Thursday, July 19, 2012

The "Seeker"-Sensitive Gospel

Excellent video showing the problems with the "seeker sensitive" movement. Sadly this has taken over evangelicalism in America. The result is that the church is filled with false converts and Christians who have such a week shallow view of the Gospel they are on life support.

Friends when giving the gospel to our friends we can not leave out sin, the cross, repentance and the Lordship of Jesus Christ over all things. It is the preaching of the cross that shows men the need for repentance. To tell people that coming to Jesus will make them happy or bring them money is to pervert the Gospel of our Lord. Coming to Christ requires a cost:

Matthew 10:39 
"Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."

John 12:25 
"The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.'

Mathew 16:25
"For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."

This of course is not a popular message.  Imagine going to a service and hearing the pastor say that if you want to follow Christ you have to deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow him daily (Luke 9:23) and that if you want to be a Christian you better be ready to hate your father, mother, brother and even your own life if need be (Luke 14:26).

Paul Washer hits it on the head! This is the beauty of believing in the sovereignty of God is you do not have to worry about trying to attract people by carnal, unbiblical and unGodly means but rather give them the truth of scripture as God has ordained the Holy Scriptures as the instrument to which draws people and they are saved.  If America ever comes under any type of persecution you will see this 80% of America which claim to be Christian shoot down to about 15%.

We need to pray God continues to raise up Godly men who will stand up and fight relentlessly to proclaim his word and not flinch!  To stand up for truth, to defend truth, and to love truth!.  Let us not fall into the trap of trying to talk people into believing the gospel by misrepresenting what the gospel is and trying to attract people by un-Godly means.

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