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Thinking about the Gospel...Again

by Robert J. Young
March 7, 2003
©, 2003, Robert J. Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]

In Christianity, two questions that must be addressed are "What is the gospel? Why is it important?"

It is obvious (at least to me) that different people will give different answers to these questions. For non-Christians, the gospel is foolishness, not wisdom; weakness, not power. The view of the gospel held by those outside of Christ, those with little or no spiritual interest, is not flattering. For them, the gospel is not desirable. Those who have read Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 1 are not surprised. Certainly, the gospel gives no cause for human boasting. For God, the gospel is wisdom and power (1 Cor. 2:2). Paul writes that the fundamentals of the gospel are of primary importance, and have the ability to save when remembered and followed. These fundamentals are the death, burial, resurrection, and post-resurrection appearances of Jesus (1 Cor. 15).

This text makes clear that the gospel has priority. The gospel is of first importance. Consider why this is so.

Is the gospel important to you? Think about it, and act like it.

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