“The Gospel concerns God’s only Son and His work on the cross (the crucifixion) on our behalf to forgive our sin.”
Christ isn’t God’s only son, He is God’s only begotten son. The rest of us are adopted sons through faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Ephesians 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
“The gospel message is the power of God to salvation – once understood it becomes the motivation to exercise ones will through the grace of God to put their trust in Christ; to call upon the lord to save them from their sins. “
Exercising one’s will – a work. In other words, if you have absolutely no motivation to do so, your faith in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross and His resurrection alone aren’t enough to save your soul.
To call upon the Lord to save them from their sins – a work If you are unable to call upon the Lord because you are disabled, your faith in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross and His resurrection alone are unable to save you.
Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
“Nowhere in the Scripture do we find anyone keeping the law for salvation, which would make one accepted by God through his works.”
James 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
“The Bible teaches a person cannot be baptized unless they repented and believe the gospel, and that Jesus Christ is the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Romans 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
The abovementioned “Christian apologetic” professes to believe and preach 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, but clearly has no faith in what he has read. He doesn’t acknowledge that the Apostle Paul says one IS saved if one believes/receives the gospel how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 doesn’t mention anything about exercising one’s will by motivation to trust in Christ (in addition to what is clearly stated), nor does it state one has to repent of one’s sins, neither does it state that we are required to call on the Lord to save us from our sins – because Ephesians 1:7 clearly states :
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”
….. according to the riches of His grace – not our works, not according to anything we can possibly do.