Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Your Gospel is Too Small

Here is a great quote from over at "The Gospel Driven Church" about the fullness of the Gospel and the way we tend to truncate it.

Your Gospel is Too Small: "
A gospel which is only about the moment of conversion but does not extend to every moment of life in Christ is too small. A gospel that gets your sins forgiven but offers no power for transformation is too small. A gospel that isolates one of the benefits of union with Christ and ignores all the others is too small. A gospel that must be measured by your own moral conduct, social conscience, or religious experience is too small. A gospel that rearranges the components of your life but does not put you personally in the presence of God is too small.

-- Fred Sanders, The Deep Things of God
Dare I say such a gospel is also too safe?

Sanders's book, by the way, is outstanding

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