True vs. False gospel
Posted on June 28, 2018 by The Daily Evidence
Here is the difference between the true gospel and the false gospel. The false message says that you should come to Christ “because something is missing in your life—you have a God-shaped hole in your heart. God has a wonderful plan for your life.” But there is no biblical precedent for a message of life-improvement upon conversion. None. In fact, the Bible promises us trials, tribulations, temptations, and persecution.
The reason any of us should come to Christ is because we are deceitfully wicked sinners, and we desperately need a Savior. Without the mercy of God in Christ, we will come under God’s just wrath, and end up in hell. We should come to Christ for no other reason.
The false message is very popular for obvious reasons, and that is why many who preach the false gospel have such large followings. However, some people are beginning to notice the discrepancy and asking why. It is my earnest prayer that they reform the message they are preaching.
Jeremiah 23:32“Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” says the Lord, “and tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies and by their recklessness. Yet I did not send them or command them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all,” says the Lord.
Here’s Todd White Contradicting, Yelling, Electrocuting and Bragging Here’s Todd White contradicting himself about the way of salvation; on one hand he says that “we don’t get anyone saved,” but then he says that he can get people saved by claiming them with his super powerful words. He says “I can actually claim somebody that doesn’t believe and there’s no way for them to get out of it.” This is utterly bizarre and confusing:
We had been attending our church for almost a year before it transitioned over to Mars Hill. We were to be the first out of state satellite campus. This was an exciting time for our church. We were really beginning to trust and appreciate our pastor Dave Bruskas at the time. All our friends had begun attending and we all seemed excited for the new journey that our church was about to go on.
My husband had listened to Mark Driscoll a few times in the past and thus he knew of the way Acts 29 Church plants were run and he wasn’t quite sure what he thought of Driscoll. After all, this pastor was across the globe and the few sermons my husband did hear were all about Jesus so he found no fault with the messages he had listened to, so we were willing to stay through the transition, and besides, our friends of over 9 years were there.
During this transition our close friends became community group leaders, it was very fast and this concerned us (for other reasons) but we loved them dearly and didn’t say anything and just went along with it. During the transition we began to read things about Mark Driscoll online like the open letter John MacArthur wrote and how Driscoll was called “The Cussing Pastor.” We were alarmed at his reputation online, but we didn’t want to be quick to judge so we brought our concerns up to our friends who were our community group leaders. They laughed it off and said, “Yes, we know, we too had those concerns, but becoming a member doesn’t mean you have to agree with everything, it just means you’re joining and being part of this team here locally.”
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By Karen Schaeffer
A Letter to Mark Driscoll… For those of you who do not know me, I was Mark Driscoll’s Exec. Assistant from 2002-2003 and my husband, Greg, and I were close personal friends of Mark and Grace Driscoll from 1999-2003. Today, I have decided to release the letter that I sent to Mark, privately, at the beginning of April, for the following reasons:
1) There has been much “spin” out of MH about Mark’s ungodly behavior being a thing of the past. That has now been refuted by the document written by the 21 Elders and many stories that illustrate more recent cases of abuse and misuse of authority, including some posted at this site. The point I want to emphasize, however, is this: The “root” of Mark’s behavior has never been eradicated and it has been evident from the beginning of the rise of MH, when I was Mark’s assistant.
On Aug. 22, 2014, the NY Times published an article presenting an overview of the issues facing Mark and MH. However, the article’s author, Michael Paulson, included a statement that does not ring true for many of us who have been close observers of MH from the early days: “Mr. Driscoll’s critics trace the church’s troubles to 2007, when the pastor demanded a revision of the church’s bylaws to reduce the authority of most of the church’s elders.”Yes, it is true that the bylaws were changed and the result was a violation of the Biblical model of church governance which allowed Mark to consolidate his power, to the great harm of the church. But, the truth is that verbal abuse, shunning and ruthless use of pastoral power by Mark and some (not all) of the other Elders had already done a great deal of damage, even before 2007. The troubles with MH began very early on and they have not abated, they have only increased in proportion with the size of the church.
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Mirror – Caligirl7525
My first time calling Kingdom Halls. Two JW’s hung up on me and the other two were extremely hard to hear. I didn’t even know one told me he would be willing to sit down and speak with me until I was editing this video and creating subtitles. Also, the lack of transparency among JW’s should be concerning.
A Proper Corrective to an “Unleashed” Perspective
Oh boy, another sermon series. They’re all the rage at most evangelical churches these days. But they create unintended consequences and often prevent the listeners from hearing God speak through his Word. So, in this case I have provided a corrective to an “Unleashed” perspective.
Published on Mar 12, 2014
So, I read Strange Fire by John Macarthur, and I wanted a second opinion. By God’s sovereign grace, I got to talk with Greg Laurie today on Pastor’s Perspective. KWVE 107.9!
*Update* 9-11-15 My views have changed. I am weary of songs, but I know I can worship God in Spirit and in truth without compromising my, and ultimately, His views of Scripture and what it teaches. I believe we can sing Hillsong’s songs and worship God in that way without necessarily ascribing to their beliefs. Should we denounce their false teachings? Yes.