Thursday, 26 January 2017


The top three trending posts in this blog, PORRIDGE FOR THE SOUL, have one thing in common—they all focus on hyper-grace.

Ever since this blog, PORRIDGE FOR THE SOUL, started in April 2012, I have noticed from the blog statistics that its visitors include those from USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Sweden, France, Canada, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, China, S. Korea, Taiwan, Russia, India, Belgium, Hungary, Ireland; and even countries I least expect such as Belarus, Columbia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, UAE, Puerto Rico, Pakistan, Romania, Trinidad and Tobago, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Nigeria. Thank you for the encouragement.

The past four years have been one of the most fulfilling periods in my life. I wish to thank the Holy Spirit for the inspiration to blog. Furthermore, a diverse worldwide audience like you motivates me to carry on.

Some people ask me, “Why porridge? Shouldn’t we be consuming meat?” Good question. The original purpose of this blog is to make biblical truths simple and relevant for the benefit of a wider audience, including young believers. It is meant to be easily digestible, just like porridge.

Yes, I agree with you. We should also aim for maturity. As we develop teeth, we should be feeding on solid meat, which I have incorporated into the blog as can be seen in the various discussions to warn people against false teaching (heresy).

While it’s important to be established in the basic foundational truths of the Bible, we also need to move on. That’s where meat comes in. “But solid food (meat) is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil” (Hebrews 5:14).

Christians have been warned that heresies (false teachings) will be increasingly prevalent during these end times. Jesus cautioned: Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves (Matthew 7:15).

How many times did Jesus warn believers in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24) not to be deceived? Four.
  • Take heed that no one deceives you (vs. 4).
  • For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many (vs. 5).
  • Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many (vs.11).
  • For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect (vs. 24).

The major apostles Paul, Peter and John all took a strong stand against destructive heresies.

The apostle Paul cautioned: “I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3). No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14).

“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies” (2 Peter 2:1).

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1).

The eternal security of believers may be undermined if they are seduced and deluded by enticing words of man’s wisdom that twist or misrepresent the major truths of the Bible.
One of the hallmarks of a disciple is diligence in studying God’s word so that we are approved by Him—not put to shame on account of our lack of in-depth knowledge of scriptures.

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15) NKJV.

“Study to show thyself approved to God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15) Webster.

When we are ill-equipped with the Word, we might fall prey to deception, being swept by every wind of doctrine (Ephesians 4:14). Once we are well prepared, we will be able to judge and discern what has been taught against scripture (1 Corinthians 2:14-16).

We must emulate the Berean disciples who had a spirit of independent inquiry (Acts17:11).

We must not be intimidated by any teacher, no matter how well-known, illustrious or respectable he or she may be. We cannot say to ourselves or others, “Coming from this great man of God, it must be right.” That is highly dangerous. That is tantamount to prematurely forming our opinion before we have listened to and investigated the validity of the message. No one is free from error, no matter how great he or she is.

Test all things; hold fast what is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21). Do not reject something without first considering whether it is true or false.

The top three trending posts in this blog, PORRIDGE FOR THE SOUL, focus on heresy and deception, and are listed below:


Are Christ’s teachings before He went to the cross irrelevant for believers?


A prominent megachurch pastor made a bold statement in his book: “The bottom line is that the Holy Spirit never convicts you of your sins. He NEVER comes to point out your faults. I challenge you to find a scripture in the Bible that tells you that the Holy Spirit has come to convict you of your sins. You won’t find any.”


When red flags go up at popular beaches, it means there are dangerous undercurrents that endanger lives. Stay out of harm’s way. Similarly, in the spiritual realm, we need to raise red flags whenever there are dangerous false teachings so that impressionable believers will not be entrapped.


Any serious, diligent student of the Bible will be able to discern the dangerous errors of hyper-grace that undermine the eternal security of believers. However, we are thankful that a Singaporean theologian's clear exposition of hyper-grace recently has reinforced the view that it (hyper-grace) is indeed a heresy.



"Hyper-Grace teaches, 'Once Born Again, Christians need never again repent for sins because they are automatically forgiven by the Blood of Jesus the moment they are committed.' This is the most Bible-illiterate, dangerous message we could accept in this crucial hour. Christians must strongly reject it.
"God's Word is clear. His Grace is offered only through continual human repentance. Therefore, without continuing repentance there is no continuing Grace. When human repentance ceases, God's Grace becomes unavailable.

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