To: The Path of Truth
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 2:09 PM
Subject: Religious spirits
Hi I have recently heard of Norman grub at the home fellowship I go. I saw what you had to say about him, False teacher you say. I believe What Norman grub taught from what I’ve heard so far is the difference between pleasing God in the flesh, and pleasing God in the spirit. God desires sons not religious Pharisees. Remember it’s the goodness of God that leads us to repentance but by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil. Not the other way round The high people in society that rejected Jesus were those religious leaders that could not receive Jesus by faith. We need to die to ourselves completely our own ideas our own ways and just believe in the finished work of Christ alone for without faith it’s impossible to please God so if you think you can please God in the flesh make sure you keep the whole law with nothing left undone. By the deeds of the law no man will be justified
From: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:50 AM
Subject: Re: Religious spirits
“Therefore do we nullify the Law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the Law” (Romans 3:31 EMTV).
The faith of Christ has led us to fulfill the Law, Adam, by His righteousness, something we could never do in our own strength. It seems you may agree, at least in concept. But you’ve never had the reality of this precious truth, as with Norman Grubb, whose casualness about the Lord betrayed the fact that he never knew Him.
Grubb was walking in the flesh and had been deceived through the knowledge that puffs up to believe he was walking in the Spirit. It was iniquity masquerading as the grace of God.
You’re under the strong delusion Paul talks about in Thessalonians:
“And because of this, God will send to them a working of error, for them to believe the lie, that all may be judged, those not believing the truth, but who have delighted in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 LITV).
Paul Cohen & Victor Hafichuk