April 4, 2010

The Bare Essential

The Gospel is characterized by its simplicity...Sinners, confronted with their need of salvation, frequently stumble over the very simplicity of the salvation which God offers. Since Satan cannot take away anything from the conditions of salvation or the plan of salvation - for God has already reduced it to an irreducible minimum - if Satan is to confound the minds of the sinners he must do so by addition, not subtraction.
Dwight Pentecost - Things Which Become Sound Doctrine
Today is the day of the risen Lord. But the message should be made so simple that anyone can grasp it immediately. Make the Gospel simple for the sake of sinners, for you were such a hopeless and lost sinner until you grasped this simple message yourself.
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (NASB)
Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead. Trust in Him alone as your eternal salvation. That's it. he is merciful, He is gracious, He is loving.

Take His hand and step into His kingdom.

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