The gospel of the glory of Christ

“The god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.”  (2 Corinthians 4:4)  What is the gospel?  What good news do we declare to a sad and depressed world?  Is it a set of facts?  Is it what Tim Keller calls “The cradle, cross and crown”?   In 2 Corinthians 4 Paul says that the GLORY  of CHRIST is the GOSPEL.  It is the news, and the ability to see it, that Christ shines with the radiant proof of God’s holiness and power.  Why is it good news?  Because it shatters the grip that the dead and deadening material world has over our souls.  It awakens us to the reality and beauty of  God and our opportunity in Christ to be transformed into His likeness.  “We beheld this glory!” says the Apostle John.  Without this vision of eternal reality, no mere facts have power to save souls or change the world.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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