To properly understand the Gospel, we need to understand the biblical terms related to the gospel. One of these key words is the word abide. This article provides a short definition and looks at a few key texts from 1 John that use the word abide.
Since the gospel is about all of life, and since the gospel invites us to live as though the new heavens and new earth were already here, then the gospel also invites us to live as if we never left the Garden of Eden. We are still called to take care of the plants and animals of this world.
A proper Christian response to culture therefore, is not contrary to and against culture, but alongside and with culture as we recognize and applaud the whispering of the Spirit in their midst, and then help guide and train the movements of God in culture along the paths and truths of the gospel.
If you are artistic, allow your work to be an expression of the beauty of the gospel. Don’t try to do Christian art. Just be artistic in a way that inspires others to think about truth, feel the love of God, and live in a way that promotes freedom. These are gospel values, and as such, any art that promotes such things is gospel art.