073 The Chicago Statement on Hermeneutics

Meet the Chicago Statement
on Biblical Hermeneutics

In Episode 69, we talked about how to tie the knot or how to lead a friend to Christ. Today, we're going the other way as we talk about how not to mislead someone to Christ.

We're going to touch on the six cliches that wreck the gospel. There are a lot of cliches that have crept into Christian vocabulary, most of which distort the truth. In fact, there are particular ones that twist the way of salvation and the gospel.

As Christians, we have an obligation to be correct and precise in our language in spreading the word of God so it is necessary for us to have a conversation about these 6 destructive cliches to, once and for all, put an end to using them.

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Episode Highlights:

Introduction [0:00]
Cliché #1: "Ask Jesus into your heart or life." [3:48]
Cliché #2: "Give your life (or your heart) to Christ." [6:26]
Cliché #3: "Commit your life to Christ" [8:52]
Cliché #4: "Make Jesus your Lord and/or master" [10:45]
Cliché #5: "Surrender your life to God or give Him anything." [15:08]
Cliché #6: "Follow Jesus." [16:51]

Biblical References:

1 Corinthians 15
Ephesians 1:13
Galatians 2:20
2 Timothy 1:12
Galatians 1:3-4
Ephesians 2
Ephesians 5:1-2

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