Gospel and God - One and the Same
God alone saves and justifies
Published May 12th, 2018
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Main point summary
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it displays the power of God to save, and because it reveals the righteousness of God
For d I am not ashamed of the gospel,
I [embrace] the gospel and proclaim it - Why?
for it is e the power of God
BECAUSE (1) the gospel is the power of God
for salvation to everyone who believes,
the gospel is the power of God TO save all who believe
to the Jew f first
God saves first the Jews (or sought to save the Jews through the law and its pointing forward to Christ)
and also to g the Greek.
God saves second the Greek, who did not have the written law, but know the law in their consciences
For in it h the righteousness of God is revealed i from faith for faith, 1
AND BECAUSE (2) in the gospel God shows his righteousness by giving faith (justifying) to believers and by growing their faith in the continued encouragement found in Jesus Christ (we receive an alien righteousness)
j as it is written,
JUST as it was written
“The righteous shall live by faith.” 2
Those who are justified are justified one and for all by faith.