November 5, 2023 - Sunday 10:00 AM CST
The Gospel is Unique and Stands Alone
33 And they said to Him, “The disciples of John often fast and offer prayers, the disciples of the Pharisees also do likewise, but Yours eat and drink.” 34 And Jesus said to them, “Can you make the attendants of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them?
35 But the days will come; and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days.” 36 And He was also telling them a parable: “No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new and the piece from the new will not match the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. 38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 39 And no one, after drinking old wine wishes for new; for he says, ‘The old is good enough.’”
Ephesians 2:8—9, Matthew 11:28–30
“In an age of religious pluralism and postmodern relativism, the Christian Gospel is unique. It stands alone, and is incompatible with any and all other religions. Any form of syncretism is unacceptable; the Christian Gospel, the ‘Gospel of God’, cannot be mixed with any man-made religion or humanistic philosophy.” Dr. John MacArthur
“The supposition was that you could not be spiritual unless you were uncomfortable. Spirituality, they thought, consists of doing things you do not want to do, and refraining from the things you want to do.” Dr. R. Kent Hughes