Stay Pure

Michael Beck

“For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.” (2 Corinthians 2:17)

A snare for the church has always been the temptation to pick up on the current mood in society and in response seek to find in the gospel something to answer popular questions and present yearnings. While the gospel does have solutions to all of humanity’s needs, God did not intend for His truth to be bent to fit whatever carnal minds are reaching for.

When a version of the gospel sounds very much like what the wise of the world have to offer; when it loses its offensiveness and becomes palatable to natural men, there is a high probability that leaven has corrupted it. Tapping into the spirit of any age has never been a healthy way forward for the ministry of the church. While the size of our churches may increase; God’s kingdom is not advanced in the earth. For the gospel to remain the gospel it must remain God-centered.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.