by Danny Lirette
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Some may wonder why I take time to expose – not specific people – but false systems of beliefs within our churches. Paul the Apostle did this himself… for three years straight! In Acts 20:29-31 we read “I know that false teachers, like vicious wolves, will come in among you after I leave, not sparing the flock. Even some men from your own group will rise up and distort the truth in order to draw a following. Watch out! Remember the three years I was with you—my constant watch and care over you night and day, and my many tears for you.” At times, the Lord will burden an individual with a particular message or stream of thought. In my own case, both discipleship and discernment are are mainstays of the ministry that God has given to me. I praise God for those among us who take the time to warn the flock; there are multitudes doing it and I bless God for this!
Some will not be able to handle the words I’m going to write here. They’re too entrenched in a false grace; their eyes are blinded and because of their love for false grace, they’ll become angry and bitter at this message. For such of you who do become offended, may your offense be the evidence of your self deception and may God deliver you!
Today, I want to deal with false grace – or otherwise known as Hyper Grace. There’s a false grace message being preached by once godly men who turned themselves over to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons. This false grace message appears to be genuine yet when one compares this message with the whole counsel of Scripture, one can see how imbalanced and wicked it is. Men who once stood in the truth of Holiness now stand and approve men and women in their sin, claiming that God no longer judges. What a tragedy! Because this false Hyper Grace message is making it’s rounds through many once solid Biblical churches, I want to give you 6 characteristics in which to identify them.
[* 1- Hyper Grace Preachers refuse to call people to true genuine repentance from sin: *]
The hyper grace preacher will never ever tell a fornicator that unless they repent that they’re going to hell… because they feel it’s “too unloving”. In fact, if you say that homosexuality, shacking up before marriage and sleeping together are sinful, you’ll be called a mean-spirited pharisee. Hyper grace preachers love to say things like, “Let the Holy Spirit work on them” or “They just don’t have a revelation of God’s love yet”. These individuals are so twisted in their thinking that they remain silent on sin and attack those who are against sin. They claim it’s not loving to peach against adultery, homosexuality, lying and lust.
“When I wrote to you before, I told you not to associate with people who indulge in sexual sin. But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. You would have to leave this world to avoid people like that. I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people.” (1 Corinthians 5:9-11)
[* 2- Hyper Grace Preachers don't believe that God judges His People: *]
Modern hyper grace preachers now claim that God doesn’t judge His people. They’ll tell you that He did those kinds of things in the Old Testament but now that we’re “under grace”, He doesn’t engage in that kind of thing anymore. By making this heretical and evil claim about God, they set people up to believe that whether they sin like the devil or not, they’re A-OK. The hyper grace preacher is a preacher of bubble gum/cotton candy teaching that doesn’t challenge anyone and certainly doesn’t convict anyone.
“Then Peter said, “Ananias, why have you let Satan fill your heart? You lied to the Holy Spirit, and you kept some of the money for yourself. The property was yours to sell or not sell, as you wished. And after selling it, the money was also yours to give away. How could you do a thing like this? You weren’t lying to us but to God!” As soon as Ananias heard these words, he fell to the floor and died. Everyone who heard about it was terrified. Then some young men got up, wrapped him in a sheet, and took him out and buried him.” (Acts 6:3-6)
[* 3- Hyper Grace Preachers are enemies of the Cross of Christ: *]
Hyper grace preachers talk tons and tons about the Cross but in reality they know nothing of the Cross. They go on and on about our “victory through the Cross” yet many of these hyper grace followers know nothing of victory at all. They still live in pride, division, anger against others and unforgiveness. They post on Facebook about the Cross so much that you’d think they were the real deal. Living a day with them, however, reveals a lack of victory in their lives over anger, pride, gossip and other such sinful behaviors and heart attitudes towards others. They preach much about the cross yet they experience very little of the Cross’ power in their own personal lives. This is because they see the Cross as a fluffy thing to post about and not an instrument of death to self on a daily basis.
“For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ.” (Philippians 3:18)
[* 4- Hyper Grace Preachers are followed by people who love their sin: *]
Look around a hyper grace preacher and you’ll find people who love their sin. They’ll twist it and say “Jesus was the friend of sinners” yet we know that Jesus transformed sinners and took them their sin… not left them to die in it! Hyper grace teachers have a following of people who have no intention of laying down their evil ways. This is why hyper grace teachers are so popular… and my city isn’t an exception! I’ve observed hyper grace preachers posting things on Facebook that look so good yet who are the ones clicking “like”? Fornicators who won’t stop fornicating; backsliders who won’t stop backsliding; liars who won’t stop lying; deceivers who won’t stop deceiving. You see, the true grace of God will get a man out of his sin; not leave him in it! While we struggle in various areas of our lives, hyper grace preachers have followers who aren’t struggling at all… because they want to believe a message that comforts them in their sin.
“But now I see that the prophets of Jerusalem are even worse! They commit adultery and love dishonesty. They encourage those who are doing evil so that no one turns away from their sins. These prophets are as wicked as the people of Sodom and Gomorrah once were.” (Jeremiah 23:14)
[* 5- Hyper Grace Preachers are also full of the love of money: *]
Every single hyper grace preacher I personally know of also has a love for money. It appears that hyper grace and the prosperity gospel go hand in hand. This shows and displays that both false grace and a false message on how God blesses His people are intertwined. When you attend their churches, you can be certain you’ll see Kenneth Copeland and Joseph Prince materials in their library. Both of these men are heretical and one preaches the false prosperity gospel while the other the false hyper grace message. Where one is, you will usually find the other.
“For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.” (1 Timothy 6:10)
[* 6- Hyper Grace Preachers attack the Law of God: *]
While we’re no longer under the condemnation of the Law, hyper grace preachers discard the Law altogether. They won’t say that they do… but this is the conclusion of their ministries and lives. You’ll notice that hyper grace preachers constantly attack God’s Law and put it down. They say “Stop preaching the Law!” in a way that makes it appear that any mention of God’s Law at all is “legalism”. They’re false prophets and are the enemies of God and His Word. They hate God’s Law and any mention of the Law of God is like cussing to them. The Bible upholds God’s Law as holy and pure and righteous and good. We’re not saved by what we do, but what we do proves if we’re really saved.
“But still, the law itself is holy, and its commands are holy and right and good.” (Romans 7:12)
Brothers and sisters, beware of any man, message or ministry that doesn’t call people to repent of sin (Acts 2:38-39). When the message you’re hearing speaks much of the Cross yet has no call to repentance in it, you’re sitting at a table of devils. When churches no longer speak on homosexuality, gossip, lying and the wrath of God against all who claim Christ and yet who practice sin, you’re sitting under a false prophet. When you see nothing of sin, repentance and holiness and only messages of “peace, peace”… you know you’re being sold a bill of goods. The message of the Cross is a message of radical repentance and radical self denial. It’s a message of love, grace, mercy and truth. Unless the whole counsel of God’s Word is being proclaimed, it’s nothing more than an imbalanced and often false message. Run from their churches!
In conclusion, hear now this sobering message from Carter Conlon. It’s only 5 minutes long but one of the most sobering messages you will ever hear!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A6lWl_XzKA
Today, I want to deal with false grace - or otherwise known as Hyper Grace. There's a false grace message being preached by once godly men who turned themselves over to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons. This false grace message appears to be genuine yet when one compares this message with the whole counsel of Scripture, one can see how imbalanced and wicked it is. Men who once stood in the truth of Holiness now stand and approve men and women in their sin, claiming that God no longer judges. What a tragedy! Because this false Hyper Grace message is making it's rounds through many once solid Biblical churches, I want to give you 6 characteristics in which to identify them.