Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
You must understand therefore, my brothers, that through him the forgiveness of your sins is announced to you,
The angel answered, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the very presence of God. I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news.
The angel said to them, "Do not be frightened, for I bring you good news of a great joy that is to be felt by all the people,
And how are men to preach unless they are sent to do it? As the Scripture says, "How welcome is the coming of those who bring good news!"
So repent and turn to God, to have your sins wiped out, and happier times will come from the presence of the Lord,
Even now it is for my hope in the promise that God made to our forefathers that I stand here on trial,
"He has helped his servant Israel, Remembering his mercy,
For the promise made to Abraham and his descendants that the world should belong to him did not come to him or his descendants through the Law, but through the uprightness that resulted from his faith.
Now the promises were made to Abraham and his line. It does not say, "and to your lines," in the plural, but in the singular, "and to your line," that is, Christ.