18 July 2012

Voddie Baucham: You Cannot Live the Gospel

Voddie Baucham swiftly denounces the well-worn idea that the Gospel is something that believers must do:

HT: Tim Challies

Further Reading:
The Gospel is Not Something We Do
Gabe Lyons, Q, and "Restoring Cultures"

12 comments:

  1. LOL I posted on this right away too. That old chestnut from St Francis drives me nuts. Challies offers up good links all the time. You do too. You guys keep me thinking!

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  2. This is no small pronlem... In fact, ..it is the blasphemous and Satanic lie that is affiliated with " lifestyle evangelism", etc... The notion that if we do not preach the Gospel of Gods redemption through His Son...that we can have Gospel impact by polishing up our flesh and being on our Sunday best behaviour will be a "replacement" for the faithful proclomation of Gods Redemption Gift.

    Strange Fire

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    1. I hear that old quote from so many in my church. What a joke to think that "lifestyle evangelism" is going to do the job, although we do need to realize that our behavior is being watched and the best advertisement for Jesus Christ is a humble, repentant individual.

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  3. I think this imaginary "preaching" of the Gospel by life only and not by proclamation of the revelation of God which feeds directly into a shibboleth of "deeds but no creeds" is a form of idolatry where the creature is trying to take a place of the Creator.

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    1. isn't that what it means by "having a form of godliness but denying its power"-2 Tim.3:5

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    2. Linda,

      I think you have nailed it. Asking you and other believers here for a prayer for deliverance and protection by our Holy God as I am hedged in from all sides. Thank you.

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    3. Absolutely, Despeville-------------He is mighty to save.

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    4. Prayers are going up, Despeville.

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    5. Thank you and SDG.

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    6. Happy to offer prayer for you to our heavenly Father

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  4. One of my favorite preachers. I actually got to sit under his teaching at a conference. I would encourage anyone to listen to his sermons. They are online. This is truly a man of God; a man of courage.

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  5. Very nice. Thanks for sharing this!

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