Sunday, December 28, 2008

the gospel

In Death by Love, Mark Driscoll paints this clear picture of the Gospel based on 1 Cor 15.1-4:

The gospel is continual, in that we must continually be reminded of it; proclamational, in that it must be preached to us often, including preaching it to ourselves; personal, in that we must personally receive it in faith; essential, in that we must continually cling to it alone for the assurance of our salvation; central, in that it is the most important truth in all the world; eternal, in that it is passed on from one generation to the next without modification by religion; Christological, in that it is about the person and work of Jesus Christ alone; penal, in that the wage for sin - death - was paid; substitutional, in that Jesus' death on the cross was literally in our place for our sins; biblical, in that it is in agreement with and the fulfillment of all Scripture; and eschatological, in that the resurrection of Jesus reveals to us our future hope of resurrected eternal life with him.

3 comments:

Randy (no blog) said...

baste?

rick said...

corrected ... thanks ...

Randy (no blog) said...

I think you had your mind on turkey.

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