Jesus is the Gospel; Calvinism is not

Jesus is the Gospel

Some Calvinists say that Calvinism is the gospel. I say that Jesus is the gospel. There are no four laws, five points, or six steps to the gospel. There is only Jesus. When a person is presenting “the gospel” they obviously cannot share everything, and so they do their best (along with the help of the Holy Spirit) to pick and choose which truths of the gospel should be shared in that particular context to those particular people.

My wife couldn’t stop laughing as she read this…

marriage operating system

When I showed this image to my wife, she laughed. She laughed a little too much… It was hard for her to stop laughing… Hmmm…

What is the Gospel?

gospel is good news

You don’t have to believe the entire gospel to receive eternal life. This is because the gospel is a lot more than what people think. So much more, it is impossible to believe the entire gospel. Since the gospel is everything related to the person and work of Jesus Christ – EVERYTHING – it is impossible to know or believe the entire gospel. Thankfully, eternal life depends only on believing in Jesus.

Faith is Not a Work; Faith is Not a Gift

faith is not a gift

Calvinists claim that if we believe, then faith is a work. But it isn’t. They also claim that faith is a gift from God. This also is not true. Faith is a conviction or persuasion that something is true based on the evidence provided. As such, faith is not a work and faith is not a gift.

Are there Degrees of Faith?

great faith

Because the Bible talks about great faith and little faith, some people think this teaches that there are degrees of faith. But there are not degrees of faith. You either believe something, or you don’t. If you are unsure about something, then you don’t believe it.