"...MEDICINE FOR MY SOUL...I NEED THIS BOOK."
BETHEL CHURCH, REDDING,
Whatever Happened to the Gospel? answers life’s most
important question: How can a person go to Heaven? With so
confusion regarding this essential and eternal question R.
T. Kendall is the right man to clarify the biblical answer
he is a legendary teacher of the Word of God full of grace
and truth. May this book deliver the pure and powerful
of Jesus to our generation and the generations to come.
—Jack Graham, PhD
Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church,
In the face of a “new trendy gospel” permeating our
churches and emphasizing self-fulfillment, R. T. Kendall, in
volume, brings us back to the New Testament Gospel,
which instead of self-fulfillment speaks of the spiritual
self-denial. The new trendy gospel is centered in man and
his need of happiness. The New Testament Gospel is centered
Christ and His plan of redemption made possible through the
Gospel, His own death, burial, and resurrection. I have
known and loved R. T. Kendall for over four decades, and
in the multitude of books that have flowed from his prolific
he has never been more spot-on. Read it, and you will
never have to ask again . . . Whatever happened to the
—O. S. Hawkins
Former Pastor, First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas;
author, the Code Series
R. T. Kendall has done it again. He has written an
important book addressing one of the most important truths for
hour in his new book, Whatever Happened to the Gospel? This
book is long overdue. It is more than relevant; it is
Its message is desperately needed in this hour. RT boldly, yet
clearly, addresses many important truths, including one
of the great errors being promoted today—the
hyper-grace message. He addresses it with biblical precision,
application, and prophetic urgency. I find it appropriate
that this book is being published at Martin Luther’s five
anniversary—we need to return to proclaim the true Gospel of
Jesus Christ. R. T. Kendall is a rare and precious
gift to this generation.
International House of Prayer of Kansas City
I love the title of this brilliant new book, written by my
good friend Dr. R. T. Kendall. It’s a vital question for such
as this. Some parts of this book will likely stretch and
challenge you; other moments will inform and inspire. But
common thread found on every single page is RT’s passion to
pursue the Gospel, the whole Gospel, and nothing but
With all the disquieting messages of today, how do we
discern the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Fortunately we have R.
Kendall, our tireless, truth-telling friend who speaks
personally, historically, and clearly to proclaim God as He
listening to the practical teaching in this book, we settle
on the main news of life; it is not heavy news, not sad news,
good news. For me, my family, and my patients, it is news too
good to be true!
—Anderson Spickard III, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Dean, Vanderbilt University
School of Medicine
This book is a spiritual shot of adrenaline to a church
that is in cardiac arrest. It will be seen as controversial by
but that itself tells us something of the malaise that we
find ourselves in within evangelicalism. Love it or loathe it,
cannot and we must not ignore what RT has written.
The spiritual health of God’s people is at stake.
Senior Pastor, Gold Hill Baptist Church, UK;
Theologian; Author; Broadcaster
Courageous, convincing, and uncompromising—a voice that needs
to be heard. Whatever Happened to the Gospel? may
prove to be R. T. Kendall’s lasting legacy—a prophetic
and clarion call to return to the biblical Gospel.
Director, Ministerial Training, Wycliffe Hall,
RT is right on point. For example, when have you heard
a teaching or even a mention of the power in the precious
of Jesus? The only way this generation won’t be deceived
as Jesus warned us is to read, study, and pray His Word!
you, RT, for being a voice in the wilderness.
Country Music Recording Artist
I thank God for my friend R. T. Kendall and his
thoughtprovoking book Whatever Happened to the Gospel?
giving our lives for the last thirty-seven years, we have
watched so many come to salvation through the cross.
We have also sadly seen many who have begun to slip away from
the Gospel into a weak universalist theology. RT has
written a clear, direct, to-the-point explanation of the
plain, pure Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ, which Rolland
have given our lives to minister. In these days when so
much is emphasized in the church at the expense of the Gospel,
is a joyous relief to again be centered on the goal of our
faith, the salvation of our souls! RT places our confidence
in Jesus and the power of the cross, and for that reason
this book is welcome and desperately needed.
There simply is not anything more important than the
salvation of our souls. Finally in R. T. Kendall’s latest
Whatever Happened to the Gospel?, we are redirected
to the greatest issue of our lives: Are we saved? In a time
nearly everything else in the Christian life is being
trumpeted from pulpits, RT ministers rock-solid confidence
Jesus and the cross for our eternal hope. Let no other
perspective undercut your peace and security. Let this book
you focus your faith squarely and precisely on what
brings everlasting life and all that salvation means in
As I read every word in this book, Whatever Happened to
the Gospel?, I was thinking, “What does Jesus think about
is said?” After all, the Father had this in mind when
Jesus came and died on the cross and said, “This Gospel must
preached in all the world.” The Holy Spirit empowers the
followers of Jesus to preach the Gospel. I am totally
that this is the true message from the heart of God. Simple in
calling people to Jesus to be saved yet solid in theology.
I am so blessed that my dear friend and brother Dr.
Kendall has taken the bold step to write this timely book. I
endorse this profound message. May we all share the
true message of the Gospel of Jesus with all the world.
A pilgrim follower of Jesus,
R. T. Kendall has written dozens of great books that I
have deeply appreciated, but Whatever Happened to the
is his crowning achievement. This is Luther’s
Ninety-Five Theses, except it is nailed to the very heart of
Bible-believing Christian. Never in modern history has
the Gospel of Jesus been in such great peril from so many
Whatever Happened to the Gospel? clears away all of
the sludge that has been added to the Gospel of late. This is
must-read for every truly concerned believer.
—Michael Youssef, PhD
Vicar, Church of the Apostles, Atlanta;
Author, Best-Selling The Barbarians Are Here
A powerful, prophetic trumpet blast and clarion call to return
to and remain in the greatest news the world has ever
known: the Gospel that Jesus and His disciples taught.
Read and rejoice in the Great Reformation truths expounded
this persuasive book, for herein lies our hope: first and
foremost, the Gospel is the power of God for salvation.
Lead Elder, Westminster Chapel, London
It is hard to exaggerate the importance of this intensely
personal, deeply theological, and absolutely relevant book.
back to the Gospel, or we’re going nowhere. The recovery
of the historic message of Jesus, Paul, and all the New
apostles is the only thing that will keep this generation from
sinking deeper and deeper into atheism, false religion,
and despair. I urge every Christian, church leader, and
sincere seeker to read this book.
—Rev. Colin Dye
Senior Minister, Kensington Temple, London
In the 1960s the rise of a more charismatic emphasis
within the evangelical movement led to worldwide blessing. But
many parts of the evangelical world are wandering away from
the Gospel in a manner that is alarming, to say the least.
RT’s analysis and warnings deserve careful attention, and
his remedy is obviously the right one—back to the
—Michael Eaton, PhD (1942–2017)
(One of my dearest and closest friends, Michael, who lived in
Nairobi, Kenya, wrote this endorsement only days before
he died in Johannesburg, South Africa, while at a conference
We know RT as a Bible teacher. This book is RT the
prophet speaking the word of the Lord with unyielding biblical
into the life and witness of the church in our times. In the
secular world we attach the word prophet to
new and innovative. In the Bible prophets more often than not
called God’s people back to things that had been forgotten.
That is what this book does. It is alarming that it is needed,
for it is nothing short of a recall to the Gospel itself,
believes several hugely popular erroneous trends in the
evangelical and charismatic church are obscuring. For what it
worth, as a leader for many years in the charismatic wing
of the church I agree with him. It is fitting that in 2017,
that marks the five-hundredth anniversary of Luther’s
nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in
a clarion call is being raised. Will it be listened to or
dismissed? Scripture sadly tells us that either reaction is
from God’s people to the voice of a true prophet.
—Rev. Kenny Borthwick
Church of Scotland Minister; Former Leader,
CLAN Gathering and New Wine Scotland
I want to recommend Whatever Happened to the Gospel?
to all who are hungry to follow truth. We will never
our mission of John 17:17 without truth. This book will
cause us to take a closer look at what is being preached and
Eagles View Ministry
With accessible wisdom and masterful insights, RT contends for
the true and authentic Gospel. Debunking all bold and
subtle errors, whether they be from knowledgeable
sources, misguided charlatans, or theological naïveté, this
book is a
plea and a clarion call to the church to get back to the
Gospel that was given to us in all its full-orbed beauty,
Jubilee Church, London
R. T. Kendall’s ministry, both at Westminster Chapel, London,
and now in the wider world, has significantly impacted
of us who cherish both Word and Spirit for life
transformation. RT has never been afraid of controversy for
the sake of truth
and life, so here he draws the line from the Reformation to
today and reminds us how easy it is to lose the Gospel of
alone, grace alone. This passion for the Gospel and the Spirit
needs to move us too.
Life in the Spirit Team, UK;
Former Chair, Wycliffe Global Alliance