The Gospel of Jesus Christ by Paul Washer: Intro & Pre-Read


Lord’s Library editors compiled this brief that offers a short summary of The Gospel of Jesus Christ, a must-read title by Paul Washer.

In the Gospel of Jesus Christ, author Paul Washer emphasizes the holiness of God, the nature of human sin, and Christ’s atonement as the only means of salvation by grace through faith in a holy God. This title offers a sobering yet hope-filled exposition of the Gospel of salvation that comes recommended by our editors.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ can be found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 from the King James Version (KJV): “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how 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:”

Those looking for information on this work commonly query Google for the accompanying PDF (linked courtesy of the PCA Bookstore), Paul Washer Gospel tracts (available here via HeartCry Missionary Society), Paul Washer Gospel book (of which he has several, here), and Washer’s popular sermon on the Gospel (linked here).

Whatever the case, we made sure to link the best options in the space above, and we hope you can take what we’ve written above, and what we outline below, to provide a worthwhile review for your friends, family, or church.

The Gospel

The Gospel of Jesus Christ by Paul Washer

Points to Know Before Reading

The Book Highlights the Holiness of God

Washer very deliberately emphasizes that understanding God’s absolute purity, and righteousness is essential to grasping the significance of the Gospel. This recognition of God’s holiness serves as a backdrop against which the depth of human sinfulness is starkly revealed. Important!

And the Gravity of Sin

Washer does not shy away from discussing the seriousness of sin and its consequences. He articulates how sin is not merely a series of bad choices, but a condition that estranges humans from a holy God, ultimately making us deserving of divine wrath. This bleak picture of human depravity sets the stage for the beauty of the Gospel message.

As Well as the Sufficiency of Christ’s Finished Work on the Cross

Central to the book is the sufficiency of Christ’s atoning work on the cross. He correctly proclaims that Jesus Christ, through His life, death, and resurrection, has fully satisfied the demands of God’s justice, offering forgiveness to all who call upon His name. Faith in Christ alone, and not religious rituals, is the only means of salvation.

For Those In Need of a Heart-Check

A key aspect of Washer’s work is his call to genuine repentance and faith. He challenges nominal Christianity and so-called “easy-believism,” urging listeners to examine their lives in light of Scripture’s demands for a true commitment to follow Christ. Washer’s appeal is not to emotional responses but to a transformative faith that evidences itself in obedience and a changed life.

Or Evangelistic Presentation of the Gospel

Make no mistake: reading or listening to Paul Washer on the topic Gospel of Jesus Christ is not a comfortable experience. His commitment to seeing the Scriptures, an emphasis on the holiness of God, and a call to genuine faith cut through cultural accommodations of the Gospel, challenging readers to embrace the Biblical message in its fullness.

Final Thoughts

Our editors recommend this title to believers looking to deepen their grasp of the Gospel and its implications for life, as well as seekers or skeptics who desire an honest, unvarnished presentation of Christianity. It is also viable for pastors and teachers who seek material that is both theologically rich and practically applicable.

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Tim is the Founder of Lord's Library. He believes the Bible commands us to minister "as of the ability which God giveth" (1 Peter 4:11). Tim aspires to be as The Lord's mouth by "taking forth the precious from the vile" (Jeremiah 15:19) and witnessing The Gospel of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15: 1-4) to the whole world.

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