The Purpose Driven Lie

I’ve expressed my personal displeasure with the “seeker sensitive”/emergent movement in the past, primarily because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is rendered impotent – instead of being an antidote to eternal damnation, the message of remission and repentance of sin becomes a “God loves you despite…” message.

God DOES love us, but He HATES our sin, and if we don’t repent of it and accept His Son as the propitiation for our sin-debt, then we can’t even be called His children (1 John 3:7-10).

In this video, John MacArthur explains the lie of Rick Warren’s book “The Purpose Driven Life”:

This book has been required reading for many churches around the country. It’s been a best selling book, so it’s done a good job of creating “marketing plans” for churches in order to attract clientsworshippers. It’s also done a great job of dumming down the Gospel message.

If you attend a church that calls itself a “purpose driven church”, read 1 Peter 2:21-25 to know your REAL purpose (my emphasis in bold):

21 For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,

22 WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH;

23 and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;

24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

25 For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

Next, throw the book away and find a church that is built on the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ – and isn’t afraid to evangelize salvation through Christ alone after repentance of sin.

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