In Dr. Albert Mohler’s first blog posting for the new year he brings to light a subject of vast importance. The subject is the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the posting Dr. Mohler points to a report by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life and a newspaper column by “the visual Op-Ed columnist” Charles M. Blow in The New York Times. The report indicates that many American evangelicals reject the biblical claim that Jesus is the only way of salvation. According to the report, 52% of American Christians believe that “at least some non-Christian faiths can lead to eternal life.”
I would encourage anyone who desires to stand on the one true gospel of Jesus Christ to read this posting by Dr. Mohler and pass it on to others as well. Please follow the links in Dr. Mohler’s posting, they are very informative. The “new gospel” in many evangelical cirlces in one of a “goodness” theology. God surely won’t send “good” people to hell. I would expect this from Catholicism or Mormonism, but the study is from Christian evangelicals. As Dr. Mohler points out that this is:
precisely the kind of false gospel that the church is warned in the New Testament to detect and reject with clarity and courage.
Amen to that. We should indeed be courageous in holding fast to the gospel given to us by Jesus Christ, and preached to us by His disciples. (1 Cor. 15:1-11) A time is coming and is in fact here where a false gospel is being preached. Be faithful and love the true gospel. Hold it dear as a valuable treasure.
Soli Deo Gloria!
January 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm
I think there is something categorically wrong with most surveys. For instance the term “Christian” is obviously very loose in that survey because part of being a Christian is believing that Christ is the only way.
It’s the same with the divorce rate. Supposedly the divorce rate is the same in the church as it in the world. Well, define church? If somehow (impossible though it may be) you were able to ascertain those who were truly born again against the world I would be willing to wager quite a bit that the divorce rate in the actual church would be tremendously lower than the world.
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
January 16, 2009 at 4:17 pm
In John 14:6 Jesus said “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. I think it is claims like this one that upset people. They get mas at the idea that there is only one way. Somehow, it seems like a lot of people today think that God owes them something. For me, the issue isn’t that there is only one way, I am just grateful that there is a way!!! We certainly did nothing to deserve the way of the Cross and God obviously owes us nothing! His love and grace and mercy demonstrated at the Cross and providing for us a way to have eternal life and relationship with a Holy God is the most amazing gift in the universe!
January 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm
I totally agree. It is truly a manifestation of the fall of man when men refuse to accept what the bible says, that Jesus is the one and only way to God the Father and heaven. I am amazed when the grace of God is given toward an undeserving and depraved individual in salvation. I ever thankful for his grace and mercy to me a sinner. I pray that I will faithful to his calling on my life.
January 23, 2009 at 10:25 pm
To me, it is a fearful thing to see so many disregard the gospel. The slippery slope gets steeper and steeper.