Lie: We preach the gospel to get people saved so that they can avoid hell and go to heaven when they die.
Truth: We preach the gospel, the good news that Jesus died, was buried and rose again, to announce that Jesus is King of kings.
Make people wish the gospel were true and then show them that it is. — Blaise Pascal
We must be clear on what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. The problem with the lie above is that it focuses on man and uses God to solve man’s problem. The true gospel focuses on God and what he has done. This is not semantics.
Let’s look at an analogy. Let’s say that you’re a seven-year-old boy . . .