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What is the Gospel (part 2)

Yesterday’s post on What is the Gospel got some really inspiring and helpful comments, so many thanks to everyone who’s contributing to the discussion about what the Gospel is. Today I just want to post links to videos of two views on what the Gospel is to encourage further thinking on this subject.

The first video is by John Piper and it’s titled: Did Jesus preach the gospel of evangelicalism? Bit of an off-putting title to be honest, but Piper writes on his own site that in hindsight he should have changed the title to ‘Did Jesus preach Paul’s gospel?’. (I’d have had some problems with that title as well, but anyway…). Piper defines ‘Paul’s Gospel’ as: the gospel of justification by grace alone, through faith alone, on the basis of Christ’s blood and righteousness alone, for the glory of God alone.

The second video is a much shorter talk by Scot McKnight on the question ‘Did Jesus preach the Gospel?‘. It has a bit of a slow start, but his opinion that the meaning of the word Gospel has gotten lost resonated with me. McKnight has also written a book on this topic, which I haven’t read yet but I sure will. It’s called The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited.

Again, I’d love to hear your thoughts! And if you have any other valuable resources on this subject, please share…

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