What is the gospel?

The gospel explained – How do you become a Christian? What does it mean to really believe in God? What does it mean to be saved or born again? What does the Bible say? What if I disagree with Scripture in the Bible? Do I need to pray a special prayer to “accept Jesus as my personal savior” and “invite Jesus into my heart”? (Hint: the Bible doesn’t say that.)

It’s on the long side, but did you ever notice how long the speeches are in Acts? And Stephen’s was cut off. There are shorter ones in the Bible, but when Jesus gave sermons and Paul argued, explained and proclaimed the Gospel in the synagogues, they weren’t verbally tweeting or trying to be as succinct. I don’t think we need to necessarily cater to shorter attention spans. If people want to know; if people are stirred by the Spirit, I think they will read it.

Let me know what you think of this presentation.

4 Responses to “What is the gospel?”


  1. 1 Theodore A. Jones

    Comparing your proposal to the scriptures you cited your proposal is not even close to the structure of those statements nor the argument they present. Is this statement true “When he comes he will convict the world of GUILT in regard to sin”? Their argument does yours does not.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    What Scriptures did I cite? Do you mean Acts? I can’t make sense of what you’re saying. I was asking what you think of their presentation.
    Jeff

  3. 3 Theodore A. Jones

    The proposal that is linked referenced messages in Acts chap. 2, 3, 4, 7 etc. and proposes that it is supported by those cited texts. Hell will have to freeze first.

  4. 4 Maria Lopez

    Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 5:31-47.
    Jesus said to the Jews: «If I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is not true.
    But there is another who testifies on my behalf, and I know that the testimony he gives on my behalf is true.
    You sent emissaries to John, and he testified to the truth.
    I do not accept testimony from a human being, but I say this so that you may be saved.
    He was a burning and shining lamp, and for a while you were content to rejoice in his light.
    But I have testimony greater than John’s. The works that the Father gave me to accomplish, these works that I perform testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me.
    Moreover, the Father who sent me has testified on my behalf. But you have never heard his voice nor seen his form,
    and you do not have his word remaining in you, because you do not believe in the one whom he has sent.
    You search the scriptures, because you think you have eternal life through them; even they testify on my behalf.
    But you do not want to come to me to have life.
    I do not accept human praise;
    moreover, I know that you do not have the love of God in you.
    I came in the name of my Father, but you do not accept me; yet if another comes in his own name, you will accept him.
    How can you believe, when you accept praise from one another and do not seek the praise that comes from the only God?
    Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father: the one who will accuse you is Moses, in whom you have placed your hope.
    For if you had believed Moses, you would have believed me, because he wrote about me.
    But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”

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