The Gospel minus the cross is merely a placebo. Without Jesus’ death, our greatest problem, sin, has not been and cannot be addressed. From Romans 5, Alistair Begg reminds us of the centrality of the cross of Christ. At Calvary, God’s wrath against our sin was satisfied and the way was opened for us to have fellowship with Him. Because of what Jesus has accomplished, all of the blessings and benefits of the Gospel are ours. If we are in Christ, then, we have nothing to fear.