Sometimes it’s fun to be controversial and judging from the title, this one is going to be controversial! Don’t be too quick to judge a blog by its title. (more…)
I have had great laughs reading the posts on this blog but today was different – a tear or two and the need to have others think about the Jesus we try to present – please read – please reflect – please change what is not right in your presentation of the gospel
The images used in this graphic page contrast two different worlds, yet whatever the Gospel is, it must have a message for both worlds.
The New Testament tells us that Jesus went about “preaching the gospel” and telling people to “believe the gospel.”
But what was that message? And what does it have to say to hurting children?
Why do I think “Seed Faith”and “The Prosperity Gospel” fail to represent the Gospel that Jesus preached? I think this partly because there are impoverished children in the world who have nothing, absolutely nothing to give to God or anyone else. No food. Not even a rag to cover their nakedness.
I believe that the Gospel that Jesus preached must be the same for anyone anywhere.
Whatever the Gospel is…it just can’t tell a hurting and impoverished child, “Once you know Jesus, give to Him and He will give back to you…
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