Doctrine of Works

January 15, 2011

Salvation by Works is rejected by the Word of God and will be rejected at the Great White Throne Judgment.   and that will become the basis for eternal condemnation.

There are at least eight categories of salvation by works rejected by the Word of God, They are as follows:


Repent and believe.  Repent means to change your mind about Christ, as occurs under the Holy Spirit’s ministry of common grace.  The word repent has been misinterpreted as feeling sorry.  No one is saved by feeling sorry for his sins. Confession of sins is only for the believer after salvation.

The pleading, begging, praying to God to save his soul  coming from one who is spiritually dead ridiculous and nonsense.

Inviting Christ into your heart: This is total nonsense and blasphemy.  A spiritually dead person cannot invite Eternal God, The Lord Jesus Christ, anywhere; not into his heart, or his home, or his life.  It is stupidity, asininity, emotion, and works.

Acknowledging Christ publicly:  This is not effectual for salvation.  It is a distortion of Romans 10:9-10 which refers to cause and effect.  The cause is faith; the result, as the believer matures, is to witness and to acknowledge Christ.


Water baptism by immersion: It is a heresy that has always existed in the Church Age.  In reality, baptism was a testimony to, and identification with, retroactive positional truth and current positional truth, prior to the completion of the Canon.

Partaking of the Eucharist:  This is a favorite of Roman Catholicism, which teaches that The Lord Jesus Christ goes back into their body, after having left it, through the taking in of the Eucharist


Cultic religion and reversionist churches have devised counterfeit salvation such as coming forward in an invitation extended at the end of a service. Raising your hand during prayer, walking down an aisle, giving public testimony of your faith in Christ, and the like call attention to yourself not to God. It has psychological effects but has no spiritual significance or relevance.


: Join our church. If you don’t join, you are not saved is the favorite of the cults. Pay your tithe.  This was commanded in the Mosaic Law as a 10% income tax for the c nation of Israel. Not for the Gentiles.  Tithing has no spiritual connotation, either for salvation or blessing.  Giving is a matter of the privacy of your own priesthood, and the amount you give is based on your own self-determination and has nothing to do with any blessing.

Church-related works.  Just work faithfully around the church and God will save you.  Sacrificial services and ministries


Satan counterfeits Christianity through religion.  Religion is one of the greatest systems of both moral and immoral degeneration.  Keep the laws or the creed.  This is a result of the Reformation.  It started out with justification by faith, but it gradually moved to the works of keeping the Law and eventually developed into the Galatians compromise, which stated, first you have to believe in Christ, then you have to keep the Law.

Do penance. A favorite of Catholicism:  The noun penance has basically three meanings:  (1) remorse for your past conduct; (2) a Catholic sacrament:  repentance and confession, then satisfaction and absolution; and (3) self-mortification, self-abasement, i.e. voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing.  All of these are in direct contradiction to the finished work on the cross.

Practice the Lordship of Christ.  This refers to the false doctrine taught which says, “if Christ is not Lord of all, He’s not Lord AT ALL”.  By the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, which enters us into union with Christ, He is Our Lord at the very moment of salvation.  Whether we recognize this or not is a matter of cognition of pertinent doctrine.  We do not have to acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord to receive salvation but to simply believe in Christ.

Practice asceticism:  What we give up at any time is inconsequential!  People want to take             what they have sacrificed or given up in their lives and compare it with the work of Jesus Christ on the cross.  Self-denial and maintaining a healthy body: To associate salvation or spirituality with health foods and vitamins is ludicrous.


Salvation by morality: Morality has to do with establishment; it is not the Christian way of life.  The pre-designed plan of God is higher than morality.  Moral degeneracy is very prominent in Christianity today, whereby Christians in their arrogant self-righteousness are trying to straighten everyone and everything out, by superimposing Christian laws and standards on both believer and unbeliever. Human morality and ethics apart from Bible doctrine is immorality and unethical before God.

Salvation by personality change:  Although a change in one’s personality may be desirable, it is not the means of salvation. Salvation by keeping away from anything restricted; many think you cannot really be saved unless you stop drinking, smoking, dancing, wearing makeup, swimming in mixed company, etc.


Faith is a non-meritorious act of perception and has nothing to do with emotion! Salvation by ecstatic emotion or speaking in tongues:  After August 70 A.D, all speaking of tongues are fake, counterfeit or hoax. The gift of tongues was a temporary spiritual gift at the beginning of the Church Age to evangelize Jews in Gentile languages, as prophesied in Isaiah 28.  Where people allege that speaking in tongues, or the so-called second blessing, is necessary for salvation, they are either very emotional or demon possessed. Salvation through “feeling” saved, or weeping tears at the altar.  Again, faith has nothing to do with emotion.


We do not invite Christ anywhere.  He does not come to us; we come to Him by believing through His Word.        In Matthew 11:28, the Lord says, “Come to Me, all who are weary         and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  There is no salvation apart from the Gospel.

John 6:35       Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in me will never thirst.” John 6:37           “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me       I will certainly not cast out.”

John 6:47 explains what it means to come to Christ:  “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who        believes [in Me] has eternal life.”  Always in the salvation invitation we go to Jesus        Christ; He does not come to us.  Therefore, note that there are three blasphemous invitations: We do not invite Christ to come to us.

Revelation 3:20 is addressed to believers: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.”  This is a verse dealing with recovery from carnality, and has nothing to do with salvation. We do not invite Christ into our heart.  Jeremiah 17.9 teaches about our heart, The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?  Inviting Christ into our heart is an emotional form of legalism.

We do not invite Christ into our life.  Romans 5:12 teaches about our life, Therefore, just as through one man, sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned.

The unbeliever is under spiritual death, which means total depravity and being completely cut off from God.  We do not invite Jesus Christ into a state of total depravity, and we do not invite Jesus Christ into spiritual death.  We make no invitations to Jesus Christ!  If that is all you’ve ever done, you had better believe in Jesus Christ or you will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire.  Salvation is through faith alone in Christ alone; He invites us to come to Him  we do not invite Him to come to us.   Faith Plus Nothing as the Condition for Eternal Salvation

Examine yourself if you are in the faith!

Salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone; nothing is added.  There are three reasons for faith plus nothing as the condition for eternal salvation:

Efficacious grace (God doing the work and God getting the credit), documented by Ephesians 2:8-9.
Our Lord’s utterance on the cross, “Tetelestia!”  [It is finished, with the result that it stands finished.]
The direct statement of Scripture.