Veggie Tales, Moralism, and Modern Preaching

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Bert Perry's picture that when I consider looking at significant sections of the Scriptures, I tend to see the Gospel peeking through in a lot of unlikely places.  So we might debate whether it is indeed probable that a pastor who is earnestly preaching the moral passages could do so without seeing the Gospel woven in there.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

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I appreciate Kruger's point.

We are supposed to learn morals from the Bible. To me, this is so obvious it seems bizarre to have to assert and support it. The whole point of the gospel is change people, and though they pass from death to life by faith alone, living the life involves obedience to moral/ethical principles and commands.

A couple of relevant passages, with emphasis added:

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, (ESV, 2 Timothy 3:16)  

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (ESV, Ephesians 2:8–10)  

Views expressed are always my own and not my employer's, my church's, my family's, my neighbors', or my pets'. The house plants have authorized me to speak for them, however, and they always agree with me.