Jeremiah 6:16-17 “Thus says the Lord:
“Stand in the ways and see,
And ask for the old paths, where the good way is,
And walk in it;
Then you will find rest for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
He calls it BREAKDING NEWS!
I call it heresy. John Ortberg in his book ‘Eternity is NOW in Session’ very subtlety puts down the foundation of our faith. His book is an idea that eternity is occurring now for the Christian, but he puts down the old paths to salvation. If we are trying to reach a new generation, you can’t cut down the word of God and claim it at the same time. You can’t bring truth mixed with lies. As Jeremiah says they will not walk in the ways of God.
On p. 11 he says, “If you’re a good person, and you embrace the right beliefs, you go to the good place. If you’re not, and you don’t, you go to the bad place.” He is putting down the cross and making fun of and/or simplifying salvation.
On p. 8 he says, “It usually involves affirming certain beliefs or praying a particular prayer that is thought to make a person a “Christian”.”
Both of these comments seem to suggest that the old ways of salvation are out dated and not applicable anymore.
Romans 10:9-13 “For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Galatians 5:1 “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”
Charles Stanley says that the word of God is used for a four fold work:
- Training in righteousness
If the word of God is usurped, then how can we respond correctly when trials and challenges come our way? How can we be saved?
This is why the church needs to kick out its false teachers. If the pastors preach another gospel, then we need to cry out the more!!!
We can’t just sit by an not speak up. Have you ever heard of One Million Moms? They are a great example of fighting for the truth. They fight against T.V. shows that belittle the Christian way. Their members (consisting of a boat load of concerned Mom’s) contact the sponsor’s of the said T.V. shows. With victories they cut the funding of certain shows thereby stating that Mom’s still have values.
Lets stick together and fight for the Word of God!!!