Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The gospel unchanged

We are never, ever, ever going to make Christianity so cool that everybody wants it. That's a fool's errand. It is chasing the wind. We can't repaint the faith. It doesn't need our help anyway.

Every effort to remake the Christian faith leads to wickedness. Every effort to adjust the gospel so it appears more appealing, more palatable, is foolishness. This is liberal theology's only play in the playbook. "Let's get rid of the atoning work of Jesus Christ because it's harsh. Let's get rid of hell because it is offensive. Let's save Christianity by changing Christianity." . . . 

The spiritual power in the gospel is denied when we augment or adjust the gospel into no gospel at all.

(Chandler, Matt, and Jared C. Wilson. The Explicit Gospel. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012. Print. 80-1, emphasis mine)

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