The And With His Wounds We Are Healed Essay

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“And With His Wounds We Are Healed”
“The gospel is so simple that small children can understand it, and it is so profound that studies by the wisest theologians will never exhaust its riches (Charles Hodge).” This is a truth that I love about my God, he can be a father to little children, and at the same time be a safe refuge for those can call on him. He is our great judge and defender and at the same time is a humble servant. He is the Lion of Judah and The Lamb that was slaughtered. The gospel is the story of our redemption by the blood of Jesus.
Sometimes we can get the wrong idea of what the gospel is. Many times we get confused by thinking that the gospel is a list of steps, and that once you convince someone to follow along with a prayer he is saved. It does not mean anything if that person does not believe in God and he only blindly followed along. Accepting Christ is a matter of the heart.
It also is much more than just wanting to get into heaven, or escaping hell. God wants humble and willing hearts. He wants us to love him for who he is and for all the great works he has done for us, not just to run away from our consequences. Still, even when we come to God with the wrong motives he still loves us.
I once heard a friend describe the good news this way: when we get to heaven we will be surrounded by all the blessings and gifts that the Lord has for us, but that is not the main attraction; the reason we should be so enthusiastic about going to heaven is the
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