For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17
What Is The Gospel?
The just and gracious God of the universe looked upon hopelessly sinful people and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, to bear His wrath against sin on the cross and to show His power over sin in the resurrection so that all who turn and trust in Him will be reconciled to God forever.
A biblical presentation and a biblical response to the Gospel includes five key elements. These five key biblical elements are:
The Character of God
The Sinfulness of Man
The Sufficiency of Christ
The Necessity of Faith
The Urgency of Eternity
At Peace With God
God is Holy—with a Pure Absolute, Incomprehensible, Infinite Holiness that is His alone! He lives in unapproachable light—in majestic Holiness, Purity and Glory that knows no bounds.
Unlike us, God is Good. Perfect in transcendent Omniscience, Wisdom, Justice and Love. We were created for fellowship with God. But, we have all sinned and separated ourselves from God and placed ourselves under His righteous judgment.
God's justice requires payment for our sin for God to remain just, righteous, and holy. That payment is separation from God's presence in the darkness, and torment of Hell for all eternity, prepared for Satan and his demons.
But God—in His great love for us sent His perfect Holy Son to die as the payment for our sin. Unto us a child was born, unto us a Son was given as a sacrificial lamb to die that we may live.
By raising Jesus from the dead, God displayed His full acceptance of the substitutionary payment. God now commands all mankind to repent of our sin and place our faith (trust) in His Son Jesus. When we repent and place our faith in Jesus we are forgiven!
That's the whole reason for The Cross, God's Good News! His Son's death in our place for our sin. It's called love.
There's a cost in following Christ
If Indeed—God performs a miracle in your life and saves you, the proof will be a transformation of your whole life.
You'll begin to love things you once ignored or even hated, and find yourself beginning to hate some of the things you once loved. You will know that you are now His child, His personal work of love and kindness.
By grace, there will be progress toward Christlikeness. Congrats!
So be ready! There is a cost for following Christ. Sometimes the cost is everything you have, but it's worth it!
The decision is all yours. If indeed, God is truly working in your heart—
follow the light home!
If not, pray earnestly God will change your heart. You can make a lot of mistakes in life and get by, but this is the one you do not want to make.
God Loves You!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Ask Him to save you.
Dear God, please forgive me.
I know I’m a sinner, and that my sin is against you. I believe Jesus Christ is your Son. I believe He died for my sin, in my place, and I believe you raised Him from the dead back to life. I am asking you now to please forgive me for my sin. I'm sorry, I didn't know. That's not true, I did. Always have.
Lord, I want to start over, with a new life, clean and forgiven. I want to trust you as my Savior, and follow Jesus as my Lord from now on. Please help me to do that. Help me, so that it will be a reality in my life. Please guide my life, and help me to know and understand what all this means, and how best to do what you want me to do, and live in a way that honors you.
God, please give me your peace and help me, for the sake of your Son. Amen.
Believe on The Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and your household.