This is part seven in a series of charges stemming from Aaron Baart’s chapel service from March of 2015 regarding sexuality. This is the seventh charge:
Aaron speaks of a ridiculous understanding of grace (also known as hyper grace, extreme grace).
Aaron does not mention confession of sin or repentance, in fact he states the opposite — no culpability, not an ‘ideal’ lifestyle, and go ahead and march in the gay pride parade. This contradicts many Scriptures and Heidelberg Catechism 87 (below). If we have any concept of orthodox Christianity we will understand that although God’s grace is unmerited and irresistible, it is also effectual. The evidence of this effectual grace working in someone’s life is always sorrow over sin and repentance and struggle against sin and then to live for the glory of God. No one therefore may believe they are recipients of God’s forgiving grace except these evidences are there.
Q. Can those be saved who do not turn to God from their ungrateful and unrepentant ways?
A. By no means. Scripture tells us that no unchaste person, no idolater, adulterer, thief, no covetous person, no drunkard, slanderer, robber, or the like will inherit the kingdom of God.1
1 1 Cor. 6:9-10; Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:1-20; 1 John 3:14.
In 1563 when the Heidelberg was written, homosexuality was deemed so heinous that it was not directly mentioned but called unchaste. The 1 Cor 6:9-10 reference is almost word for word with this euphemism “unchaste” substituted for homosexuality. (See further explanation “The Good News We Almost Forgot” by Kevin De Young appendix p. 245 Moody 2010)
Aaron’s “ridiculous” grace is false teaching.
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