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I have always thought the Bible was right in saying Christians are saved from the wrath to come and they have become born-again and are new creatures (the old man has passed away ) on the basis of the completed work of Christ on the cross. Well, I must be out dated since …
An Indiana megachurch pastor says he is annoyed at the word “saved,” especially when used among Christians to describe someone that has made a commitment to follow Jesus for the rest of their lives.
In one of his recent blog posts, Granger Community Church’s executive pastor, Tim Stevens, asked readers, “Does the Word ‘Saved’ Bother Anyone Else?”
Stevens told The Christian Post that he also has a problem with the phrase “born again.”
“I have similar hesitations with ‘born again’ probably because it’s also an insider term,” Stevens said. “’Born again’ for the world at large is somewhat of a misunderstood term.”
Good call, Tim! You may as well strike out the word “sin”, “grace”, “church” and “Christian” so that your group of socialites can feel comfortable.
Eeeesh! Who likes hearing that we are born sinners deserving God’s wrath? Which seeker sensitive mega -church pastor likes seeing people run away from the Bible when you can give them affirmations, positive confessions and self esteem tips? Go ahead Tim, ban those words any way as they don’t mean much to you and your flock.