Speaking of enthusiasts, the Intrepids are preaching the false gospel of UOJ again. This time Pastor Spencer is teaching, in complete harmony with the false gospel of Universal Objective Justification (UOJ), that Christ did not die for the sin of unbelief. He teaches that no one in the whole world will ever go to Hell because of their sin. He contends that they only go to Hell if they die guilty of the unforgivable sin of unbelief.Intrepid Pastor Spencer:Christ's resurrection assures us of the truth of our religion in His victory over death, and it also assures us of the victory of our religion over this evil world. Christ is the savior of the world, that is, He has covered the sins of all people of all time, yes, even those who reject Him. No one goes to hell because of their sins. Those that go to hell do so because of their unbelief. This is why He commanded that His Gospel be preached to everyone everywhere until the end of time. There is no reason for anyone to be damned. All sins have been paid for. All can be saved. But the true and beautiful Gospel of Jesus Christ must touch them so that the Holy Spirit can do His work and turn their hearts to faith and salvation.http://www.intrepidlutherans.com/2011/04/festival-of-christs-resurrection-sermon.htmlThere are three clear and Scripturally faithful responses to the public false teaching of Pastor Spencer.First, Pastor Spencer declares, "No one goes to hell because of their sins." In Scripture Christ rejects this teaching when He declares in John 8:24, "I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins." Romans 14:23, "And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin." And, here in Mark 4:12, "That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them." Contrary to the false gospel of UOJ those who do not have faith in Christ are not forgiven of their sin and dying in this condition they stand judged by God for their sins and are condemned to Hell. Second, Pastor Spencer declares, "Those that go to hell do so because of their unbelief." So Intrepid UOJ Pastor Spencer teaches that Christ didn't pay for the sin of unbelief. He teaches that all other sins Christ died, paid for and forgave but not the sin of unbelief. Yet, the whole world, Pastor Spencer included, was born in unbelief! Outside of the Means of Grace working contrition and faith all men are guilty of the sin of unbelief. So is unbelief the unforgivable sin as UOJ teaches? No. Christ declares in Romans 11:23, "And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again." UOJ perverts the Scriptures and Christ's atonement, God's righteousness, man's sin and teaches another gospel.Christ died and paid for the sins of the whole world. He is our mediator and propitiation through faith in His blood worked graciously by the Holy Ghost through the Means of Grace in Word and Sacrament. Through faith in Christ an individual dies to sin, is raised unto grace, has Christ's righteousness and the forgiveness of all sins, including the sin of unbelief, is declared justified and has salvation that comes from the forgiveness of sins, the instantaneous verdict of not guilty by God the Father. All this He bestows to those He has called through righteousness of faith.
The Lutheran Confessions speak clearly to the fact that the worlds sins were not forgiven when Christ rose triumphantly from the grave.BOC: 6] Let any one of the adversaries come forth and tell us when remission of sins takes place. O good God, what darkness there is! They doubt whether it is in attrition or in contrition that remission of sins occurs. And if it occurs on account of contrition, what need is there of absolution, what does the power of the keys effect, if sins have been already remitted?…" http://www.bookofconcord.org/defense_10_repentance.php
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