Quotes & Excerpts

Decisionism: a Deceptive Door to "Cross-Less Christianity"

It offers "assurance of salvation" (with or) without actual conversion

Ten steps that spread deception:

1. Focus on the "decision," not conversion.  Then most people will focus on their own  "wise" choice, not Christ's  work on the cross.

2. Skim over the gospel and promote a "feel good" prayer. The actual gospel is often too offensive.

3. Satisfy your listeners with positive assurances; don't confuse them with the whole truth. Tell them what they want to hear, not what they need to hear.  

4. Emphasize God's goodness, not His justice or holiness.
Talk about His love and forgiveness, not confession or genuine repentance. Let them think they are headed for heaven no matter what!

5. Describe Jesus as Savior, not Lord of our lives. Promise His blessing but, by all means, ignore His teaching about "counting the cost!"

6. Don’t mention guilt, hell or wrath.  No need to offend them with the whole dreadful reason why they need the Savior.

7. Whatever you do, never mention Judgment Day. Too distasteful! You could lose both friends and supporters.

8. Add some humor or rousing music.
Lighten things up. Don't sound too sober or serious.

9. Don’t mention repentance until they’ve repeated a "sinner’s prayer." Then your project  won't be aborted by sudden doubts or reservations.

10. After they pray "the prayer," celebrate "their" achievement, not God's grace. Be sure to praise the deceived sinner, not the God they don't know that they don't yet know.

Around the world, compromising church leaders are linking hands with today's fast-rising world system. Standing together, they claim to be  "tolerant" but show rising intolerance for the cross of Christ and His gospel.


It's not surprising! Grounded in uncompromising Biblical absolutes, His Word of hope is incompatible with the world's quest for consensus and "common ground." It doesn't fit the UN vision of social solidarity or a global spirituality. No wonder, since "the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one." 1 John 5:19


Even Hitler tolerated what he called "positive Christianity" -- a government-controlled "church" movement that banned the cross and conformed to Nazi ideals. But genuine Christianity was incompatible with Nazi loyalties. As in the Soviet Union, Christian resisters risked torture and death at the hands of raging tormentors.


The post-Christian West is leading the march toward a New World Order -- a global system that can only accommodate a counterfeit cross-less "Christianity." Christians who choose to follow the narrow road of the cross (faith, obedience and separation "unto" the Shepherd) face mounting hostility. But those who delight in His presence and the hope of eternity, can delight in His promise:

"I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.... I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.... " John 17:9-17


“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  John 8:31-32

See also The Gospel, Salvation & What it means to be a Christian

The ten points above were prompted by a similar but much longer lists (thirty or more points), which is posted on numerous websites -- including http://www.wayofthemaster.com/botchaltarcall.html -- without any copyright limitation. We just shortened and summarized it.


All the long lists point to Pastor Allen Atzbi as the source. Allen Atzbi is youth pastor at Cornerstone Christian Center of Boca Raton, Florida. Since we are not familiar with this church, we can't endorse it. But we really appreciate Pastor Atzbi initial work on this topic.