Thursday, May 27, 2010
This coming Sunday I will be preaching from Galatians 1.1-12. In Galatians 1.6-7 it says: "I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel---not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are confusing you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ." Colin Knapp and I were talking about this yesterday and we were talking about false gospels. We thought up two of them. One is that we can come to church and occupy a pew without ever living out our faith in real and tangible ways. Kind of like, living any way we want 6 days a week, but then on Sunday you get your "golden ticket" stamped so that you are good for another week. The second one we thought of was the buffet view of Christianity. That we can just go through the line and pick and choose what we want and what we do not want. Can you all think of any other false gospels?