The Message of the Bible
This is the message of the bible:
GOD, who is perfect, created man in His own image, but man (Adam) chose to rebel against God. Thus Adam’s sin infected all mankind.
GOD’S justice requires payment for sin. Thus the whole human race, which is accountable to God, is bound for eternal condemnation.
GOD, in His great mercy, decided to save certain individuals by proving a substitute to pay for their sins.
GOD, provided the substitute, Jesus Christ, who being sinless, was truly man and truly God. He alone was able to endure the wrath of God as the stand-in for those he chose to save.
GOD, through His Holy Spirit opens the spiritual eyes and ears of those for whom Christ was crucified, so that they see their sinful state and seek God for mercy through Jesus Christ.
GOD, reveals himself in His word.
GOD, uses the gospel to bring His elect unto the knowledge of the truth of how Christ met all of the conditions for the salvation of Hisd elect.
GOD, teaches His elect that the gospel is the good news of God’s promise to save His chosen people conditioned on the atoning blood and imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ alone.
GOD, gives assurance of salvation to those who are saved as they faithfully study God’s word, believe His promise that “He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” (John 6:47), are steadfast in prayer, earnestly desiring to know and do His will and repenting of the sins which they still commit.
This is what God says – this is what we should preach.
By Alfred Chompff