This shows that the Gospel is the means of divine appointment for the salvation of sinners. Therefore, it is called "the gospel of our salvation" (Eph 1:13), and [it] "bringeth salvation" (Tit 2:11). The light of nature is not the external means or instrument of salvation, for it brings no report of Christ (Act 4:12). The Law is not it either—it is the ministration of death and condemnation (2Co 3:7-9)—but the Gospel only. For it is in the Gospel only that a righteousness is revealed for the unrighteous (Rom 1:16-17), and in which the Spirit is conveyed to dead sinners (Gal 3:2). To slight the Gospel, then, is to slight the only mean of salvation. . . Wherefore know, that your life lies here, and that there is no salvation but in the way of trusting to the report of the Gospel.
May those we meet hear a faithful report of the gospel!