Can you imagine going to church for years and never hearing the full gospel? Sadly in our post-modern world, that’s exactly what many people have experienced in a growing number of seeker-purpose-business driven models where words like “sin” and “repent” are deemed too harsh for attendees and visitors to handle.
As a result, many people who join some of these churches do all the right things in spite of not receiving the Gospel message. We can serve with our gifts, we can teach Sunday school and even host small groups in our homes, never realizing that we have become the false converts Jesus spoke of.
It’s happened to both of your hosts, and it happened to our guest. Today, Vince Williams is with us. Vince and his wife Lori had spent many years in their Oklahoma megachurch, serving and leading with their gifts. One day their eyes were opened to the startling fact that they were false converts.
One day they heard something that opened their eyes to the frightening fact: They were both false converts! How could that be? Could it happen to any of us?
Vincent and Lori chronicled their amazing journey in the book, Falsified: The Danger of False Conversion. Their website, Falsified Ministries, is full of resources and articles to help you learn more.
- False Gospel of Purpose (fightingforthefaith.com)
- Hillsong Church NYC: Cult of Celebrity (slaughteringthesheep.wordpress.com)
- How Do You Identify False Teachers? (gty.org)