Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Gospel of Satan vs. The True Gospel of God -- Can You Tell the Difference?

A terrific piece from A.W. Pink spells out for us what the false gospel of Satan looks and sounds like. This false gospel "aims to make this world such a comfortable and congenial habitat that Christ's absence from it will not be felt, and God will not be needed." It "appeals to the best that is within."

Ouch! Where have you heard this false gospel lately?

Where have you NOT heard it lately?

The gospel of Satan is not a system of revolutionary principles, nor yet a program of anarchy. It does not promote strife and war, but aims at peace and unity. It seeks not to set the mother against her daughter nor the father against his son, but fosters the fraternal spirit whereby the human race is regarded as one great “brotherhood.” It does not seek to drag down the natural man, but to improve and uplift him. It advocates education and cultivation and appeals to “the best that is within - It aims to make this world such a comfortable and congenial habitat that Christ’s absence from it will not be felt and God will not be needed. It endeavors to occupy man so much with this world that he has no time or inclination to think of the world to come. It propagates the principles of self-sacrifice, charity and benevolence, and teaches us to live for the good of others, and to be kind to all. It appeals strongly to the carnal mind and is popular with the masses, because it ignores the solemn facts that by nature man is a fallen creature, alienated from the life of God, and dead in trespasses and sins, and that his only hope lies in being born again.

HT: Slaughter of the Sheep


Anonymous said...

A.W.Pink is right. I have found after careful reading of the SIGNATURE OF JESUS by Brennan Manning that he follows point by point what Mr. Pink regards to be a false Gospel.
If you desire positive proof of where Brennan Manning is coming from note the men he quotes the most in his book: Thomas Merton,
Alan Jones, Henri Nouwen, these men all believe and state in their own writings that there is another way to God other than through Jesus Christ. All these men are universalists.

Jeff said...

Thank you for your comment. Being a universalist is very appealing to carnal minds today. BTW, Islam does not tolerate universalism.