Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Show Mercy or Preach the Gospel?

I know...you don't have to choose. D.A. Carson has an outstanding article on this very topic. I'll go ahead and spoil the conclusion for you.

Still, we returned again and again to this pointed question: Granted that we ought to be engaged in acts of mercy, what safeguards can be set in place so as to minimize the risk that the deeds of mercy will finally swamp the proclamation of the gospel and the passionate desire to see men and women reconciled to God by faith in Christ Jesus and his atoning death and resurrection?

1. Realize the difference between the activity of the church as a whole vs the church as individual believers.

2. Preach about Hell.

This one is worth your time.


1 comment:

Scott Cheatham said...

Excellent Link.

Thanks for letting me know about it. I'm definitely checking it out!