Things that make you say… whaaa? As in considering the words below by awhitely over at “Trusting or Tripping.”
I share the Gospel with all, regardless of background, because even if the group is composed fully of believers, we all need to preach the Gospel to ourselves daily! It was reported to me later, however, that this church was offended that I shared the story of Jesus.
This church was offended that I shared the story of Jesus.
The author of the article gives us insight to the offensiveness of the gospel. There’s some very interesting thoughts that you’ll want to visit and read. Having not been there, what I’m not sure of was whether the church was offended by the message of the gospel or the insinuation that maybe they were not saved. In either scenario though, I think the church responded very badly.
Personally, I think this was one of the types of attitudes Paul contended with in Galatia. It was the mindset that, yes, I need the gospel to be saved; but once I’ve got that, let’s move on to something more, as though the good news becomes demeaning and naïve with age. Paul assures his listeners that they are in as great a need of the gospel every day of their lives… for the rest of their lives.
As a Christian, would you be offended by another Christian sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with you; even if you knew they were very aware that you had already made a profession of faith? Think about that one for a moment…
- Gospel of pleasing people (gospelofbarney.wordpress.com)
- Preaching the gospel with words (andrewkentjohnston.wordpress.com)
- I want to offend you. (cookedew.wordpress.com)