Regeneration and Spiritual Growth

by Mike Ratliff

We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. (1 John 5:18 ESV)

Works righteousness has taken over most of the visible church. In this article by my friend Christine Pack, we learn what the bondage of works righteousness has done in the visible church through things like Rick Warren’s  “deeds not creeds” stance and the “innovation” Monvee. In this article by my friend Daniel Neades, we see the link between Monvee, pragmatism, and Pelagianism. We should be quite taken aback that these so-called “Christian leaders” would attempt to pragmatically discern the spiritual depth of a Christian then design the right spiritual “program” to increase their spiritual “productivity” as if Christians are products of some man-made, man-controlled, and man-defined process. In this article, we saw the methods God uses to perfect those who are His. When I see things like Monvee I wonder if these people ever read their Bibles or, if they do, if they take seriously what it says. Of course, a lot of the deception in this is a product of the lack of understanding of what true spiritual maturity is and what it looks like. Be assured my brethren, God understands these things and has been bringing His children to spiritual maturity for as long as there have been believers in this world.

God’s people, Christians, are called to be Holy. Continue reading