Dear James Gang…
“…certain me came from James” (Galatians 2:12)
You’re not fooling me. I know that you guys teach that the success or failure of the cross… is entirely dependent on man’s part of “the deal.” By teaching that, you’ve become enemies of the cross.
Well, Paul withstood you guys to the face. (Galatians 2:11)
The only “deal” was between God and Christ. So, the question is: Was Christ’s sacrifice acceptable to God? I say YES.
The exact steps in which it plays out are minor details.
The major “deal” is Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.
For even as in Adam all… that God may become All in All. (I COR 15:20-28)
Christ came into the world to save sinners. (I TIM 1:15)
NOTE: He did not come into the world to save SOME sinners. Instead, it says HE CAME TO SAVE SINNERS. (All have sinned, ya know.)
NOTE: He did not come to give sinners a CHANCE to save themselves. No, He came to save. Salvation is not an operation of CHANCE. It is the work of God. And all blessings find their source in the cross. That was God’s work.
God wills to save all mankind. (I TIM 2:4) And come into a realization of the truth.
NOTE: God WILLS it. The James gang gives high praise and adoration to man’s mighty and invincible “free” will. God WILLS to save all mankind… and no one can stand against God’s will. The potter has the right over the clay.
The enemies of the cross are those who insist they have a part in their own salvation.
Not gonna happen. It is not out of you, it is God’s approach present.
“For in grace, through faith, are you saved, and this is not out of you; it is God’s approach present…” Ephesians 2:8
The success of the cross is proven in the resurrection of Christ, the firstfruit of them that sleep. That God may be All in All. (See I COR 15:20-28)
Grace to you.