Hello, the pastor did not preach the Gospel today, instead he preached about Baptist stuff. He went to Jude, and did not preach the Gospel, so I’m going to type about the Gospel from a verse in Jude. Jude 1:7 says,
“In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.”
Jude wanted to write about salvation, but there were false teachers coming in, so he had to write other instruction. Verse 6 says that the angels who did not keep their positions and abandoned their proper dwelling had been kept in darkness and bound with everlasting chains for judgement on the great Day. He said that in the same day Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave into sexual immorality and perversion. They are examples of those who suffer punishment of eternal fire.
We were deserving of the punishment of the eternal fire. But, we have not received that punishment. Why haven’t we? Because Jesus came down to earth, and He died on the cross for us. He loved us so much that He gave His own life for us. He died in our place, so that we wouldn’t have to take the punishment of eternal fire.
The Pastor didn’t apply it like that, but I just applied it like that so that it would have the Gospel in it.
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland