Well written – this is what I was dealing with in the blog on fundamentalism’s greatest dangers…this danger, of course is seem beyond fundamentalism, Bonhoeffer wrote about it in his “The Cost of Discipleship”; https://thinkgospel.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/the-dangers-of-the-fundamentalism-mentality/
If one of the Church’s primary purposes is to fulfill God’s plan by leading a fallen world into right relationship with Him, then any doctrine that undermines that objective poses a danger to not only the Church’s mission but also to the world that so desperately needs God’s love. And while any Church teaching that contravenes Scripture is both deceitful and heresy, the most dangerous are those that send adherents down a path that leads to eternal suffering and separation from God.
Applying that standard, the most dangerous doctrine taught by many churches is that of ‘Easy Believism’. It offers all the benefits of salvation without requiring any of the costs of discipleship, asserting that eternal salvation is available to anyone who recites a handful of words proclaiming Jesus as Lord and imploring God’s forgiveness. Especially popular in evangelical churches and referred to as ‘The Sinner’s Prayer’ in other circles…
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