- Another Gospel?
- Near Christianity?
- The Character of the Kingdom
- The Good News
- The Hope of the Kingdom
- The Joy of the Gospel
The present generation of Christians is in danger of dropping the baton.
We have embraced a gospel other than that which Jesus and the apostles proclaimed, so that, while many are ready and eager to go to heaven when they die, few are fitted for seeking and advancing the Kingdom here and now.
The Gospel of the Kingdom explains the Good News every Christian needs to know if he is to live for the glory of God and proclaim Him fully to the world.
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Craig T. Owens –
In the 1940s, C.S. Lewis presented a series of radio talks which became the book “Mere Christianity.” It was in this book that Lewis went beyond any denominationalism to the basic tenants of Christianity as outlined in the Bible. T.M. Moore persuasively warns us today of the trend away from “mere” Christianity to what he terms “near Christianity.” “The Gospel of the Kingdom” is an important book for those who desire to “contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people” (Jude 3).
An increasing number of people who call themselves Christians—and even more alarmingly, those who are in positions of church leadership—aren’t living or preaching the full Gospel as presented in the Scriptures. Moore sounds the clarion call: “We are in danger, I believe, of having embraced, not the Gospel Jesus and the Apostles proclaimed, and for which our forbearers in the faith lived and died, but another gospel, a shallow, self-centered, merely sentimental gospel, which ‘assures’ us of heaven but does not equip us for the kingdom of God.”
The followers of near Christianity tout how they have been saved from hell, but their profession and lifestyle don’t go beyond that. In other words, there is very little—if any—evidence that Jesus has become the Sovereign of their lives, and that they are living as citizens of God’s Kingdom. “Near Christianity, therefore, produces little in the way of kingdom evidence in the lives and churches of those who embrace it,” says Moore.
In “The Gospel of the Kingdom,” Moore fully defines the imposter known as near Christianity, and then systematically details the characteristics of the Kingdom of God that should be evidenced in the lives of those who call themselves Christians. This isn’t just Moore’s opinion, but this short book is thoroughly cross-referenced with over 100 biblical passages.
All Christians—and especially those in the pastorate or other leadership roles—would do well to digest this book. If we aren’t vigilant, near Christianity may dominate the landscape of our churches, which really isn’t Christianity at all.