What is the Gospel?

Nolan Galido July 26, 2008 5

What is the Gospel? Do you know or has it become a word often used but rarely explained?

I’ve read a great article by CJ Mahaney that sheds light on what the gospel is. Here is an excerpt:

It’s not difficult to identify distortions of the gospel. But as a pastor, one of my main concerns for genuine Christians is a more subtle one: either assuming the gospel or neglecting the gospel. I have found this to be the greatest threat to the gospel in my own life. Jerry Bridges echoes this concern when he writes, “The gospel is not only the most important message in all of history; it is the only essential message in all of history. Yet we allow thousands of professing Christians to live their entire lives without clearlyunderstanding it and experiencing the joy of living by it.”

You can view the rest of the article here.

5 Comments »

  1. cornishevangelist July 27, 2008 at 9:17 am -

    Perfect Peace

    Always refuse to think on things that are contrary to the Word of God. We can contribute many of our troubles to the way that we think, sometimes our minds get so carried away in all manner of thoughts, and we find ourselves thinking on things which can be quite disturbing. For when this happens we must resist by “Casting down all imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ,” as it is written in,
    {2 Corinthians 10 v 5}.

    If we replace our thoughts with the name of Jesus and the blood of Jesus, you will find that by speaking His name and blood over your thoughts that you will experience great refreshing times from the Lord, as He clears your mind. Always try to think on good things, do not listen to things on the television, or read papers and books which will cause you to loose your peace which is in Christ Jesus. Another great way of keeping your mind at peace is to forget those bad things that have happened to you in the past,
    and exchanging them for the good promises that God has for you in the future. Paul said “But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before”.

    Finally Saints what ever thing that is true, honest, just, pure, lovely and good , think on these things “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”,
    {Philippians 4 v 7}.

    I do hope that this letter will bring peace to your minds, for it is written, in Isaiah 26 v 3, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is staid on thee.” JESUS

    EVANGELIST BILLY BOLITHO
    http://www.evangelistbillybolitho.blogspot.com

  2. Nolan Galido July 27, 2008 at 10:12 pm -

    Hello Billy,

    Thanks for the comment. I definitely believe peace is an aspect of the gospel but I don’t believe we can summarize what the gospel is with simply “perfect peace”. Would you agree?

  3. cornishevangelist July 28, 2008 at 7:31 am -

    Well hope you were blessed anyhow in JESUS

  4. Nolan Galido July 28, 2008 at 4:17 pm -

    Hi Billy,

    I was definitely blessed! Thanks again for your comments.

    Nolan

  5. cornishevangelist July 28, 2008 at 6:13 pm -

    So glad Nolan thanks for the encouragement

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