I just came upon a site trying to attack a man of God because he preaches Lordship Salvation:
LORDSHIP SALVATION is the false doctrine that a sinner MUST be willing to stop living a sinful lifestyle or to give up the sinful world to be saved. In sharp contrast, the Bible, God's Word, teaches that a sinner's faith in Christ alone is sufficient for salvation. Salvation is receiving, not giving. Eternal life is a gift.
I could post the site link but I don't know if it'll do any good. If people want it then I will. Clearly this person hsa not read through the four gospels enough. What do people expect the gospel to be??? Except: Repent! For the Kingdom of God is at hand! If that isn't God declaring His Lordship and demanding we submit to it in order to be saved, then what else is it? Why would we not accept that the Lord is God if we truly believe in Him?
I'm concerned because there are people out there who believe some other gospel and hold the true one as false. How many, I don't know, but I suspect a significant amount. I did feel bad for the man of God and his reputation, but I soon felt wrse for those upholding this lie and the judgement they will come under. That is what freaks me out. Am I on my own here???????
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Not faith alone, but grace through faith!