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Christless Christianity

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Dale-c, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Dale-c

    Dale-c Active Member

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    http://www.christlesschristianity.org/

    This is very interesting. There is a short video clip on this site by Dr Michael Horton and a pdf of a sample chapter of his new book.
    I have been listening to his program this whole year and this has been the theme.

    Very timely.
     
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    That's right instead it is the theology of the social gospel.
     
  3. Dale-c

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    The problem is that it is no longer just in liberal churches. There is just as much of a problem of a social gospel in conservative churches as well.

    As he says in the video, liberal churches had a liberal agenda, conservative churches have conservative agendas. But the problem for both is the agenda that has replaced Christ in many cases.
     
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    Once the conservative church moves to the social gospel it ceases to be conservative.
     
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    True.
    THough the actual word conservative does not have a moral connotation.
    THey can still be conservative but conserving the wrong things.
     
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    Got a question, when a person talks about their salvation and how and when they were saved, minus Christ and what He had done for them (salvation wise), is that a christless christianity? And if so, what about those christians who say that person is a christian, without Christ being a part of their salvation? Aren't they then approving Christless christianity?
     
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    Going to have to go and read this link now.
     
  8. Revmitchell

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    Not looking to be disagreeable if they held to one view and moved to another that would fit your definition of conservative. However, conservative also includes moving away from sound biblical doctrine.
     
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    I think the real problem, is an unconverted Church membership.

    James 2:14
    “What [doth it] profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works?
    can faith save him?”

    In light of this verse, someone has said.......

    “Faith alone can save, but faith that saves is NEVER alone!”
     
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    Thats right!:thumbs:
     
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    There's no such thing as a "Christless" Christianity. Without Christ, all you have is "ianity"
     
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    Agreed. It's an oxymoron.
     
  14. Dale-c

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    I think that is the point really.
    The point being the many churches who call themselves CHristian and yet ignore Christ.
    THus they are called Christian, they have churches called Christian.
    But they are not really Christian.
     
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