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The Publisher's Preface
At the beginning of our books there is a page titled The Publisher's Preface: The Preaching of the Cross. The intent of this page is to clearly explain the gospel before the reader progresses through a doctrinal book that assumes their salvation.

The preface in its entirety is copied below and serves as a clear presentation of the gospel of the grace of God.
The Bible says the preaching of the cross is the power of God, the wisdom of God, and the glory of God unto salvation (1 Cor 1:18, 24; Rom 1:16; Phil 3:7-11).

By the cross, enemies are reconciled to God and have peace with him (Col 1:20; Rom 5:1; 2 Cor 5:19). The blood shed there secures forgiveness and redemption (Eph 1:7). The preaching of the cross gives eternal life to all who trust its resurrection power. By the cross, God takes ungodly sinners and freely justifies them through faith (Rom 3:24; 4:5; 5:1).

How can this be right? How can God give salvation to ungodly men by mere faith? Should not God merit salvation by good works? Would not God receive more glory by works? Abundant good works cannot justify a single sin. We are all sinners. The wages of sin is death (Rom 3:23; 6:23). A million good works amount to nothing when one sin results in death.

There is no glory in a sinner trying to impress a righteous God with his good works. It is futile. Religion does not impress God, and flattery is fake. God owes us nothing. Sin and boasting will cost you everything (1 Cor 1:29). Man cannot earn salvation. God can only give salvation. You have nothing with which to pay. He must provide salvation freely.

This is what God provided in Jesus, the one and only perfect Christ, through his blood, death, burial, and resurrection. Christ's blood is the payment, his resurrection is the receipt, and the preaching of the cross is the delivery. All that remains is for us to believe!

Christ did everything necessary to save your soul. The Lord Jesus Christ was made sin for us, abolished death with his resurrection power, and made immortality and righteousness an opportunity to all through him. This sufficient and finished work provides salvation freely to all and upon all that believe. Trust God's righteousness in Christ, not your own, and you will be saved (Rom 3:20-26).

The preaching of the cross is the power of God unto salvation. Talk of salvation is vain without it. Give glory to God for doing the needed work. Glory in the cross!
"[Christ Jesus] Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus." - Romans 3:25-26
"But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." - Romans 4:5
"I declare unto you the gospel... by which also ye are saved... that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures..." - 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
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