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Counterfeit Gospels
Counterfeit Gospels
Rediscovering the Good News in a World of False Hope
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What if the biggest danger to the church of Jesus Christ is not blatant heresy, the moral failures of church leaders, persecution, the rise of Islam or the loss of our rights? What if the biggest threat is counterfeit gospels within the church, ways of thinking and speaking about the good news that lead to a gradual drift from the truth of Scripture?

The gospel is like a three-legged stool. There's the Gospel Story - the grand narrative of Scripture (Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration). Within that overarching framework, we make the Gospel Announcement about Jesus Christ (His perfect life, substitutionary death, resurrection, exaltation). The gospel announcement then births the Gospel Community: God's church - the embodiment of the gospel, the manifestation of God's kingdom.  A counterfeit gospel is like a colony of termites, eating away at one of the legs of this stool until the whole thing topples over. This book exposes six common counterfeits (Therapeutic, Judgmentless, Moralist, Quietist, Activist, and Churchless) that would get us off track.

The goal of Counterfeit Gospels is to so deepen our love for the unchanging gospel of Jesus Christ that we would easily see through the many counterfeits that leave us impoverished. So come, love the gospel, recognize and overcome the counterfeits, and be empowered for ministry!

ISBN: 978-0-8024-2337-5
Publish date: March, 2011
Page Count: 240
Dimensions: 5.25 x 8
Format: Paperback
Weight: .58 LBS
Case Quantity: 52
About Trevin Wax
TREVIN WAX is the editor of TGM - Theology, Gospel, Mission, a gospel-centered small group curriculum developed by LifeWay Christian Resources. He blogs at www.trevinwax.com and is also the author of Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals. He has served in pastoral roles in churches in the United States and in Romania. His wife is Corina and they have two children.

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The author questions; how did we get here, are people basically good or evil, is there hope in this world? What happens when someone dies, what does the future hold? Thankfully, Wax doesn't propose to answer them himself. In fact, that's where he starts, the fact that no person, promise, system or story can definitively, answer these questions, except for Jesus Christ. The church holds the answers to these questions in the pages of the Bible. Review http://www.amazon.com/review/R18RI7ZTTSRJGR
by Abigail on 4/3/2012

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