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Summary of the Major Points of the Gospel

  1. The sacrifice of Christ redeemed the world and saved it from suicide. He says: I came not to judge (condemn) the world, but to save the world (John 12:47). This powerful truth means that every human being already owes everything to Christ, whether or not he believes.

  2. Christ has already taken the initiative to save every human being. All worry about whether the Lord has accepted you is taken away. Christ is already "the Saviour of all men, " and if they will stop resisting Him, He is "especially the Saviour of those that believe, " unto eternal life (1 Tim. 4:10; 2 Tim. 1:10)

  3. As surely as Adam's sin effected for "all men " a legal verdict of condemnation, so surely Christ's sacrifice has effected for all men a legal justification. "As the issue of one misdeed was condemnation for all men, so the issue of one just act is acquittal and life for all men. " (Rom. 5:15-18, NEB)

  4. When God makes a covenant with man, His covenant is His promise: He does not exact our promise in return. Man's only response is to believe it as did Abraham. God's holy law is written on our hearts and it becomes our joy, as it was Abraham's joy, to obey.

  5. True faith is a heart-appreciation of the (agape) love of Christ. This agape of Christ becomes a new motivation in all believers that they "should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them and rose again." (2 Cor. 5:14,15).

  6. If one understands how good the Good News is, he will find it easy to be saved and hard to be lost and will believe Jesus, that His "yoke is easy " and His "burden is light " (Matt. 11:28-30). "God's love (agape) has made it hard for the heedless and headstrong to destroy themselves." (Mount of Blessing, p.139).

  7. The Saviour is revealed as one "nigh at hand " and "not afar off." "As the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same." (Heb. 2:14-18).

  8. Christ has forever condemned or conquered sin in our human flesh. One who believes cannot continue living in sin. (Rom. 8:3,4).

  9. The Lord tells us that when we need is not more works, but "gold tried in the fire," which alone can produce good works (Rev. 3"18).

  10. The popular churches do not understand the Great Day of Atonement truth and therefore cannot help us understand righteousness by faith in the way that it must yet lighten the earth with glory.

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