THE DANGER OF ERROR
Jesse M. Hendley
God warned us in His Word that there would be false
teachers to try to turn aside the people of God.
Some years ago a Bible commentator named Gregory,
speaking on the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats,
said. "The sheep are they (and I am quoting) who wash
away the stains of their life with tears; who redeem
former sins by good deeds following; who whatever
unlawful things they have at anytime done, have
covered it from the Judge's eyes by a cloak of alms."
Now that is a very deadly thing! Yet this commentator
is revered by many people as a "man of God."
No man can "wash away the stains of his life with
tears." That is contrary to the Truth of God's Word.
TEARS do no good at all in atoning for sin. Esau, you
remember, sought the blessing "with tears." He found
no place of repentance, though he sought it earnestly,
with tears! You can't wash away the stain of life with
You cannot "redeem your former sins" by good deeds. It
is NOT by works of righteousness that we have done!
That is taught very plainly in the Word of God.
Salvation is NOT OF WORKS.
No one can cover unlawful things in your life by a
"cloak of alms." You can give your body to be burned.
You can give all kinds of alms. But alms will never
cover one single sin from the eyes of the Judge! I
say, this is a DEADLY THING.
The Blood of Christ
The Bible teaches unmistakably, in the Old Testament
and in the New, that the BLOOD OF THE SON OF GOD ALONE
DOES AWAY WITH SIN. THERE IS NOTHING ELSE that can
WASH AWAY SIN. You can reform. You can do good works
to try to make up for your errors. You can try to
"balance" the account. But you cannot BLOT OUT your
SINS; NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF CHRIST CAN.
Eternal Life is a GIFT. Eternal Life is not of works,
lest any man should boast. You don't weep over a gift;
you don't try to do good deeds fo ...
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