If you’ve spent any time in Christian circles, you have undoubtedly heard of “the gospel.” It’s the good news, and the message we preach. It’s a phrase as common to the faith as amen, hallelujah, or if you’re in the South, mmhhmmmm. But as much as we talk about this glorious gospel, there is an important aspect that many choose to avoid.
So then… What is the gospel? What is this “good news,” really?
The gospel is simply the story we’re living, and that story goes something like this:
So, when it comes to the gospel, we must keep this in mind: if we call Jesus our Savior, then that means we are saved from something.
We cannot shy away from the reality of sin. An imperative part of the gospel, an essential part, is the total depravity of man. We are evil, rebellious, and haters of God—that is, before the Holy Spirit takes over our hearts.
The best way to spread the gospel is by getting it right.
It’s sinners who need to be saved.