Twelfth Thesis – On the Gospel

Because the Gospel is language, we should be wary of saying that “the Gospel is Jesus himself”. In many ways this is true, in that the the Gospel content is about Jesus and says true things about Jesus. But in another way this is wrong in that the Gospel is not the “whole person of Jesus” but the good news about that person and what he has done. The Gospel is an explainable, elecutable and definable content, rather than a person.

I’ve run into some wacky issues that resulted from thinking about the Gospel as a person rather than a message, so I thought I’d head them off early…

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