24-25 (NASB)
Let us never forget that those of us who stand for God’s Truth not only being knowable, but binding on all, are in a serious war. This is not a skirmish or a battle. It is a war as per John MacArthur’s book The Truth War. In it, he exposes the tremendous battle that is being fought over what is truth and what isn’t. The Church is wounded and compromised to an extent greater than most of us can imagine….
The liberals who are part of those attacking the absolute truth we love and defend have said that the primary purpose of Jesus’ incarnation was not to provide a way for His people to be saved from their sins, but to show people how to be Kingdom people or to have a better life right now. They make the message sound so right and our flesh loves that message, but it isn’t Biblical. This statement is nothing more than unbelief packaged as an alternative truth designed to deceive people into discounting the truth from God’s Word thereby keeping them in darkness. It should be clear that this is a direct attack on the Gospel.
Keep in mind that this attack is part of the liberal’s attack on a broader front with their primary target being the doctrine of sola scriptura. From the liberals we hear these messages that appeal to our flesh while putting the real message from the Bible into a bad light. Those who have the courage to stand against this sort of thing will find that there will be a backlash coming their way from some very surprising sources. They will be called divisive. They will be called legalistic. They will be treated as pariahs. All of this will be from so-called fellow Christians. Therefore, what me must seriously look at is the difference between professed faith and true saving faith. Those with the latter will be regenerate. They will have the Holy Spirit. They are New Creations. However, if a person is a professing Christian alone without saving faith then they are simply unregenerate religious people. If we simply look at “works” it might be hard to tell one from the other. So how do we tell? We must look at God’s Word.