Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
The modern social gospel being promoted across the land in many churches today speaks of a religion that has no costs, brings no change, and seems to give all glory to the wrong party… us. In fact, to hear most Christians discuss styles of worship, contemporary or traditional, you would think that worship itself was for the sole benefit of man. The humanism that has crept into the contemporary sermons, has led many a lost soul to believe that they need only to believe and they have their ticket punched for glory. Most then fall well short of what the apostle Paul called the ‘new creature in Christ Jesus’.
Why is this so? It goes all the way back to the Old Testament. Many of our gospel songs speak of crossing the Jordan River as though it was the passage from life on earth to life in eternity in heaven. This is flawed because unlike Canaan, Heaven doesn’t have enemies to be destroyed. Rather, the crossing of the Jordan River in the book of Joshua more aptly typifies our passage from the death of sin to the newness of life in Christ Jesus. Read the rest of this entry »