|Statement||by Asa Rand|
|Series||Early American imprints -- no. 21171, Selected Americana from Sabin"s Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time -- 67746|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||35|
In fact, he is the only writer in the New Testament to use the Word, “the Cross”, outside the Gospels. It was The Doctrine of the Cross that Paul preached everywhere! He had discovered its potent power to break strongholds and the chains of sin, heal the broken, straighten the twisted and produce hope in those who had been devastated by life. Only One Gospel: Why We Preach an Unpopular Doctrine Galatians How a Terrorist Became an Evangelist: The Amazing Story of Paul's Conversion Galatians "We Did Not Give in to Them:" Why Unity Must be Based on Truth Galatians Bad Manners at the Dinner Table: A Powerful Lesson in Biblical Confrontation Galatians The theology of the Cross (Latin: Theologia Crucis, German: Kreuzestheologie) or staurology (from Greek stauros: cross, and - logy: "the study of") is a term coined by the theologian Martin Luther to refer to theology that posits the cross as the only source of knowledge concerning who God is and how God saves. A concentrated attack on the "word of the cross" and "gospel" so as to exclude the doctrines of Christ is underway. While a blanket charge toward all should be avoided, it remains true that some are guilty of redefining Bible terms so as to exclude doctrine from the gospel.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USSB) is a national membership organization drawing Bishops together to promote the greater good of the Catholic Church. Only with Paul’s calling and commission did God reveal the “stewardship or dispensation of the grace of God” (Ephesians ) or of the “the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts ). Prior to Paul, no one offered salvation through faith in the shed blood of Christ nor preached that the gospel of salvation had been sent to Gentiles. Gospel of the Kingdom: Gospel of the Grace of God: Proclaimed by John the Baptizer, Jesus, and the Twelve. Proclaimed by Paul. Preached to Jew only. Preached primarily to Gentiles. Required repentance, baptism, and faith + works. Requires faith alone, faith + 0. Content of message was Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of God. 16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
This book, The Original Gospel, gives biblical guidelines that highlight what is, and what is not, the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. It also earmarks what to look for and be aware of as signals of false gospel beliefs being upheld and preached, and the dangers of being sucked into such beliefs. "This is a book about what matters in the church, not about what is trendy, weighty, or popular. Preaching the Cross is about what endures, not what is momentarily successful. It is about what God intends for the church-that we preach his Word with its center in the person and work of Christ-and it is about what the church needs most to s: “For if we have been planted together (with Christ) in the likeness of His Death (Paul proclaims the Cross as the instrument through which all Blessings come; consequently, the Cross must ever be the Object of our Faith, which gives the Holy Spirit latitude to work within our lives), we shall be also in the likeness of His Resurrection (we can have the ‘likeness of His Resurrection,’ i.e., ‘live this Resurrection Life,’ . The cross as a doctrine appears as the only basis of union between Jews and Gentiles: ‘that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross’ (Eph. ). The cross as a doctrine surfaces again in Paul’s refusal to preach in high-flown scholastic language: ‘lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect’ (1 Cor. ).