I just read a great new book by Paul Ellis entitled “The Gospel in Ten Words.” What an eye-opening book of the simplicity of the Gospel! Contrary to popular belief, the Gospel really is good news. Although it has been made out to be exchanging one set of rules for another, it actually is exchanging one set of rules for life.

This book will challenge the religious and excite those looking for a relationship with Jesus and our heavenly Father. We know God is always with us, but some of us have had trouble actually obtaining that deep, close relationship. This book can change that for you, as it did for me, and open up this relationship. I could go on, but I’ll let the book speak for itself. At the end, Paul gives a summary of the entire book in ten clear statements. They are as follows:

  1. The gospel is not a solicitation to impress God with your love; it is the passionate declaration of your Father’s undying love for you.
  2. The gospel is not an appeal to engage in soul- searching and fault-finding; it is the emphatic declara- tion that you have been completely and eternally for- given through the blood of the Lamb
  3. The gospel is not merely a promise of a ticket to heaven; it is the power of God to bless you with his saving and abundant life here and now.
  4. The gospel is not an advertising brochure for the trea- sures of the kingdom; it is the thrilling revelation that the Lover of your soul desires to share his life in wed- ded union with you forever.
  5. The gospel is not an invitation to accept Jesus; it is the stunning announcement that he accepts you.
  6. The gospel is not a sign-up sheet for sanctification classes; it is the definitive announcement that in Christ you are holy indeed.
  7. The gospel is not a list of things you must do to in- herit eternal life; it is the blessed announcement that the righteousness you need to enter the kingdom of heaven comes to us as a free gift through faith.

8. The gospel is not a reform program for bad people; it is the liberating declaration of new life for those who have died.

9. The gospel is not a half-baked hope that you can extend your old, broken life indefinitely; it is the joyful announcement . that in Christ the old has gone and the new has come.

10.The gospel is not a vague notion that you get to rule and reign after you die; it is the royal announcement that the reign . of the King is within the reach of faith. The kingdom of God is at hand.

If any of these statements is not what you think the Gospel is, or they challenge your thought process, I urge you to test your belief! Grab a copy of this book and let the truth of the Gospel pour over you as you experience the love the Father has always wanted to give you.

You can find this book at Amazon at the following link: The Gospel in Ten Words.

I would also like to give you a link to his blog here: Escapetoreality.org

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