Know God, Know the Cross

Know God, Know the Cross

Here is the Link to Sermon Audio and the sermon in MP3:
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=330101253530


Isa 43:25; John 17:4; James 2:10; Phil 2:8;
2Chron 6:36; Matt 20:28; Mark 10:45; Luke 22:44

All the false teachings concerning the Cross/work of Christ come from an unscriptural view of the nature of God. If one does not understand that God is sovereign, immutable, all knowing, holy, just, love, gracious, merciful, righteous, and a God of wrath then one will never understand the nature of the Cross/work of Christ.The nature of the cross is all about God in His sovereignty really displaying all His attributes for His glory. Christ said that He came to declare God and He did that most gloriously in His Cross/work.

Joh 1:18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

The apostle Paul in the book of Romans said that the Cross/work of Christ was a real display of God’s righteousness not a contrivance, i.e. a cleverly devised plan that took the place of righteousness.

Rom 3:26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Paul also spoke of the Cross/work as a real demonstration of God’s wrath.

Rom 9:22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,

When our Lord looked into the cup of God’s wrath in the Garden of Gethsemane He was beholding the real wrath of God not a substitute of wrath. Christ was literally punished for all our sins as our legal substitute because that was the only way for God to literally display all His attributes for His literalglory. Joh 17:4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
Purpose: To learn from Scripture the true nature of God so that you will know the true nature of the Cross/work of Christ.

1. The Scripture unequivocally states that Christ was punished for our sins. He really took the punishment for our sins upon Himself.

1Co 5:7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.

2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Gal 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”),

Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Heb 9:28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

1Pe 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

1Pe 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

Isa 53:4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.

Isa 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: You may be thinking that I am splitting hairs here. Suffering or punishment, its all the same, right? No, it is not the same! In order for a man to be punished, he must be guilty. To inflict what is due for punishment upon an innocent man is an injustice. But if a man voluntarily suffers in another’s place to whom punishment is due, it is self-sacrifice and heroism. If it is inflicted by an arbitrary authority, it is injustice on one side, and martyrdom on the other. If I go to jail on the charge of murder, but I am innocent, then I am not punished, because I am not guilty. All I suffer is an injustice. Punishment is a legal term that presupposes guilt. It is an impossibility to punish the innocent.

Isa 53:9 And they made His grave with the wicked— But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.

Isa 53:11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.

1Pe 1:18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,

1Pe 1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Heb 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: But, you say, ” Didn’t God transfer my sin to Jesus upon the cross?” Charles Stanley writes, God made a swap. Actually, the correct term is imputation. He imputed our sin to Christ and His righteousness to us.This doctrine may be popular, but it is pure theological fiction! Nowhere, I repeat NOWHERE! Is this hogwash found ANYWHERE in Scripture!

Gen 3:21 Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.

Gen 22:8 And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.

Gen 22:13 Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.

Gen 22:14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”

Lev 1:4 Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.

Rom 5:18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.

Rom 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

1Pe 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

THIS SERMON ENDS HERE

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: Guilt and righteousness are personal and cannot be transferred. You can no more impute wisdom to a fool than you can impute courage to a coward. If you were a thief, I could not impute honesty to you anymore than you could impute or transfer your dishonesty to me. Impute means to “count” or “reckon.” It never means to transfer character! Faith is imputed (counted) for righteousness. It does not say righteousness is imputed (transferred) because of faith. To get the transfer that Charles Stanley believes in, one must read that belief into the passages to come up with this.

2. Faith is imputed for righteousness. Rom 4:1 What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh?

Rom 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Rom 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

Rom 4:4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.

Rom 4:5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

Rom 4:6 just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:

The phrase, “his faith is accounted for righteousness” does not mean, as our learned false teacher asserts, that our faith itself is credited to our account as righteousness. There is no righteousness in our faith. We do not have faith in the virtue of our faith. Our faith is not the object of our faith. Our faith does not supply any righteousness. The purpose of the gift of faith is to look away from the filth of our own self-righteousness and to look to the Righteousness of Christ our Substitute Alone. This phrase “his faith is accounted for righteousness” is a classic example of an enthymeme.

An enthymeme is an argument in which one or more of the premises is omitted or taken for granted. What is taken for granted in this phrase is the object of faith which is the Cross/work of Christ. Dr. Clark states, “ The immediate and proper object of belief of faith is a truth ( or falsehood), a meaning, the intellectual content of some words; and this intellectual content is in logic called a proposition. (The Johannine Logos, page 95) Let’s look at some examples of this usage in Romans chapter three.

Theologian, Richard S. Taylor comments on this theory saying, “This is the belief that God not only imputes our sins to Christ but transfers in His accounting all Christ’s righteousness to us, so that God doesn’t really see our sins; rather He sees us as spotlessly holy in Christ.” (The Scandal of Pre-forgiveness) I have heard this theory propagated on more than one occasion that once we get saved, we are “covered” by the righteousness of Christ. So, when we sin, God looks at us but cannot see our sins because all He can see is the blood of Christ.

Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Zec 3:1 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him.

Zec 3:2 And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”

Zec 3:3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.

Zec 3:4 Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.”

Zec 3:5 And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head, and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of the LORD stood by.

Jer 23:6 In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Charles Stanley and others who have adopted this fiction must ignore the fact that God is all knowing and cannot be fooled as to the true character of an individual. It ignores the fact that God is the God of all truth, He cannot lie. So how can it be said that God can be the all knowing God of truth and call that which is unholy something other than what it is? If we are to follow this logic, many try to extricate themselves from this difficulty by saying that God can see the sin but it only effects our fellowship and not our relationship. But the idea of broken fellowship cannot be reconciled with this doctrine of imputed righteousness. Taylor says, ” If God sees not my sin but my position in Christ, if He views me as clothed in Christ’s righteousness, then how could sin – which has been put to Christ’s account – “break fellowship?” This mysticism and unscriptural idea that character can be transferred from one individual to another is the glue that holds Mr. Stanley’s false assertions together. The logical course of the Eternal Securist who cannot find a clear and decisive Scripture to defend their position is to fall back upon their twist on the atonement. 2Pe 3:16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

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Know God, Know the Cross

Know God, Know the Cross

Here is the Link to Sermon Audio and the sermon in MP3:
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=330101253530


Isa 43:25; John 17:4; James 2:10; Phil 2:8;
2Chron 6:36; Matt 20:28; Mark 10:45; Luke 22:44

All the false teachings concerning the Cross/work of Christ come from an unscriptural view of the nature of God. If one does not understand that God is sovereign, immutable, all knowing, holy, just, love, gracious, merciful, righteous, and a God of wrath then one will never understand the nature of the Cross/work of Christ.The nature of the cross is all about God in His sovereignty really displaying all His attributes for His glory. Christ said that He came to declare God and He did that most gloriously in His Cross/work.

Joh 1:18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

The apostle Paul in the book of Romans said that the Cross/work of Christ was a real display of God’s righteousness not a contrivance, i.e. a cleverly devised plan that took the place of righteousness.

Rom 3:26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Paul also spoke of the Cross/work as a real demonstration of God’s wrath.

Rom 9:22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,

When our Lord looked into the cup of God’s wrath in the Garden of Gethsemane He was beholding the real wrath of God not a substitute of wrath. Christ was literally punished for all our sins as our legal substitute because that was the only way for God to literally display all His attributes for His literalglory. Joh 17:4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
Purpose: To learn from Scripture the true nature of God so that you will know the true nature of the Cross/work of Christ.

1. The Scripture unequivocally states that Christ was punished for our sins. He really took the punishment for our sins upon Himself.

1Co 5:7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.

2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Gal 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”),

Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Heb 9:28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

1Pe 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

1Pe 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

Isa 53:4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.

Isa 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: You may be thinking that I am splitting hairs here. Suffering or punishment, its all the same, right? No, it is not the same! In order for a man to be punished, he must be guilty. To inflict what is due for punishment upon an innocent man is an injustice. But if a man voluntarily suffers in another’s place to whom punishment is due, it is self-sacrifice and heroism. If it is inflicted by an arbitrary authority, it is injustice on one side, and martyrdom on the other. If I go to jail on the charge of murder, but I am innocent, then I am not punished, because I am not guilty. All I suffer is an injustice. Punishment is a legal term that presupposes guilt. It is an impossibility to punish the innocent.

Isa 53:9 And they made His grave with the wicked— But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.

Isa 53:11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.

1Pe 1:18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,

1Pe 1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Heb 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: But, you say, ” Didn’t God transfer my sin to Jesus upon the cross?” Charles Stanley writes, God made a swap. Actually, the correct term is imputation. He imputed our sin to Christ and His righteousness to us.This doctrine may be popular, but it is pure theological fiction! Nowhere, I repeat NOWHERE! Is this hogwash found ANYWHERE in Scripture!

Gen 3:21 Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.

Gen 22:8 And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.

Gen 22:13 Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.

Gen 22:14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”

Lev 1:4 Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.

Rom 5:18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.

Rom 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

1Pe 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

THIS SERMON ENDS HERE

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: Guilt and righteousness are personal and cannot be transferred. You can no more impute wisdom to a fool than you can impute courage to a coward. If you were a thief, I could not impute honesty to you anymore than you could impute or transfer your dishonesty to me. Impute means to “count” or “reckon.” It never means to transfer character! Faith is imputed (counted) for righteousness. It does not say righteousness is imputed (transferred) because of faith. To get the transfer that Charles Stanley believes in, one must read that belief into the passages to come up with this.

2. Faith is imputed for righteousness. Rom 4:1 What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh?

Rom 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Rom 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

Rom 4:4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.

Rom 4:5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

Rom 4:6 just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:

The phrase, “his faith is accounted for righteousness” does not mean, as our learned false teacher asserts, that our faith itself is credited to our account as righteousness. There is no righteousness in our faith. We do not have faith in the virtue of our faith. Our faith is not the object of our faith. Our faith does not supply any righteousness. The purpose of the gift of faith is to look away from the filth of our own self-righteousness and to look to the Righteousness of Christ our Substitute Alone. This phrase “his faith is accounted for righteousness” is a classic example of an enthymeme.

An enthymeme is an argument in which one or more of the premises is omitted or taken for granted. What is taken for granted in this phrase is the object of faith which is the Cross/work of Christ. Dr. Clark states, “ The immediate and proper object of belief of faith is a truth ( or falsehood), a meaning, the intellectual content of some words; and this intellectual content is in logic called a proposition. (The Johannine Logos, page 95) Let’s look at some examples of this usage in Romans chapter three.

Theologian, Richard S. Taylor comments on this theory saying, “This is the belief that God not only imputes our sins to Christ but transfers in His accounting all Christ’s righteousness to us, so that God doesn’t really see our sins; rather He sees us as spotlessly holy in Christ.” (The Scandal of Pre-forgiveness) I have heard this theory propagated on more than one occasion that once we get saved, we are “covered” by the righteousness of Christ. So, when we sin, God looks at us but cannot see our sins because all He can see is the blood of Christ.

Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Zec 3:1 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him.

Zec 3:2 And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”

Zec 3:3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.

Zec 3:4 Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.”

Zec 3:5 And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head, and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of the LORD stood by.

Jer 23:6 In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Charles Stanley and others who have adopted this fiction must ignore the fact that God is all knowing and cannot be fooled as to the true character of an individual. It ignores the fact that God is the God of all truth, He cannot lie. So how can it be said that God can be the all knowing God of truth and call that which is unholy something other than what it is? If we are to follow this logic, many try to extricate themselves from this difficulty by saying that God can see the sin but it only effects our fellowship and not our relationship. But the idea of broken fellowship cannot be reconciled with this doctrine of imputed righteousness. Taylor says, ” If God sees not my sin but my position in Christ, if He views me as clothed in Christ’s righteousness, then how could sin – which has been put to Christ’s account – “break fellowship?” This mysticism and unscriptural idea that character can be transferred from one individual to another is the glue that holds Mr. Stanley’s false assertions together. The logical course of the Eternal Securist who cannot find a clear and decisive Scripture to defend their position is to fall back upon their twist on the atonement. 2Pe 3:16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

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Know God, Know the Cross

Know God, Know the Cross

Here is the Link to Sermon Audio and the sermon in MP3:
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=330101253530


Isa 43:25; John 17:4; James 2:10; Phil 2:8;
2Chron 6:36; Matt 20:28; Mark 10:45; Luke 22:44

All the false teachings concerning the Cross/work of Christ come from an unscriptural view of the nature of God. If one does not understand that God is sovereign, immutable, all knowing, holy, just, love, gracious, merciful, righteous, and a God of wrath then one will never understand the nature of the Cross/work of Christ.The nature of the cross is all about God in His sovereignty really displaying all His attributes for His glory. Christ said that He came to declare God and He did that most gloriously in His Cross/work.

Joh 1:18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

The apostle Paul in the book of Romans said that the Cross/work of Christ was a real display of God’s righteousness not a contrivance, i.e. a cleverly devised plan that took the place of righteousness.

Rom 3:26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Paul also spoke of the Cross/work as a real demonstration of God’s wrath.

Rom 9:22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,

When our Lord looked into the cup of God’s wrath in the Garden of Gethsemane He was beholding the real wrath of God not a substitute of wrath. Christ was literally punished for all our sins as our legal substitute because that was the only way for God to literally display all His attributes for His literalglory. Joh 17:4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
Purpose: To learn from Scripture the true nature of God so that you will know the true nature of the Cross/work of Christ.

1. The Scripture unequivocally states that Christ was punished for our sins. He really took the punishment for our sins upon Himself.

1Co 5:7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.

2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Gal 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”),

Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Heb 9:28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

1Pe 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

1Pe 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

Isa 53:4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.

Isa 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: You may be thinking that I am splitting hairs here. Suffering or punishment, its all the same, right? No, it is not the same! In order for a man to be punished, he must be guilty. To inflict what is due for punishment upon an innocent man is an injustice. But if a man voluntarily suffers in another’s place to whom punishment is due, it is self-sacrifice and heroism. If it is inflicted by an arbitrary authority, it is injustice on one side, and martyrdom on the other. If I go to jail on the charge of murder, but I am innocent, then I am not punished, because I am not guilty. All I suffer is an injustice. Punishment is a legal term that presupposes guilt. It is an impossibility to punish the innocent.

Isa 53:9 And they made His grave with the wicked— But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.

Isa 53:11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.

1Pe 1:18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,

1Pe 1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Heb 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: But, you say, ” Didn’t God transfer my sin to Jesus upon the cross?” Charles Stanley writes, God made a swap. Actually, the correct term is imputation. He imputed our sin to Christ and His righteousness to us.This doctrine may be popular, but it is pure theological fiction! Nowhere, I repeat NOWHERE! Is this hogwash found ANYWHERE in Scripture!

Gen 3:21 Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.

Gen 22:8 And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.

Gen 22:13 Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.

Gen 22:14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”

Lev 1:4 Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.

Rom 5:18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.

Rom 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

1Pe 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

THIS SERMON ENDS HERE

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: Guilt and righteousness are personal and cannot be transferred. You can no more impute wisdom to a fool than you can impute courage to a coward. If you were a thief, I could not impute honesty to you anymore than you could impute or transfer your dishonesty to me. Impute means to “count” or “reckon.” It never means to transfer character! Faith is imputed (counted) for righteousness. It does not say righteousness is imputed (transferred) because of faith. To get the transfer that Charles Stanley believes in, one must read that belief into the passages to come up with this.

2. Faith is imputed for righteousness. Rom 4:1 What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh?

Rom 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Rom 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

Rom 4:4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.

Rom 4:5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

Rom 4:6 just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:

The phrase, “his faith is accounted for righteousness” does not mean, as our learned false teacher asserts, that our faith itself is credited to our account as righteousness. There is no righteousness in our faith. We do not have faith in the virtue of our faith. Our faith is not the object of our faith. Our faith does not supply any righteousness. The purpose of the gift of faith is to look away from the filth of our own self-righteousness and to look to the Righteousness of Christ our Substitute Alone. This phrase “his faith is accounted for righteousness” is a classic example of an enthymeme.

An enthymeme is an argument in which one or more of the premises is omitted or taken for granted. What is taken for granted in this phrase is the object of faith which is the Cross/work of Christ. Dr. Clark states, “ The immediate and proper object of belief of faith is a truth ( or falsehood), a meaning, the intellectual content of some words; and this intellectual content is in logic called a proposition. (The Johannine Logos, page 95) Let’s look at some examples of this usage in Romans chapter three.

Theologian, Richard S. Taylor comments on this theory saying, “This is the belief that God not only imputes our sins to Christ but transfers in His accounting all Christ’s righteousness to us, so that God doesn’t really see our sins; rather He sees us as spotlessly holy in Christ.” (The Scandal of Pre-forgiveness) I have heard this theory propagated on more than one occasion that once we get saved, we are “covered” by the righteousness of Christ. So, when we sin, God looks at us but cannot see our sins because all He can see is the blood of Christ.

Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Zec 3:1 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him.

Zec 3:2 And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”

Zec 3:3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.

Zec 3:4 Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.”

Zec 3:5 And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head, and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of the LORD stood by.

Jer 23:6 In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Charles Stanley and others who have adopted this fiction must ignore the fact that God is all knowing and cannot be fooled as to the true character of an individual. It ignores the fact that God is the God of all truth, He cannot lie. So how can it be said that God can be the all knowing God of truth and call that which is unholy something other than what it is? If we are to follow this logic, many try to extricate themselves from this difficulty by saying that God can see the sin but it only effects our fellowship and not our relationship. But the idea of broken fellowship cannot be reconciled with this doctrine of imputed righteousness. Taylor says, ” If God sees not my sin but my position in Christ, if He views me as clothed in Christ’s righteousness, then how could sin – which has been put to Christ’s account – “break fellowship?” This mysticism and unscriptural idea that character can be transferred from one individual to another is the glue that holds Mr. Stanley’s false assertions together. The logical course of the Eternal Securist who cannot find a clear and decisive Scripture to defend their position is to fall back upon their twist on the atonement. 2Pe 3:16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

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Know God, Know the Cross

Know God, Know the Cross

Here is the Link to Sermon Audio and the sermon in MP3:
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=330101253530


Isa 43:25; John 17:4; James 2:10; Phil 2:8;
2Chron 6:36; Matt 20:28; Mark 10:45; Luke 22:44

All the false teachings concerning the Cross/work of Christ come from an unscriptural view of the nature of God. If one does not understand that God is sovereign, immutable, all knowing, holy, just, love, gracious, merciful, righteous, and a God of wrath then one will never understand the nature of the Cross/work of Christ.The nature of the cross is all about God in His sovereignty really displaying all His attributes for His glory. Christ said that He came to declare God and He did that most gloriously in His Cross/work.

Joh 1:18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

The apostle Paul in the book of Romans said that the Cross/work of Christ was a real display of God’s righteousness not a contrivance, i.e. a cleverly devised plan that took the place of righteousness.

Rom 3:26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Paul also spoke of the Cross/work as a real demonstration of God’s wrath.

Rom 9:22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,

When our Lord looked into the cup of God’s wrath in the Garden of Gethsemane He was beholding the real wrath of God not a substitute of wrath. Christ was literally punished for all our sins as our legal substitute because that was the only way for God to literally display all His attributes for His literalglory. Joh 17:4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
Purpose: To learn from Scripture the true nature of God so that you will know the true nature of the Cross/work of Christ.

1. The Scripture unequivocally states that Christ was punished for our sins. He really took the punishment for our sins upon Himself.

1Co 5:7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.

2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Gal 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”),

Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Heb 9:28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

1Pe 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

1Pe 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

Isa 53:4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.

Isa 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: You may be thinking that I am splitting hairs here. Suffering or punishment, its all the same, right? No, it is not the same! In order for a man to be punished, he must be guilty. To inflict what is due for punishment upon an innocent man is an injustice. But if a man voluntarily suffers in another’s place to whom punishment is due, it is self-sacrifice and heroism. If it is inflicted by an arbitrary authority, it is injustice on one side, and martyrdom on the other. If I go to jail on the charge of murder, but I am innocent, then I am not punished, because I am not guilty. All I suffer is an injustice. Punishment is a legal term that presupposes guilt. It is an impossibility to punish the innocent.

Isa 53:9 And they made His grave with the wicked— But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.

Isa 53:11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.

1Pe 1:18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,

1Pe 1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Heb 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: But, you say, ” Didn’t God transfer my sin to Jesus upon the cross?” Charles Stanley writes, God made a swap. Actually, the correct term is imputation. He imputed our sin to Christ and His righteousness to us.This doctrine may be popular, but it is pure theological fiction! Nowhere, I repeat NOWHERE! Is this hogwash found ANYWHERE in Scripture!

Gen 3:21 Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.

Gen 22:8 And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.

Gen 22:13 Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.

Gen 22:14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”

Lev 1:4 Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.

Rom 5:18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.

Rom 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

1Pe 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

THIS SERMON ENDS HERE

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: Guilt and righteousness are personal and cannot be transferred. You can no more impute wisdom to a fool than you can impute courage to a coward. If you were a thief, I could not impute honesty to you anymore than you could impute or transfer your dishonesty to me. Impute means to “count” or “reckon.” It never means to transfer character! Faith is imputed (counted) for righteousness. It does not say righteousness is imputed (transferred) because of faith. To get the transfer that Charles Stanley believes in, one must read that belief into the passages to come up with this.

2. Faith is imputed for righteousness. Rom 4:1 What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh?

Rom 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Rom 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

Rom 4:4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.

Rom 4:5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

Rom 4:6 just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:

The phrase, “his faith is accounted for righteousness” does not mean, as our learned false teacher asserts, that our faith itself is credited to our account as righteousness. There is no righteousness in our faith. We do not have faith in the virtue of our faith. Our faith is not the object of our faith. Our faith does not supply any righteousness. The purpose of the gift of faith is to look away from the filth of our own self-righteousness and to look to the Righteousness of Christ our Substitute Alone. This phrase “his faith is accounted for righteousness” is a classic example of an enthymeme.

An enthymeme is an argument in which one or more of the premises is omitted or taken for granted. What is taken for granted in this phrase is the object of faith which is the Cross/work of Christ. Dr. Clark states, “ The immediate and proper object of belief of faith is a truth ( or falsehood), a meaning, the intellectual content of some words; and this intellectual content is in logic called a proposition. (The Johannine Logos, page 95) Let’s look at some examples of this usage in Romans chapter three.

Theologian, Richard S. Taylor comments on this theory saying, “This is the belief that God not only imputes our sins to Christ but transfers in His accounting all Christ’s righteousness to us, so that God doesn’t really see our sins; rather He sees us as spotlessly holy in Christ.” (The Scandal of Pre-forgiveness) I have heard this theory propagated on more than one occasion that once we get saved, we are “covered” by the righteousness of Christ. So, when we sin, God looks at us but cannot see our sins because all He can see is the blood of Christ.

Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Zec 3:1 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him.

Zec 3:2 And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”

Zec 3:3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.

Zec 3:4 Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.”

Zec 3:5 And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head, and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of the LORD stood by.

Jer 23:6 In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Charles Stanley and others who have adopted this fiction must ignore the fact that God is all knowing and cannot be fooled as to the true character of an individual. It ignores the fact that God is the God of all truth, He cannot lie. So how can it be said that God can be the all knowing God of truth and call that which is unholy something other than what it is? If we are to follow this logic, many try to extricate themselves from this difficulty by saying that God can see the sin but it only effects our fellowship and not our relationship. But the idea of broken fellowship cannot be reconciled with this doctrine of imputed righteousness. Taylor says, ” If God sees not my sin but my position in Christ, if He views me as clothed in Christ’s righteousness, then how could sin – which has been put to Christ’s account – “break fellowship?” This mysticism and unscriptural idea that character can be transferred from one individual to another is the glue that holds Mr. Stanley’s false assertions together. The logical course of the Eternal Securist who cannot find a clear and decisive Scripture to defend their position is to fall back upon their twist on the atonement. 2Pe 3:16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

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Know God, Know the Cross

Know God, Know the Cross

Here is the Link to Sermon Audio and the sermon in MP3:
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=330101253530


Isa 43:25; John 17:4; James 2:10; Phil 2:8;
2Chron 6:36; Matt 20:28; Mark 10:45; Luke 22:44

All the false teachings concerning the Cross/work of Christ come from an unscriptural view of the nature of God. If one does not understand that God is sovereign, immutable, all knowing, holy, just, love, gracious, merciful, righteous, and a God of wrath then one will never understand the nature of the Cross/work of Christ.The nature of the cross is all about God in His sovereignty really displaying all His attributes for His glory. Christ said that He came to declare God and He did that most gloriously in His Cross/work.

Joh 1:18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

The apostle Paul in the book of Romans said that the Cross/work of Christ was a real display of God’s righteousness not a contrivance, i.e. a cleverly devised plan that took the place of righteousness.

Rom 3:26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Paul also spoke of the Cross/work as a real demonstration of God’s wrath.

Rom 9:22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,

When our Lord looked into the cup of God’s wrath in the Garden of Gethsemane He was beholding the real wrath of God not a substitute of wrath. Christ was literally punished for all our sins as our legal substitute because that was the only way for God to literally display all His attributes for His literalglory. Joh 17:4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
Purpose: To learn from Scripture the true nature of God so that you will know the true nature of the Cross/work of Christ.

1. The Scripture unequivocally states that Christ was punished for our sins. He really took the punishment for our sins upon Himself.

1Co 5:7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.

2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Gal 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”),

Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Heb 9:28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

1Pe 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

1Pe 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

Isa 53:4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.

Isa 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: You may be thinking that I am splitting hairs here. Suffering or punishment, its all the same, right? No, it is not the same! In order for a man to be punished, he must be guilty. To inflict what is due for punishment upon an innocent man is an injustice. But if a man voluntarily suffers in another’s place to whom punishment is due, it is self-sacrifice and heroism. If it is inflicted by an arbitrary authority, it is injustice on one side, and martyrdom on the other. If I go to jail on the charge of murder, but I am innocent, then I am not punished, because I am not guilty. All I suffer is an injustice. Punishment is a legal term that presupposes guilt. It is an impossibility to punish the innocent.

Isa 53:9 And they made His grave with the wicked— But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.

Isa 53:11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.

1Pe 1:18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,

1Pe 1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Heb 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: But, you say, ” Didn’t God transfer my sin to Jesus upon the cross?” Charles Stanley writes, God made a swap. Actually, the correct term is imputation. He imputed our sin to Christ and His righteousness to us.This doctrine may be popular, but it is pure theological fiction! Nowhere, I repeat NOWHERE! Is this hogwash found ANYWHERE in Scripture!

Gen 3:21 Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.

Gen 22:8 And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.

Gen 22:13 Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.

Gen 22:14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”

Lev 1:4 Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.

Rom 5:18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.

Rom 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

1Pe 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

THIS SERMON ENDS HERE

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: Guilt and righteousness are personal and cannot be transferred. You can no more impute wisdom to a fool than you can impute courage to a coward. If you were a thief, I could not impute honesty to you anymore than you could impute or transfer your dishonesty to me. Impute means to “count” or “reckon.” It never means to transfer character! Faith is imputed (counted) for righteousness. It does not say righteousness is imputed (transferred) because of faith. To get the transfer that Charles Stanley believes in, one must read that belief into the passages to come up with this.

2. Faith is imputed for righteousness. Rom 4:1 What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh?

Rom 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Rom 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

Rom 4:4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.

Rom 4:5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

Rom 4:6 just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:

The phrase, “his faith is accounted for righteousness” does not mean, as our learned false teacher asserts, that our faith itself is credited to our account as righteousness. There is no righteousness in our faith. We do not have faith in the virtue of our faith. Our faith is not the object of our faith. Our faith does not supply any righteousness. The purpose of the gift of faith is to look away from the filth of our own self-righteousness and to look to the Righteousness of Christ our Substitute Alone. This phrase “his faith is accounted for righteousness” is a classic example of an enthymeme.

An enthymeme is an argument in which one or more of the premises is omitted or taken for granted. What is taken for granted in this phrase is the object of faith which is the Cross/work of Christ. Dr. Clark states, “ The immediate and proper object of belief of faith is a truth ( or falsehood), a meaning, the intellectual content of some words; and this intellectual content is in logic called a proposition. (The Johannine Logos, page 95) Let’s look at some examples of this usage in Romans chapter three.

Theologian, Richard S. Taylor comments on this theory saying, “This is the belief that God not only imputes our sins to Christ but transfers in His accounting all Christ’s righteousness to us, so that God doesn’t really see our sins; rather He sees us as spotlessly holy in Christ.” (The Scandal of Pre-forgiveness) I have heard this theory propagated on more than one occasion that once we get saved, we are “covered” by the righteousness of Christ. So, when we sin, God looks at us but cannot see our sins because all He can see is the blood of Christ.

Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Zec 3:1 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him.

Zec 3:2 And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”

Zec 3:3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.

Zec 3:4 Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.”

Zec 3:5 And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head, and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of the LORD stood by.

Jer 23:6 In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Charles Stanley and others who have adopted this fiction must ignore the fact that God is all knowing and cannot be fooled as to the true character of an individual. It ignores the fact that God is the God of all truth, He cannot lie. So how can it be said that God can be the all knowing God of truth and call that which is unholy something other than what it is? If we are to follow this logic, many try to extricate themselves from this difficulty by saying that God can see the sin but it only effects our fellowship and not our relationship. But the idea of broken fellowship cannot be reconciled with this doctrine of imputed righteousness. Taylor says, ” If God sees not my sin but my position in Christ, if He views me as clothed in Christ’s righteousness, then how could sin – which has been put to Christ’s account – “break fellowship?” This mysticism and unscriptural idea that character can be transferred from one individual to another is the glue that holds Mr. Stanley’s false assertions together. The logical course of the Eternal Securist who cannot find a clear and decisive Scripture to defend their position is to fall back upon their twist on the atonement. 2Pe 3:16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

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Know God, Know the Cross

Know God, Know the Cross

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Isa 43:25; John 17:4; James 2:10; Phil 2:8;
2Chron 6:36; Matt 20:28; Mark 10:45; Luke 22:44

All the false teachings concerning the Cross/work of Christ come from an unscriptural view of the nature of God. If one does not understand that God is sovereign, immutable, all knowing, holy, just, love, gracious, merciful, righteous, and a God of wrath then one will never understand the nature of the Cross/work of Christ.The nature of the cross is all about God in His sovereignty really displaying all His attributes for His glory. Christ said that He came to declare God and He did that most gloriously in His Cross/work.

Joh 1:18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

The apostle Paul in the book of Romans said that the Cross/work of Christ was a real display of God’s righteousness not a contrivance, i.e. a cleverly devised plan that took the place of righteousness.

Rom 3:26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Paul also spoke of the Cross/work as a real demonstration of God’s wrath.

Rom 9:22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,

When our Lord looked into the cup of God’s wrath in the Garden of Gethsemane He was beholding the real wrath of God not a substitute of wrath. Christ was literally punished for all our sins as our legal substitute because that was the only way for God to literally display all His attributes for His literalglory. Joh 17:4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
Purpose: To learn from Scripture the true nature of God so that you will know the true nature of the Cross/work of Christ.

1. The Scripture unequivocally states that Christ was punished for our sins. He really took the punishment for our sins upon Himself.

1Co 5:7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.

2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Gal 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”),

Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Heb 9:28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

1Pe 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

1Pe 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

Isa 53:4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.

Isa 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: You may be thinking that I am splitting hairs here. Suffering or punishment, its all the same, right? No, it is not the same! In order for a man to be punished, he must be guilty. To inflict what is due for punishment upon an innocent man is an injustice. But if a man voluntarily suffers in another’s place to whom punishment is due, it is self-sacrifice and heroism. If it is inflicted by an arbitrary authority, it is injustice on one side, and martyrdom on the other. If I go to jail on the charge of murder, but I am innocent, then I am not punished, because I am not guilty. All I suffer is an injustice. Punishment is a legal term that presupposes guilt. It is an impossibility to punish the innocent.

Isa 53:9 And they made His grave with the wicked— But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.

Isa 53:11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.

1Pe 1:18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,

1Pe 1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Heb 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: But, you say, ” Didn’t God transfer my sin to Jesus upon the cross?” Charles Stanley writes, God made a swap. Actually, the correct term is imputation. He imputed our sin to Christ and His righteousness to us.This doctrine may be popular, but it is pure theological fiction! Nowhere, I repeat NOWHERE! Is this hogwash found ANYWHERE in Scripture!

Gen 3:21 Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.

Gen 22:8 And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.

Gen 22:13 Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.

Gen 22:14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”

Lev 1:4 Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.

Rom 5:18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.

Rom 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

1Pe 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

THIS SERMON ENDS HERE

From Jeff Paton – Methodist Teaching: Guilt and righteousness are personal and cannot be transferred. You can no more impute wisdom to a fool than you can impute courage to a coward. If you were a thief, I could not impute honesty to you anymore than you could impute or transfer your dishonesty to me. Impute means to “count” or “reckon.” It never means to transfer character! Faith is imputed (counted) for righteousness. It does not say righteousness is imputed (transferred) because of faith. To get the transfer that Charles Stanley believes in, one must read that belief into the passages to come up with this.

2. Faith is imputed for righteousness. Rom 4:1 What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh?

Rom 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Rom 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

Rom 4:4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.

Rom 4:5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

Rom 4:6 just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:

The phrase, “his faith is accounted for righteousness” does not mean, as our learned false teacher asserts, that our faith itself is credited to our account as righteousness. There is no righteousness in our faith. We do not have faith in the virtue of our faith. Our faith is not the object of our faith. Our faith does not supply any righteousness. The purpose of the gift of faith is to look away from the filth of our own self-righteousness and to look to the Righteousness of Christ our Substitute Alone. This phrase “his faith is accounted for righteousness” is a classic example of an enthymeme.

An enthymeme is an argument in which one or more of the premises is omitted or taken for granted. What is taken for granted in this phrase is the object of faith which is the Cross/work of Christ. Dr. Clark states, “ The immediate and proper object of belief of faith is a truth ( or falsehood), a meaning, the intellectual content of some words; and this intellectual content is in logic called a proposition. (The Johannine Logos, page 95) Let’s look at some examples of this usage in Romans chapter three.

Theologian, Richard S. Taylor comments on this theory saying, “This is the belief that God not only imputes our sins to Christ but transfers in His accounting all Christ’s righteousness to us, so that God doesn’t really see our sins; rather He sees us as spotlessly holy in Christ.” (The Scandal of Pre-forgiveness) I have heard this theory propagated on more than one occasion that once we get saved, we are “covered” by the righteousness of Christ. So, when we sin, God looks at us but cannot see our sins because all He can see is the blood of Christ.

Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Zec 3:1 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him.

Zec 3:2 And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”

Zec 3:3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.

Zec 3:4 Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.”

Zec 3:5 And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head, and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of the LORD stood by.

Jer 23:6 In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Charles Stanley and others who have adopted this fiction must ignore the fact that God is all knowing and cannot be fooled as to the true character of an individual. It ignores the fact that God is the God of all truth, He cannot lie. So how can it be said that God can be the all knowing God of truth and call that which is unholy something other than what it is? If we are to follow this logic, many try to extricate themselves from this difficulty by saying that God can see the sin but it only effects our fellowship and not our relationship. But the idea of broken fellowship cannot be reconciled with this doctrine of imputed righteousness. Taylor says, ” If God sees not my sin but my position in Christ, if He views me as clothed in Christ’s righteousness, then how could sin – which has been put to Christ’s account – “break fellowship?” This mysticism and unscriptural idea that character can be transferred from one individual to another is the glue that holds Mr. Stanley’s false assertions together. The logical course of the Eternal Securist who cannot find a clear and decisive Scripture to defend their position is to fall back upon their twist on the atonement. 2Pe 3:16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

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    amazing stuff thanx

  2. vision says:

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  3. vision says:

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  4. vision says:

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