The clip is from Voddie Baucham Ministries. I agree with his preaching here. It drives me crazy to hear people say "Live the Gospel." Essentially, people who say that are saying that people will come to repentance for their sins and saving faith in Jesus on the basis of having watched their sparkling personality for a period of time. LOL, NOT! Here is Pastor Baucham on the subject:
"The Gospel is News. The word for Gospel, euangelion, it means announcement, it means News. The gospel is news. By the way, we do not "live the Gospel." We cannot live the Gospel. OK? That's foolishness. You don't live news. For me to say, 'I'm going to live out the gospel, is to say I'm going to live out the front page story in the newspaper yesterday. And if I came to you saying, 'hey, man, I'm going to live out the front page story of the newspaper', wouldn't you say to me, "Actually, that's news that happened yesterday. You can't live it out.'" You don't live the Gospel. And so, somebody walks up to you, ...you know what St. Francis said, "Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words," you look at them and you say, 'he didn't know what the Gospel is.' Obviously. Because nobody who knows what the Gospel is would say such foolishness. You have to use words to preach the Gospel. Whether they're written words or they're spoken words, you have to use words. Why? Because the Gospel is NEWS! That would be like saying, "Give the news at all times, and when necessary, use words." You turn on the television and there are a bunch of people out there living their lives. And you look at it and from that somehow you're supposed to determine what the news is. ... You can live in light of the Gospel. You can live because of the Gospel. But you cannot live the Gospel." ...
... "You don't need the news about Jesus. Just watch me." Ouch. There's more on the clip
What IS the Gospel? Bible.org says, "The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia summarizes the gospel message this way:
"The central truth of the gospel is that God has provided a way of salvation for men through the gift of His son to the world. He suffered as a sacrifice for sin, overcame death, and now offers a share in His triumph to all who will accept it. The gospel is good news because it is a gift of God, not something that must be earned by penance or by self-improvement (Jn 3:16; Rom 5:8–11; II Cor 5:14–19; Tit 2:11–14)."
The Gospel in a Nutshell
"In 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, the apostle Paul summarizes the most basic ingredients of the gospel message, namely, the death, burial, resurrection, and appearances of the resurrected Christ. Note the four clauses introduced by that in bold type in verses 3-5 below:"
"15:1 Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel that I preached to you, that you received and on which you stand, 15:2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 15:3 For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received—that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, 15:4 and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures, 15:5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve…[NET bible]"
"These verses, which were an early Christian confession, give us the heart of the gospel and show the that the resurrection is an integral part of the gospel. Note that Paul described this as “of first importance”—a phrase that stresses priority, not time. The stress is on the centrality of these truths to the gospel message."
"Actually, the central ingredient of the gospel message is a two-fold confession: (1) Christ died for our sins and (2) He was raised on the third day. The reality of these two elements can be verified by the Scriptures (cf. Ps. 16:10; Isa. 53:8-10) and by such awesome historical evidence as the empty tomb and the eye witnesses. Thus, the other two elements mentioned here accomplish two important facts regarding the gospel. The fact that He was buried verified His death, and the fact that He appeared to others verified His resurrection." -------end bible.org-------
So go on out there and live for Jesus, live according to biblical precepts, live in His light, go on with your living. But don't forget to speak the News to those who are dying.
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