How did a few men, without education, wealth, or status, armed only with the gospel “turn the world upside down?” The reason was simple; they had the gospel right and they boldly proclaimed it wherever they went. And the right gospel proclaimed results in changed lives and a tilted world.
Dan Phillips hits on the reason the church of the 21st century has so little power and why the world has seemed to have tilted it. We don’t have the gospel right and those in the church do not properly understand the lengths that God went to in order to redeem them from our sins.
The World-Tilting Gospel is needed truth written in a style that is enjoyable to read and is a book that once started is hard to put down. In fact, it is so good, you’ll want to devour it in its entirety.
The book is laid out to explain the Gospel biblically in four distinct parts of God’s eternal plan.
The first three chapters deal with the spiritual state of humanity. We discover that sin has ruined us and killed us spiritually. We are in need of a rescue mission that only God could undertake.
In Chapters 4 through 6, Phillips delves into God’s nature. We clearly are brought to see that the gospel flows from the love and wisdom of God. It was God who came to seek and to save the lost and he accomplished this plan through Christ who came to execute and consummate the plan.
In Chapters 7 and 8, we are reminded how God saves those who are dead, helpless and hopeless. Here we see the various ingredients of the gospel; Faith, Justification, imputation, repentance, and regeneration clearly defined and explained.
The final five chapters apply the Gospel to confront those forces that are reducing Christians to being non-impacting and non-influential by standers. Phillips rightly shows that what passes for modern Christian living bears little resemblance to the biblical Gospel model.
If every believer would get “The World-Tilting Gospel,” it would go a long way in eliminating the spiritual ignorance that is so prevalent in America churches. And armed with the right Gospel maybe the church could once again, turn the world upside down. I would recommend that you get it today and I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.