Today’s Gospel, Authentic or Synthetic? by Walter Chantry

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Long before John MacArthur started the “Lordship salvation” war men such as Chantry warned that the gospel message was being watered down by an easy believeism that gutted the gospel of its true message. Chantry declares that, “Differences between much of today’s preaching and that of Jesus are not petty; they are enormous. The chief errors are not in emphasis or approach but in the heart of the Gospel message.”

Based on the account of the Rich Young Ruler, Chantry demonstrates that what passes for the gospel message today is not what Jesus was teaching. This little book (less than 100 pages long) is a must read for anyone trying to comprehend the Lordship battles. The author is obviously Reformed in doctrine, and as such, some will flinch at a few concepts, but overall this is an excellent study on the subject of the true gospel message and its illegitimate cousins.

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