-extracts by David Wilkerson.
A new idolatry is sweeping across our world right now. No, we don’t see people kneeling down before carved images anymore; instead, this modern idolatry seduces multitudes by its subtlety and cleverness…
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into
the grace of Christ unto another gospel: which is not another; but
there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of
Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other
gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let
him be accursed” (Galatians 1:6-8).
This “other gospel” that Paul mentions is a message of salvation
without the cross. The great idolatry of our day is the casting aside
of the message of the cross of Jesus Christ.
The cross — including its demands and hopes — is the very heart
of the gospel. Any worship, any fellowship, anything calling itself
church is blatant idolatry if the cross is not at its center. Such
worship is of another spirit entirely and God will have nothing to
do with it. Without the cross, all that is left is chaff — a perverted
gospel, something from the pit of hell. It is more insulting to the
Lord than the idolatry of Israel.
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