This little book, from the 9 Marks series, is one of the most helpful books that I have read in recent years. It poses and answers that question, which, at first glance, may seem to be so obvious that it hardly bears discussion—What is the Gospel? Yet Gilbert quickly establishes just how urgent this discussion is for our day. He shows how the gospel is today in evangelicalism truly “surrounded by a fog of confusion”—how the good news has been all but lost in the house of God.
Tradition, human reason, and/or experience have displaced the Bible as the foundation for determining and articulating the gospel.
After describing the problem, then with great clarity and surprising brevity, the author lays out the true biblical message of salvation. He does so by accurately handling the New Testament. He shows how all the apostles are clear and consistent on the four major points of the gospel—1) God; 2) man; 3) Christ; and 4) the response of repentance and faith.
The author’s presentation is one that will help you to be more sound in your understanding of, your communication of, and your contention for “the faith that was once and for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).
Pastor Ty Blackburn