It really is all about Christ. Sam Waldron On Gospel Eschatology.
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Lutheran minister and professor Rod Rosenbladt has a short message entitled “Christianity in Five Verses,” made available by New Reformation Press. It is quite possibly the most succinct and clear presentation of the gospel I’ve ever come across. In rapid-fire succession, Rosenbladt identifies and dismisses many of the “gospels” presented by many churches today, contrasting them with the true gospel of the imputed righteousness of Christ alone. If you have a spare 22 minutes, you must listen to this excellent presentation.
From the website’s description:
This powerful lecture goes right to the center of what the Christian faith is, cutting through all the claptrap and fluff that so often diverts us from the core message of the Scriptures. Dr. Rosenbladt clearly and concisely lays down Gospel right from the text of the Scriptures and contrasts this message with what often masquerades as the Gospel. This is a must-listen for every Christian, but especially for pastors and teachers charged with teaching and preaching God’s Word, and for those actively involved in sharing their faith with others.
Isaac Watts, writing in Orthodoxy and Charity United, presents the teaching of The confessions on preaching the gospel, particularly concerning the ground of our justification: Solus Christus, Christ alone.
Samuel Fisher, in his Bapybaptism Mere Babism, distinguishes between Law and Gospel, the Abrahamic and new covenants, and the promises of each, highlighting The meliority of the new covenant.
Isaac Watts comments on the progressive revelation of the gospel throughout biblical history: The revelation and discovery of the covenant of grace.
“…the Gospel is a Promise of Salvation from Sin and Hell, by the Death, Righteousness and Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, to every one that is sincerely willing to accept of it by coming to Christ, or trusting in him; and it includes also the promised Aid of the Holy Spirit to those who seek it, to enable them to receive this Salvation, and to fit them for the final Possession of the promised Glory. It includes also the Revelation of the future Resurrection, the last Judgment and eternal Life. To this End did the Son of God come into the World, that whosoever believes on him should not perish, but have everlasting Life, John iii. 16.”
A friend of mine recommended a blog post written by his mentor, Eric Dolce. It’s a good reminder that we must never, never forget the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. You can read it here.