Monday, October 27, 2014
Paul cursed those who taught that one must believe the gospel and keep the law in order to be saved (Gal. 1:6-12). Such a slight addition destroyed the gospel. No one believing that message could be saved! Nor is anyone a Christian who believes one of today's popular diluted gospels.
Oswald Chambers warned lest, in our zeal to get people to accept the gospel, we manufacture a gospel acceptable to people and produce "converts" who are not saved. Today's most popular perversion is the "positive" gospel which is designed to offend no one with the truth. Robert Schuller, for example, has said that it is demeaning to call anyone a sinner and that Christ died to restore human dignity and self-esteem. He "wins many to Christ" with that seductive message -- but such a gospel does not save sinners.
Dave Hunt, "God's Nonnegotiable Gospel - Part 1," The Berean Call, April 1993