Today I was reading John Stott’s book The Cross of Christ, and he cites Gandhi as example of “those who repudiate the gospel of the cross.” Stott quotes from Gandhi’s autobiography:
“I could accept Jesus as a martyr, an embodiment of sacrifice, and a divine teacher, but not as the most perfect man ever born. His death on the cross was a great example to the world, but that there was anything like a mysterious or miraculous virtue in it, my heart could not accept.” (Gandhi: An Autobiography, p. 113 as cited by John Stott in The Cross of Christ, p. 42).
Compare Gandhi’s statement with Romans 10:9:
“…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”