The Gospel In Person

The Gospel In Person – The Doctrine Of God
Tommy Robbins
“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated 
unto the gospel of God, (Which He had promised afore by His prophets in 
the holy scriptures,) Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord …” Romans 
Before the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh the gospel of 
God was in promise by oath, or covenant, Christ being the Surety and 
Substance of that promise – “Who hath saved us, and called us with an 
holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own 
purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world 
began” 2Timothy 1:9.

HE IS THE PROMISE of the gospel. The gospel and Christ are synonymous. 
He is the mystery of the gospel revealed to His people – “But we speak 
the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God 
ordained before the world unto our glory” 1Corinthians 2:7. The 
preaching of the gospel is the declaration of Christ, Who has come into 
the world and effectually put away the sin of His people by the 
sacrifice of Himself.

The Lord Jesus Christ IS the Good News. Make no mistake, if the message 
which we preach is not saturated, permeated, with the person of Christ, 
we have not preached THE GOSPEL. He is our doctrine! The Lord Jesus 
Christ is not revealed in the doctrine of God, the doctrine of God is 
revealed in HIM! If we preach the Lord Jesus Christ as He is revealed in 
the scriptures our doctrine will be correct. Confused? Let me simplify 
it; “We preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and 
unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews 
and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God” 1Co 1:23-24.

The gospel is concerned with the Lord Jesus Christ, all He is, all He 
has done, and all He is doing. He has preeminence in all things. It is 
vital to be doctrinally correct. However, there is no correct doctrine 
apart from Christ our Lord. Whether one labels me as a Calvinist or not, 
is of no concern to me. I pray that it may be said of all who hear me, 
“He determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and 
Him crucified” 1Corinthians 2:2.

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