Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sermon: Regeneration v. The Idolatry of Decisional 'Evangelism'

An excellent sermon by Paul Washer at the Deeper Conference, speaking about decisional "evangelism" and what really constitutes true regeneration and salvation at the Deeper Conference hosted by Way of the Master.

Especially liked the earlier part about contextualization, something that the Emerging leaning 'reformed' folks are always harping on. Also, the part critiquing the usage of the first law in the 4SL is something that we must hear. Just because our professed theology is evangelical does not give us the right to be anthropocentric and semi-pelagian in our praxis of evangelism.

[HT: Philosophy of Joel]

4 comments:

Joel Tay said...

As much as I love listening to Mark Driscoll, I must agree with Paul Washer on being conceptualization. We don't have to be culturally sensitive. We need to be biblically sensitive.
The gospel in its very essence is a scandal to lost (Greek: Skandalon). Nothing short of the regenerative work of the Spirit will save them. Not human words or wisdom. Not being like the culture or being seeker sensitive.

A biblical understanding on the depravity of man will change our worldview of how evangelism should be done.

Amen to the part that we do not have the right to be "anthropocentric and semi-pelagian in our praxis of evangelism".

PuritanReformed said...

Joel:

Amen. =)

Joel Tay said...

*contextualization... I mean.

PuritanReformed said...

"conceptualization"

*grin* ^_^