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Gospel Definitions: Darrin Patrick

“Fundamentally, the gospel is the good news that the eternal Son of God entered our sinful world and lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father, died as a sacrifice in the place of sinners, and rose triumphantly as a sign of sin’s defeat and the Father’s acceptance. In all this, the Son established a righteousness for those who had no righteousness of their own. Therefore, there is ‘now no condemnation’ for those who trust in Christ alone. Jesus’ death and resurrection are the permanent placeholders for the sinner’s right standing before the holy God.”

- Darrin Patrick, Don’t Call It a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day , 157-158

(For three years now, I have been steadily gathering a number of definitions of “the gospel” in an ongoing series entitled “Gospel Definitions.” As far as I know, this is the largest grouping of gospel definitions on the internet today. Carefully working through these definitions helped me see the gospel as a three-legged stool, an idea that I treat more fully in Counterfeit Gospels: Rediscovering the Good News in a World of False Hope.)

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