The Gospel & Good Works

“If some teaching claims to be the Gospel but does nothing in response, does not elicit any compassionate action, then it is surely not the Gospel. The fantasy of a gospel that does nothing is not the good news of the New Testament.

The heart of the Gospel is God’s good work for us. What we do in response is a story every believer lives out. It is the story of faith becoming active in love.”

~ Thomas Oden, The Good Works Reader (Grand Rapids, Mi.: Eerdmans, 2007), 3.

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