Thursday, October 25, 2018

Documentary Review: American Gospel-Christ Alone



New to the field is American Gospel: Christ Alone, a film about what Americans understand to be the good news of the Christian faith. It asks, “Is Christianity Christ + the American dream?” It then tells “how the prosperity gospel (the Word of Faith movement) has distorted the gospel message, and how this theology is being exported abroad.” It is, in short, a film about how the gospel espoused by so many so-called Christians is not good news at all. This gospel is not drawn from the Bible but from the worldly desire for a long, comfortable, and affluential life. Read the full article here at www.challies.com

(Writers Alive note: The emphasis of theological perspective in this documentary is Premillennialist Cessationism with some exception. I say this because I know the eschatological beliefs of the dispensationalist preachers used in this film. Very Southern Baptist to say the least. Nevertheless, it's worth checking out even though it's a bit tedious in places and could have been reduced some IMO)