Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Scot McKnight on the Gospel

Scot McKnight has a new book coming out called The King Jesus Gospel. I received a reader's version from Zondervan that I am reading now and will post on in the near future.

Here a description of what the book is about as well as a video promotion

If 90% of children who grow up in Evangelical homes accept the Gospel, but only 20% of them are still following Jesus as adults, could their be something wrong with our Gospel?

What if we are preaching a weak Gospel?

What if the Gospel we preach isn't the Apostolic Gospel, or the Gospel that Jesus preached?

In The King Jesus Gospel, Scot McKnight challenges our assumption about the good news, and suggests that at its core the Gospel is the declaration that Jesus is Messiah and Lord, and that the story of Jesus completes the story of Israel in a way that saves.

1 comment:

  1. I am wondering what McKnight's definition of following Christ is. I wonder what his definition of being a disciple of Jesus is. Are they the same? Are we really losing 2/3rds of those 35 who made "this" decision to follow Christ? Are they really "walking away from" evangelical churches, or are they just not going to church like they did when they were living with their parents? Do they still believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, or have they ditched all their beliefs in Christ?

    I am interested in what McKnight has to say as I believe we should be making disciples and not just handing out tickets to heaven. But I wonder about McKnights's facts.