Think Bigger Than That

Whatever the gospel is, it centers on the inauguration of the kingdom of God in Jesus Christ, crucified and risen from the dead. Hence the gospel is not first and foremost about a network of moral injunctions, nor about this or that kind of religious experience, nor about the arrival of the church, nor about some scheme of political liberation, nor about some magic formula to gain health and wealth, nor about a quick and easy way to find celestial fire-insurance. It is constituted by those extraordinary events in and through Jesus of Nazareth through which God acted in history by his Holy Spirit to establish his rule in the world.

William J. Abraham, The Theology of Evangelism

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