By Steve McVey
Could many churchgoing Christians be getting a diluted Christianity—one that diminishes the loving, giving, personal God who presents the believer every thing in existence? writer Steve McVey passionately yet unwittingly taught from the pulpit the very lies he now exposes. Forthrightly yet humbly, he exhibits how pastors and church buildings can turn out distorting scriptural truths due to their preconceptions. establishing up the Scriptures freshly, Steve examines usual difficulties reminiscent of
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When it comes to the gospel, diluted truth is polluted truth, and polluted truth is no gospel at all. Some people will say that I’m making a big deal over nothing, arguing that my observations are nothing more than a matter of semantics. My response is that it’s “only semantics” to those who don’t see a difference between what I’m saying and the way it is commonly said. Words do mean something, and when ideas are put into words in such a way that they lead to or reinforce fallacious notions, it is appropriate to challenge the use of those words.
Just trust Him, knowing it’s not up to you and how hard you try. Faith is the key. That’s all it takes. Lie #8 The Holy Spirit Convicts Unbelievers of Their Sins How are we to pray for a friend or family member who doesn’t believe in Christ? If you follow the example of most believers’ prayers, you’ll pray that the Holy Spirit will convict them of their sins so that they’ll become open to the gospel. No one would object to the motivation behind that kind of prayer, which is the salvation of loved ones.
That’s why we must know the truth about who we are. Truth is not determined by our feelings, the opinions of others, or our behavior. It’s determined by who God says we are! The Truth Is So Much Better! To understand salvation properly, we have to first clearly understand mankind’s need for salvation. Before we trusted Christ, our problem wasn’t that we needed forgiveness. Instead, we needed to understand and believe in the resurrection power of Jesus Christ and God’s ability to transform us by that power.