Thursday, December 11, 2008

Grace Weirdos

I have noticed there are a lot of 'grace weirdos' among the people who understand the grace of God in truth. I've noticed a lot of people end up twisting grace and get way ahead of truth.

One of the most common things is universalism. They get a revelation of how loving God really is, they take that and run off into myths and heresies like universalism. This heresy is a corruption of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A major corruption. A major lie. "If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed." I didn't say it. The Holy Spirit did. There is a literal hell. There is a literal lake of fire. Don't like it? Neither do I.

There are also others who just sort of go on and on with speculation. I will say this now...I despise speculation. Speculation is just that. Speculation. There is no truth in it. It's all speculation. Call me old fashioned and dogmatic. I don't care.

Watch out for weirdo theology. Grace doesn't mean "anything goes theology". Grace is grounded on truth. Grace and Truth. Grace doesn't mean we think like idiots. It empowers us to be mature and sober minded.

9 comments:

RJW said...

Gee, Matthew, why don't you tell us how YOU REALLY FEEL!!! :)

Matthew Daelon said...

What do you mean?

Socoteanu said...

Very well said.

jul said...

Couldn't have said it better...

Matthew Daelon said...

Jamie,

Thank you for clarifying over the phone lol. ":)".

Thanks, guys. This has just been irritating me so bad lately. I agree with Joseph Prince when he basically said the devil will have a bunch of nuts and crazies surrounding the Gospel of grace to keep people afraid of it.

RJW said...

Boo, thank you for the smile...I feel better now....so...tell us what you really think...Ahahahahaha!!

Our phone conversations make our comments appear to be shorthand!

Love you extremely too much!!!

Joel B. said...

Joining in late here, but I fully agree! Speculation might be good for forming theories that might or might not lead to helpful information in things such as science. But when it comes to speculation about fuzzy theological issues (about God, heaven, hell, things we can't see clearly now, etc, etc), I hate it when people run with their speculation as if it's truth... and then entire false doctrines get built upon the original speculation.

Free Spirit said...

Hey, Matthew,
I think I understand what you are saying, although can I admit right here that I don't really know what universalism is. I couldn't define it if my life depended on it. I know I've heard the word, and I know I've heard some pretty "out there" theories, that in the end, I just couldn't go there.

They freaked me out too much, and, as best I could tell, had no basis in scripture, so I just brushed 'em aside, and had the attitude, "If it's something He wants me to know/believe then He's capable of showing me, in my spirit (I won't have this big red check in my spirit)."

Matthew Daelon said...

Hey Free Spirit,

Universalism is the idea that all are saved or all will be saved in the end and no one goes to hell or hell is a place of 'purification'.

The Blood is the only purification of our sins.