There is an entire branch of dispensational Christianity who have either redifined evangelical repentance or denied that repentance is a necessary fruit of salvation. This non-Lordship position was introduced through the writings of Louis Sperry Chafer who suggested that the carnal Christian was a saved man acting as a natural man. These ideas were expanded upon and systematized by Charles Ryrie (of the famed Ryrie Study Bible) until within the last 40-50 years a whole new system of Christianity and a third class of people have evolved. Unfortunately this doctrine has invaded much of the church, particularly in Baptist circles where salvation is based upon the free-will of man and human decision. The error rose out of attempts to defend justification by faith alone apart from works. But fails to understand that saving faith is a living faith granted by God. They link "Lordship" with the perfectionism doctrines of John Wesley. They assume mental assent to be saving faith and connect one's confession with faith.
But Jesus defined salvation in terms of discipleship. He came preaching repentance. He called men to follow Him, and ended commissioning the church to make disiples. The church has changed this commission to one of making converts and counting decisions, rather than changed lives as a result of true and living faith that comes by way of regeneration.
This sermon teaches and reveals the nature of true saving faith manifested in a repentant and changed life and uncovers the false teaching of the "Carnal Christian."
Excellent Sermon! Thank you Pastor William, for preaching this excellent message & blessings to you & your ministry.
Mike Jeshurun (9/4/2011)
Great Sermon! These days it is very difficult to find a saved preacher who is faithful to preach not only on both- Absolute Sovereignty and also the importance of the precepts. In Brother William Poss I found such a man, and am grateful to God for his sermons. If you are a fan of A.W. Pink, Charnock and the like, you will be greatly blessed by brother William Poss‚Äô excellent sermons! May God give us more men like him!
Great Sermon! Yes, the Great Commission of Matthew 28:18 states: Go...teach all nations...teaching them to obey all things whatsoever I (the LORD) have commanded you...
Tom Mitchell (5/26/2009)
from Opp, AL
Great Sermon! One of the best sermons I have heard on this subject. I know too many people who want Jesus as Savior but NOT as Lord. They need to hear this.
Rita Beckett (5/25/2009)
from New Jersey
Great Sermon! Thank you for preaching the truth. Jesus is Lord of Lords and King of Kings. He is the Lord of our lives and worthy of all praise and a walk of righteousness and holiness.