What Is the Gospel?

I reproduced this post at Christian-history.org. Today, April 3, 2014, I am revising it because its language was way too strong.

Rather than revise both pages, I am only revising it at the web site, and I am changing this post to link to that page.

About Paul Pavao

I am married, the father of six, and currently the grandfather of two. I run a business, live in a Christian community, teach, and I am learning to disciple others better than I have ever been able to before. I believe God has gifted me to restore proper foundations to the Christian faith. In order to ensure that I do not become a heretic, I read the early church fathers from the second and third centuries. They were around when all the churches founded by the apostles were in unity. I also try to stay honest and open. I argue and discuss these foundational doctrines with others to make sure my teaching really lines up with Scripture. I am encouraged by the fact that the several missionaries and pastors that I know well and admire as holy men love the things I teach. I hope you will be encouraged too. I am indeed tearing up old foundations created by tradition in order to re-establish the foundations found in Scripture and lived on by the churches during their 300 years of unity.
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3 Responses to What Is the Gospel?

  1. Shammah says:

    That is the distinction I’m trying to address. Well said.

  2. I don’t want to misunderstand what you’re trying to say so I would like to ask you a question for clarification. It seems to me that the Bible says that Jesus “bore our sins on the tree” not for the purpose that we could one day go to heaven but so that we might be reconciled to him and “become the righteousness of God”. Is that distinction what you’re trying to address or are you trying to refute the concept of substitutionary atonement?

  3. allison says:

    This is such a departure from what mainstream Christianity teaches. –which is good, it’s just taking me awhile to try to process it. 🙂 I think I get closer every time I read something else on it though. Keep writing!

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