What is the Gospel?
God: Who He is
"The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth... He himself gives to
all mankind life and breath and everything. And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live
on all the face of the earth... that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward
Him and find Him." (Acts 17:24-27)
The Bible explains that God created us and sustains us and, therefore, has the right to absolute authority
in our lives. Out of His love, He made us in His image so that we would seek to honor Him as the true
Man: His Problem
"The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God." (Psalm 14:2). "There is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:11,23). "The wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).
Instead of seeking God, man rebels against God's authority and chooses to live his own way. The Bible says that failure to recognize God's authority is sin. The penalty for our sin is death-not just physical death, for all men die-but eternal separation from God in hell. Man rightly deserves this judgment for failing to honor his Creator.
Christ: God's Solution
"For while we were still helpless...God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him" (Romans 5:6, 8-9).
God's great love and mercy can extend a pardon to sinners. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for sinners and pay sin's penalty. In His death, Jesus endured the punishment that sinners deserve and therefore satisfied the wrath of God, making it possible for sinners to be made right with Him and receive eternal life.
Us: Our Response
"If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me" (Luke 9:23). "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31). "God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent" (Acts 17:30).
God commands you to repent from your rebellion and to trust in Jesus Christ alone for your salvation. You must admit that you are a sinner, believe that you are forgiven only through Jesus' death on the cross, and commit your entire life to obey the risen Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
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Below you will find some helpful websites to aid you in learning more about Jesus Christ.
Grace to You, the teaching ministry of John MacArthur
Truth for Life, the teaching ministry of Alistair Begg
9 Marks Ministries, Articles and resources for understanding the church and Christian Life
Ligonier Ministries, the teaching ministry of the late R.C. Sproul
Desiring God Ministries, the teaching ministry of John Piper
Reformation21, ministry site of alliance of confessing evangelicals
Founders Ministry, resources for personal growth and study
Christian Classics Ethereal Library, free resources of Christian Classics and Confessions of the Faith
Christian Counseling and Education Foundation, resources for counseling and life issues