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The 60s…If it Feels Good – Do it…Today!
By Dave Eden, Eden Political Cartoons

“It's frightening the way old bankrupt philosophies of life have a way of infecting the church. One example is the old 60s approach, “If it feels good do it.” I was moved when not long ago I read the following quote by Greg Morse with DesiringGod.org:

“The feel-good gospel loves the effect of the Christian faith while tragically forgetting its God and true gospel. The comfort of man — not the worship of God — has become chief. The news that man can be happier — not that Jesus died for sinners — is the good news. Man comforted — not Christ crucified — is the heart of the system. And it deceitfully promises to hand out these effects to sinners when God says the wicked have no right taking up his promises while living in unrepentance. 'To the wicked God says: "What right have you to recite my statutes or take my covenant on your lips?"' (Psalm 50:16).  Loving the emotional gifts above the Giver leaves worshipers neither light nor warmth.”

The Gospel of Christ is not an “if it feels good, do it” kind of religion. Its primary message isn’t about “feeling good.” It's about recognizing our wretched sin before a Holy God, repenting, trusting Christ for forgiveness, and taking up a Cross. Strangely, that’s what leads to joy and meaning in life.”

                                                                               -Rev. Mark Creech


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( June 7th, 2022 @ 8:20 am )
 
Very true Charles. Used to be most churches were build on the Rock, now more and more are built on sand.
The Bible is not there for us to change it, It is there to change us and needs to be preached as written and not adjusted to keep from hurting feeling.
( June 7th, 2022 @ 8:13 am )
 
Too many churches, under the guise of transforming the world, have in fact transformed the church - into something else.



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