A couple of weeks ago, pastor Mike and I sat down and talked about the challenges posed by Last Generation Theology and how to heal our local churches. In this episode we dive a little deeper and discuss questions such as:
Can we have assurance of salvation? What did Ellen White mean when she said we should “never be taught to say that [we] are saved”?
Did Jesus finish his work/ atonement at the cross? Or not?
Do we have to reach a state of sinless perfection before the close of probation?
Must I remember and confess every sin or else God will bring it against me in the judgement?
How do I free my local church from these beliefs?
The goal of this episode is to show how rejecting LGT does not mean a person has to go to the opposite extreme of cheap grace and can instead revisit each of these themes through the beauty of God’s heart revealed at the cross. The end result is a narrative of belief that can fuel mission and nurture local churches capable of effectively connecting with the lost.
For a more indepth analysis of LGT, including Ellen White quotes on assurance of salvation, see the article “REclaiming Adventism”. Click here.
To explore the connection between the sanctuary and assurance of salvation in more detail, see: “How Adventism Ended the Gospel Wars” Click Here.