What is the Gospel?
The word gospel means “good news.” But in order for the good news of the gospel to be appreciated and desired we have to understand some important realities that underpin everything we know:
• God is Creator (Genesis 1:1)
• Adam, the father of humanity rebelled against God (Genesis 3:6)
• We are children of Adam, which means we have inherited his rebellious nature against God, and live sinful lives before God (Romans 5:12, 18).
• God is completely set apart from sin and cannot sanction our sin or sinners like us (Leviticus 11:45, Habakkuk 1:13).
• Because God is completely set apart from sin and we are sinners before Him, He must deal with our sin in such a way that upholds His own sinlessness. Either we will be judged for all eternity in hell for our sin (Revelation 20:15), or
by faith we will recognize that Jesus has been judged in our place for our sins (John 3:15).
• The pure love of God is revealed by the sending of His Son Jesus to die in our place that we might be saved from the penalty of our sin. All those who believe in Him will not perish but will have eternal life (John 3:16).
• Believing in Jesus means turning from your sin to Him in personal trust. Turning to Christ in this way, means acknowledging He is the Son of God, Who came to die in your place on the cross for your sin, rose again from the dead,
and can grant you eternal life in God’s presence (Acts 20:21; Isaiah 53:5; 1
• Romans 10:9 says “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” The invitation to “confess” and“believe” is open to all: “whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).
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The following are audio Bible messages that explain the gospel in more detail: