If Christ-crucified-to-save-sinners is not the gospel, we are still in our sins

If we hide the purpose of the cross of Christ, there is no good news for us, no gospel.

Because we are now in a state of sin, there is nothing that can await us but God’s wrath forever.

Because of this, there is nothing good that we can expect to experience, and all is not well with us.

Only if God makes a way for us to be saved by Him from His wrath, can we rejoice.

Unless God does so, there is no good for us to hope for, and nothing is well for us.

If God does not make a way for us to be spared His just vengeance, His great fury, there is no good for us to hope for, no matter of rejoicing for us, for we are still in our sins.

If we are still in our sins, then God’s wrath abides on us, and there is no good for us to hope for, and nothing for us to rejoice in, and nothing is, or can ever be, well with us.

Whatever things God may promise us, if He has no promise for us of salvation from the wrath to come, there is nothing for us to rejoice in, no good thing we can expect, for all is not, and can never be, well with us.

Thus, no message we can ever have from God – no matter how glorious, or wonderful, or awesome, or marvellous, or long in duration – can ever be any cause for us to rejoice at all, if there is no message from God that He will save us from our sins, from the condemnation of the law because of our sins. If God does not save us from our sins, then we are still in our sins, and there is no cause of rejoicing for us, and there is no good thing for us to hope for, for all is not, and can never be, well with us.

Thus it is clear that, no matter what people may understand from those words, “The gospel of the kingdom“, if the principal and indispensable matter of this gospel is not salvation from the wrath to come, it is no gospel, for it is no good news. The one thing needful for us is that we be saved that we might stand in the judgement.

Thus, if our gospel is not about God’s saving us through Christ, then we are still in our sins, and there is nothing for us to rejoice about, nothing for us to be happy about, for all is not well with us, and can never be well with us, and there is no good for us to hope for.

Thus, let every moment of Christ’s life and promises be preached, and yet, if the cross is omitted, or even if it is preached but its purpose is hidden, then there is no good news for us, and we are still in our sins, and all is not well with us, and can never be well with us, and there is nothing whatever to rejoice about or be happy about; there only remains for us a certain fearful expectation of judgement.

If we preach only that Jesus died, and do not preach that He died for sinners, there is no hope for us, no hope for sinners. If the message from God is not that Jesus died to save sinners, then we are still in our sins, and all our hope is in vain.

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