Dec 092013

David Platt.

The modern-day gospel says, “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. Therefore, follow these steps, and you can be saved.” Meanwhile, the biblical gospel says, “You are an enemy of God, dead in your sin, and in your present state of rebellion, you are not even able to see that you need life, much less to cause yourself to come to life.

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Platt hits the nail on the head when he points out that much of the Christian world thinks that to get to heaven all one must do is say a “superstitious prayer, a subsequent dose of church attendance, and obedience to some of the Bible.” This is a gospel of “self-sufficiency, self-esteem, and self-confidence” that attempts to hide the true gospel that declares the sovereignty of the triune God in bringing his people to salvation.

Book Posts

  • Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream – David Platt
  • Radical Promise: Consequences of “Really” Believing and “Really” Obeying
  • Being Radical in a Rad World
  • Gospel of Self-Sufficiency
  • Risking All for a Biblical Gospel
  • Radical Gospel of Guilt
  • Poor, Puny, Pathetic Jesus?
  • God’s Gift of Grace: New Heart, New Desires, New Longings

  • Jul 032013

    Coffee with Calvin.
    Donald McKim.

    We have comfort in election because our salvation is secure in God’s gracious mercy. Our response to God’s call—to believe in Christ—is the outward expression of the election we see mirrored in Christ. Election has a human face, the face of Jesus Christ.

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