Alert! There are no longer 5 steps in the pattern of salvation. The sixth one has been hanging around for a few years and has recently been codified along with a seventh. We are waiting for the verdict from Oklahoma on whether one can be “grandfathered in” under the old plan or whether all who were baptized into the outdated plan need to be rebaptized.
Bob Smith, a deacon from Ardmore, OK, expressed his concern, “I was saved by the five-step plan of salvation, and I don’t need no liberals changin’ the gospel, addin’ other steps that weren’t there in 1955!”
Woe to these brethren who are forsaking the Old Paths of Walter Scott and are apparently preaching another gospel with 7 steps instead of the scriptural 5, which have been taught by godly men like Foy E. Wallace, Jr., Malcolm Hill, and others for centuries.
Please update all tracts, bookmarks, Bible studies, and other simplistic methods of evangelism.
(Disclaimer: I believe in the necessity of baptism and these other things listed in the “plan” but I object to reducing one’s response to God’s salvation to a oversimplified list, not mention reducing the Great Gospel which has been preached since at least Abraham to “five steps” instead of the Grand Picture of God’s Redemption. Preaching the Gospel is not preaching 5 Steps!)