Ths Gospel Message isn’t Rocket Surgery

September 17, 2013

Encouragement, Evangelism

I thought that this video was a good reminder that the Gospel is a very simple message, and one that can be delivered in less than 2 minutes.  I think it takes Mr. Washer about  1 minute 30 seconds to get through it.  If you have built up in your mind that evangelism, the delivering of the Gospel message, is some horribly complicated thing, it isn’t.  If you think it can’t be done in just a few minutes, well, it can.  Relax, think about your words, and in less than 2 minutes you can lay out the basic call of God to your friend, family member or co-worker.  Check out this video and listen carefully how he pulls no punches, is biblically accurate, and yet delivers the message in an easy to understand way.  You’ll be glad you did!

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6 Comments on “Ths Gospel Message isn’t Rocket Surgery”

  1. Richard Thomas Says:

    Herb and Alan make good points and what they shared (mostly, not the part about another gospel) is valid. There is much more to the gospel than just what Mr Washer gave us, but essentially, we do need to see ourselves as needing a Savior and no other way to come before God. Repentance is so often missing from worldly Christianity.
    I would like to see the whole sermon that was taught as I’m sure it covered many aspects not mentioned here in the mere 1:30 that we saw.
    I would ask guys, that you look at the context in which he is speaking. there was no “other” gospel here, just, as you put it, not the complete gospel.
    Sometimes we have only a very short time to reach a person for Christ and our words need to impact where that sinner is for, we have do not know the day or the hour or even the second that Christ may take us from this earth.
    My 89 year old dad, just accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior 7 days ago on Christmas day, by my getting him to realize that all his works and “stuff” were as filthy rags and he needed to drop all that junk at the cross and come to Him, “Just as I am without one plea”.
    He recognized that he needed a Lord to forgive him and cleanse him from all his unrighteousness. God is good, all the time.
    LORD bless guys


    • ChurchSalt Says:

      Hey Richard,
      Thanks for stopping by. It made me smile reading of your dad! I too had the joy of seeing my father come to Christ late in life after rejecting Him for decades. It was after we talked about justice that our Lord opened my dad’s eyes. Sin must be paid, and simply increasing one’s morality in no way pays it! That message seemed to really stick with him and he realized that he was unable to foot the bill himself and was in huge trouble. I am simply amazed by the patience of God who would be completely just in condemning my father, myself and all men to hell for the sin we have embraced (and still commit). But no, He saved us instead. WOW!

      Thanks again for stopping by and taking the time to comment.


  2. ingrid lindmark Says:


    I stand with you on this main point of the post. The Gospel can be delivered in a short time if done correctly.


  3. herb Says:

    Where is Jesus’ death on the cross mentioned? Or His coming forth from the dead? The lynchpin of the gospel. That he died there, suffering pain in this world and the world unseen,to take up His life again on the right hand of His Father? So that I might be born again and live with Him. Sounds like ‘another gospel’ to me. But what do I know? I am only a follower of Jesus Christ and a lay person, at that!


    • Alan Says:

      I have to agree with you Herb. Not a single scripture mentioned. I heard nothing of the shed blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins. No mention that Jesus went to the cross for the redemption of all mankind who were willing to receive him. I also heard no mention that Jesus is the Son of God. Or nothing about him being raised from the dead as the Son of God for our justification before God. Also, no mention of the need to be born again. Didn’t Jesus say we must be born again to see the Kingdom of God?

      John 3:3-8

      3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

      4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

      5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”

      Romans1 :1-6

      1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life[a] was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power[b] by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. 5 Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from[c] faith for his name’s sake. 6 And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.

      So if one repents and keeps on sinning are they saved? Seems a lot is lacking there. In my opinion, all Washer presented was salvation according to Calvin, not the gospel message of Christ as Paul and others taught. That is how I see it. One is saved by God’s grace through faith and filled with the Holy Spirit as promised by Jesus. Making us adopted sons and daughters of God.


    • ChurchSalt Says:

      Hey Herb,
      From one layman to another I think I would HIGHLY question calling this video “another gospel”. The video mentions repentance and faith (as we are told to preach in Luke 24), the abandonment of works-righteousness, and the trusting in Christ alone through His finished work on the Cross and the atonement offered there (specifically uses that word “atonement”). There are definitely some things missing if we were to make it whole and perfectly complete, that being the resurrection of course and also the new birth and more on the fruit that will follow. However, everything said in this video is spot-on biblical so I would take great pause before throwing out an accusation such as “it’s another gospel”, which would also mean Paul Washer is “anathema” – and thus eternally condemned to Hell. That is a really, really strong accusation.

      I still stand by the main point of this post. It isn’t difficult to present the Gospel, nor does it take a lot of time.


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