OPINION (CP) There are five false gospels found in evangelicalism today, says former senior pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago, Illinois, and current Pastor Emeritus Erwin W. Lutzer. Lutzer talked with Darrell Bock, executive director for cultural engagement at Dallas Theological Seminary, on an episode of “The Table” podcast posted online Monday. During their conversation, Lutzer listed five false gospels, the first being that of “permissive grace,” which involves churches saying that people can have grace without

personal transformation. “We have to preach about sin and do so compassionately so people know that they need the abundant, undeserved grace of God,” said Lutzer. “But today what you find is that there are many people who preach grace even before people really know that they need it.” Bock agreed, adding that he felt that was an issue for “Western culture in particular,” saying that many westerners have a sense of entitlement, “as if God owes them something just by their mere presence on the planet.” READ MORE

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