L.(Larry) Ray Smith, false teacher of Ultimate Reconciliation, had died on May 24th after his battle of cancer and most of all he died in his sins along with his false teaching of UR, and denial of the existence of Hell and the trinity. I can't say it but the Lake of Fire isn't going to purify poor L. Ray. There's is no fire baptism for sinners. While Hades is the temporal torment for him, The Lake of Fire is going to be endless shame and separation from God, the Christ Jesus.
Forgive me, I judge his teachings not his outward appearance. Most of all, the bible condemns us all as dirty rotten Hell deserving sinners. While it's really great that the blood Jesus saves all men, the cross requires men not only repent but to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
I pray for his wife Manuela and his children, not only for their survival, but their salvation and the removal of the blindness of Ultimate Reconciliation. I also to pray to God that He remove the blindness of UR from L. Ray's disciples and let me bring His lost sheep back to Him.
He claimed he repented but he lived a lie. We all claim that we repented but we are still in our sins. Repentance means not only you got to stop sinning and turn away from sin, but not to turn back and keep on sinning. Look what happened to Smyrna, they fall away from their first love and I don't mean their wives or fiances, I mean Jesus. God corrects us (chasten) through His Word. Ephesus, Pergamos, TaSardis and Laodicea all backslided, fell away, and became lukewarm. The only churches that were faithful was Philadelphia and Smyrna. We all claim that we repented by accepting Christ into our hearts, but we lack one thing, we didn't mean it. Confessing your sins means that we must humble ourselves and exalt our old habits.That's a promise to God. You break it, God will still remember your sins. I don't want to hear "I don't like you teaching Lordship Salvation" and this "Once Saved, Always Saved" because that doctrine is lie from the devil. Name a few who believed in Eternal Security, because they all backslide and fall away. Just ask Dan Corner of Evangelical Outreach.
Salvation requires more than repentance. Confession of sins (1 John 1:9), Confession of Faith, and Baptism (Acts 2:38), and remaining faithful until death (Revelation 2:10). Ultimate Reconcilation doesn't meet the requirements.
Why Ephesus? Something's troubling for Paul and Jesus is telling John to write to that church that if they don't turn back He will remove that candlestick (symbolically letting the Romans to destroy that church, I don't know).
We'll I didn't expect that coming for Larry Ray Smith so I will lay that Lukewarm award near his grave.
L. Ray Smith gets the Lukewarm Award for his dangerous teaching of Ultimate Reconciliation.