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The Gospel According to Jesus

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by evangelist6589, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member

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    I just started reading this book for the first time since 1999 (2nd edition) as I have never completed it. In the first chapter he took Ryrie out of context. Ryrie does not teach that salvation and Lordship are different. Ryrie would agree that one cannot be saved if they have no fruit. Fruit is evidence of salvation (Gal 5:22ff). What MacArthur is saying in chapter 1 about Dispensationalists does not speak of all Dispensationalists. However what he says describes almost perfectly many Fundamentalists whom want people to say a prayer and may lead people into easy believism. However it is only the very ignorant that think the message of Christ on the sermon on the mount was meant for that dispensation. No the message is for believers today. Reformed often like to use straw men and broad brush us Dispensationist. However we are not all the same.


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    Think you are right - John is trying to show a distinction between the true grace-centered, life-changing Gospel of Jesus and the false man-centered Gospel of the "extreme" fundamentalists.

    And since he is #1 proponent of Lordship salvation, ANY deviation from his view will be painted as "worse, worser or worstest"
     
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