How Does the Simplicity of the Gospel Highlight the Uniqueness of Christianity?
By Larry Moyer
The Bible is a confusing book to many. One reason is that it is actually not one single book but a compilation of sixty-six books. God breathed His Word through various authors to put together the Scriptures that speak regarding almost every issue of life.
The gospel, however, is very simple. While the Bible may be sixty-six books, the gospel is ten words – Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead. Paul the Apostle explained in I Corinthians 15:3-5, “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, and then by the twelve.” Note the four verbs: Christ died, was buried (the proof that He died), rose again, and was seen (evidence that He arose from the grave). Hence, the gospel in ten words is: Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead. That message is not only simple, it is profound. Those ten words show why Christianity is absolutely unique. It sets Christianity apart from all other religions of any kind, anywhere…