STRIES“GOSPEL OF GOD’S GRACE” THAT THE RESURRECTED CHRIST REVEALED TO THE APOSTLE PAUL (Gal, 1:11-12 / Acts 20:24) IS VEILED TO THOSE WHO ARE PERISHING, WHOSE MINDS THE GOD OF THIS AGE (SATAN) HAS BLINDED, LEST THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL OF THE GLORY OF CHRIST SHINE ON THEM.
(2Cor 4:3-4) “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
(2Cor 4:5) For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake.
(2Cor 4:6) For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
IN THE GOSPEL, A RIGHTEOUSNESS FROM GOD IS REVEALED, A RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT IS BY FAITH FROM FIRST TO LAST.
(Rom 1:17) For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
THE GOSPEL SAYS THAT IN CHRIST WE ARE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD.
(2Cor 5:21) “God made him (Christ) who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
THE GOSPEL SAYS THAT BY THE TRESPASS OF ADAM, DEATH REIGN, HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST, BELIEVERS RECEIVE THE ABUNDANT PROVISION OF GRACE AND THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THEY REIGN IN LIFE THROUGH CHRIST.
(Rom 5:15) But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!
(Rom 5:16) Again, the gift of God is not like the result of the one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification.
(Rom 5:17) “For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.”
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!