This opening message in a series on this chapter deals with the great divide among people in the world between those who are in Christ Jesus and those who are not. It underscores the mark of those who are in Christ Jesus--they walk after the Spirit and not after the flesh. It emphasizes the grace of God on the basis of the work of Christ to declare that those who are in Christ Jesus are not condemned and never shall be condemned. The glory of the Gospel message sets Christianity apart from all the false religions that drag people down to destruction. The desire of every person should be to be found, by faith alone, in Christ Jesus.
Rev. David Mook is the pioneer pastor of Phoenix Free Presbyterian Church, founded early in 1986. Following his graduation from Bob Jones University in 1974, he joined the faculty in the Division of Speech, continuing there until 1983 when he entered the Free Presbyterian Seminary.