What the Gospel Isn't
The doing of social justice is required by God in His law, and yet, if anyone relies on the works of the law, they’ll find themselves under a curse. The gospel isn’t taking up the cause of justice; in fact, the true gospel empowers justice.
Word Biblical Commentary, Vol. 41, Galatians, Richard Longenecker
Center Church, Chapter 20: Centering the Missional Church, Timothy Keller
The gospel isn’t therapy because the gospel deals with our biggest problem: rebellion; the gospel provides our greatest need: peace with; and because the gospel secures the destiny we were made for.
- Adapted from Doug Moo’s definition in The Epistle to the Romans (New International Commentary on the New Testament), page 227
Romans For You by Tim Keller, page 79