The Gospel Is...The Good News...
The Bible says that....
More than 2,000 years ago, God did an amazing thing.
He sent His Son down from Heaven and He became a human being by the name of Jesus Christ.
Why did He do this? The reason, the Bible tells us...
Is that we have all sinned and the wages of sin is death
First, The Bad News....
For the wages of sin is death;
And, that sin separates us from God
It’s your sins that have cut you off from God.
Because of your sins, He has turned away and will not listen anymore.
The result of this sin and separation from God is an emptiness, an ever-present guilt,
and a certain fear of death.
The Good News Is....
Also, the Bible teaches that every human being will be brought before the judgment throne of God
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
for an ultimate and decisive judgment
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,
so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
and Christ Himself will be the judge.
This judgment could lead to eternal separation from God and
condemnation to eternal punishment in hell or it could lead to no condemnation and eternal life with God.
because God loves us, in spite of our rebellion, He sent His Son Jesus Christ to pay our sin debt
by dying in our place so as to bridge the gap between God and ourselves
What must we do to receive this gift of eternal life?
1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Jesus came and died for us and then rose on the third day. He was here for a little while and then was taken up to heaven where He sits
at the right hand of God
When the Lord Jesus had finished talking with them, he was taken up into heaven and sat
down in the place of honor at God's right hand.
According to scripture there is a heavenly eternal place and we can have life with God after death.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me,
though he were dead, yet shall he live:
comes from Jesus Christ as a gift
...but the gift of God is eternal life.
To receive this gift from God we must simply seek His forgiveness and peace through repentence of our sins.
Then, we must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
When should we do this?
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved,”
fully trusting Him for what He has done and for our future.
What will be your decision?
This gift of life from Jesus Christ is only available during our life time and no one knows the duration of their life.
After we die this gift can no longer be received.
Every person is going to spend eternity somewhere. The destination is determined in this lifetime by a choice
we make to either accept or reject Jesus' offer of forgiveness.
Doing nothing is a decision and is the same as rejecting Jesus.
If you have not made a decision…
Steps to Peace with God
will show you how accept Jesus' offer of forgiveness.