The good news is Jesus. And the good news about Jesus which we announce is that he died for our sins and was raised from death. In consequence he reigns as Lord and Savior at God's right hand and has authority both to command repentance and faith, and to bestow forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Spirit on all those who repent, believe and are baptized. And all this is according to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. It is more than that. It is precisely what is meant by "proclaiming the kingdom of God." For in fulfillment of Scripture God's reign has broken into the life of men through the death and resurrection of Jesus. This reign or rule of God is exercised from the throne by Jesus, who bestows salvation and requires obedience. These are the blessing and the demand of the kingdom.
Now when my time came and I placed my faith in Jesus, God instantly granted me a great salvation.
He forgave me of all of my sins, past, present, and future.
He made me His child, adopting me into His family.
He gave me the gift of the Holy Spirit, who gives me God's power, who pours out God's love within my heart, and who tenderly communicates to my spirit that I am a child of God and an heir of eternal
glory in heaven.
In saving me, God also freed me from slavery to any and all sins.
I no longer have to sin again, for sin's mastery over me has been broken!
In saving me, God also justified me, and being justified through Christ, I have a peace with God that will endure forever.
In justifying me, God declared me innocent of my sins and pronounced me righteous with the very
righteousness of Jesus.
God also allowed His future and present wrath against me to be completely propitiated by Jesus, who bore it upon Himself while on the cross.
Consequently, God now has only love, compassion, and deepest affection for me, and this love is without any admixture of wrath whatsoever.
God always looks upon me and treats me with gracious favor, always working all things together for my ultimate and eternal good.
Are you pro-life or pro-choice? Few questions have divided America as deeply or as emotionally as this one. Abortion is such a deeply divisive issue because fundamental moral issues are at stake. In this series, Dr. Sproul moves beyond the shouting matches in order to examine the issue calmly and rationally. With clarity and compassion, he explains why abortion is a violation of God's purposes for His creation.
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