The Gospel


by Mike Ratliff

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14 ESV)

We have been discussing the horrific battles for truth that the church is undergoing with the attacks from the Federal Vision Heresy creeping in and gaining acceptance with many who claim to be orthodox while on a totally different front, the Seeker Sensitive leaven has caused those in our churches to never be fed the truth from the Word so those left to fight the fight are the ones who have seen the dangers, refused to compromise, turned from them, and have either fled or were ousted from those dead or dying churches. God is drawing us together because we need each other. It is amazing how often I hear the same story about how a local church was taken over, changed and ripped away and now good Christian people have no local church home. Oh, they could attend a local church if they wanted to tolerate the leaven, but we were warned by our Lord to beware of that because it contaminates and ruins the whole lump.  Continue reading