Saturday, October 6, 2012

"What is my stand regarding the gospel?" - by George Meisinger

Dr. George Meisinger is the current President of Chafer Theological Seminary (CTS) - "a non-crossless Free Grace school".1 Meisinger is also on the Board of Reference for the Free Grace Alliance (FGA). I appreciate this dear brother in Christ and the stand he takes for the gospel of grace.

In a CTS newsletter article titled "LETTER FROM THE CTS PRESIDENT," Meisinger writes:

"Supporters of CTS often ask me, What is my stand regarding the gospel? I follow the revelation from Paul: I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according the the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve (1 Cor. 15:3-5). This message - particularly that He died for our sin - is very good news indeed. Thus, Paul put Jesus' death on the Cross in a primary position as he evangelized; he resolved to make known nothing among the Corinthians except Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1 Cor. 2:2). Paul's example of doing evangelism is a pattern we should follow, not minimize."2


1 Tom Stegall, The Gospel of the Christ (Milwaukee: Grace Gospel Press, 2009), p. 577. NOTE: It's necessary to point out that Stegall disagrees with the traditional Free Grace interpretation of the gospel. For more information see the article "The Strange Beliefs of Stegall's System" by Jonathan Perreault.

2 George Meisinger, "Letter from the President," EQUIPPING THE SAINTS, A newsletter from Chafer Theological Seminary, Volume 3, Issue 2 (December 2007): p. 4, italics his. For further discussion see the article "The Gospel Paul Preached: A Church Age Model of Evangelistic Content" by George Meisinger.

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