That's why I haven't been posting... but hey some other people are posting great stuff!
Lou's got his first impressions of John MacArthur's latest revision of The Gospel According To Jesus up. Here's a quote from his short article that speaks to the heart of the issue.
One must remember that the primary crux of the controversy over Lordship Salvation is Dr. MacArthur’s view of what he believes are the requirements for the reception of eternal life. There is a difference between the requirements for and the results of salvation. My concern is primarily with the conditions Lordship Salvation places on the lost for salvation, that the Bible does not. It is this area that makes the difference between Heaven and Hell. The eternal destiny of human souls is as stake. This is why I wrote In Defense of the Gospel: Biblical Answers to Lordship Salvation.And JP's got his latest in a series that answers attacks on the Gospel from the reductionist camp. He continues on with more information about the importance of Christ's burial, and if it really is "part" of The Gospel. Read his latest here. And here's a quote;
Instead of redefining and reducing the Glorious Gospel by removing Christ’s burial (1 Cor. 15:4) from “the message preached to save those who believe” (1 Cor. 1:21; cf. 1 Cor. 1:17, 1 Cor. 15:1, 11), Christians must recognize the centrality of Paul’s glorious Gospel set forth “as of first importance” in 1 Corinthians 15:3-5, “stand” upon this Good News (1 Cor. 15:1) and “hold fast” to it’s content (1 Cor. 15:2)!