Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Evangelistic Monstrosity of The Day

Alas, alas, God's way of salvation is almost entirely unknown today, the nature of Christ's salvation is almost universally misunderstood, and the terms of His salvation misrepresented on every hand. The "Gospel" which is now being proclaimed is, in nine cases out of every ten--but a perversion of the Truth! Tens of thousands, assured they are bound for heaven--are now hastening to hell as fast as time can take them!

It is the bounden duty of every Christian, to have no dealings with the evangelistic monstrosity of the day, to withhold all moral and financial support of the same, to attend none of their meetings, to circulate none of their tracts. Those preachers who tell sinners that they may be saved without forsaking their idols, without repenting, without surrendering to the Lordship of Christ--are as erroneous and dangerous as others who insist that salvation is by works, and that heaven must be earned by our own efforts!

~AW Pink

Think of the above in terms of who you see today on tv, books, magazines, radio, conferences, etc. One major player if Rick Warren. He does not tell sinners that they must foresake all their sin, that they must repent, and they must surrending to the Lordship of Christ Jesus.

Sometimes a teacher's error isn't necessarily what they say (they would say enough to sound legit), but what they do NOT say.

Be discerning, and be willing to dump all who proclaim that which is not the Gospel but say that it is. You cannot pick out "the good" from the "bad" and think you please the Master. HE demands purity in doctrine and practice. What does darkness have to do with light?

I think many professing Christians cannot truly believe that the face of a false teacher can seem so nice; that their favorite author can't possibly be a false teacher. There is a reason why Scripture says the devil comes as an angel of LIGHT; that there would be false teachers among YOU who SECRETLY SNEEK IN among YOU.

WAKE UP!

4 comments:

Prodigal Knot said...

Denise,

I want to sincerely thank you for pointing me to A.W.Pink. I am reading his treatise on Eternal Security (which is nothing like what is taught today!) and would like to recommend to anyone the first chapter of that on-line book at http://www.pbministries.org/books/pink/Security/sec_01.htm

He really exposes the false OSAS doctrine that so many believe, thinking of salvation as an "historical event" and all they have to do is believe in that event's effect.

Where are these men when we need them? Unfortunately, it appears Pink was disregarded a good bit even in his lifetime.

Denise said...

That's also a good website (PB ministries). Excellent place for historical (and doctrinal)info especially in regard to Baptist history.

I bet you are re: Pink being disregarded in his time too, Prodigal.

Saint Jakab said...

Amen! I am enlightened by your blog. I am glad that someone else in this day and age of 'tolerance and kindness over truth' has stepped out onto the side of truth also.

False teachers are running Christian television. Many people from local churches are looking to these false teachers for Biblical teaching. They will not find it.

Examine Yourself!
Examine Your Influences!

- Jakab
www.saintjakab.blogspot.com

Phil Perkins said...

Prodigal,
You may enjoy Paul Washer on this topic. He is screaming from the mountaintops just this very thing. Hear his sermons at sermonaudio.com.

And for the rest of you, here's that url for Pink:
http://www.pbministries.org/books/pink/Security/security.htm

Phil.