I could not pass this article up. Don Walton of Time For Truth ministries writes a weekly Column. Below is an excerpt with a link to the full article. He takes on a cost-less version of Christianity this week. If our salvation is just about doing what we want (like gay "churches," or racist "churches") or getting what we want (the health and wealth "gospel"), is that really salvation? Anyone who reads this weblog knows my answer for that is a resounding "NO!"
Don mentions actions by the Metropolitan Community "church" in Seminole Heights. The Metropolitan Community "churches" are devoted to the acceptance and encouragement of homosexual behavior. They are unrepentant. Don has a great take on this without focusing on the MCc too much. Please read:
Although we have turned it into a pretty picture, a piece of jewelry, and a steeple topper, the cross is and always has been a symbol of death. Crucifixion is the cruelest means of execution ever dreamed up in the demented mind of a depraved world. To Christ, the cross meant more than indescribable suffering and physical death; it also meant dying to His will in order to submit Himself to the will of His Father (Matthew 26:39, 42). As a result of His supreme act of obedience, Christ has become "the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him" (Hebrews 5:7-9). In other words, only those like Christ- willing to take up the cross, deny themselves, and do the will of God- will be saved by Christ (Matthew 7:21)!
This explains Jesus' words in Mark 8:36, (Click here to continue reading this article)