Many cleaners or concentrates need to be diluted for proper use -- but not the Gospel --
"Paul" was careful NOT to water down the Gospel. Salvation simple and plain is of God ONLY. The "creature" has no boast in the redemption of himself. God planned, implemented, provided, and prepared us to "receive" and Saved us by His Own Blood.
A few weeks ago , I had two "latter day saints" show up - (years ago I "discussed" with some of salvation ) well !, I says to them as I answered the door -- Mormons heh ! , yes sir we are , they declared, and I guess that U would like to "discuss" religion of sorts , yes we would they said. Instead of "pointing" out their doctrinal error, I paused, and simply and sincerely said " gentlemen, your in a "cult" that teaches unbiblical truths , it is leading U to destruction and U in turn are leading others to a Christless grave. They started to protest, when I said this -- "Are U saved by Jesus Christ ONLY, His Blood and That is the Full Payment for your sins ." -- yes the both said, I then said , by faith in His work ALONE , a man is justified, they said yes. I THEN said this to them ---- Can U be saved without mormonism, can u be saved without joseph smith's teachings ?? They both in unison , dropped their heads and said quietly , NO -- I said gentlemen -- U agreed that a man is saved and justified PERFECTLY THRU THE FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST ALONE and now U say U cannot be saved without mormonism .
They could hardly look at me --- I said to them , SEE ! What a cult your in , one of bondage and fear -- "your taught in your meetings to answer evangelicals with "pat" answers to doctrine but U know the bible declares that a man is justified by faith in the Blood of Christ ALONE and yet thru your attendance in a cultic society , U are in darkness and fear and have been taught that it is thru joseph smith and mormonism that U are saved --- they walked from my home with heads down and I said as they left -- with your own mouths U have declared the "error" of your ways and U now go looking to "lead" others to a Christless salvation.
I padded my words with "tenderness" and expressed God's Love for them and told them clearly, that their gospel is that of joseph smith and NOT THAT OF CHRIST'S -- of this they could not deny ----
HOW GREAT IS THAT DARKNESS
I repeat here for any readers , my tone and earnestness was of tender compassion --
ps. Happy Birthday again Pilgrim