Published on 24 Mar 2008
Then said Jesus unto him, Begone, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve. (Mat 4:10)
I’m convinced that many in the modern American church would very much like to have dyslexia so they could at least have a somewhat valid excuse to explain why they replace the phrase “Lord your God” with “your ‘autonomous, well-liked, infallible’ self”.
Does humanism honor God? Does self-esteem? Does Joel Osteen sell books? What truly honors God may not be the same thing that will sell a lot of a businessman’s books at Barnes and Nobles. J. Gresham Machen wrote, “So it always is: a low view of law always brings legalism in religion; a high view of law makes a man a seeker after grace.” It holds true when one examines what Osteen is giving in his seminars and what Washer is preaching in the pulpit. The contrast is obvious.