“…as God told us, the message of the cross is considered foolish by the unchurched. The gospel isn’t a bitter medicine that can be swallowed easier if enough pop culture sugar is sprinkled on top. Telling people that they are sinners before God who need to repent of their sins and bow their knees in faith before the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is not going to be well-received by anyone apart from the work of the Holy Spirit.”
We have been warned: “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.” (2 Peter 2:1)
“For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” (Christ, quoted in Matthew 24:24)
There is plenty of talk about “spirituality” today, much of it aimed at relegating the Christian faith to the status of just a “personal choice” that provides profit now, rather than a universal truth about eternity. Are you being a Berean, fellow Christian? Do you carefully compare the words of your local shepherd to that of the Great Shepherd? If not, why? Each of us have access to God’s Word for ourselves. Don’t settle for mere excerpts that support a flawed human’s personal agenda.