Now and again, we have experiences which fall into the category, “I’d-Be-OK-If-This-Slipped-Out-Of-My-Memory-Bank.” “Embarrassing” doesn’t describe everything in this category. Sometimes, the experience is just odd and unexplainable.
Like calling your blog “The Bi-Daily” and leaving a month between posts.
Rather than rationalize the lapse, I’m just going to jump in again. In honor of Paul Washer’s recent recovery from a heart attack, I would like to share with you the definition of Christ’s Gospel which he labored in The Gospel’s Power and Message.
According to God’s eternal plan and good pleasure, the Son of God, equal with the Father and the exact representation of His nature, willingly left the glory of heaven, was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of a virgin, and was born the God-man. He walked on this earth in perfect obedience to the law of God, and then, in the fullness of time, He was rejected by men and crucified. On the cross, He carried the sins of His people, was forsaken of God, suffered divine wrath, and died condemned. On the third day, God raised Him from the dead as a public declaration that His death was accepted, the punishment for sin was paid, the demands of justice were satisfied, and the wrath of God was appeased. Forty days after the resurrection, Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Son of Man, ascended to heaven, where He sat down at the right hand of God the Father and was given glory, honor, and dominion over all. There, in the presence of God, He represents His people and makes requests and special petitions to God on their behalf. This is the good news of God and of Jesus Christ, His Son. (Washer, The Gospel Call and True Conversion, 3)