The Gospel and Scripture

All of Scripture has been born of great divine initiative. In this sense, the gospel is a cause of biblical revelation. While Scripture itself is not the gospel, all Scripture is related to the gospel, and the gospel is Scripture's reason for being.

When Christians read the Bible, they’re often unaware of the ways in which their reading influences their interpretation. This is particularly evident when Christians are asked to show how the gospel is related to all of the Bible, not just the first four books of the New Testament. In this new booklet from the Gospel Coalition, Mike Bullmore brings clarity to the relationship between the gospel and all of Scripture.

Bullmore begins by laying a theological foundation for understanding the gospel and the nature of God’s Word. He then outlines principles for seeing Christ in Scripture and discusses helpful strategies for reading and interpreting the Bible properly. This booklet is an important resource for all Christians who don’t understand that Scripture and the gospel are inextricably connected.

The Gospel and Scripture offers a thoughtful explanation for point 2 of the Gospel Coalition’s Confessional Statement. The coalition is an evangelical renewal movement dedicated to a Scripture-based reformation of ministry practices.

Table of Contents:

Chapter Title Page
1 The Gospel as Both Cause and Effect of Scriptural Revelation 7
2 Foundational Convictions Necessary for a Right Reading of Scripture 10
3 A Necessary Posture of heart: Humility 12
4 An Indispensable Hermeneutic 14
5 Two Ways to Read the Bible 16
6 Conclusion: The Gospel as Both Cause and Effect of Scripture 19
7 For Further Reading 21

Resources from: The Gospel Coalition
Author: Mike Bullmore
About The Author: Mike Bullmore is senior pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Bristol, Wisconsin. He previously served for fifteen years as associate professor of homiletics and pastoral theology as well as chairman of the Practical Theology Department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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