What is the Gospel ?
The most important question you’ll ever answer is how can sinners get in right standing with a Holy God? Since Adam and Eve disobeyed God in Genesis all of humanity has been separated from fellowship with God the Father and have a debt that must be repaid. The bible states that the “wages of sin is death,” and that “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” Since man committed sin only man can atone for sin. In Romans 3 the word of God also states, “there is no one righteous, no not one,” and that, “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
God requires a perfect sacrifice in order to forgive our sin. Are you or do you know anyone who is perfect? Since none of us are righteous or perfect there is nothing we can do or offer God that can appease His just and righteous wrath.
How do you plan on repaying Him for your debt? The word states that the Lord has appointed a day where He will judge the world in righteousness. If your sin debt has not been forgiven then you will be found guilty when you stand before Him. So what do you plan on doing?
The harsh reality is there is nothing you can do. That is the bad news, but we praise God that He gave us an escape from His wrath through His son Jesus Christ. The word states, “For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” Christ suffered God’s WRATH that we deserve, so that we could have His forgiving GRACE! How did Jesus do it?
Jesus took on flesh, came to earth, lived the perfect life, was crucified, died, and rose again on the third day. In perfect subjection to the Father, Jesus died for the sins of those who would trust that He died for their sins. The bible demands that we repent and believe the Gospel.
What will you do? Will you repent, turn from your sin and trust Christ for His righteousness? Or will you face the Judge with your own righteousness? Scripture References: Genesis 3, Romans 6: 23, Hebrews 9: 22, Hebrews 9-10, Acts 17: 30-31, 2 Corinthians 5: 21, Ephesians 2: 1-10, Mark 1: 14-15, John 14: 6