How wide a gospel? As wide as time and eternity

A pertinent question at this point is, how wide a gospel do we proclaim? Is indeed the good news for all of life?…

But as [Cornelius] Van Til asserts, “It is quite impossible to challenge the modern man with the gospel of Christ unless this gospel of Christ be set in its widest possible setting.” It is not our function to cater to modern man but to challenge him, not to confirm or baptize him in his ways but to convert him to the whole counsel of God…

But the gospel is for all of life: the good news is precisely that the whole of life is restored and fufilled through Jesus Christ, that, in the counsel of God, the kingdom is destined to triumph in every sphere of life. This gospel cannot be proclaimed and the dominion of the kingdom extended except on Christian presuppositions.

The answer to the question, how wide a gospel do we have, is simply this: as wide as life and creation, as wide as time and eternity.

Quote source

Rushdoony, R.J. (1959). By What Standard? An Analysis of the Philosophy of Cornelius Van Til. The Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, Philadelphia, pp. 174-176


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