The Gospel and It’s Loophole

At the core of this discussion, the intended use of 1 John, is confusion over the means vs. evidence of salvation. Many pastors, by prefacing the fact that they are focusing on the evidence of salvation and not the means, free themselves to speak in must-do terms. A standard is quickly brought forth for every believer to stand against. It would seem that this means vs. evidence is the loophole of Christianity. It is through this gap that pastors can mandate reformed lives, better practices, and godly living. Therefore, the believer is given a set of tasks to complete in order to confirm true repentance.

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Ryan is a native to Nashville and grew up here at CBC. He joined the staff at CBC as Pastor of Student Ministries in July of 2013. Ryan is married to Amie, and they have two daughters: Noelle and Layla.


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