The Deception of the Seeker-Friendly “Gospel”
Recently, I partook in a LinkedIn Christian group conversation. I hadn’t participated in any of my groups for a while so I figured, “why not?” I had no idea what I was in for.
The topic was this:
What is the definition of SIN and INIQUITY? Can UN-repentant sinners gain eternal life?
I decided to tackle the latter half of the topic and answered a fervent,
This seems, to me, an extremely simple, basic concept in Christianity. But I was not ready for the seeker-friendly railings of a fellow group member. He protested that only the repentant could reach Heaven. We went back and forth, forth and back, and me, producing scripture after scripture IN CONTEXT, could not make him see right. It wasn’t until much later that I realised he, either in name or otherwise, was a universalist.
At one point, he expressed shock saying something to the effect of, “Wow! If that’s how you preach, many people will leave.”
This man said, “Wow, if that’s what you think, then hell will be full!” Duh! Even the Prophet Isaiah said,
And Jesus Himself added,
I added that if hell was enlarged in Isaiah’s day, then we can only presume that it’s continued and continued to enlarge itself since then seeing as there are many who continue to reject the full truth of God’s Word which would set them free.
He cried fie at the thought of people of different religions going to hell. He could not make himself see that God is loving as well as just, merciful as well as holy, gracious as well as a consuming fire, the Lion and the Lamb.
And here we encounter the problem of modern Christianity: the seeker-friendly “gospel.”
I am not concerned with whether or not you agree with me. I am not concerned with whether or not you like what I’m saying. I am not concerned with whether or not you find me harsh, judgmental, preachy, fire-and-brimstone, under the Law, or anything else. I preach (write) the Gospel and if you take issue with my words when I amply back my arguments up with the Scripture, then your issue is not with me, it’s with God.
If the unrepentant can achieve salvation, then Christ’s sacrifice was unnecessary because there would be no need for redemption. Sinful flesh would be good enough and thus, God’s Word would be proven untrue.
This ain’t Rome: all roads DO NOT lead to Heaven. There is only one Way, one Door, one Truth and the name of them all is Jesus Christ!
I cannot for the sake of your ego, feelings, comfort, or church attendance, preach a gospel other than that of the FULL Scripture. I cannot add to it or take from it because the person who does this is accursed according to God:
I would much rather make you uncomfortable with the Word of God, than stroke your ego, pacify your flesh, and make you comfortable with doctrines of devils. The Word of God is very serious about this and so must I be.
Your comfort is not my issue, your soul, however, is. And so on that note, I leave you with the Apostle Paul’s words: