James 1:16-18, The Gospel: God’s Goodness Made Public

The subject of the twentieth chapter of the Baptist Confession of Faith is “The Gospel.” Other chapters also address gospel themes such as Christ the Mediator, Justification, Repentance unto Life and Salvation, etc. But the unique emphasis in the current chapter is the relationship between the gospel and special revelation, that is, the Bible. God takes the initiative in salvation and the instrument that he always uses to draw people to Christ is his own word.