Albert Mohler on the False Gospel of Moralism

8 Oct

Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, writes in a recent article in The Gospel Coalition blog regarding the dangers of mistaking moralism with the Gospel.  Here’s a succinct and powerful excerpt from the article:

The deadly danger of moralism has been a constant temptation to the church and an ever-convenient substitute for the Gospel. Clearly, millions of our neighbors believe that moralism is our message. Nothing less than the boldest preaching of the Gospel will suffice to correct this impression and to lead sinners to salvation in Christ.

Hell will be highly populated with those who were “raised right.” The citizens of heaven will be those who, by the sheer grace and mercy of God, are there solely because of the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ.

Moralism is not the gospel.

Here’s a link to the entire article – it’s entitled “Why Moralism Is Not the Gospel — And Why So Many Christians Think It Is.”  Definitely worth the read.

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