Sorry for the technical glitch on this episode. It mysteriously disappeared upon update. I've had to repost it.
The Gospel is so essential to missions and the local church's message. It is the exclusive message of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is simple, profound, and the only basis for the transformation of men and women from the inside out.
Proclamation of the Gospel is necessary and God-empowered for effective spiritual fruit. No other substitutes will accomplish regeneration. It is a simple message: God's requirement of holiness, man's sin, God's own provision of fellowship, adoption, and payment of sin in the person and work of Jesus Christ, and man's required response of repentance and faith in Christ alone for salvation. Adding or subtracting other "works" or agenda to this distorts the Gospel; the Apostle Paul calls that "anathema;" doing so is "another gospel."