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By Elder Lynn Stapleton, Huntingdon, TN

Today's politicians are often referred to as spin-doctors because they take laws enacted by Congress and apply a new spin or interpretation to them and use them for their own purposes. Spin-doctors are not new, nor are they confined to politics. Long before politics and politicians, Satan took God's law and put his own spin to it and deceived Eve by telling her she would become like God knowing good and evil. Eve discovered, however, that she did not become like God; she became like the sinful creature who lied to her.

Adam and Eve both sinned against God and therefore needed forgiveness from God to be restored to a right relationship with Him. To restore this relationship Christ was crucified for man's sin. The sinner must have his or her sins forgiven in order to be received or accepted back into God's fellowship. Popular trends in religion would have men believe they can accept Christ as Savior anytime they choose and be instantly forgiven of their sins. This method is pleasing to man but this is the spin-doctor's message and not the message of the gospel. Modern religion or easy believism appeals to man's carnal nature and can never bring a sinner to repentance. Hebrews 4:12 says the word of God is a sharp two-edged sword that wounds the conscience. The gospel demands repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Spirit convicts the man of sin and by the word gives him knowledge of the way of salvation. Until the man comes to God in humble repentance and faith which satisfies God's requirement there is no forgiveness, no remission of sin.

God alone saves and gives assurance that we have passed from death unto life.


"Salvation comes when God accepts the sinner not when the sinner accepts God. Easy-believism is just another spin on the Devil's old lies."

This way may sound right because it appeals to man's human nature but the end thereof if destruction (Pro. 16:25). Don't be deceived. In Ephesians 1:6, Paul says it is "To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved."