No one I know who stands against LGT believes in salvation in ones sins, or a cheap grace. No one who stands in active rebellion and resistance to Christ can claim belonging to Christ. That is the biblical picture of sin…estrangement from God.
But, what we do stand against is this idea that one will achieve an absolute, sinless perfection during this present age…where we won’t make mistakes, where we won’t fall short of perfection in every thought, word, and deed. Even Wesley, who preached the idea of Christian perfection, said that it could be pushed to the point where it simply is not believable.
This is what LGT does. It’s simply not believable on a real life, practical level. And, the proof is in the pudding. I’ve yet to meet one proponent of it who has achieved such a state…and I personally know one of the most vocal proponents of it. I’ve yet to see it produce healthy fruit in anyone who advocates for it. In fact, I’ve seen just the opposite… divisiveness,( I’ve seen a congregation nearly torn apart over it) spiritual pride, morbid introspection, judgmental attitudes towards others who are perceived to not measure up in lifestyle or doctrinal belief, a wearing of external spiritual masks to cover the internal shortfall going on inside, a lack of relational spirituality that looks outward to others as fellow travelers who can empathize and help one another with each others burdens, depression from never measuring up, all the way to suicide over fear of not being perfect enough to pass through the judgment without a mediator.
It is sick theology, it is a misreading of the state of and call to holiness in the bible, and it is simply heresy. It needs to be called what it is.