This blog is called “Christians Need the Gospel” – because… Christians need the gospel! Paul said, “as you have received the Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.” (Col 2:6) The way we recieved him initially was by believing the Gospel which proclaimed Him. The way we are to continue walking in Him is to continue to hearing and believing the Gospel!
The Gospel not merely the initial introduction to Jesus as the one who died for our sins and an invitation to believe in Him. The Gospel is the presentation of everything that Christ is to us as believers now and throughout Eternity. Growth in Christ means we are to grow in the appreciation of the fact that He is everything to us!
Christianity is a field filled with doctrinal landmines that obscure our vision of Christ and destabilize our footing in grace. Initially we heard the good news that Jesus saves, and we believed. But most of us we were quickly (and erroneously) taught that receiving Christ was one thing and living for Christ was another.
We were told initially that salvation was a gift, but over time it was presented to us as a series of demands and requirements. Many of us eventually fell into a ditch of legalism.
Christians are really candidates for the gospel – not just the initial introduction to Jesus who meets us, but to a fuller elaboration of the Christ who sustains and keeps us unto eternity!
It is my hope that the writings on this site will be used by the Lord comfort, refresh and strengthen people’s faith in the finished work of Christ.