06/21/08 Weekend Grif.Net – ‘New’ Gospel

06/21/08 Weekend Grif.Net – ‘New’ Gospel

Today we see a clear distinction between the Gospel of the New Testament and
the man-made counterfeit “gospel”. The truth has been replaced with a
“Gospel of health and wealth”, a “Gospel of self-esteem”, a “Gospel of
humanism” (often called the Gospel of Oprah), along with false gospels
offered in many religions, churches and cults.

On this various serious subject, Dr A.W. Pink wrote of the “new Gospel”
movement 75 years ago –

“The gospel of Satan is not a system of revolutionary principles, nor yet a
program of anarchy. It does not promote strife and war, but aims at peace
and unity. It seeks not to set the mother against her daughter or the father
against his son, but fosters the fraternal spirit whereby the human race is
regarded as one great ‘brotherhood.’ It does not seek to drag down the
natural man, but to improve and uplift him. It advocates education and
cultivation and appeals to ‘the best that is within us.’

It aims to make this world such a comfortable and congenial habitat that
Christ’s absence from it will not be felt and God will not be needed. It
endeavors to occupy man so much with this world that he has no time or
inclination to think of the world to come.

It propagates the principles of self-sacrifice, charity and benevolence, and
is popular with the masses, because it ignores the solemn facts that by
nature man is a fallen creature, alienated from the life of God, and dead in
trespasses and sins, and that his only hope lies in being born again.”

Dr Bob Griffin,
“Jesus knows me, this I love”