2:16 my gospel. The gospel Paul preaches. In this gospel, the bad news of judgment precedes the good news of grace.
by Christ Jesus. All judgment has been placed in His hand (Matt. 7:21–23; 25:31–33; John 5:22; 2 Cor. 5:10). Such judgment will be infallible, penetrating to “the thoughts and intentions of the heart”; nothing will be concealed from the Judge (Heb. 4:12, 13). Nor will anyone say that it is unfair for the human to be judged by the divine, since the agent of judgment will be the incarnate Christ, Himself a man. See “The Final Judgment” at Matt. 25:41.