Moralistic & Therapeutic Deism

2010 Ligonier Conference


Dr. Michael Horton, Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California, discusses the heresy of self-salvation and the tragedy of a moralistic worldview. In this 45-minute session from the 2010 Ligonier Conference, he warns believers of the American spirituality of Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism, in which people strive for personal, moral transformation apart from Christ.  


Which of Dr. Horton’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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The good news is not “good people can be better,” but “God has saved sinners.” We can rest in the gospel. 


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