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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 2423 gospel, essence of
2423 gospel, essence of

2423 gospel, essence of

The chief characteristic and fundamental doctrine of the gospel is that Jesus Christ is both Lord and Saviour.

Jesus Christ as Lord

The universal lordship of Jesus Christ Mt 28:18 See also Da 7:13-14; Lk 10:22; Jn 3:35; Jn 17:2; Ac 10:36; Ro 14:9; 1Co 15:27; Eph 1:20-22; Php 2:9-10; Col 1:15-20

Personal implications of the lordship of Jesus Christ Lk 12:8-9; Ro 10:9 See also Mt 7:21-27 pp Lk 6:46-49; Jn 13:13-14

The lordship of Jesus Christ can only be acknowledged through divine inspiration and revelation 1Co 12:3 See also Jn 16:13-15; 1Jn 4:2-3

Jesus Christ as Saviour

Lk 2:11 See also Jn 1:29; Jn 4:42; Ac 5:31; 1Ti 2:5-6; Tit 2:11-14; 1Jn 4:14

Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah Mt 1:20-23 See also Isa 7:14; Ps 130:8; Isa 53:11; Ac 13:23

Jesus Christ did everything that was required to save his people Jn 19:30 He fulfilled all God’s righteous requirements, made perfect atonement for sin and gained victory over death for all who believe in him. See also Mt 3:15; Jn 4:34; Jn 17:4; 1Co 15:20-22

Salvation comes only through Jesus Christ Jn 14:6 See also Ac 4:12; Ac 10:43; Ac 16:30-31; 1Ti 2:5

Jesus Christ will return to judge the world and bring his people to glory Mt 16:27 See also Jn 14:3; Ac 1:11; Ac 17:31; 1Th 4:16-17; 2Ti 4:1; Rev 1:7; Rev 22:7,12,20

See also

2206Jesus, the Christ
2224Christ, the Lord
2324Christ as Saviour
2414cross, centrality
2565Christ, second coming
5380law and gospel
5396lordship of Christ
5454power, God’s saving

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