BW/017 'The Good News of Jesus Christ'

Critique of evangelical theology of the gospel. Argues that on four key issues - salvation by faith; the doctrine of no second chance after death; universalism; and hell - evangelical teaching follows strong traditions which are markedly at variance with what the New Testament actually says. In consequence evangelicals greatly underemphasise the Last Judgement and the significance of Jesus' conquest of death and Hades for all humanity.

The substance of this report is now incorporated in Martin’s book Peacemaking in God’s Church, described in Section III