Don't Sell the Gospel
Two things show if someone is selling the Gospel, and two things should be preached in order to avoid it: Only in Christ is there satisfaction and only in Christ is there justification.
What Are the Signs of a Gospel-Peddler?
- Craves earthly pleasure
- Dreads earthly pain
What Does a Gospel-Peddler Preach?
- Human prosperity is the gift of salvation. This appeals to the desire for earthly pleasure and replaces God’s worth with money.
- Human obedience is the price of justification. This appeals to the desire for earthly achievement and replaces God’s grace with morality.
Paul Did not Peddle the Gospel.
Paul renounced the pursuit of money as the goal of ministry and so received fewer physical pleasures. And he renounced the pursuit of morality as the way to be justified and so he received more physical…