Is Paul Washer Compromised and Watered Down?
I have never listened to any full sermons by Paul Washer because I just can’t stomach the false teachings of Calvinism from any preacher. But today, given his hospitalization, I read an article about him which included some quotes of his.
This is what Paul Washer said:
““If you can play around in sin, if you can love the world and love the things of the world, if you can always be involved in the world and doing things of the world, if your heroes are worldly people, if you want to look like them and act like them, if you practice the same things they practice—Oh my dear friend, listen to my voice. There’s a good chance you know not God, and you do not belong to Him,” ~ Paul Washer
REALLY? “There’s a good chance”??? There is a slight chance that such a person is saved? If you play around with sin, love the world, love the things of the world, look up to the world, practice worldiness, etc, then you MIGHT not be saved? How about you definitely are not saved!
This quote from Paul Washer shows a real watered down theology when it comes to holiness as essential to salvation, as a fruit of real regeneration, etc. Is this not compromised compared to how clear the Word of God is?
1Jo 2:15 – Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Jas 4:4 – Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Notice that these passages do not say, as Paul Washer would understand them:
1Jo 2:15 – Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father MIGHT not be in him.
Jas 4:4 – Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world MIGHT be enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world MIGHT be the enemy of God.
Beware of Compromised Christianity. It can especially be found in the Calvinist camp.
~ Jesse Morrell
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