Does the Koran contain the Gospel?

Recently, Redeemer City to City, tweeted a statement from Ray Bakke about the gospel in the Koran: “There is enough gospel in the Koran to lead people to Jesus. Know the Koran.” In my own limited study of the Koran, I find that statement hard to believe. I do not know the full context of that statement, so what I say is only a response to the tweet.  If Jesus is the Gospel and the Koranic Jesus is not the Jesus of history nor of Scripture, how can there be gospel in the Koran? If the Koranic Jesus is not God, not crucified,  then he is not Jesus. Following are some of my observations on the Biblical Jesus and the Koranic Jesus. Continue reading “Does the Koran contain the Gospel?”

What is ‘Gospel-Centered’?

To be gospel-centered is to be Jesus-centered. By Jesus we mean the New Covenant One who fulfills the promise and foreshadowing of the Old Covenant.  As revealed in the New Covenant he is both Son of David and Son of God; both the Suffering Servant and the Glorious King.

Gospel-centered means that all of life and ministry finds its meaning and its joy in the promise and fulfillment which culiminates in Jesus Christ.