What’s Wrong With The Gospel? By Keith Green – 06 – 06 – Fear of God, Judgement Seat of Christ 6 of 15


Keith Green

Keith Green

Instead of the awesome majesty of Jehovah, today the Lord is presented as a sort of  “ice cream man-Santa Claus.” And the Church is the “candy store” where you can get “every goodie your heart desires.” Jesus Himself is  portrayed as “a sweetie pie,” so good, so loving, so forgiving, and so gentle, that you can almost hear the preacher whisper, “Aw, He  wouldn’t hurt a fly…” But what happened to “It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb 10:31) or “The fear of the  Lord is the beginning of wisdom’? (Pro 9:10)(See also Deu 5:29, Deu 10:12; Jos 24:14; 2Ki 17:39; Psa 2:11; Psa 15:4;  Psa 19:9; Psa 25:14; Psa 31:19; Psa 33:18; Psa 34:7; Psa 34:9; Psa 34:11; Psa 52:6; Psa 60:4; Psa 67:7; Psalm  72:5; Psa 85:9; Psa 86:11; Psa 103:11; Psa 103:13; Psa 103:17; Psa 111:5; Psa 112:1; Psa 147:11; Pro 8:13;  Pro 10:27; Pro 13:13; Pro 14:26-27; Pro 15:16; Pro 16:6; Pro 19:23; Pro 23:17; Pro 28:14;  Pro 31:30; Isa 8:13; Jer 32:39-40; Mal 3:16; Mal 4:2; Mat 10:28; Luk 1:50; Act 10:35; Act 13:26; 2Co 7:1; Eph 5:21; Phil  2:12; Heb 12:29; 1Pe 1:17; Rev 14:7)

The wise, new editors of modern preaching rhetoric have conveniently wiped out every reference to the Almighty’s severity while  emphasizing only His kindness. This they do, ignoring the balanced, biblical view of Paul, “Behold then the kindness and severity of God.”  (Rom 11:22)

(Tomorrow I’ll post the 7th section)

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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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