Analysis Of The Gospel

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The crux of my faith ultimately revolves around my personal salvation and union with Christ. Without God’s redeeming acts, I am still a fallen human being without hope for redemption. But, our Christian understanding of soteriology offers hope and freedom through the acts of Jesus Christ on the cross and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Because of this, we can celebrate the promise of John 3:16-18: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned…show more content…
Simply, the Gospel provides the opportunity for salvation. The Gospel is the message of the kingdom of God and God’s intervening acts to reconcile and restore creation through our Messiah, God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Romans 1:2-4 notes: God promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures, the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be Son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord. According to the Canons of Dort, God sending God’s Son is a manifestation of love. God’s love is the driving force behind the message of the Gospel. Moreover, the Gospel intertwines with the Older Testament and God’s covenantal narrative to bring heaven to earth. The person of God is always breaking the metaphysical barrier which separates heaven from earth and the person of Jesus Christ is the lived out incarnation of God’s intentions. Additionally, the Gospel reveals the love of God through Jesus’ ministry. As an itinerant story teller, Jesus traveled throughout Galilee, showing the love of God, and a new perspective on Judaism and the Law. Jesus issues a proclamation of God’s intentions to have Jesus be king over the entire cosmos. And because Jesus is king, creation is expected to serve their king through faith and repentance. As Mark 1:15 states, repent and believe for the kingdom of God is at hand. By acknowledging Jesus as king, and therefore having faith in the savior of the world, followers of Christ are deemed saved and restored to God’s kingdom. When a person is declared saved, this person has the righteousness of Christ imputed into him or her and is deemed justified by God. Therefore, the Gospel is ultimately God’s promise to work through the actions of Christ on the cross and by the influence of the Holy Spirit to make God’s creation
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