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Counterfeit Gospels

Having begun a new series of messages at our church, Freedom: A Study of Galatians, I am struck anew by the passion with which the Apostle Paul uncompromisingly declares: “There is NO OTHER Gospel!”  What Paul does throughout his letter to the Galatians, and vividly in the… 466 more words

Spiritual Formation

July Reads: Counterfeiting, Curiosity, Studying Scripture and More

I hit the books again in June, but my “to read” pile also grew exponentially. Here’s what I was reading in July.

Counterfeit Gospels – Trevin Wax… 278 more words

Christian Life

Spotting Counterfeit Gospels

This week, I discussed “counterfeit gospels” with a couple guys I am meeting with for discipleship. After unpacking the horizontal gospel and vertical gospel for the last three months (those are my terms for what… 924 more words


January Reading: To Help You Spot the Counterfeits

Perhaps it was the long month, or the post-Christmas lull, or all the cold weather that kept me reading this month. Maybe it was the giant pile of books I was given for Christmas that kept me motivated! 398 more words


Book Review: Counterfeit Gospels (Wax)

The word “gospel” has become a sort of filler word in Christian subculture; phrases like “gospel-centered” or “keep the gospel central” are regularly thrown around in conversation. 469 more words

Gospel Warning Signs

Noted 19th Century Anglican Bishop J.C. Ryle offers a handful of warnings about counterfeiting the gospel:

1. Substitute anything for Christ, and the Gospel is totally spoiled!

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What the Gospel Isn't: Four Errant 'Gospels'

In his little book, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, Southern Baptist pastor Mark Dever defines the gospel as follows:

The gospel is the good news is that the one and only God, who is holy, made us in his image to know him. 916 more words