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The gospel: Not Middle-of-the-Road or Lukewarm

by on March 13, 2011

Here’s a great article by Tim Keller in the Leadership Journal that talks about how you know whether or not you are reaching your city. The following is an excerpt from the article. Check it out.

Tim Keller:

The church loses its life-changing dynamism to the degree that its theology goes off to this side or that side—into either uptight legalistic moralism, or into latitudinarianism, broadness, not believing the Bible, licentiousness, relativism.

By saying the biblical gospel is in the middle, that’s not saying “moderation in all things.” Jesus wasn’t moderate in anything. He was radically gentle and radically truth loving at the same time. The gospel isn’t a kind of middle-of-the-road, lukewarm thing. But the gospel is neither legalism nor licentiousness. And to the degree we lose the biblical gospel, we’re never going to be a movement that reaches the city.

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