What’s Wrong With The Gospel? By Keith Green 2 of 16

Keith Green

Keith Green

In today’s post Keith asks a very important question: Is our Gospel, the Gospel?.

I believe with all my heart that Jesus would be ashamed of most of the “gospel” messages and sermons that are being preached today, mainly because they lack almost every major point He Himself preached on. (Mar 8:38; Rom 1:16; 2Ti 1:8) How dare we try to change the Gospel. We remove most of its vital parts, and replace them with artificial limbs of our own. (Gal 1:6-7)

Isn’t Jesus the master evangelist? Shouldn’t we judge our evangelism by His example?(Eph 5:1, 1Pe 2:21; 1Jo 2:6) Was His message anything like what we’re hearing today? It is my intention to try to briefly cover in Section 1 each of the major parts of the Gospel that have been “surgically” removed in most of today’s preaching. And in Section 2, we will go over each of the “new additions” that have become a very part of our modern gospel.

The Removed Parts Of The Gospel
The Blood of Jesus. It’s a fact that the very word blood scares people. It’s also a fact that the blood of Christ scares the devil, because it is the only cleansing agent for a sin-sick soul.(Mat 26:28; Act 20:28; Rom 3:25, Rom 5:9; Eph 1:7; Eph 2:13; Col 1:20; Heb 9:14; Heb 9:22; Heb 10:19; Heb 13:12; 1Pe 1:2; 1Jo 1:7; Rev 1:5; Rev 5:9; Rev 12:11; Rev 19:13) Can you imagine what the preaching and writings of Paul would have been like, if he had been as squeamish in proclaiming the magnificent power and beauty of the blood of Jesus as our generation of preachers are? What we have now is a bloodless gospel!

Today, people are afraid to think and preachers are afraid to make them. The whole concept of Jesus being the Passover Lamb of the Old Testament(Exo 12:23-24; Isa 53:7; Luk 22:15; Joh 1:29; Joh 1:36; 1Co 5:7; 1Pe 1:19; Rev 5:6; Rev 5:12; Rev 7:14; Rev 22:1; Rev 22:3) has been lost – “It takes too much time and thought to explain,” you will hear some say. (Heb 5:11-14) “We need to simplify the Gospel so that we can reach the masses.” Oh, what logic! Remove the blood from the preaching of the Gospel, and you remove the power to conquer the devil for the souls of men!

(Tomorrow I’ll post the 2nd section)

About Dave Harman
I was found by Jesus April 9, 1975. I married the love of my life Helen, August 19, 1978. We have one daughter, Elizabeth, whose husband and two children live nearby. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in January 1997. In January 2004, Jesus Christ healed me and I have been symptom free ever since.

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