Improving the Gospel: Exercises in Unbiblical Theology (Session IV)

Speakers: Mark Dever Year: 2008 Session: Main Session

Often people attempt to improve the gospel, but in doing so they lose it. It is the pastor’s obligation to clearly define and explain the gospel. Mark Dever presents five common “cries” which seek to improve the gospel, but rather threaten it. The gospel is full and needs no addition and to add to it is to reduce it.


Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Mark holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks and has taught at a number of seminaries. Mark has authored several books and articles, most recently, Compelling Community, Baptist Foundations, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, What is a Healthy Church?, and Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill. They have two adult children.