“Sharing The Gospel With Tongue In Cheek?

Posted: September 8, 2016 in Lordship Salvation, Salvation, Security

May I ask you a few important questions? Do you believe that heaven and hell are real places and that people will spend eternity in one of these two place?  Do you believe that everyone eventually will go to heaven even if he/she doesn’t want to go there?  What does a person need to do to be saved from hell and go to heaven?  What is the Gospel and how powerful is it?  If you’re a Christian, how often do you share it with unsaved people? Do you think that sharing the Gospel should be left up to the “Clergy?” Are you clear or confusing if/when you share it with a lost person? Are you sharing the Good News (The Gospel) that “Christ died for our sins…and rose again bodily from the grave on the third day” with tongue in cheek? Do you believe that Christ only died for a select few or for all men? Did Christ really die for you and your sins?

Dr. Robert Lightner states the issue clearly: “Unless Christ died for all men, the message of God’s love and Christ’s death must be given with tongue in cheek and with some reservation, because some may hear who are really not to be numbered among those whom God loved and for whom Christ died….Therefore, to tell all men that these things are true and that salvation is available for them is to speak that which is not true if the limited view [of Christ’s sacrificial death] be accepted” (The Death Christ Died, p. 15).

If those who believe in what is called “Limited Atonement” were really honest and sincere, they would need to preach their “Gospel” along these lines: “Perhaps Christ died for you.” “Maybe God so loved you.” “Christ shed His blood for you, perhaps.” “Salvation has been provided for you, maybe.” “Possibly God commendeth His love toward you.” “Hopefully He’s the propitiation for your sins.” “There is a possibility that Christ died as your Substitute.” “I bring you good news, maybe.” “It’s possible that Christ died for you. If you get saved then we know that He did die for you, but if you continue to reject Him then He did not die for you.” “Christ died for you only if you believe that Christ died for you (thus proving you are elect), but if you do not believe this and if you continue in your unbelief until the day you die, then Christ did not die for you.”

Be honest. Wouldn’t such statements like these confuse you? They would me. God’s Plan Of Salvation is simple enough for children to understand. It’s not just an adult issue as some claim. We are not to add to the Gospel the conditions for spiritual maturity (Discipleship). To do so is to pervert the Gospel. Justification and sanctification are two separate doctrines.

We’re very concerned about the lost condition of mankind and have Good News to share with them so they can be saved and know that they can have eternal life even before they die (1 John 5:13). If you aren’t sure about your eternal destiny, please let us help you so you have no doubts about your home in heaven with God. We can be reached at 805-238-3549 or through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

Some of the information above was adapted from a few of the websites below. If you’d like to learn more about the salvation that the Lord Jesus Christ has provided for all men rather than just for a select few, please go to the following websites:

Reformed teachings: http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/doctrine/danger02.htm

http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/doctrine/4whom18.htm

http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/reformed/macatone.htm

Salvation of Children: http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/salvatio/termschi.htm

Lordship Salvation Requirements: http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/salvatio/lordshrq.pdf

Clear Gospel: http://www.cleargospel.org/wp-content/uploads/English-Display-Pkg-2014.pdf

Helpful Book: So Great Salvation” by Dr. Charles Ryrie, http://www.cheapestbookprice.com/prices/9780802478184-so-great-salvation-what-it-means-to-believe-in-jesus-Christ

 

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