Thursday, December 06, 2007

An introduction never made...





Watch this video on YouTube. Blair Wingo does a great job of explaining what is NOT Jesus today. She claims, in her gentle rapping style, that she will re-introduce us to Jesus, but she never quite gets there. What she does is reinforce God's Law, but she doesn't get to the gospel. Not surprising to me, thought, because the Gospel is often missing in evangelical-style evangelism today. But, the Law alone, as preached by Moses in the 10 Commandments, cannot save without being preached along with the good news that Jesus died to pay for our sins because we are incapable of keeping God's Law, incapable of saving ourselves...and incapable of recognizing who Jesus is! Only the Holy Spirit can plant that seed of faith in us when God's Word is proclaimed. Let's hope that her stylistic rap was followed by someone who preached the gospel.

Thanks to Extreme Theology for pointing me to this video!

2 comments:

Vernon T. Schwump said...

TK,

Good observation!I think what Extreme Theology was excited to see was someone who didn't turn Jesus into someone other than the God of the Bible. Maybe(hopefully) she followed up by handing over the forgiveness of sins for Jesus' sake. I have found this is a difficult task in this Jesus +, world of ours.
Thanks be to God for the Grace of God by His Word alone, through Faith alone!

Sherry said...

TK, I also had watched this video, waiting for her to get to THE Christ. It was a big let down. Yes, we need to warn about false gospels and false Christs, but Christians also have a responsibility to preach the Truth. The watered down gospel of today lacks the power to save, to lead people to the Christ that can rescue them from sin's death sentence.

The Good News is that Christ died in our place, shed his innocent blood. His blood averts God's wrath towards us. We are unlovable, and rebellious sinners but God sent His son as a gift to us so that Christ's righteousness can be credited to our account if we repent and believe in The Christ. Man's works and good deeds will not save them. The law will not save them. Christ's bodily resurrection was proof that He was God and gives us hope.