Proverbs 14:12 (NASB)
12 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

The blunt truth:

  • The gospel of the purpose driven movement is another gospel.
  • The gospel of the emergent church is another gospel.
  • The gospel of the seeker-sensitive church is another gospel.

How to detect another gospel:

  • If your Jesus allows you to come to Him with one hand firmly grasping onto the world and the other hand reaching toward Him, this is a false Christ.
  • If your Jesus is a life coach who accepts all your faults because there are no perfect people, then your Jesus is false.
  • If your Jesus is one who gives a life change as evidence of salvation, then you are worshiping a false Christ. (The false life change gospel. See my comment)
  • If your Jesus does not demand repentance from sin, then your Jesus is false.
  • If your Jesus says that other ways lead to Heaven because God is love, then your Jesus is false.

The true Gospel rests upon the finished work of the Lord because it is His salvation to freely give us by His grace. God, in His mercy and grace, draws us (John 6:44, John 6:65 ) to repentance (Matthew 4:17, Mark 6:12, Luke 13:3, Acts 3:19, Ephesians 4:17-24, Galatians 5:16, Romans 12:1-9 )  by the preaching of the Word (Romans 10:8-17). We cannot do anything to merit salvation (Ephesians 2:8-10), and we cannot choose to seek God (Romans 3:10-12). The truth is we are vile, Hell-deserving sinners who can do nothing to merit God’s salvation. It is only by God’s grace that we are saved.

Matthew 7:13-23 (NASB)
13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
14 “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
16 “You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?
17 “So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.
18 “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
19 “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20 “So then, you will know them by their fruits.
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
22 “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’
23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’

Seeker-sensitive Purpose Driven Church for the Carnal Nature of Mankind

Where the life change gospel breaks down

Deeds not creeds: Faith without works

Only the Holy Spirit can convict mankind to salvation by the preaching of the Gospel

Christian Entertainment: An Evangelical Heresy (A.W. Tozer)

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Comments
  1. I want to clarify “If your Jesus is one who gives a life change as evidence of salvation, then you are worshiping a false Christ.” The life change I’m talking about is the false life change gospel. The only true life change is given by God when He calls us to repentance from sin. It is by the power of the Holy Spirit that will reveal evidence of salvation. Yes, salvation does change us and this I do not deny. The key to this change is by the power of God. This is a change that is eternal and a change that only God can give.

    2 Corinthians 5:17-21 (NASB)

    17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
    18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,
    19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
    20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
    21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

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