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Jesus Christ is the Gospel

The best examples and instructions–the best doctrines–will not relieve me of the battle with indwelling sin until I draw my last breath.  Find me on my best day–especially if you have access to my hidden motives, thoughts, and attitudes–and I will always provide fodder for the hypocrisy charge and will let down those who would become Christians because they think I and my fellow Christians are the gospel.  I am a Christian not because I think that I can walk in Jesus’s footsteps but because he is the only one who can carry me.  I am not the gospel; Jesus Christ alone is the gospel.  His story saves me, not only by bringing me justification but by baptizing me into his resurrection life.

Michael Horton, Christless Christianity, p. 117

Categories: Gospel, Quotes
  1. bobhanks
    October 2, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Chad, I have just been introduced to your blog,since your most recent post generated an ‘automatic link’ to a similar post on my blog about Joel Osteen at http://www.bobhanks.wordpress.com
    I will enjoy looking around. Keep up the good work and may God Bless !

    Bob Hanks

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