You know your Gospel is too small when…

Fred Sanders offers a number of quotes on the Gospel from his recent book The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything (p. 106). Each of them offers some food for thought on various ways that we present a Gospel that is too small.

A gospel which is only about the moment of conversion but does not extend to every moment of life in Christ is too small.

A gospel that gets your sins forgiven but offers no power for transformation is too small.

A gospel that isolates one of the benefits of union with Christ and ignores all the others is too small.

A gospel that must be measured by your own moral conduct, social conscience, or religious experience is too small.

A gospel that rearranges the components of your life but does not put you personally in the presence of God is too small.

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on January 4, 2011, in Gospel and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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