Justin had a great thought in a former comment? What is the gospel, necessarily, irreducibly, at the very least? I’m not sure the answer to this is very easy, since we’re all in process as fluctuating subjects under the objective grace of God. So what would you guys say? What are bare minimum components of the gospel message (assuming God’s sovereign grace as an infinite precondition of the finite response we’ll be discussing)?
As for my answer, here goes: Amillenial eschat, at least one good read through an entire book by Van Til, and a preference to Dunkin Donuts coffee over starbucks.
Right…um, how about, knowing (faith seeking understanding) to a varying degree (as it must be in a finte world): I am a sinner, I must be saved by grace through faith in the work of Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit, now I must live accordingly motivated by love. Is that enough? Too much? Too linear of a perspective on ‘gospel’ in the first place. Hmmm, I’m humbled by this. Thanks J.