The Message of the Gospel is Unpopular

March 3, 2017 by missionsandmysticism

“It is because God’s wrath is real that His mercy is relevant.

Unless you have a real wrath, a real anger, the biblical concepts of long-suffering,

of mercy, and of grace are robbed of their meaning.”

Alistair Begg 

The beauty of the Gospel of Christ is so much more than is taught at Adventures in Missions. Grace and mercy make no sense when someone is taught how valuable they themselves are.

There is better news, GOOD news! We are so undeserving of the kindness we have been shown.  We want others to know the truth and to know the great mercy and grace  given to us by our Savior.  We cannot boast in ourselves.  We can only humbly acknowledge the gift we have been given, the faith to come to repentance. We now know a deep love for Scripture and we are confident in the power of the Gospel to save those in darkness.  Our conscience, that knew there was a debt that could not be paid, no longer accuses us.  When we face God alone and stand before Him in judgment, our only hope is to point to Jesus Christ and say “I am covered by His blood.” He paid my debt because I could not. 

This is grace.  Undeserved favor.  A “gospel” that teaches we are inherently worthy is no gospel.   This  man-centered message does not lead to eternal life.  It is a lie. Please take the time to watch this clear presentation of the truth. It is such Good News, please share!

 

“For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him

we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Cor 5:21

That is hope! That is grace!

The leaders at AIM are teaching and training this young generation to rely on their personal visions of greatness, their vulnerability, and their pop psychology.  They praise the likes of Brene Brown and Richard Rohr whose worldly wisdom is futile.  This life is HARD and we all have a sad story.  People hurt us and we can’t measure up to man made standards.  Worldly wisdom tries to patch up our wounds, but ultimately offers us only band-aids that provide temporary comfort at best.  This “wisdom” does not speak to our deepest need which is not self-esteem, but rather the salvation of our souls.

“And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Cor 2:13-14

The Jesus that AIM speaks of is NOT the Son of God described in the Holy Scriptures, rather he is an idol of their own making.  The pagan world that they go to serve doesn’t need another idol, they need a Savior.  We are compelled to continue to write until they stop blaspheming and misrepresenting the name of our Savior who bled and died because of His infinite love for sinners. The blame resting on the shoulders of those leading this young generation astray will condemn them as they stand before a Holy God.

We understand there are those that will join with AIM that are truly saved. True believers will, and have, recognized that the Gospel Jesus spoke of is not present.

We pray our gracious Lord would open the blind eyes of those who are not yet saved.  We pray that our readers are not trusting that they will be found worthy on their own, but rather are resting safely in the hands of the only One who can save them. 

He is, without exception, willing and able to save from any sin, ANY.

He invites us to come and receive His free gift.

“How terrible it is to witness the approach of a tempest–to note the forewarnings of the storm; to mark the birds of heaven as they droop their wings; to see the cattle as they lay their heads low in terror; to discern the face of the sky as it grows black, and to find the sun obscured, and the heavens angry and frowning! How terrible to await the dread advance of a hurricane, to wait in terrible apprehension till the wind rushes forth in fury, tearing up trees from their roots, forcing rocks from their pedestals, and hurling down all the dwelling-places of man!

And yet, sinner, this is your present position. No hot drops have fallen as yet, but a shower of fire is coming. No terrible winds howl around you, but God’s tempest is gathering its dread artillery. So far the water-floods are dammed up by mercy, but the floodgates will soon be opened: The thunderbolts of God are still in His storehouse, the tempest is coming, and how awful will that moment be when God, robed in vengeance, shall march forth in fury!

Where, where, where, O sinner, will you hide your head, or where will you run to?

May the hand of mercy lead you now to Christ! He is freely set before you in the Gospel: His pierced side is the place of shelter. You know your need of Him; believe in Him, cast yourself upon Him, and then the fury shall be past forever. (Spurgeon)

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