This newest addition to the IXMarks series presents a clear, straightforward statement of the gospel, the third mark of a healthy church. What is the gospel? It seems like a simple question, yet it has been known to incite some heated responses, even in the church. How are we to formulate a clear, biblical understanding of the gospel?
Tradition, reason, and experience all leave us ultimately disappointed. If we want answers, we must turn to the Word of God. Greg Gilbert does so in What Is the Gospel? Beginning with Paul's systematic presentation of the gospel in Romans and moving through the sermons in Acts, Gilbert argues that the central structure of the gospel consists of four main subjects: God, man, Christ, and a response. The book carefully examines each and then explores the effects the gospel can have in individuals, churches, and the world. Both Christian and non-Christian readers will gain a clearer understanding of the gospel in this valuable resource.
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Aaron Gardner says:
This is a fantastic little book that gives such a comprehensive and accessible account of what the gospel is that it can be challenging for both the new as well as the seasoned Christian. I really appreciate Gilbert's presentation as he combs through Scripture to encapsulate the immensity of the good news (gospel) of Jesus Christ. Highly recommended for Christians who are learning the basi... Read more
Terry Delaney says:
Gilbert takes a long hard look at what the biblical gospel is and what it is not. In this short, about 100 pages of text, little book, we are introduced (or re-introduced) to the necessary points in the gospel. First, God is the creator of the universe and therefore the only righteous judge. Second, we (man) are sinners and will be held accountable for our sins. Third, Jesus Christ came to thi... Read more
Bradley Chambers says:
What is the Gospel? What is the Gospel? This is a sentence that is so simple, yet so complex. Christian's say it a lot. "Believe in the gospel and you will be saved" Believe in what? Be saved from what? Outside of our comfy pews and air conditioned buildings, people are dying and going to hell apart from God. What is the Gospel is by Greg Gilbert. I was giving this book by christianaudio.... Read more