Recently I began to listen Fighting for the Faith podcast. The podcast well grounded in biblical truth or as they put it “We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God , and take every thought captive to obey Christ – 2 Corinthians 10:5.” I found this new gem when a forum I regularly read posted a video of the opening for the sermon.
The sermon was not any better still, the sermon “Change Your Game – Risk” by Brad Powell, Northridge Church, Plymouth, Min and review is the epiphany fianlly explaining the events leading up to my departure. I knew the pastor was wrong but cold not quantify it or explain it. I was intimidate by the fact the pastor had PHD vs. my high school education and only a fair grasp of reformed theology. All I known the Gospel is Christ crucified for my sins, resurrected for my salvation, and dislike how evangelic church tend to put emphasis on self than Christ.
The reviewer among other thing distilled The Rick Warren like message is God has a purpose for one’s life but there is a catch one need to align oneself to God’s purpose, vision, and values. Not being wrong but also law without Gospel, the pastor held up a carrot that one can never reach. For me it explains my former passer’s motive. I need not the Gospel but to involve myself in a program to find purpose in my life. Like many, I became disenchanted with the program. But unlike other God used the situation to bring me to n Anglican Church where the whole council of God is preached, Gospel proclaimed and sacrament regularly and rightful administered.