American Gospel - Chapter & Verse
The American Gospel films are now available to watch as individual chapters or episodes, which are ideal for small group study. We encourage you to also watch the extended roundtable discussions which provide answers to common objections, as well as biblical context for scriptures used to support gospel distortions.
Progressive Christianity - Chapter 1: Christ Crucified
Progressive Christianity’s distortion of the gospel is introduced through the lens of three faith journeys: Alisa Childers, Bart Campolo, and Russell Berger.
The Attributes of God - Chapter 2: Christ Crucified
In order fully understand the gospel, we must first understand who God is. In Exodus 34:6-7 we see a clear picture of a God who is compassionate and gracious, willing to forgive all types and kinds of sin, "yet He will be no means leave the guilty unpunished." This dilemma is explained in the cro...
Love Wins - Chapter 3: Christ Crucified
The idea that a loving God could send people to hell for eternity is a difficult truth to grasp. This chapter examines the questions brought up by popular universalists like Rob Bell and Richard Rohr, who attempt redefine the person of Jesus Christ and the atonement in order to avoid His exclusiv...
A Balanced God - Chapter 4: Christ Crucified
Are God's attributes of love and wrath compatible? This chapter compares the progressive dualistic (either/or) view of God's attributes to the biblical non-dual (both/and) view, arguing that the God of the Old Testament does not evolve, or is not different from the God of the New Testament.
Saved From God - Chapter 5: Christ Crucified
Does God love the sinner but hate the sin? Is the sinner separated from God in hell? How does fear play into our motivations in following Christ? How can God be just, and yet justify wicked sinners? What are we saved from?
Atonement History - Chapter 6: Christ Crucified
Is penal substitution only a recent "theory" of the atonement? How do we understand other images or interpretations of the atonement?
Cosmic Child Abuse - Chapter 7: Christ Crucified
How essential is the trinity in understanding the atonement? Why does God need to kill anyone in order to forgive? Does true forgiveness require a payment or sacrifice?
Why Have You Forsaken Me? - Chapter 8: Christ Crucified
How was Jesus forsaken on the cross?
The Path to Humanism - Chapter 9: Christ Crucified
If you don't believe any essential Christian doctrines, why would you call yourself a Christian?
For the Glory of God Alone - Chapter 10: Christ Crucified
What was God's motivation for saving man? A man-centered answer to this question destroys grace and cheapens the love of God. The true gospel humbles man and gives glory to God alone.
Study Guide - American Gospel: Christ Crucified
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