What is the Gospel?

 

N.T Wright on the Gospel –

The Gospel is news about news.

Ironically, many Western churches think of the Christian message as a system for how you do something—namely how you get saved, or how you behave, or some combination of the two. They conceive of faith as a system that is timelessly true, rather than news about an event that happened in history.

There has been a tendency to flatten down the uniqueness of something that happened into a system that merely happens to be instantiated back then.

The Good News

There are a thousand different ways of describing the good news—the Gospel—but the shortest way is the one Jesus Himself announced: “The time is fulfilled and the Kingdom of God is arriving” (Mark 1:15).

In other words, it’s all about how God became King. It’s about the actual inauguration of God’s Kingdom on earth as in heaven. And since many Christians think the Kingdom of God is simply a fancy way of saying “Heaven,” they miss the point: that something actually happened that changed the way in which God is now in charge of the world.      Read more on the Gospel

 

 

One thought on “What is the Gospel?”

  1. I love what NT Wright said, “God intends to put the whole world right. So He puts us right in the present through the good news so we can be part of His putting-right project for the world. When you see that, you realize this is the good news: God’s putting-right project has begun, and we’re not just the beneficiaries, we get to be part of it. That’s the reason we have the Holy Spirit, to enable us to be part of God’s putting-right project.
    We are not applying the Full Gospel unless we get involved in His putting-right project. That means allowing God our king to rule over daily lives in this world.

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