I read this on a church marquee,
God accepts you for who you are, and so do we. Come as you are to church.God accepts you for who you are? This type of acceptance theology is creeping into the church and has the potential to be a severe attack on the Gospel. This acceptance theology is a subtle and dangerous shift away from the forgiveness of sins.
I have been trying to word this correctly and adequately for the past two days... but have been unsuccessful so I gave up because nothing sounded good. But, here are the conclusions I have drawn:
Acceptance excuses sin and is self-justifying. Forgiveness destroys sin, and God justifies man.
Acceptance overlooks sin. Forgiveness takes care of it.
If you have any comments on this, I would be glad to hear what you have to say. Dialogue anyone?