The Objective Reality of the Gospel 7/21/2013The Mission of the Church
The way was paved for the new evangelical inclusivism (which asserts that, while Christ is the only Savior, one need not have explicit faith in Him to be saved) when the emphasis on doctrine in a person's profession of faith was replaced by an account of personal experience. While salvation is not an intellectual exercise, it is also not based on feelings. We are saved by Christ, not sentimentality or theological propositions. Nonetheless, the Christ who saves accomplished that redemption by an objective work in time and space. The Gospel is the good news of that work. Those who are saved hear the report of that objective work, repent of their former idolatry and put their faith in Christ for salvation.