Scriptural Proof that Lordship Salvation is a Lie

By David J. Stewart
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” — 1st Corinthians 5:5
        LORDSHIP SALVATION is the false doctrine that a sinner MUST forsake their actually sins to be saved.  In sharp contrast, the Bible, God’s Word, teaches that a sinner’s faith in Christ alone is sufficient for salvation.
1st Corinthians 5:5 is incontrovertible PROOF that LORDSHIP SALVATION is a false doctrine of the Devil.  The Apostle Paul, in his first letter to the Church of Corinth, reprimands them for allowing the sin of fornication in the church.  Paul states that fornication is “commonly” reported among them.  A literal translation of the TEXTUS RECEPTUS Greek in 1st Corinthians 5:1 reads, “Everywhere it is heard that fornication is among you…” (SOURCE: THE INTERLINEAR BIBLE, Jay P. Green, Sr.; Sovereign Grace Publishers, ISBN: 1-878442-81-3).  This carnal church was KNOWN as a house of sin.  Yet in 1st Corinthians 3:1 the Apostle Paul called them… BABES IN CHRIST!  This is Scriptural proof that Lordship Salvation is a crock of lies.
The Apostle Paul mentions one man in particular in the church, who has taken fornication to the next level, by having immoral relations with his stepmother.  Concerning this backslidden man, Paul states in 1st Corinthians 5:5,To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.”  This Scripture also provides incontrovertible PROOF that Lordship Salvation is utter folly.  This man who was so sinful that the Apostle Paul asked the church to boot him out… “But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person” (1st Corinthians 5:13).  This man was a fornicator, shamelessly living in open sin in the house of God; YET, Paul said that this man’s spirit would BE SAVED IN THE DAY OF THE LORD JESUS (i.e., when Jesus returns for the saints).  In other words Paul was saying… “Look, this man is living in open sin in the church, and you need to do something about it.  If he doesn’t repent, boot him out and let the devil have him, because he is corrupting the church.  Although satan will destroy his flesh, God will save his spirit because he is a true believer.
Argue as Lordship Salvationists may, the Word of God states in no uncertain terms… “To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” (1st Corinthians 5:5).  This is clear proof that a believer can live like the heathen world, and still go to Heaven.  That is not to say that it’s acceptable to live in worldly sin, it’s certainly not (1st John 3:8; 1st John 2:15-17); BUT, as 1st Corinthians 5:5 states, a horribly backslidden believer can be given over unto satan for the destruction of the FLESH.  Such a person will shed many tears in Heaven, but they will be in Heaven.  You can’t argue with the Scriptures, that some believers do live a life of sin
(1st Corinthians 3:15).  Elvis Presley professed to be a born-again Christian; but he lived a life of sin, even to the point of dying a drug-abuse related death.  Only God truly knows who is saved or not (1st Samuel 16:7).
In Romans 12:1, the Apostle Paul states… “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”  Paul is asking these BELIEVERS to make a commitment to God.  They are ALREADY saved, but they have NOT yielded themselves to God yet. According to the Lordship Salvation crowd these people were never saved, because they didn’t “surrender” their lives to God at the time of salvation.  How ridiculous!  When a baby is born into this world physically, everything is new to him/her.  The same is true about being born-again, everything becomes new, a whole new world of understanding is opened (2nd Corinthians 5:17).
Now the growing process has begun, and God’s Holy Spirit will nurture that believer, through the Word of God and preaching (1st Peter 2:2; Titus 1:3).  The fact that the Apostle Paul beseeched (i.e., begged) the believers at Rome to surrender to Christ is Scriptural PROOF that Lordship Salvation is quackery.
Lordship Salvation attempts to force people to live a righteous life by ADDING repentance from sin as a prerequisite to being saved.  In sharp contrast, Romans 4:5 simply states… “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” — John 3:16

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5 thoughts on “Scriptural Proof that Lordship Salvation is a Lie

  1. Actually this “doctrine” is incorrect. Funny how people can be right on some things and waaaay off track on others. Therefore, this man should not be embellished on among believers thereby causing confusion. You bro may be held accountable for it! Just a warning. Here are some Scripts that show distinctive “repentance” against this author saying, “by ADDING repentance from sin as a prerequisite to being saved.” All thru out the Bible we see “repent! Mt 3:2 “And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. ” Mt 9:13 “But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Mt 11:20 “Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: …” Mk 1:15 “And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” 2 Pet 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. ”
    Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Rev 9:20 “And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: ” Rev 9:21 “Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. “Rev 16:9 “And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. ” Rev 16:11 “And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds. ” REPENTING IS IMPLIED, REGARDLESS OF HOW PEOPLE USE IT, A CONTRITE BELIEVING HUMBLE HEART IS NEEDED. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A TIME TO REPENT OF ONE’S SIN, EVEN WHEN WE BLOW IT HERE AND THERE. THANK GOD FOR A CONVICTION OF SIN, NOT CONDEMNATION; THAT WE MAY REPENT, AND GET HEALED FROM OUR ISSUES, TO STOP THE DEVIL!!! THE LIST IS LONG WHEN IT COMES TO REPENTING FROM SIN!

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    1. The point is; this “bible” is destroying repentance and conveying a works salvation and a doctrine that that says you can go to heaven by confessing “Jesus is Lord”. As I added there, even satan and demons know Jesus is Lord. They’re not saved…

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