Monday, December 24, 2007

The Good News

The Gospel is the Good News about the coming of Jesus Christ and the work He accomplished while here in the flesh. The News of the Savior coming can only be seen for just how Good the News is by understanding the Bad News --- the judgment from which He came to save us. It is the Bad News that all men are under a sentence of eternal judgment in Hell that makes the Good News of Jesus Christ receiving our judgment on the cross in order to spare us exceedingly Good News. The Good News of the Savior is for ALL since ALL are in need of a Savior. It was necessary that the Savior who came be nothing less than Christ the Lord since only He had the authority and ability to save us. The coming of the Savior was to accomplish two purposes: First, to save us from sin and judgment for that sin.

Secondly, to bring glory to God for His kindness, patience, goodness, mercy and power demonstrated at the cross. It was the Savior who came to man, and so it is in salvation that God always takes the first step because we could not and would not go to Him on our own. The correct response to the coming of the Savior is to, by faith, bow before Him submitting to Him as being right and true.

And finally, this Gospel is not a maybe, probably, hope-so Gospel. It is a certain Gospel that will not disappoint. The One who was sent from Heaven to save always accomplishes His purposes and so the New Testament says, “These things are written to you who believe on the name of the Son of God that you may KNOW that you have eternal life.”

Jimmy Brantley

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