The Content of the Gospel
Sunday, July 24, 2011

References: Romans 1

God's righteousness is revealed in his condemnation of sinful man. He shows that everyone is guilty and suppressing the revelation they have of God through creation. The revelation includes the bad news of personal guilt before a holy God and the coming judgment by God the Son. The good news is God's offer of forgiveness, perfect righteousness and eternal life through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. There being only one God means there is only one way of salvation. The believer is absolved of all guilt before the One True God resulting in there being peace between God and the believer. God also provides to the believer His peace for living through the various circumstances of this present life.

Series: Romans

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