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Today’s Gospel

Authentic or Synthetic?

Today's Gospel
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Weight 0.22 lbs
Dimensions 7.13 x 4.75 x 0.3 in
page-count

96

Banner Pub Date

Jul 1, 1970

topic

Preaching & Teaching, Salvation, Conversion

Original Pub Date

1970

Format

Book

binding

Paperback

isbn

9780851510279

Book Description

Differences between much of today’s preaching and that of Jesus are not petty; they are enormous. The chief errors are not in emphasis or approach but in the heart of the gospel messages. Were there a deficiency in one of the areas mentioned in these pages, it would be serious. But to ignore all- the attributes of God, the holy law of God, repentance, a call to bow to the enthroned Christ, as well as a perversion of assurance- is the most deadly mistake.’

This powerfully written book has a message which goes to the heart of the contemporary problem in a way that conferences and commissions on evangelism have failed to do. Its expository approach is particularly valuable.

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  INTRODUCTION:  
  WHAT’S WRONG WITH EVANGELISM TODAY? 1
  Truth and unity 1
  Tradition in evangelism 4
1 PREACHING THE CHARACTER OF GOD 11
  The rich young ruler’s assets 11
  Jesus’ rebuke 13
  Jesus’ motive 14
  Jesus’ message 16
2 PREACHING THE LAW OF GOD 25
  First nine commandments 25
  Tenth commandment 33
3 PREACHING REPENTANCE TOWARD GOD 37
4 PREACHING FAITH TOWARD GOD’S SON 47
5 PREACHING ASSURANCE OF ACCEPTANCE WITH GOD 57
6 PREACHING WITH DEPENDENCE UPON GOD 69
  CONCLUSION 81
  Select bibliography for further study 85

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    Easy-believism, the concept that there can be saving faith without repentance, is one of the most destructive heresies that plague the evangelical landscape today. It grew to prominence from our individualistic, egalitarian, “I have rights” mindset of the late 19th century, and exploded since the 1950’s with the church’s trend from theology to the new psychological-therapeutic-moralism that has replaced it.

    No longer is it correct for a seeker to ask questions like, “How have I offended God” or “What must I do to be right with God?” or “What is the biblical basis for assurance of true salvation?” or “What does the Bible say the new creation looks like?” Those questions have been set aside with lesser concerns. The new Christendom seems to think those concerns were much too focused on God’s nature, and not enough on man’s need. Now we are to ask “How can I have hell insurance?” “Is there some quick fix-it solution that will make me feel better about myself?” “Is there a simple formula to get to heaven?” Enter the sinner’s prayer.

    “If you want to be saved, repeat after me…” Those words spew from pulpits all over the world every week. And what follows is a new kind of gospel. The kind that was manufactured to get more people into heaven, but has resulted in the opposite. And now numerous churches are filled with false converts. You hear reports: “1,000 saved, 25 baptized, 3 came to church the next week.” That should be shocking. But in many circles it’s normal.

    Then they went a step further. To explain how so many “converts” never had any evidence of “conversion,” they created a second-class Christianity. And so what followed was books on the “Deeper Life,” the “Victorious Life,” the “Crucified Life,” and the like in a feeble effort to explain away all the Bible said about the fruit of true conversion as a second level of Christianity that most people never reached, and was non-essential to being a Christian.

    Enter Walter Chantry. His little book answers the question, “How did Jesus evangelize?” Taken straight from God’s Word, this is a stunning blow to contemporary easy-believism, and at the same time a blessed exposition of Christ’s conversation with the rich young ruler. It also should be noted that Chantry does not go about this in a harsh or rude way. His position will offend many, but his disposition is accessible. Buy this book. Give it to your friends. You will not be disappointed.

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