The Gospel Truth

Good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.
The Gospel Truth
When I hear that Jesus Christ died, took away my sin, gained heaven for me, and gave me all that He has, I am hearing the Gospel. The Word is soon gone when it is preached; but when it falls into the heart and is grasped by faith, it can never slip away. No creature can invalidate this truth. The depths of hell can do nothing against it; and even if I am already in the jaws of the devil, I must come out and remain where the Word remains, if I can take hold of it.

From Sermons on 1 Peter (Luther's Works 30:45)
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