The gospel makes nothing of man, but everything of Christ.
The gospel comes to us on the assumption, or rather the fully demonstrated fact, that we are lost creatures—hopelessly, helplessly, irretrievably lost in ourselves.
It comes to us as those who are justly condemned by the holy law of God, as those who are even now under the divine curse, as those who are rushing headlong to eternal destruction.
The gospel tells us of the amazing provision, which God has made for depraved and vile sinners.
It announces the exceeding riches of grace to those who are inveterate enemies.
It proclaims a full and perfect salvation.
It not only publishes a full pardon, but it promises eternal life and everlasting glory to all who believe. And, it presents these inestimable blessings “without money and without price.”