Classic Quotable: Neither Gospel is Complete

So which Jesus are we to believe in and follow: the social reformer of liberal Christianity or the personal savior of conservative Christianity? Or, more to the point, is either of these portrayals of Jesus adequate apart from the other? Jesus preached one gospel that has, unfortunately, been split by the church into two: the social gospel and the personal evangelical gospel. Neither gospel is complete apart from the other. — Adam Hamilton

“Neither gospel is complete apart from the other,” this has been my thinking for a long time. I always appreciate the way Adam Hamilton takes what I’ve been thinking and puts it in well-phrased print form.


Adam Hamilton, Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2008), 93.