Ineffable Power

The ineffable power of the gospel of Christ is either just that, power too great to be described in words, or it is worthless decoration of tinsel and money-making glitter. But it will never be the two in harmonious co-existence. Either gimme the money or give me the Lord. I’ll take the Lord, if you please. In fact, I insist upon it! -g.w.

“Am I now trying to win the approval of men–or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men–I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10

|Religion in America is big business. Scads of money, powerful personalities, huge egos, and positions of prominence, influence, and recognition are at stake in the business of religion, just as they are in any other business. There was a time when the concern of churches and preachers in this country was the glory of God and the truth of God. Today, like any business, the concern is for success.

Christianity today is market-driven. The goal of all marketing is to make both the buyer and the seller satisfied. Consequently, market-driven churches, in utter abandonment of God’s glory and God’s truth, in their insatiable quest for success and recognition–do whatever it takes to win customers and keep them.

Be warned! False doctrine and worldliness always go hand in hand. Worldliness usually leads the way. The early modernists did not aim at destroying biblical Christianity. They simply tried to make Christianity palatable to an unbelieving world. It cannot be done. When Christianity becomes acceptable to unregenerate people–it has ceased to be Christianity!|

Don Fortner

Grace Church, Danville, KY.

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing!                         1 Corinthians 1:18

11 thoughts on “Ineffable Power”

  1. Ineffable: I’m pondering this word. how does one ponder even a small piece of the power of the gospel except changes wrought in ones life? Changes not humanly possible or understandable? Those of whom the world is not worthy?

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    1. I know just what you mean, my friend. Apostle Paul wrote often of the “Power of the Resurrection.” Now that is ineffable power of God! That is how he describes the kind of power it takes to create changes in such as us “not humanly possible or understandable.” When I try to wrap my mind around the Power of the Resurrection even my imagination gets lost. That Power raised what was corruptible from the dead, into that which was perfection and immortal. Physically able to be touched and seen and communicated with, yet overwhelmingly spiritual essence in the form of physical. Neither heaven nor earth had seen anything like such before. My eyes crossed just trying to put it into words! 🙂

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  2. Thought-provoking post. So powerful is your line, “When Christianity becomes acceptable to unregenerate people–it has ceased to be Christianity.” The entire issue of spreading the Gospel is fraught with danger, for while people with gifting and charisma in that area may clearly have success, too often egos intrude into that godly arena. God help His Church to find balance, for surely the world needs the Gospel, as perhaps never before. Thank you for your words. May every blessing of God be yours. Thank you for reading at my site.

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    1. Yes, I agree. The world is descending back into darkness. The gospel call is fairly screaming the danger to an ever more willfully deafened reception. But God..! Thank you for visiting and commenting. Blessings to you!



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