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newspaperJust what is the gospel, that is, what is the good news of Jesus Christ?  There has been much written and debated so I am ever searching for good solid definitions—since it’s imperative we get the gospel right. 

Theologian R.C. Sproul writes,

There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the Gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the Gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can have meaning to your life’, or that ‘you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ All of those things are true, and they’re all important, but they don’t get to the heart of the Gospel. 

The Gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. Read the rest of this entry »

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