The Apostle Paul said he refused to tolerate false prophets for even one hour (Galatians 2:5). I visited the BibleReasons.com website and it is 100% of the Devil. This is Satanic!!!
On their website, in an article titled: “How To Become A Christian,” Fritz Chery errantly teaches...
“Repentance is, I’m dropping all that is in my hand to grasp a hold of something better.” SOURCE
No, that is NOT repentance! In God's true plan of salvation you don't have to STOP or START anything. One of my favorite free grace preachers, Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold makes these helpful statements:
“When it comes to salvation, if you're saved by grace, there's nothing to stop or start.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, “Legalistic Judaism is Today's Calvinism”
“Christ paid for my sins. If He paid for my sins, why would I have to go to Hell to pay for my sins? All He wanted me to do was believe that He did it all for me. That is the greatest news in all the world! And no man, no preacher, has the authority to change the Gospel message. Just because you don't see how it works, or understand how it works—you don't have to know, it ain't none of our business; but God says there is a Heaven and a Hell, and if you want to go to Heaven this is what you do, and your opinion don't count.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, “Legalistic Judaism is Today's Calvinism”
Your behavior has nothing to do with getting saved. I am sick and tired of lying false prophets who say that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone, but then say deadly crap like this from the BibleReasons.com heretical website.
“...a true repentant heart will not live a continuous lifestyle of sin.” SOURCE
Listen, everyone (saved or unsaved) continues in a lifestyle of sin. The crazy idea that somehow because you sin less today than you did yesterday is not evidence of the new birth. The false prophets in Matthew 7:21-23 did “many wonderful works” but they went to Hell. Jesus denied knowing them as His sheep. Good works and a changed life don't prove anything!!! BEWARE of the demonic BibleReasons.com website.
“A repentant heart has been so moved by the grace of God, and it has been so captivated by the beauty of the Lord, that it wants to live a life pleasing to Him.” SOURCE
That is the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation! The Bible is full of examples of sinful saints who lived horrible lifestyles of sin (e.g., Lot, Samson, Demas, Solomon, Cain). David commit adultery and murder to hide his wickedness. If forsaking one's sins is necessary to know that you are saved, then how much sin is allowed? Where do you draw the line? At one point of sinning should you start to worry you're not saved. Do you see the fallacy of such unbiblical thinking. Lordship Salvation causes people to worry, fear and live with uncertainty about salvation.
“Repentance is a change of mind about Christ, which will lead to a lifestyle change.” SOURCE
Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do. Beware of the religious cults today who masquerade as Bible colleges and churches, who preach a counterfeit gospel of partial faith in Christ plus something else (e.g., turning from your sinful ways, water baptism or keeping sacraments). Eternal life is a free gift from God (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Pastor M.R. DeHaan (1891-1965) said it very well in defense of a free grace Gospel:
"There is a vast difference between coming to Jesus for salvation and coming after Jesus for service. Coming to Christ makes one a believer, while coming after Christ makes one a disciple. All believers are not disciples. To become a believer one accepts the invitation of the Gospel, to be a disciple one obeys the challenge to a life of dedicated service and separation. Salvation comes through the sacrifice of Christ; discipleship comes only by sacrifice of self and surrender to His call for devoted service. Salvation is free, but discipleship involves paying the price of a separated walk. Salvation can't be lost because it depends upon God's faithfulness, but discipleship can be lost because it depends upon our faithfulness." —Pastor M.R. DeHaan, “Hebrews”; Zondervan Publishing House; 1959 (p. 117)
God does not demand or expect for you to forsake a sinful lifestyle to receive His free gift. That is not how the new birth works. You come to God as a guilty sinner and place your childlike faith in Christ, receiving His sacrifice upon the cross as full payment for your sins and believing that He was buried, but then bodily resurrected from the dead three days later. This is “the Gospel,” by which all who BELIEVE IT are saved (1st Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 1:16).
My favorite of all free grace preacher quotes is by Pilgrim's Progress author, John Bunyan:
“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” —John Bunyan (1628-1688)
Kindly said, Fritz Chery fails to put a difference between sanctification and justification, he mixes the two. In so doing Fritz has corrupted the Gospel, and cast stumbling blocks before the people, leading people into Hell with himself. No one is saved who only partially trusts in Christ plus something more. Please watch the excellent documentary, 'Another Gospel.'
Here are some excellent helpful quotes from Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold...
“Salvation is one thing and service is another, and never the two goes together. No man is saved because he serves, and no man has to serve because he is saved. Gotta keep them separate. And if you don't do it, the Scriptures will be confusing to you. You'll not rightly divide what God has to say.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, "Why Lordship Salvation Is Wrong"
“Lordship Salvation is the unsupportable and unbiblical belief that the performance of good works, the promise of good works, or the evidence of good works, must accompany faith in Christ to establish or provide evidence that such faith has resulted in eternal life.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, “Jesus Versus John MacArthur”
I humbly think Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) said it best of all:
“To add anything to salvation other than the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross is to say that His death was not sufficient payment for our sins.” —Dr. Curtis Hutson
Like so many false teachers today, who are all hellbound infidels, Fritz Chery is caught between grace and works. And with that great truth I will end this important defense of the Christian faith. Thank you for reading dear friend.