THE GOSPEL (“GOOD NEWS”) OF JESUS CHRIST
1. GOD CREATED
All matter and substance is created and designed by God. Nothing has come to be, including you and me, that He did not meticulously fashion for a purpose. From the Earth, to the fish in the ocean, to the birds in the sky. From the smallest atoms and molecular patterns to the cosmos and the planets hung in them – God was and is behind it all.
In the Biblical account of creation, God created “man” last and told him to fill the Earth and subdue it. (Genesis 1:28)
2. WE FELL
The two original humans – Adam and Eve – were then deceived by Satan to disobey God (whom all good things come from) and so brought sin into the world. We are born into sin, and the condition of the human heart is dismal. Each of us participated in the mutiny our species launched against God (Romans 3:23) and so made ourselves enemies of God.
Besides being born into sin, there are well over 600 commandments in the Old Testament that we must follow to be perfect. Clearly this is impossible, and daily we fail at the standard of God, heaping the judgement we deserve on ourselves.
3. HE SAVED
4. HOW CAN YOU BE SAVED?
Does this mean morality and church can be ignored? No! But our hope for salvation is not in these things (Isaiah 57:12,) it is in a personal relationship with Jesus.If you believe Jesus is God and died for your sins, profess Him as Lord in your life and accept Him into your heart you will be saved from God’s wrath against your sin, and into eternity with Him. (Romans 10:9-10) Your sin is placed on the cross with Jesus and thereby forgiven. You will be adopted as a child of God, and what a beautiful thing that is!