The American gospel has evolved…

This is so like the god spoken of by popular preachers. They name the name of the Lord, but they do not know Him in truth or walk in righteousness.

“The American gospel has evolved into a gospel of addition without subtraction. It is the belief that we can add Christ to our lives, but not subtract sin. It is a change in belief without a change in behavior…Obedience is the proof.” Patrick Morley

Isaiah 48:1 Hear this, O house of Jacob, Hear this, O house of Jacob, Who are called by the name of Israel, And have come forth from the wellsprings of Judah; Who swear by the name of the Lord, And make mention of the God of Israel, But not in truth or in righteousness.

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3 Responses to The American gospel has evolved…

  1. Reblogged this on Christ-following Minimalist and commented:
    When you accept Christ, you must turn away from sin. When someone met Jesus in person, He would tell them “Go, and sin no more.” We can’t have it both ways.

  2. savedbygrace says:

    The fruit of faith may encourage us. Further, there are warnings that branches that do not bear fruit will be cut off of the covenantal vine. However, if that referred to continuing struggles with particular sins–even sinful habits–rather than an unrepentant and unbelieving stance, then why would Jesus contrast himself with the religious leaders by saying that he won’t put out a smoldering candle or break off a bruised reed? What pastoral counsel would some of us have given David just after a string of violent, selfish, and adulterous acts? Or to Peter after he had denied Christ three times? Or Paul’s acknowledgement that “For I do not do the good that I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing” (Rom 7:19)? -Michael Horton

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