Charles Stanley is a False Teacher?
Yes, Charles Stanley is a Lordship Salvation False Gospel Preacher. How do I know this? Here are direct quotes from his Sermon Notes from “The Missing Link” from Sunday, Oct. 16th, 2015:
What is repentance? “Repentance is heartfelt sorrow for sin followed by the renouncing of sin with sincere commitment to forsake it and walk in obedience to Christ.” And, further down: “Repentance is essential for salvation.”
No, Charles Stanley, a commitment to forsake sin and a commitment to walk in obedience to Christ are NOT conditions for salvation!
If you say this, you are making discipleship good works a condition of salvation.
What Does “Repent” Mean?
To “repent'” (Greek “metanoeo”) means to “change your mind.”
When you “repent and believe,” you “change your mind from unbelief and believe” in Jesus for instant salvation.
There are other verses that deal with repentance from sins, but for salvation, you change your mind about your unbelief and you BELIEVE IN JESUS WHO WAS CRUCIFIED FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS.
The ONLY condition for salvation is a moment of faith in Jesus, which forgives us, gives us new life, and seals us irrevocably for a heavenly destiny: John 6:47; 1st Corinthians 15:1-4; Ephesians 1:13-15; Romans 11:29.