King Jesus Gospel in a Soterian Church

A letter from a reader: I found your work The King Jesus Gospel (how I missed it I do not know) and it is answering many of the questioned that I had. As a reforming Soterian, I feel like I was attending a child’s tea party which has the appearance of the real thing, without [Read More...]

Piper and What We Must Believe

I have a friend who has chatted with me for years about what a person must believe in order to be saved. In his case the issue often comes down to whether one must believe Jesus is God, and he has contended that no text telling people what to do or believe in the NT ever [Read More...]

What Makes Preaching/Teaching Christian?

Trevin Wax, at LifeWay, has a post up about the gospel and making Jesus central, and he is asking a good question: What makes preaching or teaching distinctively Christian? NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — There has been a lot of talk in recent years about making the Gospel announcement of Jesus Christ front and center in [Read More...]

King Jesus Gospel for Kids

This is by Ben Irwin, and is a beautiful rendition of the king Jesus gospel, written for his daughter Elizabeth. The King Jesus story It all began with God. God made everything you can see. (And even some things you can’t see!) God made the world to be his home. Then God made the very [Read More...]

God’s Yes

One of the purest gospel passages in the entire New Testament, 2 Corinthians 1, can be reduced to one word that describes the dynamic, glorious, inexpressible implication of the gospel: that word is Yes. In Christ God says Yes to the divine plan for the world, to the covenant with Israel, to the Trinitarian covenant, [Read More...]

Instead of the Sinner’s Prayer…

I’ve been asked more than once What do you say, then, when you are calling people to … here the words matter but I don’t want to parse them at this point … decision? I have observed, with David Platt, that the Sinner’s Prayer is neither here nor there; it’s not the point; it can [Read More...]

The Gospel of Historic Baptists

I’ve been following the kerfuffle among the Southern Baptists when it comes to Calvinism and Arminianism, and that means I’ve taken some interest in the statement by those representing traditional Baptists. Of course, I wanted to see how they define gospel, so I thought I’d post their statement and then offer a few remarks: Articles [Read More...]

The Central Question in Evangelism

What do you think is the central, or even the most important, question in evangelism? Here is an interview I did for CP with Napp Nazworth, who writes up a fair and accurate report of our conversation: Evangelical Christianity has been shaped by a “salvation culture,” but should strive for a “Gospel culture,” says Dr. [Read More...]

When is the Gospel at Stake?

I’m bouncing off a post that claims too many Christians are Chicken Littles because they run around claiming and worrying and showing their faithfulness by saying the sky is falling down all the time. That is, they think the gospel is at stake in every conversation. Deny inerrancy? The gospel is at stake. Deny the [Read More...]

From Genesis 3 to Romans 3

I have come across, or been sent, a number of published (book or internet) items about the gospel, and nearly every one of them comes from the same sector of the church and each one presents the gospel in nearly identical form. In the last few years the gospel has become especially important to The [Read More...]