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Preaching a “Jesus” That Can’t Save You: Conclusion – Failing to Build the Foundation

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There’s an old movie from the 1960s called, Fahrenheit 451. It’s based on the book by Ray Bradbury.

In the movie, the main character, Montag, is a “fireman” of the future whose job is to burn books. Because books are forbidden in that future society. 

In one scene, Montag is being interviewed for a promotion by the “fire chief”. The chief goes to the files and pulls out the fireman’s employment records.

Strangely, the records don’t consist of written files; instead, there are only photos. Photos on strips like you would get if you went to one of those photo booths at the mall. 

In that dystopian future, people have nothing to read. Words and truths have been set aside. And free, independent thought is outlawed as well.

What better way to control a society than to eliminate the written words that describe all the details of our lives?

Words which define Who we really are. 

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Preaching a “Jesus” That Can’t Save You

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A false choice is being sold to us. Or fed to us. Or whatever they are doing to us.

I’ve been hearing phrases like “the story of Jesus” and “the life of Jesus” and “the story of God” for a while now. They are used to describe the preaching of the gospel.

But not the kind of preaching you might think.

These phrases often used to describe a very selective Jesus. A very selective gospel based on a limited focus of who Jesus is and what He taught.

Such a gospel only gives the promise of hope. But it lacks the foundation and fullness to satisfy the soul seeking to know Christ.

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The Lord’s Priority: Conclusion – Separated Unto Christ

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What is the most underlying, common problem with the New Evangelical and Progressive Christian movements?

The answer is disobedience to God’s Word.

And one of the most basic components of this disobedience is an unwillingness to separate from evil. Or, to say it another way, to separate ourselves unto Him.

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Christian Intellectual Idolatry

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Just a note on something I saw the other evening on an internet news site.

There was a chart showing which groups formed the highest percentage of those supporting a particular candidate for governor.

What struck me were the 4 groups singled out that supported this candidate. I fit into all four groups. Although I can only remember 3 of them now, they were as follows:

  • White Evangelicals
  • White Men without a College Degree
  • White Seniors

Yoo Hoo! I wonder if there is some kind of prize I’ve won for fitting into all these groups?!

I’ll bet it’s a really special prize!!

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What is the Lord’s Priority?

wolf in sheeps clothingFor do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ? (Galatians 1:10)

Is the Lord’s first priority the salvation of lost souls?

Or has He established a greater ministry than evangelism?

Or does He allow us to do whatever is necessary to win people to Christ?

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To Be Like Christ

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Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” (I John 4:17-18)

What an amazing passage this is!

It speaks of the end of fear and then makes another amazing statement.

That we are like Christ in this world. 

But what does that mean?

How can that be?!

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The Uncertain Evangelical Gospel: Conclusion – The Total Sufficiency of Christ

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Either a man believes that he is worthy to stand before God based on something within himself OR he rejects any hope in himself and casts his faith upon the total sufficiency of Christ.

Salvation, in a nutshell, really boils down to this.

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To Love in the Truth

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The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth: for the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.” (II John 1:1-2)

The Evangelical church is known for its emphasis on “love”. Whatever love may mean.

Emphasizing whatever popular Humanistic and Progressive concepts about love that the Christian academics are feeding the leadership of our local churches. As they call Christians to be activists and socially-engaged Christians.

All in the name of “love. 

And, while that observation may sound cynical, the reality is, there is no real way to define love.

Along with that emphasis on love is a great resistance to place any boundaries or limits on what love actually allows us to do. And not do.

Instead, love has become a kind of excuse that is used whenever there is any argument that involves truth or doctrine.

Love is used as an excuse to shut down any debate or concern over whether we are teaching and believing what the Bible actually says. Whether we are truly following the specific things Jesus actually taught us to believe.

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The Uncertain Evangelical Gospel: Part 2 – What Must We Believe to be Saved?

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Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” (Galatians 3:6)

The Salvation that Jesus Christ offers to men is based upon faith in His finished work. 

That faith is based upon very specific Truths about Jesus Christ.

These truths are found in very specific written words. Those words are inspired of God. They are inerrant, complete, accurate, and sufficient for a man to know the way of Eternal Life. 

When a man believes what God has said in His word, repents of his sins, and places His faith in the sufficiency of Jesus Christ, he is saved. He passes from death to life. 

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