Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ashamed of the Gospel

"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith." (Rom 1:16-17)

I saw this interview on Larry King Live when it first aired. Have you ever seen a more pathetic example of someone who names the name of Christ and is clearly ashamed of His words?

And the dance continues . . . and gets even worse:

Now compare that stumbling, bumbling unfaithful presentation of the gospel to that of the boldness and clarity of a faithful minister of the gospel. Same venue; same interviewer:

Then ask yourself to which one of these men the words of our Lord applies:

"If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels." (Mark 8:38).