Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Gospel

It is true that we are sinners–but Christ has suffered for us.
It is true that we deserve death–but Christ has died for us.
It is true that we are guilty debtors–but Christ has paid our debts with His own blood.
This is the real Gospel!
This is the good news!
On this let us lean while we live.
To this let us cling when we die.
Christ has been “lifted up” on the cross, and has thrown open the gates of heaven to all believers.

[J.C. Ryle]

2 Peter 1:11 ... For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 ... Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

John 14:6 … Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. ♥