What is the Gospel? Not simply in definition, but in practically? Put in another way, what does it mean to say, “I’m a Christian?” So much that is called “Christian” is not Christian at all.
Going to church does not make one a Christian any more than stepping into a garage makes one a car. Neither does simply saying a prayer and holding to a confession of faith. Rather, is one born again by the Spirit of God? Is he yielding his life to the Holy Spirit, and is he becoming more like Jesus? Is one’s character being developed in holiness, love, and purity?
The significance of the Gospel is only recognized by those who realize they are deeply and grossly affected by sin. Yes, Jesus died for our sins, but by His resurrected life He seeks to change us.
My friend, how well do you understand the Gospel?
*For a deeper discussion on the matter, please visit my podcast, The PROCLAMATION!, episode: “What Is the Gospel.