The other day I was thinking that it would make a good discussion topic here at Internet Monk if we examined a “soterian” Gospel presentation (the link will take you to Scot McKnight’s post defining and critiquing this kind of Gospel) and then threw out a few questions, such as:
- Does the N.T. ever show anyone “sharing the Gospel” in a way that is comparable to this?
- Does the N.T. ever encourage Christians to “share the Gospel” in a manner that is comparable to this?
- What, if anything, is missing from this “Gospel” presentation?
- Is there anything misleading about this “Gospel” presentation?
- What do you affirm about this “Gospel” presentation?
Whenever I have a discussion like this, I recall something D.L. Moody once said when someone criticized him for the way he engaged in personal evangelism. He said, “Well, I like the way I share the Gospel better than the way you don’t.”
In other words, if you have problems with this way of “sharing the Gospel,” what would you suggest that we who are called to proclaim the Gospel should say in its place?