Pure Gospel

We have no right to expect anything but the pure Gospel of Christ, unmixed and unadulterated, the same Gospel that was taught by the Apostles, to do good to the souls of men. I believe that to maintain this pure truth in the Church—men should be ready to make any sacrifice, to hazard peace, to risk dissension, and run the chance of division. They should no more tolerate false doctrine—than they would tolerate sin. They should withstand any adding to or taking away from the simple message of the Gospel of Christ.

J.C. Ryle

Warnings to the Churches, “The Fallibility of Ministers”, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1967], 105.

What do we make of that exhortation by JC Ryle?  Do we speak up when the Gospel is compromised?  Do we even speak up against sin in our brothers lives?  Is that the love and grace the Bible speaks of, just to be silent or ignore?  Are we to ignore when His word is being distorted or a brother is falling into deathly sin all for the sake of “not judging” others?

Paul had some pretty strong words to the Galatians didn’t he about distorting the gospel and how about his words about the wages of sin in Romans?

So my last question is, do we love and want others to experience God’s grace enough to speak out in love for God and the person(s) and possibly cause dissension to preserve his pure gospel and word?

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One Response to Pure Gospel

  1. Gary Stiltner says:

    -and yet 100% supernatural too!

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