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“The Gospel” Summarized in 6 Parts

  1. The Age of Fulfillment has dawned, the “latter days” foretold by the prophets. (Acts 3:18-26)
  2. This has taken place through the birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:22-31)
  3. By virtue of the resurrection, Jesus has been exalted at the right hand of God as Messianic head of the new Israel. (Acts 2:32-36)
  4. The Holy Spirit in the church is the sign of Christ’s present power and glory. (Acts 10:44-48)
  5. The Messianic Age will reach its consummation in the return of Christ. (Acts 3:20-21)
  6. An appeal is made for repentance with the offer of forgiveness, the Holy Spirit, and salvation. (Acts 2:37-41)

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0 thoughts on “Gospel Definitions: C.H. Dodd”

  1. Nick says:

    It’s amazing to see how some people define the gospel and the reasons they say it the way they do. For most reformed people we give a basic summary of the first 8 chapters of Romans. But others emphasize the gospel or acts (as Dodd does). I hope in the end we will have Gospel Definitions: Trevin Wax

  2. trevinwax says:

    Thanks, Nick.

    But you may be waiting for awhile. This series could go on for a long time.

  3. JK says:

    C.H. Dodd is well-known for his realized-eschatology of course but this doesn’t seem to skew any of his gospel summary points unless point 5 is somehow qualified by it. Do you know if this may be the case? Also, which Dodd work is this from, or did you cull it from more than one?

  4. trevinwax says:

    It’s from his “Apostolic Preaching and its Developments” book in 1964.

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