The Forgotten Gospel
For decades the evangelical protestant church in America has preached a salvation-
centric Gospel of Christ. Today, almost half of protestants believe this is the complete
gospel and their churches have aligned their teachings to “seek and save the lost” only.
In doing so, they relegated the life, words, and works of Jesus to a secondary, non-
But, what if the story of Jesus, passed down to us in the New Testament (especially
Mark, Matthew and Luke), describing His life, actions, death and resurrection,
accurately portrays the whole story of Jesus, the Son of God, as He lived among us
and still lives with us, showing us how to live out the kingdom of God on earth?
What if Jesus’s life was a living gospel, as He said it was, yet it has been forgotten
by the evangelical protestant churches in America? And if this forgotten gospel has
been ignored, what should the church do about it?
The purpose of this book is to explore how the life, words, and works of Jesus can bring churches, pastors, denominations, and members back to the Complete Gospel of Jesus, the Christ.
When my now-grown children were young, one of their favorite bedtime books was Where’s Waldo?
Truth be told, it was one of mine as well.
Now, our six grandchildren are following in their parents’ footsteps, and PaPa C, my granddad name, gets
to read "Where’s Waldo?" bedtime books once again.
If you’re familiar with the Waldo series, you know it’s based on a really simple concept:
Find Waldo on a page that is chock-full of other like-sized and visually similar characters and objects
in a story tableau. Waldo is dressed each time in a bold red and white striped shirt, a red and white
striped hat, blue pants and big, round, black glasses, carrying a stack of books.
You might think he’d be easy to find, but trust me and thousands of parents and kids, he is NOT easy to find!
By now you may be wondering what the search for Waldo has to do the Gospel of Jesus.
Simply put, churches have been forgetting important aspects of Gospel for so long that finding the complete Gospel of Jesus, the Christ, in the church can seem a lot like looking for Waldo.
You ask, “What’s the complete Gospel of Jesus, the Christ?”