1. Address the dilemma of the individual’s eternal significance, rather than trying to reform the 21st-century mind’s worldview.
2. Present the gospel as relief from the sting of death, rather than the remedy for the legal problem of guilt.
3. Proclaim only the gospel to the spiritually-blind natural man, rather than trying to convince him of a law he can only regard as foolishness.
4. Present the gospel as an invitation to choose life, rather than an obligation necessary to avoid judgment.
5. Focus on the gospel as being the gift of eternal life, rather than a means to resolve this life’s problems.
6. Focus on the gospel opportunities 21st-century lawlessness brings, rather than the social instability it causes.
7. Rely on the Spirit to bestow the gift of faith, rather than disputing over rationalistic objections to the gospel.
8. Declare the gospel on its own absolute terms, rather than allowing the 21st-century mind to dictate what issues it must address.
9. Proclaim what is true about Jesus, rather than opposing the errors of lawlessness.
10. Scatter into the world with the gospel, rather than trying to draw a lawless generation into the church to hear the law.
The book tells you the one problem the gospel solves for those born since the early 1980’s (hint: it's not guilt!) and explains why the gospel doesn't require people to first believe in sin before they can believe in Jesus. Finally, the author traces the origins of our present ‘legal’ gospel to its roots in the Protestant Reformation and explores how the Reformers reversed the Bible’s sequence of gospel before law in a manner that far overshot the simplicity of the New Testament gospel. He clearly lays out how we have allowed many elements of discipleship to creep into our gospel that only serve to create resistance in the 21st-century mind.