If you’ve read this blog for any length of time then you know that I am adamantly opposed to the “Therapeutic Gospel.” This type of Gospel presents Christ as a cure-all, a pill, that can make life happy and oh-so-bright. “God loves you and will give you things like health, wealth, a beautiful spouse, joy all the time, and peace, peace, peace!”
While at times those things are possible to achieve, this is not the message we want to present to the lost. No, the best and most biblical message we can bring is the message that all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. All have sinned because they have broken God’s moral Law, the 10 Commandments, and if found guilty the pagan will be condemned to Hell for eternity. We need to warn them with the truth, not placate them with promises of comfort.
So imagine my surprise when I saw this flyer inviting me to a convention. It read:
FOLLOW THE CHRIST!
How can following the Christ help you to
—improve family life?—deal with life’s difficult problems?
—draw closer to God?
—oppose the devil?
—gain everlasting life?
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE
“FOLLOW THE CHRIST!”
DISTRICT CONVENTION OF…
Can you guess what group invited me? Was it the local “Seeker Friendly” church down the street? Or maybe the mailer was from the financiers of Joel Osteen’s building committee? Click to read what group is now also giving a man-centered presentation…
THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES!
Now we all know that the JW’s have never gotten it right, but isn’t it interesting that they have caught the marketing methods of the lukewarm Protestant church?