Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ"

Some people have a lot of love and compassion for other people. This is good, of course.

But their theology seems based on emotion and maybe traditions of men and not on Scripture.

I once took a class at friend's church, bought all three books, read them, attended a few sessions. It was all about feeling better about ourselves because of God's grace and how much He loves us.
Yes, indeed, He does.
But the course didn't give a true picture of the Gospel. I found sin (Shh!) mentioned only once, in a footnote in the back of the book. And then you had to look up the verse.

I quit the class. It seemed a waste of my limited time.

It's the whole truth of the Gospel that sets us free!

If we want to feel better about ourselves, we have to know this: "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

On the other hand: "But God shows His love to us in this, that when we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

If we feel guilty, we probably are. But God is waiting to forgive. 
That promise should make us feel better about ourselves. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness," 1 John 1:9. What Good News!

Click here to enjoy Honeytree singing Clean Before My Lord
Way of the Master --Great tv show with that cute Kirk Cameron. Here they explain to a cute teenage boy and others how we break the Ten Commandments without even realizing it.

       Roman Road to Salvation, verses that explain how to become a Christian.

"I am Not Ashamed of the Gospel." Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and Jewish man who believes Jesus is the Jewish Messiah 
The Gospel is offered to "whosoever will."

John 3:16, "God loved the world so much, He gave His one and only Son, that *whosoever* believes on (places everything ON) Him will not die but have eternal life." If you like, go down the margin and push the red button for more information.