The Gospel Is Not that Jesus Lives In Our Hearts

It is certainly Good News that because of the gospel Christ has sent his Spirit to indwell us as a deposit guaranteeing our final salvation.  Nevertheless, the gospel is not that Jesus lives in our heart; it is that he lived for us, died for us, rose for us, reigns for us, and will return for us at the end of the age.  The gospel indeed transforms us, but precisely because it is an objective historical fact about what someone else has accomplished for us.

– Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 67

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