Charisma Magazine Denounces Modern Gospel 02/05/2013

Charisma writer Wenn
“Yes, this is the “gospel” of the 21st century, “Spirit-filled” church of America, where the cross is bypassed, denial of the flesh is scorned, purity is called legalism, and anything goes if it feels good. It is the ‘gospel’ of self, in which Jesus dies to make you into a bigger and better you.”
Charisma illustrates with three examples:

Sex Symbols Who Speak in Tongues?
Tranformer star “Megan Fox has been speaking in tongues since she was a child and often has to restrain herself during trips to church.” (Facebook) “I don't know what that church would do if I started screaming out in tongues.” Fox admits she is a devout Christian.”

A Chrisma writer says she saw a magazine with Fox on “the front cover, which featured a scantily clad, seductively posed, sex symbol.”

Now “you can say you love Jesus (like the rapper “The Game” claims to do) and still frequent strip clubs (as “The Game” still does).” Then he announced that God told him that he “married the wrong woman, leading to a quick divorce and remarriage.”

Back in the late 1950s (as I recounted in my 1990 book How Saved Are We?) there was a notorious gangster named Mickey Cohen. He attended a Billy Graham meeting in Beverly Hills, and although he expressed some interest in the message, as revival historian J. Edwin Orr explained, Cohen “made no commitment until some time later when another friend urged him, using Revelation 3:20 as a warrant, to invite Jesus Christ into his life. This he professed to do, but his life subsequently revealed no evidence of repentance, ‘that mighty change of mind, heart and life’ [as defined by Richard Trench]. He rebuked [his] friend, telling him: ‘You did not tell me that I would have to give up my work,’ meaning his rackets; ‘You did not tell me that I would have to give up my friends,’ meaning his gangster associates. He had heard that so-and-so was a Christian football player, so-and-so a Christian cowboy, so-and-so a Christian actress, so-and-so a Christian senator, and he really thought that he could be a Christian gangster.”

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