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1.Gospel is a Redemptive Message 2.The Distinction in Individual & Church 3.History of the Social Gospel Movement 4.What Builds Faith, Edifies, & Causes.

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2 1.Gospel is a Redemptive Message 2.The Distinction in Individual & Church 3.History of the Social Gospel Movement 4.What Builds Faith, Edifies, & Causes Growth 5. Dangers Among Us A Series

3 Gospel Message Is A Redemptive Message I.Gospel Addresses Mans Need: Sin II.Gospel Gives A Remedy: Christ III.Gospel Has A Message: Salvation IV.Gospel Does Not Address: Social Needs Review - #1

4 I. Individual & Church Are Not The Same II. Blurring The Lines III. Maintaining The Distinction Distinction in Individual & Church Review - #2

5 I.Background of Modernism II.Impact on Denominations III.Impact on the Church Review - #3

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7 Slide 7 I.Faith II.Edification III.Growth IV.Feelings Review - #4

8 1.Gospel is a Redemptive Message 2.The Distinction in Individual & Church 3.History of the Social Gospel Movement 4.What Builds Faith, Edifies, & Causes Growth 5. Dangers Among Us A Series

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10 I.Forget How Apostasy Works

11 A.Comes Slow & Gradual (Heb. 2:3)

12 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away (NKJV) Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. (KJV) Footnote KJV run out as leaking vessels

13 I.Forget How Apostasy Works A.Comes Slow & Gradual (Heb. 2:3) B.Illustrated in 1800s – Instrumental Music

14 Gradual Steps Toward Apostasy 1. Change in attitude 2. Talk about new ideas - long before suggested. 3. Slowly introduce questionable practices 4. Full innovation Mid 1800s Midway, KY

15 Instrument Introduced Slowly

16 I.Forget How Apostasy Works A.Comes Slow & Gradual (Heb. 2:3) B.Illustrated in 1800s – Instrumental Music C.Some Dont See Any Problem – Until Full Apostasy 1.Long before – were attitudes 2.Long before – was drifting 3.Long before – was changing

17 I.Forget How Apostasy Works A.Comes Slow & Gradual (Heb. 2:3) B.Illustrated in 1800s – Instrumental Music C.Some Dont See Any Problem – Until Full Apostasy D.Any Shift Today – Subtle & Slow

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19 I.Forget How Apostasy Works II.Forget What The Issues Were (1950s-1960s)

20 A.Orphans Home 1.Question of Bible Authority (2 Jno. 9) 2.Confusion of individual & church a.Took passages directed to individuals & applied to church (Jas. 1:27; Gal. 6:10) b.Whatever the individual can do – the church can do

21 The church is composed of Christians; what the church does, Christians do; what Christians do, the church does, generally speaking. We cannot separate the Christian's work from the work of the church.... Actually, we may say that whatever is the duty of a Christian is the duty of a congregation of Christians. V. E. Howard, "Institutionalism, Orphan Homes, and Church Cooperation," [1958] pp. 6-7

22 They make a difference between Christian duties and church duties, Christian responsibilities and church responsibilities, Christian work and church work, all of which is absurd on its face. G. C. Brewer, [1948] The Harding College Lectures, p. 113

23 Any good work which the individual, as a Christian, is obligated to support financially, the church is equally obligated to support financially. Batsell Barrett Baxter, Questions and Issues of the Day, [1963] p. 23

24 IndividualChurch If any believing man or woman has widows, let them relieve them… (1 Tim. 5:16)...and do not let the church be burdened, that it may relieve those who are really widows (1 Tim. 5:16)

25 II.Forget What The Issues Were (1950s-1960s) A.Orphans Home B.College in Church Budget 1.First issue before Orphans Home 2.Orphans home used to sell the College… 3.Confuse the individual & Church

26 II.Forget What The Issues Were (1950s-1960s) A.Orphans Home B.College in Church Budget C.Social Gospel 1.Church kitchens & fellowship halls 2.Church recreation (multi-purpose blds) 3.Confuse individual & church 4.Goes further & further

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32 II.Forget What The Issues Were (1950s-1960s) A.Orphans Home B.College in Church Budget C.Social Gospel D. Know What The Real Issue Was

33 Common Meals – Individual Matters 20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper. 21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. 1 Cor. 11 More than an abuse of the Lords Supper!

34 Eating In The Building The Issue: Was Not: Is the bld sacred? Can one eat inside the Building? Can one eat on church property? Was & Is: Can the church have a common meal for social and recreational purposes?

35 II.Forget What The Issues Were (1950s-1960s) A.Orphans Home B.College in Church Budget C.Social Gospel D. Know What The Real Issue Was When we dont know our history, we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes! Belshazzer did (Daniel 5) Brethren did (forget 1800s – repeated 1950s)

36 I.Forget How Apostasy Works II.Forget What The Issues Were (1950s-1960s) III.Fail To Distinguish- Individual & Church

37 A.In Our Teaching 1.Assume – all understand (cf. Deut. 6) 2.Fail to teach principles 3.Fail to teach history 4.Raise a generation dont know (Jud. 2:10)

38 III.Fail To Distinguish- Individual & Church A.In Our Teaching B.In Our Talk 1.Church group going….. 2.Church Potluck – Church pitch-in 3. Church team 4. Our church gets together & plays ball

39 III.Fail To Distinguish- Individual & Church A.In Our Teaching B.In Our Talk C.In Our Advertisements

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43 Gospel Meeting July 3-9 Speaker: John Doe Time: Monday – Saturday 7:00pm Sunday 9:00am; 10:00am & 6:00pm 123 Main Street Somewhere, TN Saturday Fun For Teens Volleyball, Softball Pizza & Hamburgers (at home of Jim Jones, rd St.) * Not a work of the Main St. church

44 I.Forget How Apostasy Works II.Forget What The Issues Were (1950s-1960s) III.Fail To Distinguish- Individual & Church IV.Argue That Social Is More Important

45 A.Would Not Say That – In Those Words B. But Look For Social – While Compromise The Spiritual

46 Preach truth No error Not Deal with…. Non-Distinctive Interesting speaker Tells lot of stories Preach truth No error Do Deal with…. Distinctive Dry speaker Gives a lot of scripture Lot of Social Activities Social Activities But not as much as others Tolerate Sin Tolerate Teachers of Error Conservative Stand - Sin Not TolerateTeachers of Error

47 I.Forget How Apostasy Works II.Forget What The Issues Were (1950s-1960s) III.Fail To Distinguish- Individual & Church IV.Argue That Social Is More Important V.Argue That Social Builds Faith

48 A.How The Argument / Contention Goes: 1.Not say: Social relationships / actions is what builds my faith – not the word 2.Need a church with more social activities 3.Cant grow without more social 4.Need this kind of good fellowship (eating / playing) to be stronger

49 V.Argue That Social Builds Faith A.How The Argument / Contention Goes: B. Gives A False Sense Of Security 1.While involved in social – Im being spiritual 2.Those who really socialize are really strong, spiritual people 3.If do a not with other Christians – Im strong!

50 V.Argue That Social Builds Faith A.How The Argument / Contention Goes: B. Gives A False Sense Of Security C.If Social Activities – Essential To Spiritual Growth – Why Cant Church Be Involved 1.Edify? – make it a church activity? 2.Build faith? – make it a church activity? 3.Such argumentation – one step away from church sponsored meals, recreation, games, etc.

51 I.Forget How Apostasy Works II.Forget What The Issues Were (1950s-1960s) III.Fail To Distinguish- Individual & Church IV.Argue That Social Is More Important V.Argue That Social Builds Faith VI.Overreaction In Either Direction

52 A.Danger when social activities are lacking – give overemphasis for the need. 1.Rather than fill in a missing link – get a different chain! 2.Emphasize the social – to neglect of spiritual! 3.Emphasize the social – raise it to level of assembling with saints!

53 VI.Overreaction In Either Direction A.Danger when social activities are lacking – give overemphasis for the need. B.Knee – Jerk reaction – belittle, minimize, even eliminate the social relationships 1.Overreact to another overemphasis! 2.Social relationship are important Early disciples ate together (Acts 2:46) Kept company (mixed together) (1 Cor. 5)

54 I.Forget How Apostasy Works II.Forget What The Issues Were (1950s-1960s) III.Fail To Distinguish- Individual & Church IV.Argue That Social Is More Important V.Argue That Social Builds Faith VI.Overreaction In Either Direction

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