So, is that it? Is that my incredibly awesome idea? Yes, that is it. For believing that Jesus Christ is the Savior of all mankind I was accused of having a case of "optimism out of control." I hope I have written rationally enough to persuade you that my optimism is not out of control, but in fact in control and Biblically defensible. More than that, the message that Christ is Messiah and Savior of all mankind is The Message of the Bible. This is the Gospel -- the Good News!
I have suggested a model for evaluating salvation doctrines. I have weighed the pros and cons of the four possible scenarios. I have introduced you to the most common theories of Christian salvation. I have invited you to read the ideas of other respected theologians. I even took a closer look at the views of Bell, Dixon, Wittmer, Galli, Lewis, and Boice. I also explained my own theory.
Jesus Christ is your savior, my savior, and the savior of all mankind. However, most do not believe the good news and pervert either the scope of salvation or the means of salvation due to hypocrisy, religiosity, or simple ignorance.
Now we turn to answer the many objections that we ourselves and others may have about the good news. We will also consider God's special tactics to confront unbelief. By the way, what is your response to the good news?