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THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL.
how that Christ died for our sins The gospel is the scheme of according to the scriptures.” It grace, which God has revealed in is, then, evident, that the gospel is the holy scriptures for the salva- the great scheme of salvation tion of sinners, through the death through the death of the Lord Jeof the Lord Jesus Christ. The sus Christ. It is this gospel, which first notice of the gospel was giv- is called the everlasting gospel in en to the parents of the human the fourteenth chapter of the Revfamily on their apostacy from their elation. There John says, “I primitive holiness. It was more saw another angel fly in the midst clearly revealed to Abraham, to of heaven, having the everlasting Moses and the prophets, until the gospel to preach unto them that Lord Jesus Christ appeared on the dwell on the earth and to every earth. During his ministry he nation and kindred and tongue and plainly preached and correctly ex- people, saying with a loud voice, plained the gosped of the grace of Fear God and give glory to him; God. He said, “ God so loved the for the hour of his judgment is world, that he gave his only be- come ; and worship him, that gotten Son, that whosoever be- made heaven and earth and the lieveth in him, should not perish, sea and the fountains of waters.” but have everlasting life." To That the gospel of salvation the saints at Corinth the apostle through the death of the Lord says, “ Brethren, I declare unto you Jesus Christ is, with propriety, the gospel, which I preached unto called the everlasting gospel, may you, which also ye have received appear from the following obserand in which ye stand ; by which vations. also ye are saved, if ye keep in 1. This gospel was devised from memory what I preached unto you, eternity. The scheme of redempunless ye have believed in vain. tion arose from the good pleasure For I delivered unto you, first of of God. He was not bound, in all, that which I also received, justice, to do any thing for the sal