Myths about Gospel Living: #1

It’s just a fad.

This statement is code for: All the preachers outside my camp are all about it, so I must be against it.  Has the Gospel regained centrality in our discussions about sanctification?  Yes.  Does it run through the majority of conservative devotional literature today?  Certainly.  Does this negate its value or significance?  Most emphatically not.  Just as the rediscovery of the Gospel’s relation to justification by the Reformers was significant in their day (yet not a passing fad), neither is the rediscovery of Gospel-based sanctification in our day.  Should Fundamentalists then reject Dispensationalism because of its relative youth?  To conclude, this objection is flawed because it focuses on the supposed “newness” of the teaching rather than on the significant contributions of the doctrine itself.

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