Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Super Apostles from Breakpoint

As usual, the guys at Prison Fellowship / Breakpoint's Centurion program have hit the nail on the head. The latest article is about those who propose to "clean up" the preaching of the apostolic gospel. Removing repentance before God for your personal sin is the cornerstone of their teaching. Sometimes it comes in the form of an easy believism - no repentance necessary because you've only made "mistakes" (instead of acts of cosmic treason against God's character). Other times, it's a gospel of other people's sin - whether it's those col-darned secular humanists or those earth-hatin' capitalists.

Either way, on this feast of St. Stephen the Protomartyr, it's time that we abandoned the myth of comfortable, middle-class religiosity and accepted that the apostolic faith demands a life given over to scorn and rejection.

3 comments:

Ebenezer Erskine said...

Amen Sir. When the bite of sin is removed from the equation all you have left is Self-Help Christianity.

Dave Moody said...

When one worships with the Book of Common Prayer (old style)- the confession of sin is, well, can't get away from it. We offend a holy God. And there is no health in us...

dm

Landon Whitsitt said...

...the apostolic faith demands a life given over to scorn and rejection.

Ah, yes. But its the nature and cause of the scorn and rejection that we're all having a disagreement about.

However, up to that point, I, too, say "Amen, sir."