The Promised Gospel

Sep 13, 2015 654

“Paul, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God—the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures” (Rom. 1:1).

Abraham was commanded by God to take his divinely-provided son, Isaac (Heb. 11:11), and sacrifice him on a mountain. Isaac was a type of Jesus who would be sacrificed for the sins of the world. Up on the mountain, Abraham, whose heart was breaking, raised his knife to kill his son, believing, however, that God would raise him back to life (Heb. 11:17-19).

The Bible tells us that just as Abraham was justified by his faith in God (Gal. 3:6-9), so shall we be. Abraham wasn’t saved by what he did; what he did was not the root of his salvation, but the fruit of his salvation. His salvation depended fully and solely on his faith in God.

If we believe God as Abraham did, we too shall also be justified (made right) by our faith in Jesus, who died and rose again for us. This is the gospel that brings us salvation.

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