christ salvation

The Gospel of Christ: The Person

Randy Amos

Chronicle number one of God’s gospel dealt with the great problem man has before God. It showed the doctrine of condemnation. All need the gospel for all share in the bad news. All, religious and nonreligious, are not just sinners but stand guilty for their sin before God.

For example, one might go out to his garden to get a head of cabbage and find the cabbage is all mushy and rotten. He does not, however, call the police and press charges against the cabbage. For though the cabbage is bad, it is not guilty; it had no moral responsibility. It was just a victim of its environment. But if a thief broke into his house and stole his goods, cabbages included, now he presses charges for the thief was morally responsible and therefore guilty.

christ salvation

The Gospel of Christ: The Problem

P. Amos

This chronicle deals with man?s
need for God?s gospel. To desire the good news one must
understand the bad news. The sudden appearance of a fire truck
is not good news unless there is first the bad news of a fire.

The opening verses of Romans
1 give an overview of the gospel?s nature.

1:1 ?ORIGIN – God
1:2 ?AUTHENTICITY – prophetic
1:3 ?SUBJECT – God’s Son, Jesus
1:5 ?OBJECTIVE – obedience of
1:5 ?SCOPE – among all nations
1:5 ?PURPOSE – for His Name
1:7 ?CAUSE – grace
1:7 ?EFFECT – peace
1:16 ?FORCE – power of God
1:16 ?PROMISE – salvation
1:16 ?CONDITION – belief (trust)
in the Lord Jesus
1:17 ?CHARACTER – righteousness
(justice) of God