The sum of gospel preaching

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“All revealed truth ought to be greatly valued, and received by faith; and, if properly used, may be subservient to the main subject and design of the gospel. But the special subject of the gospel is Christ; and preaching Christ, according to the light and direction of the Word of God, is preaching the gospel—to preach Christ the Savior and the Lord, is the sum of gospel preaching. To exhibit Him as a powerful Savior, not merely as to save us from our ignorance or our errors, as a prophet and teacher sent from God, or merely as a powerful Lord to protect us during our course of obedience to Him in our way through this world, and at last to raise us up by His power to eternal bliss; but in the most comprehensive sense to save us from our sins.”

— James Fraser A Treatise on Sanctification (Audubon, NJ: Old Paths Publications, 1992), 465

(HT: Of First Importance)

 

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I am currently serving churches and colleges as a bible teacher, overseas and in the UK.

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