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ISBN: 0979963745
Author: Thomas Lewis Stegall
Language: English
Publisher: Grace Gospel Press (July 29, 2009)
Pages: 828
Category: Bible Study & Reference
Subcategory: Bibles
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers What a wonderful book! This book is well written, thorough is scope and fair in its assessment of the crossless gospel. It is a treasure of understanding salvation theology.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The Gospel of the Christ is a clear, biblical reply to the question of what a person must believe about Jesus Christ to possess eternal life. While Christianity has historically maintained that faith in Jesus Christ is essential for everlasting life. What a wonderful book! This book is well written, thorough is scope and fair in its assessment of the crossless gospel. I found the author to be sensitive, careful with his words and kind in his approach. I am sorry, but that cannot always be said of the crossless camp.

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Start by marking The Gospel of the Christ: A Biblical Response to the Crossless Gospel Regarding the Contents of Saving Faith as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. While Christianity has historically maintained that faith in Jesus Christ is essential for everlasting life, this raises the vital question: what is the necessary content of this faith? Written against the backdrop of the controversy The Gospel of the Christ is a clear, biblical reply to the question of what a person must believe about Jesus Christ to possess eternal life.

But the cross gospel position, a natural option, certainly sounds odd too. I think the five essentials position is more descriptive and less awkward. The author at one point acknowledges that we find the label the crossless gospel to be misleading and offensive (p. 125). When Stegall first started writing some of the articles that are included in this book, one only needed to believe in His genuine humanity (p. 542). However, in response to a question I raised as to whether a person could be born again who believed that Jesus sinned, he added a new essential (p. 545). It is no longer enough to believe that Jesus was genuinely human.

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In Christianity, the gospel, or the Good News, is the news of the coming of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1,Mark 1:14-15). The message of good news is described as a narrative in the four canonical gospels. The message of good news is described as theology in many of the New Testament letters.

I Don’t Hold to the Crossless Gospel The authors quote a few writings of mine as proof that I have ripped the cross out of the gospel, and all I can say is that they should have read the entire article from which they quote, an. .

I Don’t Hold to the Crossless Gospel. Frankly, when I read these books and articles, I was shocked to read what I (supposedly) believed. It was reported that I believed the cross was not central to the gospel. Yet I have always believed and taught that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are central to the gospel. The authors quote a few writings of mine as proof that I have ripped the cross out of the gospel, and all I can say is that they should have read the entire article from which they quote, and some of my other writings as well. Anybody can be quoted out of context to get them to say the exact opposite of what they are actually saying.

The Gospel, of course, is the sum of the message of the Christian Faith, and especially the good news that Christ has saved mankind from the eternal consequences of sin, that He has overcome the central problem of the world - death, both bodily and spiritual - by means of Hi.

The Gospel, of course, is the sum of the message of the Christian Faith, and especially the good news that Christ has saved mankind from the eternal consequences of sin, that He has overcome the central problem of the world - death, both bodily and spiritual - by means of His Incarnation, Death, and Resurrection. In approaching the subject of preaching the Gospel, the first question that arises is: Why should we be preaching the Gospel of Christ in our modern world? Why, indeed, when the Protestants seem to be doing it much better?

The Gospel of Thomas - provided in multiple translations, along with a vast collection of material about the . When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father

The Gospel of Thomas - provided in multiple translations, along with a vast collection of material about the Thomas tradition. Part of the Gnostic Society Library, which includes the entire Nag Hammadi Library. When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the poverty. 4. Jesus said, "The person old in days won't hesitate to ask a little child seven days old about the place of life, and that person will live. For many of the first will be last, and will become a single on.

The Gospel of the Christ is a clear, biblical reply to the question of what a person must believe about Jesus Christ to possess eternal life. While Christianity has historically maintained that faith in Jesus Christ is essential for everlasting life, this raises the vital question: what is the necessary content of this faith? Written against the backdrop of the controversy within Free Grace circles over the "crossless gospel" and the contents of saving faith, Thomas Stegall goes well beyond a carefully documented analysis of his own movement. The Gospel of the Christ provides a systematic, exegetically-based treatment of biblical teaching on the subject of "the gospel" and the meaning of the title, "the Christ." The end result is a comprehensive biblical and theological study of Jesus Christ's person and work in the contents of saving faith.

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YSOP
This book deals with the most crucial issue of what does "Believe In" mean. The book has something for everyone. It explains simple enough for most and explains in depth for those that need that as well. I found the book to be well written and informative. Even if the purpose for the book is not what you may be involved in, there is much to learn as it looks at the person and meaning of Christ. His work, the meaning of His death and resurrection. It looks at why faith is specific, having a correct object, and understanding of the object of faith. Much more could be said, however this book is well worth reading and studying.
Arilak
I have been reading this book for my own personal edification and am enjoying the style and format of the book. As a pastor, I believe this needs to be nailed down once and for all as far as what needs to be believed and communicated to the lost.
Though I am not finished with the book, I can say that this certainly represents those more in line with the FGA (Free Grace Alliance) position on soteriology. I'm still not convinced however, that we need to add "more" than what Christ taught while here on earth.
For me, John 3:16 is still sufficient for receiving everlasting life. Unless there is a verse or passage that says that we can no longer use what Jesus said, I believe this (Jn316) would suffice for salvation/justification to occur. Once this is established, ramp them up in discipleship and teach them the importance of the cross, virgin birth, Trinity, and other doctrines that are important for every believer to know and master. Rather than "front-load" the saving message, we should share Christ and communicate what He says in John 3:16.
Nobody to date has shown me that this verse has been negated by another verse or passage due to progressive revelation or otherwise. There are new information post-cross that we "should" teach and instill in the hearts of all believers, but this should follow justification.
Sharpbrew
I use this book mostly as a reference book and the index is super helpful! The index has all the passages used throughout the book and the pages they are discussed. For example, I had a question about a passage in Acts, I went to the index, found the page, and my question was answered in a very systematic manner. This is one example of many.

Brian Goodwin
Pumpit
What a wonderful book! This book is well written, thorough is scope and fair in its assessment of the crossless gospel. It is a treasure of understanding salvation theology. I found the author to be sensitive, careful with his words and kind in his approach. I am sorry, but that cannot always be said of the crossless camp. I understand the desire by the crossless camp to be clear and consistent in the presentation of the gospel. However, it is hard to believe that the church was wrong in what the gospel is for 2000 years. It is clear that the crossless camp is minimizing the gospel to such a degree that there lacks a basic understanding of who Jesus Christ is, what He did on the cross and His victory over death as essentials of the gospel. It is a long book but the issue is so important and the reading so compelling that it is worth the time and effort. Highly recommended!
Doukree
THE GOSPEL OF THE CHRIST is a very well written book whose flow of thought is easy to follow and whose points are well supported by the Scriptures. It will act as a resource for years to come for those who want an in depth look at the Bible's answer to the question, WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?
Kerry
If you ask Tom Stegall, or J.B. Hixson, or any other traditionalist what precisely one has to do in order to have eternal life, you will never get the same answer. Why is that?

Whenever one leaves the objective material of the Gospel of John, which explicitly states its evangelistic purpose, the truth of the whole bible becomes fair game in the quest for the content of saving faith. Stegall has stated that his checklist in evangelism was derived at by bible "synthesis", but he has failed to apprise us of the objective hermeneutical process by which he regards one truth essential to be believed for eternal life and another to be non-essential. This is a major flaw in this traditionalistic theology! There can never be the certainty of a "Thus saith the Lord" in the evangelism or soteriology of Stegall. Tom, himself has become the final arbiter of the exact requirements for eternal life. His final checklist is a product of his tradition and subjective "synthesis" criteria. The result is that the traditionalist person becomes the authority: "Thus saith the evangelist!"

To illustrate this point: J.B. Hixson is an associate of Tom Stegall. J.B. Hixson has stated, in contradistinction to Stegall, that all a person must know about Jesus is that "he is something more than just a mere man, or just a mortal hero" (March, 2009 paper at Chafer Theological Seminary Conference). But Tom Stegall insists that the lost understand Jesus as God, equal to the Father. They both aren't saying the same thing. Will Tom now write a book condemning Hixson for a "Deityless Gospel"? Don't hold your breath.

Furthermore, J.B. Hixson states unqualitatively, "An evangelistic discussion also might emphasize any one of various non-negotiable truths such as the Trinity, inerrancy, full humanity of Christ, or the hypostatic union of Christ. But one does not have to affirm explicitly these truths in order to receive eternal life" (ibid). But this is also at direct variance with Tom Stegall who maintains that one must believe that Jesus Christ is human ("Son of Man"). Will Tom now write a book condemning Hixson for a "Humanityless Gospel"? Again, don't hold your breath.

There simply is no concensus between advocates of Checklist Evanglism, for there is no objective standards by which one arrives at the so-called essential contents of saving faith. These people, who are both in the same movement, cannot agree on what is essential. This highlights a major problem for their camp.

As the title of this comment suggests, Tom is guilty of pre-qualifying people before they can have eternal life. This type of theology has been aptly named, "Doctrinal Legalism" by the late Zane Hodges. Anyone who does not adhere to the arbitrary doctrinal checklist of the particular Checklist Evangelist (remember, each one will essentially have a different list!) is not qualified to simply place their trust in Jesus for eternal life. Unless the lost can be at an arbitrary level of theological astuteness defined by the Checklist Evangelist, he will remain lost.

Jesus Christ spoke in the authority of the Father. His words are spirit and life and He stated clearly that whoever believes in Him has everlasting life (John 3:16; 5:24; 6:35-40, 47; 11:25-26). Here we have a pronouncement of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, rather than the flawed reasonings of a Fundamentalist who frontloads the message of life with theological frieght. This is no different than Lordship Salvation. It takes people's eyes off of Christ and places their focus on a creed.

One must realize that once a person believes all the items on Tom's checklist, he still isn't saved. He has them dancing a six step plus. First, they must be prequalified for eternal life by assent to a detailed doctrinal creed of many items (at least 4), each with descending levels of meaning. Next, they then must place their faith in Jesus Christ. Finally, they must place their faith in the work of Christ. This is at least 6 steps (not counting the slippery slope of the descending complexities of meaning stemming from the original 4 -- the potential convert must understand these doctrines precisely in the way the evangelist has decided them to be understood).

An item that I would like to share before concluding is a review of this book by Dr. Bob Wilkin (Ph.D from Dallas Theological Seminary -- where did Tom get his credentials from again?). Here is the URL:

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As a final note, I wish to share with any who might be reading this comment that Dr. Bob Wilkin tried many times to set up a debate between himself and either Tom Stegall or Dennis Rokser. They both declined, and this they did after poisoning the waters with pre-emptive and pejorative filled articles in their journal. They both wished to set themselves up as authorities in the Free Grace community, and cast aspersions on well-respected scholars, but were not willing to put their theology to the test. I hereby give them an opportunity to right this wrong:

I have studied this issue for years now, and am well acquanted with the arguments of both sides, having constructed many of my own. If Tom or Dennis would ever be willing, I would like nothing more than to submit myself for an online debate of any format of their choosing. The Doctrinal Legalism, Checklist Evanglism, and Evangelistic Pre-qualifications inherent in Tom Stegall's understanding of the message of life cannot stand under scrutiny.

In theology, when a particular theological position must be maintained by secondary assumptions, it is worthless. The ad hoc assumptions that must be introduced into the texts of Scripture used to support Tom's prequalifications to simply relying upon Christ for eternal life render his theological understanding unfalsifiable because any data contrary to it have just simply been negated by the inclusion of his additional assumptions. Either he must show conclusively that the Bible demands a Evangelistic Checklist for eternal life (with reasoned and hermeneutical precision) or he must abandon this insupportable understanding. There is no value in staying on a sinking ship.

It would be impossible for me to ennumerate all the many errors contained in this book. Dr. Bob Wilkin did an adequate job of exposing some of them. Please consult the above url for an eye-opening article discussing some of the flaws inherent in this book.

I recommend this book as a resource for the bizarre and ill-concieved methods of one arguing from Traditions rather than the Bible itself, otherwise its value is limited to a very large doorstop or paperweight.

Antonio G. da Rosa
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