Old Gospel or New Gospel

Which Gospel do you believe?

OLD GOSPEL NEW GOSPEL
Proclaims a God who saves A God who enables man to save himself
Salvation dependent upon the work of God Salvation dependent upon the work of man
Faith is part of God’s gift of salvation Faith is man’s contribution to salvation
All the glory of salvation is given to God Divides the glory between God, Who, so to speak, built the machinery of salvation, and man, who by believing operated it.
Spotlight is shined on God Spotlight is shined on us
Showcases what God has done for us Makes us slaves by showcasing what we must do
God centered Man centered

Concepts taken from J.I. Packer’s introductory Essay to John Owen’s The Death of Death in the Death of Christ (here) (PDF)

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