Tuesday, February 17, 2015
An Example of "Christians" Denying That Only the Biblical Jesus Saves
Why it matters that your favorite leader/speaker/teacher/writer has the Gospel right: it will infect others if they are wrong.
"The reason for saying, “when consistently worked out,” is because I think it is possible to inconsistently deny the truth of imputation while embracing other aspects of the gospel (blood bought forgiveness, and propitiation, for example), through which God mercifully saves.
I am thankful that God is willing to save us even when our grasp of the gospel may be partial or defective. None of us has a comprehensive or perfect grasp of it."
~ John Piper
In my response to Piper's recent tweet making Coptics out to be Christians, to which I said they are not Christians at all....
@SurphSide Copts may be Nestorian and their Christology imperfect. But shouldn't we let the Son of Man decide who are His? Not you
God is precise on doctrine for a reason: the wrong gospel and wrong gospel condemns a person to Hell for eternity.
We can't afford to be wrong on either.
Gal 1:7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
Gal 1:8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.
Gal 1:9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.