Why Lordship Salvation is False Gospel


Lordship Salvation is completely opposed to what God teaches about salvation in the Bible.

Jesus preached against it in the Pharisees. Paul the apostle put an anathema curse on those who preached it, twice, in Galatians chapter one.

No matter whatever else you believe or don’t believe, if you have not believed in Jesus–not your own good works, for salvation, then you are not saved.

I love the Gospel, because it is the way to be saved.

I love the Gospel because it says that Jesus died for our sins on the cross and rose again from the dead. (1st Corinthians 15:1-4)

I love Jesus because He is my Savior from the punishment for my sins. (John 6:47.)

The worst thing our sins do is separate us from God–and ultimately, from all of the blessings of God.

Doing good works is a ~possible result~of being saved–doing good works is NOT the way to be saved.

Those who simply believe in Jesus (trust in Him as Savior), can be absolutely sure, right now, that they will go to Heaven when they die. (John 6:47)

95% of all churches preach a False Gospel.

From the 30 churches I’ve attended over the course of 2 years, I would have to agree.

The best Gospel of Grace churches I have ever been in have been in Texas and Arizona. There is no question in my mind that there are geographical areas that are stronger in the biblical Gospel of God’s grace. I lived in Hurst, TX about 17 years ago, and the biblical Gospel was strong there.

Also, Bob Rhyne of GraceLife church in Waukegan, Illinois teaches the true Gospel.

Also Chuck Swindoll teaches the true Gospel.

I have had to take Charles Stanley off of my Grace Preachers list because I heard him preaching commitment to good works of discipleship for salvation. I don’t know for how long he has been teaching this False Gospel, but one instance of it is enough to no longer follow his preaching or teaching. If one excoriates the very center of the Christian faith, the influence of that central evil belief will be felt all throughout that preacher’s teaching.

I think there is great danger in preachers who preach the true Gospel of Grace and also, deceptively and hypocritically, preach salvation by discipleship. (Lutherans, Billy Graham, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, John Piper, and many, many more.)

(Of course, Roman Catholicism fuses justification and sanctification, thus falsely making believers the partial authors of their own salvation.)

Jesus said there would be MANY false prophets.

Jesus said the way was NARROW (believing in Him).

Discipleship is an outgrowth of salvation, NOT part of it.

Sanctification (being made practically holy), is a result of salvation, NOT part of it. (Our own works cannot be part of what saved us, or we are believing in works salvation, and we are not believing the true saving Gospel, found in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4.)

–Curtis Smale



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