How can you stay holy while interacting with heretics? (Part 3 of 4)

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False teachers are everywhere nowadays. This is a review of Ioudas’ book. Click image to enlarge.

This is tightly connected to yesterday’s blog posts.

So here’s the thing, I’ve just finished reading a great book by an author named Ioudas. He has plenty to say about the current state of the church and spends a great deal of time describing the actions and attributes of false teachers. He also has some practical input on how we should interact with them: very carefully.

In the final section of the book he answers a critical question. If you spend time around these wolves, these false teachers and their false teachings don’t you stand the risk of falling yourself? Couldn’t you maybe be influenced? Maybe even loose you salvation?

Well I think it’s a great question. Ioudas’ answer is startling. You will fall Christian… if it were up to yourself. There’s nothing you could do to stop yourself. But there’s good news, no, there’s great news! It’s not you that keeps youself saved it’s all a work of God. He keeps you, He preserves you, He holds you, He ultimately is the one who guarantees your salvation.

I don’t know if you’ve ever read his book but I managed to get permission to publish the audio book on my blog. It’s read by a guy called Sam Stinson and it’s only 4 minutes and 28 seconds start to finish (that’s nothing, just download it and listen to it). To be honest you’ll never understand the context of the last three posts until you do.

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Coming up tonight or tomorrow: What does contending for one’s faith look like?

Mark Penrith (354 Posts)

Mark is a pastor at Crystal Park Baptist Church. Crystal Park Baptist Church is a community of regenerated believers who confess Jesus Christ as Lord; gathered together for teaching, worship, fellowship and evangelism. Mark is married to Liezl, has three children, Kaitlyn, Kathryn and Thomas and loves preaching, writting and thinking.


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