King James Translators’ Notes fail…; or, fall from
“Grace without holiness is the false liberalism” and a walk of “Holiness without grace is legalism”. Legalism KIlls.
There are also now also the misguided so called believers that are supposedly living by a standard of holiness but rather TRULY have become legalistic, rude and condemning of others. They too now have missed the boat.
(Heb 6:4 KJV) For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. 7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: 8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. 9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. 10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
(Gal 6:7 KJV) Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Also any person can reject the GRACE of God by the exercise of his own free will . Such a rejection can happen in two ways.
-The first way one can fall from GRACE through sin and the rejection of God’s salvation, his birthright in the kingdom of God. “Looking diligently lest any man fall from the GRACE of God; [by not yielding to God’s correction], lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For you know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he WAS REJECTED; for he found no place of repentance [no way to change his mind], though he sought it carefully with tears” (Heb. 12:15-17).
-The second way one can reject God’s GRACE is by turning grace into license to do evil and sin. It is a PERVERSION OF GOD’S GRACE and turn it into licentiousness—indulgences to sin .
Sadly even today there are too many professing Christian believers that are living their lives supposedly by grace alone that rather falsely have become accustomed to a manner of life that is ungodly. They have allowed the godly conduct that causes the things of the Spirit of God tobe real, instead to become indistinct and far off from to them. They now are keeping a lawless grace, which even falsely denies the continual need to keep the New Testament commandments of God. They make and keep their own false laws rather. They are rebels, false teachers, false pastors, false prophets, false Christians I often do write about here too.
(1 Sam 15:23 KJV) For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
“Beloved, when personally exerting all my diligence to write to you concerning the common salvation, I was compelled to write to you, exhorting you to fervently fight for the faith, which once for all time has been delivered to the saints. For certain men have stealthily crept in; these are the ones who a long time ago have been written about, condemning them to this judgment. They are ungodly men, who are perverting the grace of our God into licentiousness, and are denying the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude 3-4, ).
Interwoven into the teaching on the superiority of Christ’s person and priesthood, which these many are contemplating, and some abandoning, are real, strong strong warnings of the dangers inherent in failing to rise to all of the Lord’s call. By careless hearing, the kind of hearing which through carelessness or inattention either misunderstandings or fails to catch that which has been said. It ends by meaning ‘unwillingness’ to hear’ and therefore ‘disobedience to the voice of God’. It is the deliberate shutting of the ears to the commands and the warnings and the advice not just the invitations of God. These facts stress the seriousness with which we ought to regard the message of the new covenant of grace.. Israel failed to fully possess their inheritance under Joshua also, so a further opportunity was given in David’s day, which they also missed. Now, he says, don’t you now also next miss it too!
Paul told the Corinthians that they were being saved if they held fast and lived by the teachings of God! “But I am making it known to you, brethren, the gospel which I announced to you: which also you received; in which also you are standing, through which also YOU ARE BEING SAVED [Greek: soozesthe, “are being saved”] if you are holding fast the message [of the gospel] I preached to you…” (I Corinthians. 15:1-2, ).
This is the part of salvation which is to be worked out by the individual with the power of the Holy Spirit in them. This is done daily as he or she grows in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ and lives in God’s way. “Wherefore, my beloved, as you have ALWAYS OBEYED, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, BE WORKING OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION with fear and trembling. For it is God Who is working in you both to will and to work according to His good pleasure” (Phil. 2:12-13, ). 1 Corinthians10: 1-5, 12-13. The fact that you have once been saved does not guarantee that you will enter the inheritance. Note the emphasis in 1 Cor.10 ‘all’ participated in salvation, baptism, spiritual experience, yet many next fell in the wilderness. ‘Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall’ (vs.12)
Some do lose the salvation they once had and got to hell next..
(Rev 22:18 KJV) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.