Howard Snyder – 14 Favorite Ways to Twist the Gospel

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This comes from the last blog post of Howard Snyder, ‘formerly professor of the history and theology of mission, Asbury Theological Seminary (1996-2006); now engaged in research and writing in Wilmore, Kentucky. Professor of Wesley Studies, Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, 2007-2012. Formerly taught and pastored in São Paulo, Brazil; Detroit, Michigan; and Chicago, Illinois.
Howard Snyder’s main interest is in the power and relevance of Jesus Christ and his Kingdom for the world today and tomorrow. He has written on a range of topics including church history, cultural trends, globalization, worldviews, evangelism, and various cultural issues.’
(Source HERE)

Here is the list:

1. Interpret the gospel primarily through Romans.

2. Focus solely on “personal salvation.”

3. Make heaven the goal.

4. The clergy/laity split.

5. Thinking economics and politics are not directly gospel concerns.

6. De-prioritize community.

7. Neglect the Old Testament.

8. Limit justice to personal righteousness.

9. Neglect intercession.

10. “Believers” instead of disciples.

11. Substitute heaven for the kingdom of God.

12. Faith just a part of life.

13. Disregard Genesis 9.

14. Divorce discipleship from creation care.

Find HERE why Snyder believes these are ways of distorting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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