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    Moralism - Not Just Sub Christian But Anti-Christian

    "Choose to be happy, treat people with respect, think and speak positive things, plan your life and execute your plan" and on and on it goes. The message sounds so good as it thunders out from pulpits, business seminars and in facebook comments everywhere. What is so deceptive about the message is that there is nothing inherantly wrong with what is said. It is what's MISSING that is so devilish. Its MORALISM - sub Christian and anti-Christian. What is missing is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. WITHOUT CHRIST AND HIS GOSPEL NO MESSAGE IS A CHRISTIAN MESSAGE. Lets get the gospel right, fully embrace it and then with the Holy Spirit's help, go to work on APPLYING THIS GOSPEL to every area of our lives. We are brought into right standing with God by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone, to the glory of God alone. That's the Gospel. To assume it is to deny it... and any message that is not the Gospel is a counterfeit. - JS

    Posted by John Samson on July 5, 2010 06:28 PM

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    Moralism is deadly as it denies the wickedness of the heart to its adherents, creating the illusion in the same that God is pleased with their works as opposed to Christ's righteousness.

    "Moralism - Not Just Sub Christian But Anti-Christian" by John Sampson


    I posted your quote on my Facebook page. I have friends who post quotes from the website http://www.amessagefromgod.net/. The quotes from this website at first glance seem harmless but further investigation reveals their true agenda. They say any religion is valid as long as your sincere ect.
    Keep contending for the faith and providing wonderful material.

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