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_Easy Believism

Source: Art Sadlier, Thursday May 21st 2020

There is a growing promotion of error in the form of easy-believism in Evangelical circles today. What has been practiced for nearly fifty years is now being defined in theological terms.

Those who say, “Repentance is simply a changing of the mind”, are preaching a false gospel.

Those who confuse the sanctification that takes place at the moment of salvation with the practical experience of sanctification are promoting pseudo-salvation. They say, “Be saved by a change of mind and you will over a period of time be changed”. Paul said, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”. 2 Cor. 5:17. False teaching is always immersed in confusion.

Repentance is more than a change of mind.

Repentance, if it is genuine, arises from a deep and profound conviction, by the Spirit of Christ that we are indeed wrongdoers who in sinister sin against Him have become alienated from him. In His wondrous grace, generosity, and love He extends to us His mercy, forgiveness, and acceptance on the basis of His own magnanimous self-sacrifice. He demands that we for our part turn from our wicked ways, repent of our wrongs, seek His companionship, and claim His amazing justification and total forgiveness by faith in the shed blood of Christ, who gave himself to redeem us.