This is no small, inconsequential matter.
What or who do we have standing behind most Grace Pulpits today?
That answer should be as clear as daylight when it comes to discerning someone’s true beliefs, especially with regard to something as important as the Gospel and the salvation of men’s souls :
FACEBOOK : (Bold text and underlining added for emphasis)
Most who call themselves Right Dividers would take this man’s word as the truth and accept that the person in question, Peyton Manning, is saved.
But is he really? What actually is his salvation testimony – let’s take a look :
Taken from http://blog.godreports.com/2014/12/the-faith-of-peyton-manning/ :
“The most emotional and dramatic moment of his life came when the Denver Broncos quarterback accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord.
“My faith has been number one since I was 13 years old and heard from the pulpit on a Sunday morning in New Orleans a simple question: ‘If you died today, are you one hundred percent sure you’d go to heaven?’” Manning writes in his book “Manning.”
“My heart was pounding,” he writes. “The minister invited those who would like that assurance through Jesus Christ to raise their hands, and I did. Then he invited us to come forward, to take a stand, and my heart really started pounding. And from where we sat, it looked like a mile to the front.
“But I got up and did it. I committed my life to Christ, and that faith has been the most important to me ever since.””
Unfortunately this is the mindset of most who populate the Grace Movement today. They speak out of both sides of their mouth and it’s proof that anyone can tell you what you want to hear, put up smokescreens, act and look the part, but eventually their words expose their true beliefs…….. not their actions………… their words.
If you truly believe that Peyton Manning is saved, you’re probably not saved yourself because Paul’s Gospel of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 takes a backseat to “committing one’s life to Christ” or “taking a stand”, which rightly can be noted as “The Gospel of Oneself” – one is committing oneself – a work, and one is taking a stand – another work. It’s all about you doing the work and not what Christ did on Calvary’s Cross.
The Gospel of Oneself is devoid of Christ’s death for our sins, His burial and resurrection.
Can Man really be saved by His own Gospel?
Shame on you Steve Atwood.