"We have Lost the Historic Gospel and it Shows"
Good food for thought in this post from a pastor as he looks at a few different historic Christian leaders/movements.
One of the things that I have wanted to study is if the gospel message that is being proclaimed today is different than the one proclaimed 200 to 300 years ago. If it is different, what kind of Christians did the older gospel produce? In other words, did the Puritans, Methodists, reformers and Calvinists of the 17th and 18th Century preach the same gospel that we do here today? While we might say that the most important work is to know what the Bible says about the gospel, we will find that on foundational truths everyone agrees. The disparities we find are in what is missing from today’s gospel. This essay will seek to answer these questions:
- What is the gospel we hear today?
- What was the gospel proclaimed 200 to 300 years ago?
- What do these differences between gospels tell us?
Why is it that Christian people are not described as ‘godfearing’ people? Why is it that there is such a difference between us and the Christian of a hundred or two hundred years ago, or the Puritan of the seventeenth century?
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