Call Sin What It Is.

I heard Dr. Russell Moore, the president of Southern Baptist convention, say, “Call sin what it is so we can call grace what it is.”  This made me think about churches that have decided to take a “more user-friendly” approach to their message, as the means to build their churches. Then, I thought of my church, along with other institutions and people I have been associated with around the world. They have refused to compromise either their message or methods. They understand that the purpose of the church is twofold. First, we are to worship God and Him only. This means relevant God-centered worship that refuses to focus on entertaining the crowds for self-serving reasons. Second, we must have a message that calls sin what it is, so we can call grace what it is. Acts 4:11-12 (NKJV) says, “This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ {12} Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

The message of the church must be that Christ died on the cross, was buried and resurrected on the third day. Being born-again and serving Christ without compromise is the only way we can influence the world to be transformed into what God has designed “whosever” to become. Any attempt to bring a message that’s not undergirded by the atoning death, burial and resurrection of Christ is beyond just poor judgment. It is a rejection of His sacrifice. It is inappropriate and will ultimately fail. I’m Doctor Bob. What’s the message we are bringing to the world? We must not tolerate or accept any foundation other than Christ and Him crucified. Consider this and be sure to make yourself part of a fellowship that calls sin what it is it can call grace what it is.

Call Sin What It Is and Call Grace What It Is-05-03-14