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

A Casualty of the Seeker-Friendly gospel
Hello fellow image-bearers of the Most High God!

I'm Sunny Shell and I'm an extremely grateful daughter of the LORD God Almighty. I'm also a wife to a loving and godly man, whom God has filled with kindness, wisdom and much mercy. My husband is my best friend and My Second Love.

I'd love for you to journey along with me as I share my life lessons, struggles and victories found only in Jesus. And I'd love to hear how God is growing you in your faith so that we might mutually be encouraged to press on toward the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Rom 1:11-12).

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