The Abomination of Easy-Believism – Part 2 – The Nature of True Faith

37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will never cast out. John 6:37 (LSB) 

What a glorious Biblical truth it is that sinners may come to Christ just as they are! They come on the basis of faith and He saves them all (John 3:16). Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:1-10 that salvation is by grace through faith alone, apart from works. God saves His people this way so that none may boast. This means that no one whom He saves must do any work or attain any merit in order to be worthy to come. No, God saves sinners. However, in “today’s gospel” these wonderful truths have been twisted or extended to say that not only does Christ receive sinners just as they are, but He also will let them stay that way.

When I was a new Christian I bought my first Bible at local Christian Book Store in Tulsa. It was a Ryrie Study Bible, the New American Standard edition.  I had no idea who Charles Ryrie was. I was intrigued by the voluminous notes. I used that Bible for many years until the backing gave way and the cover fell off. Charles Ryrie is quoted as saying that new converts to Christianity are genuine even if they were “to leave God out and live according to the old nature.” View article →