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What Is The Simple Gospel? - By Bill Parker

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"Many people today talk about the word gospel, but few ever define specifically what they mean by the gospel. For example, most will agree that all who are saved believe the gospel, but most do not agree on what the gospel is. It is easy to say that  the  gospel  is  simply  "Christ,"  or  "Christ, crucified."  It  is  easy  to  say  that  the  gospel  is merely  the  "death, burial,  and  resurrection of Christ." A preacher in a letter to me once defined the gospel as "the word of God's promise in Jesus who is the Christ." This was, as he stated, the gospel in its simplest form. The problem with all this  is  that  it  really  does  not  tell  anyone specifically what the gospel is and what it is not. Many who disagree on such vital issues as who
God is, who Christ is, the sinfulness of man, and the ground of salvation, can and do agree with the statements  above. Also,  when  we  consider  the words of God in Galatians 1:8 -- "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed," does this not prove to us that we need a more specific definition? Of course it does." - Bill Parker 

On this program is a reading commentary exposition of Bill Parker's article on 'What is the Simple Gospel?', an article in the Pardoning Grace Journal, Winer 2017. Volume 1.

William Parker serves as Pastor of Eager Avenue Grace  Church  of  Albany,  Georgia.  For  more information, visit www.rofgrace.com.