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Easy Believism


In his Q+A - Episode 1 Heath challenges Easy Believism in Question #3:


3. Many of the big mega churches of the past have a history of “easy-believism” - these were unhelpful evangelism methods that emphasized making “decisions” over discipleship and church membership. Is that part of the First Baptists' story? If so, what are the consequences of that in First Baptists culture?


Heath thinks Easy Believism is a problem because you are just focusing on numbers (of new believers) and not focusing on discipleship (i.e. making disciples).


Discipleship is the code word for works based Calvinism, another gospel that is not the gospel. Heath will not admit he is a Calvinist. Heath is a lying Calvinist introducing Calvinism through the side door of Works at FBC JAX.


Calvinists teach you must have works if you are saved. You must make disciples. Their thinking is you can't just get somebody saved and then let them attend church without getting them to make disciples themselves. Where is the salvation in just faith alone, i.e. Easy Believism? You need the works, too, otherwise you weren't really saved.


Old timers at FBC JAX will lap up this teaching because nobody at FBC JAX ever preached AGAINST Calvinism. Heath Lambert is a Calvinist wolf secretly bringing in Calvinism unawares.


Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.


Faith is the evidence of salvation NOT works. Making disciples is not evidence of salvation.


Works is a good thing.

Discipleship is a good thing.

Easy believism is salvation.


Works plus discipleship is not salvation.

Easy Believism plus nothing IS salvation.


You CAN get somebody saved and then 'leave' them on their own to pursue Jesus and grow in faith. Jesus said "I will build my church".


Philip left the Ethiopian eunuch.


Paul and Silas left the Philippian jailer.


Jesus and the disciples left crowds of people and sailed across the sea of Galilee.


Jesus left the Woman at the Well... at the well.


Jesus left Zacchaeus.


Making disciples is a good thing but not at the expense of Calvinism. Making disciples is not proof of salvation. John Calvin is in hell.


The difference between Easy Believism and Discipleship is Easy Believism is Salvation and Discipleship is Works.


For by grace are you saved through faith and discipleship is not faith.


Another term for Easy Believism is Look and Live.


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