Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What Is The "Gospel" Anyway?

Amongst all the debate over whether or not Adam and Eve were real historical people, There are some who believe that if Adam and Eve didn't really exist as real historical people some 6-10 thousand years ago, then the gospel itself would be in jeopardy and indeed not the gospel. Or at least not the gospel that so many people in this modern age believe in.

This may be true and, as Brian Mclaren wrote about here, that may not be such a bad thing.

I was talking recently with my friend, Anthony smith, and he was telling me about a little experiment he has been conducting. He has asked his "congregation" to ask at least five people the question, "What is the gospel?" and then just listen to their responses.

Sounds simple enough right? However, what people end up finding out is that the answers vary depending on who you ask. Seems that there are many different versions of the gospel going around.

So I thought it would be interesting to ask the same question...

What is the gospel? In your own words, describe what you think to be the Gospel.

What exactly is the "Good News" that we all claim to put our beliefs in and devote our lives to?

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