Is it God/Christ or Gospel who breaks down barriers in our life?
When we believe the gospel, the barriers of pride are taken down. Our ethnic and race and gender barriers are all broken down theoretically. Eph 2:14 says he is our peace who has broken the walls. I argue to teach that we believe in “Christ” will be better to believe in “gospel”. Ephesians says “Heis our peace who has broken down the walls” Not “Gospel is our peace who has broken down our walls.” Who broken down the walls? Gospel? No! Its Christ!
See below the page I copied on the power of the gospel. I love the gospel power. But there are specific instances where Paul or other apostles mention “Gospel” specifically, and many more mentioned “God” or “Christ”. That’s where we need to put it clearly.
Why? Because where God or Christ is mentioned in the Bible, replacing him with gospel in our theology and teaching, makes it an impersonlized Christ. Also it says the lonely are put into families, but Ps 68 says…God settles the solitary in families. It’s not the gospel, but it’s God. My point is replacing Christ and God with gospel impersonlizes it, and takes away the personal touch and power of God. The God who suffered and bled for us on the cross to redeem us! For Christ’s sake, exalt Christ strongly!
Of course one can argue Christ is in the gospel. But I prefer personal God . There is other specific mentions of gospel in the Bible, and I will use them accordingly in the right place.