The “Grace Gospel” teaches that we are saved by grace through faith in Yeshua (Jesus) which is true according to Ephesians 2:8-9. But during the process of “being saved” from eternal damnation, (because this is not an instant process as most preachers are teaching) you must be accountable to God for your behavior and actions on a daily basis.
Endtime False Teachers & Prophets
The source of this dangerous doctrine comes from endtime false teachers and false prophets prophesied by Yeshua in Mathew 24. I remember the teaching from my former Pastor, the late Bishop Eddie Long, “there’s nothing you can do to mess this up” referring to the story of the Prodigal son who returned home to his father after a life of riotous living. Implying that no matter how the son lived his life, he was still the father’s son and wouldn’t suffer any consequences for his actions.
What The Bible Says
The Bible teaches that we are either of our “Father” God or the “Devil”. Which implies that our actions determine who our father is. (John 8:44) If you live a life according to the Word of God, then the world can clearly see who your father is. A life of practicing sin does exactly the same. Maybe this teaching by Long is the reason why Usher and T.I. who often came to our church, never changed their lifestyle? You think?
I assure you that God will judge every man according to his actions and lifestyle, including myself, no matter who you claim is your daddy. As it is written in Jeremiah 17:10:
“I, ADONAI, search the heart; I test inner motivations; in order to give to everyone what his actions and conduct deserve.”
This is why the Gospel of Grace can’t be taken lightly.