Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Defining the Gospel - Where to start?

Scot McKnight writes:

"...a point I have made repeatedly on this blog and in my writing: the proper method for defining the gospel in the NT is to examine where the NT is defining gospel, not by making our theological center the gospel and explaining our theology as gospel. The place to begin is I Corinthians 15:3-5 (3-8, 3-28), the gospeling sermons in Acts, and the Gospels as the gospel." (McKnight, "The Gospel of Acceptance," JESUS CREED blog, April 2, 2012, italics his)