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glorious gospel of the blessed God

It is in the flow this evening 6:41 PM Friday night. I came down here in the lower level of our house to escape the News about the terrorist attacks in Paris, France. The world is filled with terrorists.

I came down here to get out of our library these books to look at this evening-

"A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology" by J. Richard Middleton

"Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Exegesis And Interpretation" by G. K. Beale

"The Love of God: A Canonical Model" by John C. Peckham

Earlier this afternoon I was looking at a book titled, "The Precious Things of God" by Octavius Winslow and read this which was a blessing to me-

"We are conducted to another view in the progress of our subject, illustrating the preciousness of God's Word. We refer to its gospel announcements . In this light, we cannot conceive of a more costly, precious blessing than the Word of God. The GOSPEL is the most valuable treasure the believer possesses. Everything else is shadowy, chimerical, transitory, passing away. Nothing is real, nothing substantial, nothing satisfying and abiding, save the "glorious gospel of the blessed God." It is the glorious gospel, because it is replete with real glory,-it reveals a glorious God,-it makes known a glorious Saviour,-it proclaims a glorious salvation,- and it unvails the hope of a glorious immortality. And all other glory in comparison of the "glorious gospel of the blessed God" is a visionary and fleeting as a midnight dream. Nowhere does Jehovah appear so glorious as in the gospel of His grace. There He is revealed as a sin-forgiving God; there He is mirrored forth as a "just God and a Saviour;" there He is portrayed as a reconciled God in Christ; and there He is represented as standing in the relation, and exercising the love, of a-FATHER. O glorious gospel that presents such a view of God to the sinner's believing eyes! "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself." What declaration can more clearly indicate the love of God to us, as moving, originating cause of our salvation, than this?. . ." pg. 255,256 Octavius Winslow

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