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One more on-What is the Gospel?

Multitudes today are confused over the very essence of the gospel. They have no idea that the gospel centers upon Christ and his work done on the behalf of the elect. They believe that the gospel is entirely about man and therefore ignore Christ in their messages concerning the gospel.

The gospel, however, is not about man per se, but is about one man, who is not only man, but God. The gospel focuses on what God done through the person and work of his Son. This is the objective part of the gospel. The subjective part of the gospel focuses on the benefits we derive from Christ work.

So once again I give you another link on: What is the Gospel?


What is the Gospel?

The gospel is not behavior modification, becoming a better person or learning to become more moral. It is not taking the life of Jesus as a model way to live or transforming/redeeming the secular realm. It is not living highly communal lives with others and sharing generously in communities who practice the way of Jesus in local culture.

These may all be good things, but they are not to be confused with the gospel. Did you notice the one characteristic of all of the above activities has nothing to do with what Christ has done for us, but all about what we do for him. The true gospel, rather, is news about what Christ the Saviour, has already done for us (in his life, death and resurrection) rather than instruction and advice about what you are to do for God. Christ’s accomplishment, not ours, is the essence of the gospel. Above all the gospel of Christ brings good news, rather than instruction about our behavior. The gospel of not about what we do, but our acts inevitably follow in thanksgiving because of what Christ has done for us.

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  1. May 31, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Excellent post. We need to hear the Gospel of Jesus, the power of God unto salvation.

  2. thereformedtraveler
    June 2, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    So good. Put this up on Facebook. Wonder how many arguments will ensue. You probably have several by now! “But, but, but…what about me!!”

    • June 4, 2011 at 6:50 am

      Thanks for reposting. You are correct about this being a good article. I wished people would read more and then they would have better discernment to know what the gospel is.

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