A note from Robert McKinley on the Prophet Hananiah and Grace

A note from Robert McKinley:

Jeremiah 28:15 Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, “Hear now, Hananiah, the Lord has not sent you, but you make this people trust in a lie. 16 Therefore thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, I will cast you from the face of the earth. This year you shall die, because you have taught rebellion against the Lord.’”
17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.

Hananiah stands for Grace

Did you know that the name “Hananiah” means “YAHWEH is gracious”? Isn’t it amazing that Hananiah ended up becoming a false prophet because He taught Israel that God’s grace would cover them, even in their rebellion and God killed him for causing Israel to trust in a lie?

And what is Calvinism called? The doctrines of grace!! That’s very scary!!

How many more doctrines are out here that teach this same thing – that God’s grace will save us and unconditionally cover our future sins even if we live in rebellion to God because we say we believe in Him?

Isaiah 26:3-4, 9-10 NKJV

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in YAH, the Lord , is everlasting strength. With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early;

For when Your judgments are in the earth, The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. Let grace be shown to the wicked, Yet he will not learn righteousness; In the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly, And will not behold the majesty of the Lord .

Titus 2:11-14 NKJV

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

What Grace does do, and what Grace does not do

Does anyone see the connection when it comes to the grace of God? By reading these two passages I can see what grace does and what it doesn’t do.

Grace presents salvation to all men and seeks to lead them to salvation, but it does NOT force men to accept salvation or obey what it teaches. Isaiah 26:10 proves grace will be shown to the wicked and they will not learn righteousness.


Also see my SoSpression teaching on Titus 2: https://sospression.com/2013/09/16/grace-what-it-does/

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