Wednesday, August 10, 2011

QOTD: Examples of a "Too Small" Gospel

From the terrific book The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything:
A gospel which is only about the moment of conversion but does not extend to every moment of life in Christ is too small. A gospel that gets your sins forgiven but offers to power for transformation is too small. A gospel that isolates one of the benefits of union with Christ and ignores all the others is too small. A gospel that must be measured by your own moral conduct, social conscience, or religious experience is too small. A gospel that rearranges the components of your life but does not put you personally in the presence of God is too small.
Emphasis added for the contemporary American churchgoer.

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