from THE CHURCH UNDER FIRE sermon series . . .
In the late 1800s, a movement called the social gospel became popular. It so emphasized social issues in society, such as poverty and health care, that it moved away from the gospel itself. But the gospel is foremost about Christ meeting the spiritual poverty and bankruptcy of the human soul. As Jesus teaches, “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? (Matt.16:26a).