What is the Gospel ?

What is the Gospel? Does your Pastor preach The Cross?

Hello everyone, thank you for stopping by my website. I would like to present a very pointed question to you that on the surface may seem simple. As we dig a little deeper into the question we will see how important this simple statement is; for some it would be a matter of reciting scripture, but for others it could be a matter of eternity. You see if we do not answer this question correctly it could be the difference between Spiritual life and death. The question is... "What is the GOSPEL?

God Bless.... R. Troutman

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  • Bruce Reed

    Rufus,

    Good point. For me, salvation is Jesus + NOTHING. Ephesians 2:8-9 - For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God not of works, lest anyone should boast. This is a subject I have discussed with people I have witnessed to in the past or even Christians who have it a bit twisted.

    For me, the Gospel was presented to me and I responded by receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior resulting in a change that took me away from my wicked lifestyle. I became a new creature (2 Cor 5:17). My desire for the old life no longer exists.

    My pastor preaches the Cross. I would have it no other way. Through Christ I am able to tell when a pastor is preaching junk. I listen to some of these Word of Faith teachers and have to close my ears. I have heard pastors dance around the subject of hell and I hear more about prosperity than I do about repentance.

    Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes unto the Father except through Me.” So when we call ourselves “saved” are we saved through Jesus Christ alone or are we depending on a mixture of Christ plus our works? With regard to works, I understand that thru the process of sanctification I do the works that Christ wants me to but I also get that the works are NOT what saves me.

    May 30, 2011 at 8:22 am