“The gospel is the good news of God’s saving activity in the person and work of Christ. This includes his incarnation in which he took to himself full (yet sinless) human nature; his sinless life which fulfilled the perfect law of God; his substitutionary death which paid the penalty for man’s sin and satisfied the righteous wrath of God; his resurrection demonstrating God’s satisfaction with his sacrifice; and his glorification and ascension to the right hand of the Father where he now reigns and intercedes for the church.

“Such news is specific: there is a defined ‘thatness’ to the gospel which sets forth the content of both our saving faith and our proclamation. It is objective, and not to be confused with our response. It is sufficient: we can add nothing to what Christ has accomplished for us–it falls to us simply to believe this news, turning from our sins and receiving by faith all that God has done for us in Christ.”

- Jeff Purswell

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3 thoughts on “Gospel Definitions: Jeff Purswell”

  1. e4unity says:

    Kingdom People Pray

    I’m so thankful for this blog and for what Trevin brigns to the table (and those that blog with him).

    Today I felt led to post a comment on another very precious blog and brother whom I highly esteem in the Lord. He was all excited about the coming, “Together for The Gospel” conference at Southern. The ministry he works with, C.J.Mahaney’s,is among other things printing the 5,000 name tags for the conference.

    I started my comment with “Will TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL betray Christ?” Kingdom People should definitely check this out, for I think we’ve got to face this question in the household of our friends.I express my prayerful hope that Christ will not be betrayed this time, at this conference. I am hoping that this time the elements of the Gospel of the Kingdom,will be prominent. It will be a good test to see if anyone was really listening to Goldsworthy and the precious gift from the Head of the Church that as his messenger he faithfull proclaims.

    Oh yes Trevin, we need to hope that some signs that others in the camp are listening more carefull to another gift named N.T.Wright and the tremendous contribution to understanding the whole Gospel that he represents.

    John Paul Todd
    e4unity.wordpress.com

  2. e4unity says:

    Forgot the blog and the comment url:
    http://spurgeon.wordpress.com/

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