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Jeremiah Burroughs, in the book Gospel Conversation, tells us that "the gospel of Christ in general is this":
It is the good tidings that God has revealed concerning Christ.... More largely it is this: As all mankind was lost in Adam and became the children of wrath, put under the sentence of death, God, though He left His fallen angels and has reserved them in the chains of eternal darkness, yet he has thought upon the children of men, he has provided a way of atonement to reconcile them to himself again. Namely, the second Person in trinity takes man's nature upon him, and becomes the head of a second covenant, standing charged with man's sin, and to answer for it by suffering what the law and divine justice required, and for making satisfaction, and keeping the law perfectly, which satisfaction and righteousness he tenders up to the Father as a sweet savour of rest for the souls that are given to him. And now, this mediation of Christ is, by the appointment of the Father, preached to the children of men, of whatever nation or rank, freely offering this unto sinners for atonement for them, requiring them to believe in him, and upon believing promising not only a discharge of all their former sins, but that they shall not enter into condemnation, that none of their sins or unworthiness shall ever hinder the peace of God with them, but that they shall through Him be received into the number of sons, that they shall have the image of God again to be renewed unto them, and that they shall be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, that the souls and bodies shall be raised to the height of glory that such creatures are capable of, that they shall live for ever enjoying the presence of God and Christ, in the fullness of all good.
Posted March 6, 2015 @ 8:13 AM by Jeremy Walker
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