Friday, February 08, 2008

Absolutely Exclusive

In light of the recent Davos World Economic Open Forum where Rick Warren was supposed to represent Evangelical Christians, I would just like to share a quote by John MacArthur that Mr. Warren should be aware of the next time he ventures into the world of "Religious Pluralism".

"The idea that the Christian gospel can mix with or blend with any other religious system in any way is absolutely wrong. You cannot mix the gospel with Roman Catholic or orthodox sacramentalism. You cannot mix the gospel with liberalism. You can't mix the gospel with Mormonism, or the religion of the Jehovah's Witness, or Christian Science or any other religion. You cannot mix the gospel even with the religion of Judaism. The gospel is absolutely exclusive. It mingles with no other religion. It accommodates no other religion. In fact, it replaces all other religion. The gospel is absolutely exclusive. Now this needs to be emphatically understood in a time which exalts diversity of belief, tolerance of religion, pluralism, inclusivism and even universalism which essentially says we're all headed the same direction. Now we know there is one God, there is one authoritative book, the Bible. There is one Redeemer of souls, the Lord Jesus Christ. There is one gospel, the gospel of grace and faith. And that singularity of the Christian gospel means that any intrusion that mixes or alters the singularity of the gospel renders it void, nullifies it. It stands alone." —John MacArthur
Excerpt taken from a sermon titled The Uniqueness of the Gospel by John MacArthur.


Coram Deo said...

Thanks for this juxtaposition of truth with error!

I hope you won't mind that I used it over at my blog.

The Bororean said...

Mi casa es tu casa!