The Gospel

Gospel: [ gos-puhl ] – noun. From the Greek word euaggelion – means God’s Good News

What is the gospel?

The gospel is the “good news” of Jesus Christ. So what is the good news? Romans 3:23 states “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”[1] When God created the very first man and woman on earth, Adam and Eve, they chose to sin against God. Since that time, every human being has been born in sin, therefore falling short of the perfection and holiness of God. The Apostle Paul wrote, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 6:23). Here we learn that because of our sin, all people will die and spend their eternity apart from God, in what the Bible describes as hell.

However, Romans 6:23 also teaches us that there is hope for a person to receive eternal life. Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again” (John 3:3). Just as man was born the first time physically, Jesus spoke about a second birth, where one is born again spiritually to gain eternal life. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). The Bible clearly teaches that a person must receive Jesus Christ in order to be saved. The Apostle Peter, speaking about Jesus said, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Therefore, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, ‘Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame’” (Rom 10:9-11). This is the gospel!

Have you ever placed your faith and trust in Jesus for your eternal salvation? Why not repent of your sin today, ask the Lord to forgive you, and receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord? Jesus said, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Rev 3:20).

[1] Unless otherwise noted, all biblical passages referenced are in the New International Version (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1984).

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