The gospel call is the call to obedience as well as faith. J. I. Packer writes that "In our own presentation of Christ's gospel, therefore, we need to lay a similar stress as Christ did on the cost of following Christ, and make sinners face it soberly before we urge them to respond to the message of free forgiveness." ^^
Verses linking the Gospel to obedience
- Matthew 28:18-20
- 2 Thessalonians 1:6-8
- 1 Peter 4:17
- ? Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (InterVarsity Press, 1991), p. 73.