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Sermons of Benjamin Palmer: "The Gospel, The Power of God"

"I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation, to everyone that believeth." Romans 1:16 Christianity may be viewed as: (1). a worldview of truth; (2). a system of ethics; and (3). a gospel. In each aspect it is immeasurably superior to any other worldview, system and gospel to which it may be compared. As a worldview of truth it excels human philosophy both in the range and the method of its truths. It teaches us of God, his character, perfections, creative power, providential care, and redemptive grace. It teaches us of man, his character, constitution, purpose and eternal destiny. And it teaches these things, not by human discovery, but by divine revelation. As a system of ethics it transcends all human ethics- not only by placing man in a wider set of relationships, setting forth man's responsibilities with greater precision, and supplying principles of behavior higher than anything originating with man-but preeminently by presenting a perfect and unchangeable standard of right and wrong in Biblical law, liberating us from the constantly shifting sands of pragmatism and utilitarianism. Because of Christianity's ethics, we are no longer subject to the whims of fancy or of taste, but have a definite law for measuring both character and conduct.