Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
I ran across an interesting comparison of the Gospel we used to preach (and hear preached), and something called “The New Perspective Gospel” we often hear today. The writer remarks:I ran across an interesting comparison of the Gospel we used to preach (and hear preached), and something called “The New Perspective Gospel” we often hear today. The writer remarks:
- The old gospel was about an offended God; the new gospel is about a wounded us.
- The old gospel was about our sin, the new gospel is about our satisfaction.
- The old gospel was about our need for righteousness, the new gospel is about our need for fulfillment.
- The old gospel is offensive to those who are perishing; the new gospel is overwhelming to those with itching ears.
Retired Anglican Bishop, N.T. Wright who propounds the “New Perspective Gospel” says, “In ‘older theology’, ‘the gospel’ is supposed to be a description of how people get saved, or how ‘Christ takes our sin and give us his righteousness. But in the New Perspective Gospel “Jesus is Lord – Lord of the world, Lord of the cosmos, Lord of the earth, of the ozone layer, of whales and waterfalls, of trees and tortoises.”
Well, we would all agree that Jesus is Lord of all those things, but the Gospel is not a message about saving the planet, but about reconciling a guilty sinner to a Holy God through the atonement provided by Christ’s sacrificial death. Anything other than that is not a New Perspective – it is a Noxious Parody and a Nefarious Pretense of the truth and it rests under the anathema of God.
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