God's LOVE is the foundation of theGospel message. "For God so LOVEDthe world that He gave His onlybegotten Son...." God's love wasresponsible for the fact that He forgives our sins for the sake ofHis Son Jesus Christ.However, this LOVE of God is shownin other ways besides forgiveness.Out of love God does not alwaysanswer our prayers the way we expect. God empowers us to havefaith in Christ because He loves usHe does what is best for us becauseHe loves. This is also Gospel.
To speak of everything as a corollary of the forgiveness of sins is to speak of all as flowing from what our Lord was up to on Calvary. So St. Paul can argue that Christ's resurrection is tied to forgiveness: "if Christ is not raised, then you are still in your sins." It's to learn to know God out from what He did for you upon the Tree and to see that as the foundation on which all other things rest.
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