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The Gospel Message

T.O.D. Johnston
Four main points:
1. Man is created by the God of all creation. He made us to worship and serve Him. We
are absolutely dependent on Him for life and sustaining all things.
2. Sin. Man has fallen short of God's standard which is perfect obedience. This is
human nature. The standard is embodied in the 10 Commandments. The penalty for breaking
any part is death. To be convicted of sin is the awareness of a broken relationship with God
and the need to find a way of reconciliation. There is the sense of guilt over particular sins one
needs to repent over, and a general sense of of a sinful nature.
3. Christ. The Son of God, the Lamb of God, Who died for our sins, and was resurrected
from the dead, unto life eternal. The Perfect Savior. He lived the sinless life that no human
could. Only He could sacrifice His life to pay for our sins. We place our trust in Him, our living
4. The call to repentance and faith. Faith requires a foundation of true knowledge about
the Person and work of Christ. One must abandon all trust and confidence in one's own efforts
and abilities. This leads to complete trust in Christ and His provision for salvation and
reconciliation with the Heavenly Father.
Repentance requires the permanent turning from the past sinful ways of life, and
turning completely onto the path of righteousness to glorify God.

The author was licensed to preach the Gospel by Paran on May 26, 1979. He has been a
student of Scripture since 1972. He was an art teacher for over 30 years in Florence School
District 3.
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