The gospel is under attack in our churches today, not necessarily from outside the church, but from within. The traditions that people have fought and died for are being lost and people are preferring a more open, inclusive less threatening gospel. But when ever did Jesus say the gospel was inclusive and non threatening. He said narrow and long is the way to eternal life. He said if you want to save your life you need to loose it. He said unless you pick up your cross and die you cant be a disciple. The gospel is a message of hope, of life, of healing of freedom, but it comes at the cost of self. We must never water down or minimise the gospel. Especially when it cost Jesus everything. It cost him becoming human, it cost him taking on the weight of every sin, it cost him his life. We must never water it down, but we must live and preach the gospel.