From the book:
"I want to show that the gospel and our faith response must not be reduced to the cross, or even to the cross and resurrection. The gospel is bigger than that. Why does our gospel need to change? Because the climax of the biblical gospel is not the cross but something frequently not considered part of the gospel at all: the enthronement of Jesus. And when we see this, we might begin to see why saving faith in the Bible intends not just belief or interior trust in God’s promises but bodily allegiance to a king. Seeing this compels us to rethink how faith, grace, and works fit together." (Matthew Bates, Gospel Allegiance, p. 18)
Peace and good,
~ Matt Bates
Matthew W. Bates, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology