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Gimmick or Gospel

Al Mohler and Timmy Brister have already pointed out this interview. In case you have not seen it, it is worthwhile to do so for the sobering effect of realizing what too many are saying. What is the power of God unto salvation? God’s gospel or our gimmicks?

The closest thing I find in the New Testament to a gimmick being commended as a way to advance the Kingdom is when the Devil tempts Jesus to jump from the Temple (Luke 4; Matt 4).

2 Corinthians 4:1-6:

“Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 2But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. 4In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

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  1. Bill Nettles says:

    John 6:25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him,(Y) “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you,(Z) you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. (ESV)

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