Krispy,Quote:My issues w/ Max is that:#1 he is an ordained minister of the Church of Christ denomination... which means that he believes that baptism is necessary for salvation. Clearly this is not the truth by scripture. This means he does not believe in salvation by faith alone... he adds works (baptism) to salvation.I beg to differ (or something) regarding your statement. Ask a member of the Church of Christ "denomination" what they think about Max Lucado. Many of them have written him off as being just like one of those Baptists (isn't that sad?). The majority of churches of Christ (except for those "liberal" ones) don't even recognize him as a brother anymore. Why? there are a few reasons, but for example, HIS VIEWS OF BAPTISM ARE NOT THE TRADITIONAL CHURCH OF CHRIST VIEWS. Do a little googling and you'll see some of the fury that Max has caused some. I never knew that COC ordained preachers either, I'll have to look into that. Regarding the whole "fluffy" stuff... Max has reached many many souls with his efforts. I spent a many years living a very legalistic religious life. Max helped me realize that God's grace is sufficient. It was a starting point for me. I realize that it doesn't stop there. Anyhow, I just wanted to throw in my two cents ... :-)
Hi Sojourner40,Will side up with you here
Regarding the whole "fluffy" stuff... Max has reached many many souls with his efforts. I spent a many years living a very legalistic religious life. Max helped me realize that God's grace is sufficient. It was a starting point for me. I realize that it doesn't stop there.
If Max has denounced the doctrine of baptism as part of salvation, then why does he choose to associate himself with a denomination who does? It's a heretical works based salvation. I never said Max hasnt reached many many people. Please dont presume to put words in my mouth.He does reach many, and I have no problem with that. Fluff is ok, and there is a place for it. But for people looking for deeper theological teachings... they are not going to find it in a Max Lucado book.Those were my points, and I stand by them.Krispy