What’s Wrong With The Gospel? By Keith Green – 12 – Inventions of Man Now Part of Gospel 12 of 21*


Keith Green

Keith Green

The Term and Concept of “Personal Savior.” I find it very disturbing when something unnecessary is added to the Gospel. The use of the  term “Personal Savior” isn’t very harmful in itself, but it shows a kind of mind – set that is willing to “invent” terms, and then allow these  terms to be preached as if they were actually found in the Bible.

But why must we do this? Why must we add needless, almost meaningless things to the Gospel? It is because we’ve taken so much out  that we have to replace it with “spiritual double talk.”

That’s right, double talk! Would you ever introduce your sister like this: “This is Sheila, my personal sister”?! Or would you point to your  navel and say, “This is my personal bellybutton”? Ridiculous! But nevertheless, people solemnly speak of Christ as their personal Savior,  as if they’ve got Him right there in their shirt pocket – and as if when He returns, He will not have two, but three titles written across His  thigh: King of kings, Lord of lords, and PERSONAL SAVIOR! (See Rev 19:16.) This is only one example of how a non-biblical term can be  elevated to reverence by the Church, as if to say, “Well even if it isn’t in the Bible – it should be!”

 

* I discovered I had miscounted the number of sections. My apologies for any confusion.

(Tomorrow I’ll post the 12th 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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