John Piper, John MacArthur, Ray Comfort and Paul Washer all teach Lordship salvation. This is a doctrine that we must avoid, it is heretical. The Roman Catholic, Jehovah Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists teach the same thing, and yet these organizations will claim that they they believe saved by faith. They use “faith that works”, not “works that save”, which is a cute saying, but let’s look at what the Bible says. Here are 5 Bible verses that show that faith is separate from works.
Romans 11:6 — And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
You automatically cancel salvation by grace when you have work. We have to separate the two totally.
Another argument the Catholic church has is that they deny salvation by works, but because of the faith, you will have works. But the Bible says that this faith has no works accompanied. The two are separate. The Devil’s people are getting more and more crafty.
Romans 3:24-28 — Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
Let’s take a look at another strong verse to prove. If you believe that your works count, then you’re saying that Jesus died in vain. Jesus died for a reason, to save you.
Galatians 2: 21 — I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
If you choose to work, then God reckons it’s not of grace, God reckons it as debt. If you choose not to work, your faith is automatically counted for righteousness.
Romans 4:4-5 — Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Many churches will say, if you’re saved, where are your works? You stopped reading the Bible, going to church, you were not saved to begin with. However, the Bible says that those who are working are under the curse. They have to continue to work in order to keep their salvation.
Galatians 3: 10-12 — For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.