Monday, August 08, 2011

Presenting the Gospel

In presenting the gospel, if we leave out all that
 God has done in effecting and securing our
  salvation, then salvation becomes a work of
  man--something man does on his own.
(Thus a man-centered gospel)

Saving faith is not having confidence and
dependence on something we have done as
if something we do is the genesis of salvation;
but saving faith is an active acquiescing to, and an
 active acceptance of, what God has done in Christ.

So when presenting the gospel we must present
what God has done, what God has accomplished,
as the object of faith.  The object of saving faith is
not what we can do, but is what God has wrought
(brought to completion) in Christ.
(Thus a God-centered gospel)

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