A Casualty of the Seeker-Friendly gospel

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June 20, 2008

A Casualty of the Seeker-Friendly gospel

Last year on December 9, 2007 the world witnessed another casualty of the seeker-friendly, worldly-based, false gospel that is not only injuring the purpose of the Church, but also grieving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Matthew Murray, a 24 year old false convert of Christianity killed four people: two at Youth With a Mission Training Center in Arvada, CO and two at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO as well as wounding five others before he took his own life.

Below is a two page letter Matthew wrote "To God". It was found in his car after the second shooting. Please read the letter carefully and soberly, as Matthew describes his torment and anguished struggle to find the truth from professing Christians who could neither answer his questions regarding sound doctrine, nor lead him to the one and only Savior God has provided for all mankind, Jesus Christ.

Please click on the letter below to enlarge and read:


I hope this encourages every child of God, to never again support or preach the false gospel that states that we all have a "Jesus-shaped hole in our hearts", "build a bridge/relationship", or "accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and ask Him into your heart and He will most certainly come in". No He won't. The Bible never says that. Jesus clearly states that only those who are called by God (John 6:44 & 15:16, Romans 8:29), can come to Christ. And those called by God are granted the repentance that leads to salvation. (Luke 13:2-3, 2 Corinthians 7:10, 2 Timothy 2:24-26).

It's neither loving nor compassionate to tell lost people anything that tickles their ears so you can get a "profession of faith" and increase your numbers at your church. Instead it is selfish and self-elevating - both of which opposes Christ.

Preach the Gospel of Christ just the way He did and allow the Holy Spirit to lead them to the repentance, and faith in Christ alone, that can save them.

"Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams."
~ 1 Samuel 15:22

"For You will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; You will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise."
~ Psalm 51:16-17




3 comments

  1. I just finished reading your posts about the emergent church. I am surprised that I am the first to comment. Your posts are so interesting and founded on Biblical truth.

    I am so sad to have read this letter. Just last night, I visited with two young men who would not be seen as "spiritual" by their peers. (We work at a Christian Residential High School.) They told me about their frustrations with the spiritual leaders of the school. They said that the ones who are loudest about their praying and singing are also the ones who are the most lustful in their actions and words. The poor young men have found no leadership in their self-appointed leaders. They are also reluctant to take on true leadership because they don't want to be seen as the same as the current leaders.

    After hearing the boys out, I decided this is another form of legalism. "If I pray loud enough and sing the right songs, I can do whatever I want with the rest of my life." It's so, so sad and it's eating our children alive.

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  2. This is very sad...but so true in so many young people's lives. Apostasy is here and not very many people are preaching true Biblical doctrine. SMH All they want to hear are what their itching ears want to hear. I pray that God continues to use His remnant (true believers in Christ) to reach these lost souls. God Bless you my sister and keep contending for the faith. God Bless!

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  3. I just finished reading your posts about the emergent church. I am surprised that I am the first to comment. Your posts are so interesting and founded on Biblical truth.

    I am so sad to have read this letter. Just last night, I visited with two young men who would not be seen as "spiritual" by their peers. (We work at a Christian Residential High School.) They told me about their frustrations with the spiritual leaders of the school. They said that the ones who are loudest about their praying and singing are also the ones who are the most lustful in their actions and words. The poor young men have found no leadership in their self-appointed leaders. They are also reluctant to take on true leadership because they don't want to be seen as the same as the current leaders.

    After hearing the boys out, I decided this is another form of legalism. "If I pray loud enough and sing the right songs, I can do whatever I want with the rest of my life." It's so, so sad and it's eating our children alive.

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