September 13, 2018 by directorfsm
A radically abridged and ambiguous view of the gospel has captivated the church today. We see this whenever a prominent professing believer says his or her faith “is a very private thing.”
Let me suggest to you that if your faith is “a private thing,” it’s not the Christian faith. That personal, secret faith so many have concocted grants them no access to forgiveness and has no capacity to save. Jesus said, “Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32). If you can’t even muster the temerity to speak the name of Christ in public, what confidence can you have that He is faithfully interceding on your behalf? If you’re ashamed of the gospel, it’s a strong indication that you have yet to believe it. True, saving faith must not be hidden away. It ought to be the most public thing about you!
Continued at Source: Renovating the Narrow Gate