(Link): Book Review of “Not A Fan” by Kyle Idleman (review by J. O. Hosler)
The book reviewer believes that Idleman’s book contains a Lordship Salvation slant; Lordship salvation teaching seems to distort the gospel of Grace the Bible teaches.
I really wish there was an HTML version of the review available; the review is only available in PDF format.
I have seen Idleman on a television series of the same name (“Not A Fan”), which airs on network TBN at times, and while I do believe the man is sincere, I am sometimes a little put off by his emphasis upon works or performance.
Life is difficult enough as it is without a preacher trying to tell me I’m not doing enough for Christ, I’m failing at my faith walk, or implying I’m selfish if I’m not giving up every single material possession I own to work in a homeless shelter 24 hours a day seven days a week or to go serve as a missionary in the deepest jungles of Africa.
There are different, and equally valid ways, of serving the Lord, and not all of them have to involve missionary work in Africa or working in a soup kitchen.
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