Why do we continue to insist on a different Gospel? To become a Christian we must be born again (John 3); to be born again, we must repent of all of our sins and call on Jesus to come into our hearts (Romans 10:9-10). After you are born again, then the Christian life is about learning the Ways of God and moving away from the ways of the world. It is about dying to who we are and living for Jesus! This friends, is the Gospel! We are called to do things God’s way; when we do things our way it will never end-up well. We are supposed to learn this reality as we get older! As we do things our way and then look back to our mess, we will hopefully get to a point of surrendering to Jesus… Believe me I know!
The Gospel does not take you as you are (That is a lie); the Gospel takes you in when you repent for the things you have done as it relates to sin and then this same Gospel is powerful and loving enough to not leave us as we are. The Gospel will change us to be more and more like Jesus and less and less like ourselves. To say that you can come as you are, without the message of repentance is again, a Biblical inconsistency.
My heart goes out to Comedian Steve Harvey; it is obvious that God is dealing with him as I recently saw a video of him on TBN; but the idea that you can excuse an un-Godly life and message because of the demands of your job and under the umbrella of self-imperfection is heresy. God demands that we give Him our all, not just some. Steve needs someone to preach the true Gospel to him and stop using his fame as an excuse to use this man for their own agendas and fame. Mr. Harvey needs Jesus… period! He does not need another TBN interview or another invitation of a famous Gospel singer to host his show. None of that is going to save Steve; the way of the Gospel is in the Word and it applies to everybody. Nothing changes the reality of the Gospel; the hypocrisy of many in the church, the hurts in the Body of Christ, etc. does not, in any way change the Word. Steve needs to be born again and if he is already born again, he needs to be a disciple. Before going public; he needs to go in the private with Jesus!
Let’s pray for Steve Harvey that someone would be bold enough to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this man and that Mr. Harvey will make Jesus the Lord of his life.
To view Mr. Harvey’s interview on TBN please click on this link: