Documents of all types often need revisions. Letters get re-written, corrections on text messages (at times) are later sent, essays at times are completely rewritten (certainly if the first attempt is plagiarized).
The Gospel is a declaration of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This message needs PROCLAMATION but not REVISION.
Monday’s Toronto Star featured an article where West Hill United Church minister praised the glory of ‘good’ but not ‘GOD.’ The article’s author notes the huges changes since the 1962 cornerstone was laid ‘to the glory of God.’
The Gospel is no longer the central message of this ‘group.’ I deliberately chose not to use the word ‘church.’
I wonder if the Apostle Paul would pen the same words he wrote to the churches (plural) in the province of Asia. – “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel–which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.
The GOSPEL is not to be revised. Thought who preach another gospel (read Galatians 1:8-9) are to be eternally condemned! This is a serious indictment by a Spirit-led foundation layer (look up Ephesians 2:20) of the church. Messing with the message is a major issue! Gutting the gospel of its core brings eternal judgment!
This season of Lent as we track towards another bold declaration of Christ’s satisfaction of the wrath of God by the offering up of His own life, let us unashamedly declare the gospel, after all “it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes it.” (Romans 1:16)