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Antinomian, let's talk about a man named John List ...




Antinomian, let's talk about a man named John List...

John List was a "Christian".

John List was a Lutheran.

John List believed everything you say.

John List murdered his whole family and sent them to heaven.

According to the doctrines you teach,
John List was theologically correct.

After all, John List believed that "Jesus paid it all",
John was sorry that he had murdered.  John knew he had done
wrong and had the faith to believe he could make his
peace with God because Jesus died even for him.

Let me ask you a question:  
How many times can John List murder his family and still be
under the blood of Christ?  Seventy times seven, you say?  
What nonsense!

The thing that you and John List have never grasped is the fact
that forgiveness (justification) is not synonymous with
inheriting eternal life.  That is why Paul said to
the (justified) Galatians :

     "I warn you as I warned you before that those
        who DO such things
         shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
                                   Gal 5:21

The Galatians  were believers but it was what they DID
that determined whether they would inherit the kingdom of God or not.

    The terrible tragedy of John List is that he did not
murder his family in spite of what his church taught him,
he murdered them BECAUSE of what his church taught him!

Martin Luther told John List that murdering
would not separate John from God

  "No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to
kill or commit adultery  thousands of times each day.  Do you
think such an exalted Lamb paid merely a small price with a
meager sacrifice for our sins?

              Let Your Sins Be Strong:
                      A Letter From Luther to Melanchthon
                Letter no. 501, 1 August 1521,
"Luther's Correspondence", Lutheran
Publication Society, Philadelphia, 1918, II, p.50

Donna Kupp

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