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)

1 comment:

Paul said...

I think this is one of many points where dispensationalism is a huge help to Bible study. We dispensationalists believe the unifying factor in Scripture is God's glory, not man's salvation. Instead of reading salvation meanings into every verse, we just accept the Bible for what it says... and in the end, we walk away with a better understanding of salvation than those who are trying to force salvation into the text.