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When the Gospel is preached correctly, it divides

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Fom Mike Ratliff at Possessing the Treasure:

“When the Gospel is preached correctly, it divides. Men like Joel Osteen and Rick Warren know this and that is why they do not preach it. They want large crowds. They want large numbers of unbelievers to be attracted to their ministries. They attract them by attempting to meet their felt needs then give them a feel good sermon to keep them coming back. They absolutely NEVER give them the real Gospel that begins with the Law and original sin and the need that every man has for a Saviour. No, they never go there. Why? That offends people and these men and all those who emulate them are ashamed of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and the offense of the Cross offends them. They will not preach the whole Gospel. Therefore, they preach the easy-believism version that results in something eternally tragic.” 

Read the rest of the article here: When the Gospel is preached correctly, it divides