A Comparison of ‘The Purpose Drive Life’ and ‘Slave’-On Salvation | Jeremiah Johnson

from Grace to You:

In fact, he makes it clear that any gospel that skirts the lordship of Christ is no gospel at all.

Amazingly, in spite of the clear teaching of Scripture and the faithful witness of Protestant church history, most of the trends in contemporary evangelicalism actually attack the lordship of Christ over His church. Some of these attacks are blatant and theological, like the no-lordship position of the so-called Free Grace Movement. . . . The Free Grace view twists the gospel message, claiming that neither repentance from sin nor submission to Christ has any part in saving faith. By promoting a form of “easy believism,” Free Grace advocates openly deny the sinner’s need to repent of sin and to confess Jesus as Lord and Master in the biblical sense of total submission. In so doing, they teach a different gospel altogether, which is “really not another” but an obvious attempt “to distort the gospel of Christ” (Galatians 1:7). [7]

As believers, we’re not meant to merely fluff the soft pillow of God’s grace and invite sinners to find comfort and fulfillment in His open arms. We’ve not been set apart to soft-pedal the harsh and uncomfortable truths of the gospel, or lull people into casually accepting Christ as their Savior.

We’re called to wage war against satanic fortresses (2 Corinthians 10:4). And in that battle, the gospel of easy-believism is an utterly ineffective weapon.

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Marsha West | Rick Warren and Joel Osteen Acquiesce to Oprah

By Erin Benzinger, Christian Research Network

Last week, two of America’s most well-known pastors sat down with the queen of television and one of the most influential propagators of New Age thought, Oprah Winfrey. Rick Warren and Joel Osteen each filmed separate episodes for upcoming episodes of Winfrey’s Lifeclass. In her latest article, Marsha West asks some crucial questions. She writes:

So, what is going on in the visible Church?

Glad you asked. In a word: syncretism. Syncretism occurs when elements of other religious beliefs are mashed into mainstream Protestant denominations.

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Obama and same-sex marriage…Andy Stanley and homosexuality…Dispensationalism and Israel

Mike examines and comments on several issues including Barack Obamas admission that he supports same-sex marriage; the controversy involving Atlanta pastor Andy Stanley and homosexuality and the recent article by Albert Mohler calling Stanley to account; and a brief comment on the subjects of dispensationalism and Israel which includes an audio clip by John MacArthur.

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Rick Warren,Chrislam & The OC Register

from Christian Research Network


In a post yesterday entitled “Rick Warren directly contradicts what was reported in the OC Register”, I documented some of the statements by Saddleback pastor Rick Warren, as well as online resources that shows that the story that Rick Warren is using doesn’t line up with the facts reported by the Orange County Register’s reporter Jim Hinch – facts that were vetted by pastor Rick Warren’s own staff.

Thanks to my friend Christine Pack of Sola Sister blog (http://solasisters.blogspot.com/) for doing the research that makes this post necessary. Doing a little comparison, Christine compares what Rick Warren stated publicly with what’s also said publicly by other sources.

Click here to see a clear comparison of what pastor Rick Warren said and what three documented sources show is clearly at odds with our friendly neighborhood megachurch pastor.

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