Read the comparison list with humility and care.RELIGION: I obey-therefore I’m accepted. THE GOSPEL: I’m accepted-therefore I obey.
Because we are so naturally prone to look at ourselves and our performance more than we do to Christ and his performance, we need constant reminders of the gospel.
Regardless of what others may say or what seems most culturally acceptable, the gospel remains the power of God to deal with the penalty, power, and eventually presence of sin
I’m addicted to the gospel. It burns inside of me. And it seems to get hotter ever day.
I call for accountability in this post, but a certain kind of accountability – the kind that forces us to reckon with the scandalous nature of God’s unconditional love for us
This is probably the best shortest explanation of the all important distinction between God’s law and God’s gospel that I’ve read. It’s from Mike Horton’s new book The Christian Faith
Are you tired of being told that if you’re really serious about God, you must be in an “accountability group?”
I desperately want the church to be deeply reformed and re-energized by the gospel. But this comes at great cost because I believe wholeheartedly that the gospel is way more radical
Because the Bible has so much to say about it, healthy Christian people have always maintained a deep concern for the pursuit of holiness
This story told by my friend illustrates well the radical discrepancy between the ways in which we hold other people hostage in their sin and the unconditional forgiveness that God offers to us in Christ.Tags Theology
We seem to believe success in the Christian life (however we define success) is basically up to us: our commitment, our discipline, and our zealTags Theology
There’s a lot of discussion taking place regarding the essence of the Gospel. People are asking questions like “What is the center of the Gospel?”
Even amongst the proponents of gospel-centrality, I still hear talk about there being two equal dangers that Christians must avoid: legalism and lawlessness.
There’s an equally dangerous form of self-righteousness that plagues the unconventional, the liberal, and the non-religious types. We anti-legalists can become just as guilty of legalism in the opposite direction.
I hear people say that there are two equal dangers Christians must avoid: legalism and lawlessness.