WHAT IS THE GOSPEL? (Good News)
The best news mankind has ever heard is what the Bible tells us concerning Heaven and Hell. And that is the fact that we can go to Heaven when we die. That is the Good News.
Jesus Christ said:
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19.10.
You see, because we are all sinners, Jesus came and paid the ransom for all of mankind so that we could be saved.
As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one. Romans 3.10.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3.23
But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5.8.
God now freely offers forgiveness of sins and eternal life to all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6.23.
But, there is a catch, we must REPENT.
Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Luke 13.3.
You may ask: How does one repent? The Bible gives a very clear and easy to understand answer:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10.9-10.
Notice the Bible states that we have to acknowledge Jesus Christ as our Lord and believe in our heart that He was resurrected by God from the grave so that we could be saved. That means God accepted His sacrifice for our sins. Because of this God will save us when we call upon the name of Jesus Christ as indicated in the following verses:
Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4.12.
Jesus saith unto him: I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. John 14.6.
But as many as received Him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name. John 1.12.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10.13.
Don't miss the fact that in order to be saved we must call upon the Lord. Neither church membership, nor pastor, nor parent, nor baptism can save us. There is no one else nor anything else that can save us. ONLY JESUS CHRIST CAN SAVE US.
The Gospel is the Good News that Jesus Christ died for our sins according to Scriptures, was buried and was then resurrected from the grave that we might spend eternity with Him.
Now, with that information, wouldn't you like to go to Heaven instead of Hell? This information shows you that you can go to Heaven and also how to ensure that you do.
The decision is yours. God allows you that choice. We hope that you will choose Jesus Christ so that you will enter Heaven when you die. Where you spend eternity, either in Heaven or Hell, is YOUR decision. If you are reading this now, this may be your last chance to make the right choice and ensure that you will spend eternity in Heaven. There is no guarantee when you will take your last breath. I pray that the Holy Ghost brings you to your knees in repentance right now in Jesus' Mighty Name!
Do not delay, do it now, for tomorrow is not promised to anyone. None of us will be getting out of this world alive!
Ask Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sins and come into your heart and save you. He is waiting for you.
There is a sample prayer below. I pray that you pray this prayer with all of your heart.
If you have prayed this prayer and accepted Jesus Christ as your personal LORD and Savior, let me be the first to welcome you into the family of God! Now, you need to tell others. You need to read the Bible every single day and pray. Prayer is simply speaking to God because He is listening. He created you and He already knows your thoughts before you think them. You must cultivate your own personal relationship with God by seeking His face, spending time in His Word and prayer. Find a local church where the full counsel of the Word of God is being preached. Study the Scriptures so that you know the truth from lies. There are many false teachers, false preachers and false prophets in the world today, sent by Satan to deceive the Biblically ignorant masses. Learn to hear God's voice for yourself. Cry out for discernment. Guard your heart and your mind. Renew your mind with the Word of God.
May God richly bless you as you get to know our Wonderful, Beautiful, Mighty Savior!