Category: Theology

Not man’s gospel

Originally published January 18, 2017

In Paul’s letter to the Galatians, he says “For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel” (Galatians 1:11).

That is one of the most fundamental misunderstandings that 21st century American society has with Christianity.

It is not man’s gospel. 

The American Gospel and the meaning of Easter

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Originally posted April 6, 2012

Statistically, we know that the vast majority of Americans believe in some form of a higher power. There are relatively few who are atheists. Since people do believe that there is something, and since it’s so easy to think of the majority of Americans as Christians, many simply attach themselves to Christianity.

But what does it mean? Christianity?

For so many, we call ourselves Christians but then never pray, or read the Bible, or go to church, or experience fellowship with other believers, or show any actual desire to have a relationship with Jesus. Without these, how can a person be Christian?