Monday, May 10, 2010

Mondern-Day Gospel vs. Biblical Gospel

Many of you have heard about David Platt's new book Radical. I am reading it slowly right now. If you have subscribed to his podcast, then you've heard much of this. Even if you have, however, this book is a great book and I highly encourage you to read it. This paragraph is a quick jab at getting back to the Bible, especially in terms of salvation.

The modern-day gospel says, "God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. Therefore, follow these steps, and you can be saved." Meanwhile, the biblical gospel says, "You are an enemy of God, dead in your sin, and in your present state of rebellion, you are not even able to see that you need life, much less to cause yourself to come to life. Therefore, you are radically dependent on God to do something in your life that you could never do."

The former sells books and draws crowds. The latter saves souls. Which is more important?

p. 32

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