Notable Quotable: “Why Westboro Baptist Church’s Gospel Message Is a False Gospel and Not the Gospel of Jesus Christ” – Josh Buice

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“The word “Gospel” in the New Testament is defined as follows: Gospel = euaggelion = The content of good news. Therefore, when it comes to the whole of Scripture, we see God performing a great salvation through His Son Jesus Christ – for everyone who believes. So, it is very clear that the pure essence and foundational truth of the Gospel is – good news!

“Paul later defined the Gospel as the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead – for our sin. That masterful definition is located in his letter to the Church at Corinth (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Paul, being part of the strictest sect of Jews, understood that Jesus of Nazareth was the ultimate fulfillment of the insufficient sacrifices of the Old Testament. That is good news – not a message of hatred!

“Therefore, as we examine the greatness of God’s love, mercy, and His Gospel message which is clearly revealed in the Holy Scriptures, we do not see a God who finds delight in hatred and wrath, but a God who finds delight in rescuing sinners from Hell, moving them to worship Him, and equipping them to serve Him now and for eternity. As we compare this clearly defined message in the Scriptures to the message of Westboro Baptist – we do not see any similarities at all.

“Therefore, I believe that the Westboro group has a skewed and misunderstood view of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ – which is good news rather than hate. We must pray that God will give them ears to hear and open their blinded eyes to the truth of the pure, unadulterated, and true Gospel of Jesus Christ. For the glory of God!”

(Josh Buice, “RESPONSE #1: Westboro’s Gospel Error”, Delivered By Grace”)

For more on the true gospel message, please read “The Story”:

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