Blogger Lee Poskey ( https://leeposkey.wordpress.com/ ) recently published an article condemning the notion that repentance, turning away from sin, was necessary for salvation. The original article link is at the bottom.
“The salvation statement in the screenshot above is a false gospel. Why? Because it teaches that repentance of sins, (turning from sins) is a component of receiving salvation.”
(My own emphasis added)
The part of the screenshot containing ‘repentance’ that Lee is condemning is below.
I do not wish to discuss the matter of faith in salvation, just touch on repentance.
According to Lee, a person can attain salvation without turning away from sin. Does this mean I can purposely continue sinning all through my life, then go to Heaven after I die? I need not make any changes in my life after becoming Christian; I can continue in my sinful ways and still expect to enter the pearly gates after I die? Sounds a bit illogical.
No one thinks that they will be rescued from a sinking ship if they remain onboard. Why should someone expect to enter Heaven if they do not turn away from sin? After His interaction with Mary Magdalene (John 8:11), why did Christ tell her to go and sin no more? In Revelation 21:27, John writes, speaking of Heaven, “nothing unclean shall enter it.” How can someone stay in the way of sin, and still enter eternal life?
No, in order to enter into eternal life we must stay clear of sin and keep God’s commandments. Turning from sin is not an option — its a requirement.
— Patrick E. Devens
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