Saturday, 26 January 2013

False Christians Do Not Preach Repentance, Mars Hill :

Recently, I have been having a discussion on a very liberal "Christians" blog called Mars Hill (not Rob Bell) on the issue of homosexuality in the Church, these are people who focus more on being "nice" rather than being truthful and you can view the thread HERE  to find out what was said. 

While their views are not uncommon among those who profess to know God these days, they should still be exposed for their false teaching and called out as per; 

Ephesians 5:11 "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them." 

With that in mind I thought this quote might be useful for anyone who is as confused as those from Mars Hill blog:

"The preaching and teaching of a false prophet does not emphasize repentance in any real sense. It has a very wide gate leading to salvation and a very broad way leading to heaven. You need not feel much of your own sinfulness; you need not be aware of the blackness of your own heart.

You just “decide for Christ” and you rush in with the crowd, and your name is put down, and is one of the large number of ‘decisions’ reported by the press. It is entirely unlike the evangelism of the Puritans and of John Wesley, George Whitefield and others, which led men to be terrified of the judgment of God, and to have an agony of soul sometimes for days and weeks and months.
John Bunyan tells us in his book Grace Abounding that he endured an agony of repentance for eighteen months. There does not seem to be much room for that today. Repentance means that you realize that you are a guilty, vile sinner in the presence of God, that you deserve the wrath and punishment of God, that you are hell-bound.
N.B. It means that you begin to realize that this thing called sin is in you, that you long to get rid of it, and that you turn your back on it in every shape and form. You renounce the world whatever the cost, the world in its mind and outlook as well as its practice, and you deny yourself, and take up the cross and go after Christ.
Your nearest and dearest, and the whole world, may call you a fool, or say you have religious mania. You may have to suffer financially, but it makes no difference. That is repentance. The false prophet does not put it like that.
He “heals the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly”, simply saying that it is all right, and that you have but to “come to Christ”, “follow Jesus”, or “become a Christian.” "(Studies in the Sermon on the Mount)
~D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones


Helen said...

Saw this from the great Martyn Lloyd-Jones on App. Min. this am, & thought how timely; if only some of the Mars Hill blog readers could read this! (Lets hope many find their way here!)

Perusal of Mars Hill in recent weeks has led me to explore blogs I wouldn't normally read & links to various commentators etc etc. It really is terrifying to read the beliefs & values put forewards by the "Christian" 'Do not judge..' brigade. I have been subject to abuse & hatred for my views (admittedly the greatest torrent came from a "Christian" trans-sexual,who denies the concept of sin, so hardly surprising.)What a comfort is Matt 5:11!

I fear the English church is even more apostate than I previously thought.

dale mcalpine said...

It really is extremely sad how people can deceive themselves into thinking everything is fine with them and God when in actual fact that could not be further from the truth.

"Narrow is the way that leads to life and few find it."
Matt 7:14

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