For a long time now I have been trying to figure out where I fit in the Christian religion. I grew up in an ultra reformed church, was part of an evangelical ministry through college but about my 3rd year I started questioning a lot of things. First God’s love for me (the non-denom church I attended was quite condemning), and then God’s existence–all the while I was still in ministry. My senior year I started attending an Anglican church (I still attend it) because I had discovered Church History but was reluctant about Catholicism, so I chose the “via media.” This allowed me to appease my desire for Church tradition and still holding on to some protestant doctrines that I found to be true. I am also a massive C.S. Lewis fan and I would be lying if I didn’t say that him being Anglican affected me. I have also attended a lot of Catholic masses, an Orthodox liturgy and stayed the weekend at a Benedictine monastery. Clearly, I am searching.
I really want this process to be over because it is taking a toll on me. I just want to know the truth and it is so hard to find because everyone says they have it. I post on here occasionally but mostly just like to read opinions. But today I listened to a debate about Justification between Tim Staples and a protestant who was Catholic, but now isn’t (forgot his name). Basically, I came away stumped again. I thought Tim was more prepared, but during the debate I kept hearing the word “Gospel.” And so I thought “What exactly is the Gospel?” I know it seems silly to ask but when you take time to think about it, the way you answer the question means everything. And with all that verbosity, I ask the question to you. What is the Gospel?
Thanks and God bless.