Monday, December 22, 2008

A FALSE DOCTRINE FOR THE CHILDREN

"I saw a Sunday school sheet. The sheet said this: In one of the four pictures below the people are obeying all the rules that God gave to Moses, colour in the picture where the people are obeying all the rules and do your very best to obey them too."


NOTE: I put the original post below. It was unclear, inaccurate, and incomplete. It got a quick comment, and I want to keep the original intact.

Is this ok to be teaching our kids, or is it a false gospel? Listen to this 10 minute segment by by Marcus Honeysett. Not only does he make a case that this is not teaching the gospel, but he goes on to make the case that since the law never specifically applied to the Gentiles, teaching that we are lawbreakers is not a core component of the gospel. I don't agree with him (based on Romans 2:12-15), but it is interesting on an intellectual level.

The consequences for sin are the same, with or without the law. We must understand where we were (and would be) without Christ to fully appreciate and understand where we are in Christ.

ORIGINAL POST:
Is this ok to be teaching our kids, or is it a false gospel? Listen to this 10 minute segment by by Marcus Honeysett. Not only does he make a case that this is not teaching the gospel, but he goes on to make the case that the law never applied to Gentiles. I don't agree with him (based on Romans 2:14), but it is interesting on an intellectual level.

3 Comments:

  1. dave bish said...
    Surely it's Romans 2v14 that helps us see that the Gentiles aren't under the OT law? We are however condemned by our consciences...

    ...and the point being that it's not that we major on that but rather on Jesus. And it's our rejection of him that's our great sin (which expresses in countless ways which we usually spend our time addressing)
    Brett said...
    His point was that the Gentiles were never under the law, so when the Bible speaks the law, it really doesn't apply.
    I disagree that it is our rejection of Christ that is our greatest sin. If we were not already sinners, there would have been no need for Jesus to save us, because there would be nothing to save us from.
    Brett said...
    let me rephrase to avoid confusion. I was not clear. I probably need to modify the original post. I understand that the law did not specifically apply to the Gentiles. Romans 2 is very clear on this.

    However, he makes the case that we do not have to teach that we are lawbreakers to understand the gospel. Based partly because the law was not given to the Gentiles.

    I say that to fully appreciate and understand the gospel, we must realize where we were (and would be) without Christ.

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