Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Gospel and the Heart
"The Gospel makes nothing of man, and everything of Christ.
The Gospel comes to us on the assumption, or rather the fully demonstrated fact, that we are lost creatures—hopelessly, helplessly, irretrievably lost in ourselves. (Ephesians 2:1,12).
It comes unto us as those who are justly condemned by the holy Law of God, as those who are even now under the Divine curse, as those who are rushing headlong to eternal destruction. (John 3:18, Galatians 3:10-13).
The Gospel tells of the amazing provision which God has made for depraved and vile sinners. It announces the exceeding riches of grace unto those who are His inveterate enemies. It proclaims a full and perfect salvation for all who are willing to receive it (Romans 5:8, John 3:16).
It not only publishes a full pardon and deliverance from Hell (Colossians 1:13), but it promises eternal life and everlasting glory to all who believe its glad tidings and it offers these inestimable blessings freely, “without money and without price. (Revelation 22:17)."
~Arthur Pink, "An Evangelical Spirit"