What is the GOSPEL ?

                                                The Power of God unto Salvation 

                                                            The word gospel simply means “good news.” The central message of the Bible is the                                                                     gospel, or good news, about the person and work of Jesus Christ. In 1 Corinthians 15,                                                                   Paul provides the most succinct summary of the gospel: the man Jesus is also God, or                                                                 Christ, and died on a cross in our place, paying the penalty for our sins; three days later                                                               He rose to conquer sin and death and give the gift of salvation to all who believe in Him                                                               alone for eternal life.

 

If you want to be saved from your sins and go to heaven there is good news, but to understand why the good news  is so good, we first have to understand the bad news about ourselves.  The fact is that we have to understand just exactly who we are.  This is not easy to tell you, but you must know...

 

The Bad News

You are a sinner.

"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:" Romans 3:10

 

The Worse News

Your sin separates you from God.  

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Romans 3:23

 

The Worst News

Your sin is innate to your very nature, and it has a very heavy price.  Your sin pays you nothing but death and separation from God for all eternity.

"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:"Romans 5:12

"For the wages of sin is death"    Romans 6:23(a)

 

Some Good News

Even though you don't deserve it, God loves you very dearly.  In fact, He loves you so much that He sent His own Son Jesus Christ to pay the debt for all of your sins.  This debt, death itself, was paid by Him.  The cancellation of your debt is now offered to you as His free gift if you will accept it.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

 

The Best News

There is nothing you have to do to receive this gift other than believe it!  Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and He will save you! "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3:18) "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." (John 3:36) "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).

 

 

What will you do?

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died on the cross to pay for your sins. He rose from the dead and lives

today, ready to save you if you are willing to put all your trust in Him and Him alone for salvation. 

Have you trusted Christ?  Will you believe on Him today? Would you like to know more? 

Are you confused or still searching? Contact Us.

 

 

Bethel Baptist Church ∙ Salem, OR ∙ 503.363.2585  Mail: 5220 Center St NE, Salem, OR 97317

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