How May We Know It’s The Gospel?
Someone may ask, “How may we know that the message preached is the true gospel of God?”
I would reply:
1. Does it exalt the sovereign mercy of God as the only and entire reason and cause of salvation?
2. Does it humble man in the dust of inability and reveal his total spiritual deadness?
3. Does it provide a perfect righteousness before God’s holiness and a suitable atonement and sacrifice before God’s justice, enabling God to be just and justifier?
4. Does it shut every door but Christ, bar every way but Christ, destroy every hope but Christ, and present Him, and His finished work, as our life, hope, salvation, and acceptance before the Father?
Yes, then, this is “the true gospel of God.”
By Henry Mahan