When I log on to the Jesus Creed blog I often feel like I am eavesdropping because the discussion is largely between evangelicals and pertains to their quirks. On the other hand, I have a legitimate interest because many of the people I pastored in mainline congregations actually were evangelicals. Here, in an article about what he calls the “soterian gospel, is Scot talking about what the gospel is:
“But gospel is not about the so-called “doctrines of grace,” or about Calvinism or about double imputation. The gospel is the announcement that Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Mary, is in fact the long-awaited King (Messiah), the Lord of all, the one who alone brings the kingdom and those who order their lives under him are the true kingdom people. Anyone connected to that Jesus by faith, by repentance, by baptism, etc, will find the forgiveness of sins and will be summoned into a new creation life.”
I find it hard to disagree with anything he says here. But look at the vigorous discussion in the comments.