Common misconceptions of the gospel (and/or of the Reformation) can come by consuming evangelical soft-drink theology. Epithet-driven, self-absorbed, and emotively drenched, this soda-fountain ‘gospel’ syrup offers high fructose spirituality – addicting and compelling, but ultimately devastating and destructive for heart health. A flip ‘Bible promise’ calendar or a daily devotional pick-me-up supplies my spiritual sustenance, a soda for the day that keeps the devil (of my troubled conscience) away. Such tonic may be ‘just what the doctor ordered,’ but it is not the provision from the Great Physician.
Read Dr. Garner’s entire post for a needed corrective to our evangelical culture’s superficial understanding of the gospel of Christ: Salvation is by Works Alone.