Read the Gospels: JC is not PC

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Read the Gospels: JC is not PC

    By John MacArthur
    Pastor, author

    Let's be brutally honest: most of Jesus' teaching is completely out of sync with the mores that dominate our culture.

    I'm talking, of course, about the Jesus we encounter in Scripture, not the always-gentle, never-stern, ├╝ber-lenient coloring-book character who exists only in the popular imagination. The real Jesus was no domesticated clergyman with a starched collar and genteel manners; he was a bold, uncompromising Prophet who regularly challenged the canons of political correctness.........

    ..............So what would Jesus say to a pluralistic, tolerant, self-indulgent society like ours? I'm convinced his approach today would be the very same strategy we see in the New Testament. To smug, self-satisfied, arrogant sinners (including multitudes on church rolls) his words would sound harsh, shocking, provocative. But to "the poor in spirit" (Matthew 5:3)--those who are exhausted and spent by the ravages of sin; desperate for forgiveness and without any hope of atoning for their own sin--Jesus' call to repentant faith remains the very gateway to eternal life.

    This is a particularly hard message in cultures like ours that elevate self-love, self-esteem, or self-righteousness, but Jesus was absolutely clear, and these words do still speak to us: "Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted" (Luke 18:14).
  2. gb93433

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    I agree. Man is still a sinner.
  3. Tom Butler

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    Born of a virgin. Yeah, right.

    Rose from the dead. Yeah, right.

    Lived a perfect life. Uh huh.

    Claimed to be God. Yeah, just some nut.

    Raised some people from the dead. Probably some trick.

    Walked on water. That's what they said. Optical illusion, most likely

    You Christians are ignorant and gullible to believe such junk. I bet you believe in creation, too. Knuckledraggers!

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