Unity in the gospel is essential to the witness of the church. Yet that unity was tested by the release of two documents, Evangelicals and Catholics Together and The Gift of Salvation, which appeared to surrender the historic doctrine of sola fide (faith alone). In response, Christian leaders released a statement called The Gospel of Jesus Christ: An Evangelical Celebration.
Getting the Gospel Right, a companion to Sproul’s popular Faith Alone, contains the complete text of that statement along with thorough, point-by-point discussion and exposition, to make a strong declaration of the abiding unity of evangelicals regarding the gospel and justification by faith alone.
If you want the Gospel, in all its ramifications, made perfectly clear to you, you will find no better source of information than this book by one of America’s outstanding Christian theologians. R. C. Sproul brings to the current debate the acuity of logic, the force of conviction, the clarity of articulation, and the appeal of a charitable spirit that will be welcomed by evangelicals everywhere. Read, and Getting the Gospel Right is exactly what you will be doing — D. James Kennedy, Ph.D., senior minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
R. C. Sproul is a champion of the gospel in this lucid and interesting book. He illumines the gospel and contrasts it with modern misstatements of the apostolic good news in a most helpful way. Nothing could be more important for Christians today — W. Robert Godfrey, president, Westminster Theological Seminary in California
R. C. Sproul writes with a literary clarity and intellectual precision that reflects a firm grasp of historic, biblical Evangelicalism. What he has given us is an insightful analysis of the most recent document that has emerged from the current Roman Catholic/Evangelical dialogue, as well as a description of the Evangelical affirmation which he helped write. It is a book of importance because the author masterfully put his finger on the crucial issue, as well as issues that flow from it, that should cast an uneasy shadow over effects of rapprochement to historic teachings. The central issue is not grace, but how grace is communicated to us in Christ. This modern-day Luther is as clear as the old one on the essence of the gospel, yet cautious and caring, crafting arguments in fairness, compassion, and forthrightness — John D. Hannah, chairman and professor of historical theology, Dallas Theological Seminary
Some of us just want to get the gospel right; some of us just want to get it out. With a generous combination of love and conviction, R. C. Sproul helps us all to do both better — Michael S. Horton, Westminster Theological Seminary in California
This book presents a clear explanation and defense of the most important biblical doctrine: the gospel of Jesus Christ. Dr. Sproul is at his best as he contrasts the evangelical understanding of the Gospel with the nuances of Roman Catholicism, pointing out that despite apparent similarities, the gap between the two points of view is infinite and unbridgeable. This is the most compelling biblical treatment of biblical unity I have ever read. He shows that even the differences we might have with other evangelicals on the gospel is not verbal quibbling but sometimes the heart of the gospel is at stake. Drawing on his rich background in church history, theology, and a skilled use of Scripture, Dr. Sproul helps us to understand where the lines must be drawn and why our defense of the gospel is so urgent. Against the background of recent divisions within the evangelical community, this book seeks clarification, perspective, and a unity based on truth. Every person who loves the gospel will rejoice that Dr. Sproul has given us such a thorough treatment of the only message that can save our souls — Erwin W. Lutzer, senior pastor, Moody Church
We do not live in a day of great theological precision, which is why this precise handling of the core doctrine of justification by faith alone by R. C. Sproul is so necessary, valuable, and timely. Sproul wants to get the gospel right, and so should we all. Because if we fail, we will not only lose the gospel, we will lose authentic Christianity. This book is must reading for all who care about gospel truth in an age of theological compromise and confusion — James M. Boice, senior minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
R. C. Sproul has served the church as a seminary professor, pastor, and author of more than one hundred books. He is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries and the chancellor of Reformation Bible College, and his teaching can be heard daily on the program Renewing Your Mind, which broadcasts around the world. Dr. Sproul is also executive editor of Tabletalk magazine and general editor of the Reformation Study Bible.