011 Interview with Milton Vincent {Clip 2 | 01:35}

March 1, 2017

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The gospel is staggeringly good news.

It’s such good news that it’s hard to believe.

I remember one couple that I was counseling with, they both were just ridden with guilt, beating each other, beating themselves up and each other, just very discouraged in their walk with the Lord. I remember walking them through the very truths about justification that are taught in Scripture and that we talk about in the Gospel Primer. When I got done just preaching that grace to them, I said to them, “What do you think?” The guy said, “This is too good to be true. We’re going to have to go home and pray about this.” I said, “That’s cool. That’s cool.” I said, “But before you leave, let me just ask you, imagine that what I said is true, what would you do if it were really true?”

The guy, he teared up and he said, “If what you’re saying is true, I would so love God. I’d go crazy for him.”

I think that’s the rub that the Gospel of God’s grace, his forgiveness for us who are unworthy of that, to really let that in and believe it. If we did let that in and believe it, it sets our hearts ablaze.


  • Milton Vincent
    Milton Vincent has served as Pastor-Teacher of Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church since 1992. He is the author of A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God’s Love, a book that emerged from his chronic struggle to understand and rest in his standing as a justified one before God. What started as a few notes on an index card morphed into a spiral-bound booklet, and then into its present published edition which has brought gospel help to many. Milton and his wife, Donna, were married in 1987 and have four grown children and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of Bob Jones University (BA) and The Master’s Seminary (MDiv) in Sun Valley, CA, where he also served as a Faculty Associate. Most of all, Milton is a sinner saved by the grace of God through Christ, and he delights to speak of God’s amazing grace to all who care to listen.

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