Sunday, September 7, 2014

4 Things Jesus Did Not Die For---Stepping Outside Cultural Cliches and False Teachings

LON SOLOMON---THE NEW NORMAL AT MCLEAN BIBLE CHURCH

CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN AMERICA ARE FILLED WITH FEEL-GOOD PREACHERS TEACHING THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL IN MANY DIFFERENT AND FALSE FORMS.   

Thing is, it's not real.  In order to hear and believe the Good News,  you've got to be convicted of the bad news first.  With this in mind,  Caleb Flores has a wonderful reminder at The Gospel Coalition on 4 Things Jesus Did Not Die For.  Can you guess what they are before reading the piece?  There are many other reason Jesus did not die for,  but these are surely a good start:

Christians have a ready-made response to the question, “Why did Jesus die?” The answers are usually something along these lines: “Jesus died to save me from my sins.” Often when I get answers like these, I feel like asking, “And. . . ?” I don’t ask follow-up questions just to be annoying. I do it because many professing believers genuinely have never thought through the reasons for, and the implications of, Jesus’ death on the cross. Unfortunately, many Christians, if really pressed for a logical argument for the atoning death of Christ, won’t have a good answer.


And because of the lack of clarity regarding Jesus’ death, deceitful doctrines have crept into our churches. The Scriptures have been twisted into cultural clich├ęs and false teachings about why Christ died, and what was accomplished by his death.
Here are four things Jesus didn’t die for.
It's a great piece to read and meditate on ahead of a new week, starting with 1) Jesus did not die for your American Dream. Or, the health, wealth and prosperity gospel is a false teaching.


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