The gospel of Jesus Christ is the message at the heart of Christianity.
You and I live and exist in a world that God created (Genesis1-2). As the creator of mankind and all that mankind enjoys, He is the supreme authority over all His creation and as such He deserves and is worthy of glory and honor (Revelation 4:11). He made human beings in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:27, 21-25), and put them in charge, to be fruitful and multiply the earth and subdue it, they were created to live and rule the creators world under His loving authority.
But sadly, Adam and Eve fell into sin. Eve bought into the lie of Satan and ate of the tree in the garden and then gave it to her husband who did the same (Genesis 3:1-7). Now the sad testimony, ever since, is the fact that through our first parents sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned (Romans 5:12). In rejecting God, Adam and Eve made a mess of their lives (Genesis 3-4), and the lives of all those who follow after them. They rejected the loving creators authority and instituted one of their own, themselves. Sadly, we are all like this too. We all are rebels against our loving creator and seek to do what we desire, not what He desires. And as a result, we make a terrible mess of our lives.
Even though we rebelled against Him, even though we have sought our own way, not His, He is gracious towards us in that He will not let us rebel forever. God, our creator, will give us all justice, what each of us deserves. God takes our rebellion against Him seriously. He is not indifferent to the way we treat Him. It would be a horrifying thing to fall under the sentence of God’s judgement. This reality, all of us as sinners will face (Hebrews 9:27).
Because God so loved us and was not willing that any should perish (John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:8-10), He sent His one and only son, Jesus, to pay the debt we owe; the righteous for the unrighteousness, the innocent for the guilty (1 Peter 3:18). He became our substitute, died in our place thereby taking on our punishment and purchasing our forgiveness with the Father, our creator (Philippians 1:5-11).
But the story does not end there. Jesus rose to life again, conquering death, and because He lives we too will live, with Him, forever, our Savior (John 20-21; 1 Peter 1:3)! God accepted Jesus’ death as the total payment for our sins and He is now seated by His right hand in power (Hebrews 12:2; Romans 8:34). So, now because of Jesus, we can have peace with God (Romans 5:1)!
After reading this amazing news do you still want to rebel against your creator, your God? Or, are you willing to acknowledge your sinfulness and dire need for His forgiveness? If you, now, understand what He has done for you and want forgiveness for your sins and peace with the God you have offended, talk with Him, right now, acknowledge your brokenness and guilt to Him, ask Him to forgive you of your many sins against Him. He calls sinners like you and me to look to Him for forgiveness (Isaiah 55:1-3; Matthew 11:28-30).
Take Him at His word, “Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord, will be saved (Romans 10:13)!” Talk with Him. Acknowledge your guilt and ask for forgiveness.
Offer yourself as a living sacrifice, joyfully obeying and serving the Lord (Romans 12:1-2)
Read the Bible daily and allow God, by His Holy Spirt, to teach, counsel, comfort and chasten you so that you will grow in holiness and be more like your savior (Ephesians 4:15)
Find and attend a sound bible teaching church where you can be edified and equipped for your walk of faith by the preaching and teaching and modeling of God’s word in your local church.
Share with others what God has so graciously done for you!