the message concerning Christ, the kingdom of God, and salvation - b:
one of the first four New Testament books telling of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ;
2: a selection from
one of the New Testament Gospels
3: something accepted or promoted as infallible truth
or as a guiding principle or doctrine
The word gospel simply put means "good news". Unfortunately in
this case along with the good news there is also "bad news". The bad news is that after God created man and
gave him laws to live by, man disobeyed God and committed sin (see Genesis). God who is just and holy must by His nature judge man
for his rebellion and sin. With this judgment comes punishment. The punishment is an eternity in hell wich eventually
will be thrown into a literal lake of fire where the souls of sinners will be tormented forever. This indeed is
very bad news.
Good news is that God loves every person that He as ever created and does not wish to see you condemned to such a punishment.
This is the very reason why God sent his only Son Jesus into the world that He through great suffering and sacrifice could
offer us a way to escape the coming judgement of God against sinners. The Good news is that Jesus Christ has paid for your
sin with His blood. Yes, thats correct, with His blood. Jesus willingly allowed people in this world to murder him and shed
his blood. Jesus allowed himself to be a sacrifice for you. This perfect holy blood is the only thing that could pay
the price of your sin.
So the question now becomes "How do
I get this blood of Christ to cover my sin in God's eyes?" The answer is simple and obtainable for all people. All you
have to do is recognize that you a sinner, turn away from your sins and believe in who Jesus was and what He has done.
Can this be done? Yes it can if you have faith. Simply believe and have faith. Talk to Jesus in prayer. Ask Jesus to forgive
you for the sins you have committed and tell him you want to trust him to save you from the judgement of God that will come
upon all people who live in sin. If you ask Christ for forgiveness and turn your life over to him, the bible promises us that
we will spend eternity after this life in the presence of God where we will never experience pain, suffering or heartache
ever again. Click here for more information on what and how to pray.
God by His Spirit guide and direct you in this decision.