What is the Gospel?

Gospel literally means “good news.” It is the message of good news that man can finally be reconciled and no longer separated from God. While these concepts are incredibly rich and can individually have whole articles written on them, the gospel is simple and straightforward.

  1. God is holy (1 John 1:5) and must judge sin (Nahum 1:3). His standard is perfection (Matthew 5:48).
  2. Man is sinful (Romans 3:10,23) and cannot be right with God by works (Ephesians 2:8-9). The penalty for sin is death (Romans 6:23) and eternal judgment (Isaiah 66:24).
  3. In God’s love, Jesus—100% God and man (Colossians 2:9)—came to live a sinless life and was crucified to cover the sins of those who believe in him (Hebrews 9:28) and rise again defeating death (1 Corinthians 15:4).
  4. In response to Christ’s sacrifice, those who show true belief turn away from their sin in repentance and turn to God seeking to obey him (Romans 10:9).

Helpful Booklets for Further Understanding:

What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert

The Gospel Primer by Milton Vincent

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