believeth in Christ shall not perish but have everlasting life?”

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believeth in Christ shall not perish but have everlasting life?”

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First, it is of great importance that we should be clear on the Gospel itself. The Gospel is God’s good news concerning Christ, and not concerning sinners, Romans 1:1,3. It is God’s purpose to proclaim far and wide the truth that His own Son became “obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” The Gospel is God’s witness of the glorious person and work of Christ in having saved sinners by His blood and righteousness. Second, repentance and forgiveness of sins are to be preached in the name of the Lord Jesus “unto all nations.” In time, the Spirit of God regenerates all that God has chosen to save in Christ, and will cause their path to cross with the faithful Gospel message. They must hear the Gospel, and believe it, before they can rejoice in the knowledge of sins forgiven at the cross. The Gospel is God’s winnowing fan: it separates the chaff from the wheat, and gathers the latter into the silo. Third, it is sufficient for us to know that God commands us to preach the Gospel to