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Free In Christ: Gospel And Doctrine

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[I am aware that I got some of the chapters mixed around but I think I’m on track now.]

In this chapter of Cecil Hook’s “Free in Christ” we get to a discussion on the difference between Gospel and doctrine. Also, he discusses the difference between preaching and teaching.

Cecil shows that preaching the Gospel (in Scripture) is always used to talk to unbelievers. It is evangelism. Teaching doctrine is always for believers. The two are different subjects and have different audiences.

I will not go into all the the verses or quotes from the book here but would encourage you to read it for the fuller discussion.

So, how has the confusion between preaching/teaching and gospel/doctrine influenced how we think today?


Written by freeinchrist

May 13, 2010 at 8:00 am

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