THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
I am now going to share with you the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us that
i. We are born sinners. Read Rom 3.23. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Read also Rom 3.12.)
ii. The Bible says the wages (the result) of sin is death, Rom 6.23. “The soul that sins shall die.” Ezek 18.4b.
iii. Heb 9.27 tells us that after death (physical death) there is judgment – judgment by God! Then unrepentant sinners will be cast into the lake of fire which is the second death, Rev 20.14.
iv. However, God in His infinite mercy does not want any one in the world to perish. 1 Tim 2.4; 2 Pet 3.9; Ezek 33.11. Since the penalty of sin has to be paid (God is a just God, a God of righteousness, a holy God who condemns the guilty), God bore that penalty Himself (through His beloved Son who bore the punishment for sin on the Cross).
So the Bible says, in Rom 5.8, “God demonstrated His love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Gal 3.13 goes further by saying that Christ became a curse for us; He bore the curse and punishment for sin, on the Cross of Calvary. (The crown of thorns speaks of the curse, for thorns are a symbol of the curse.)
1 Pet 1.19 says we have been redeemed (from sin, Satan and death) by the precious incorruptible blood of Jesus Christ. Eph 1.7 says, “In Him (Christ) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”
2 Cor 5.21 says, “Christ became sin for us so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” A divine transaction took place when we believed in Christ dying for our sins on the Cross: He took our sins and gave us divine righteousness. That means, no one can accuse us or lay a charge against us; we are completely acquitted by the Heavenly Court. We are clothed in His righteousness, which means we are completely justified – i.e. ‘just as if I have never sinned’.
v. Since Christ paid the debt of my sin on the Cross, and not only my debt, but the debt of sin of the whole world (read 1 John 2.2), and since His sacrifice on Calvary was accepted by the Father (which is why He rose again from the dead; read Rom 4.25) – God now offers salvation from sin as a free gift of His grace to all mankind. That is the Gospel. “For by grace are ye saved through faith, and not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” Eph 2.8
vi. Christ did everything for our salvation (complete deliverance from sin and not only deliverance, but also being clothed with His righteousness – which means eternal salvation, and eternal security). We must accept Him and His sacrifice on the Cross for our sins. The gift is offered (salvation; Christ Himself). We can either accept Christ or reject Christ. Read John 1.12. “As many as received Him, to those who believed in His name, to them He gave the right to become children of God.”
Dear friend, I have given you the gospel in simple terms, easily understood. You must believe that the Bible is the Word of God – that it is inerrant, infallible, faithful and true. This is God’s Word, and the greatest truth contained in God’s Word is the truth of salvation by grace. Are you going to believe the truth? Are you going to accept Christ as your personal Saviour? Do you believe in His sacrifice on Calvary for the sin of the whole world (John 1.29)? What prevents you from believing? Come just as your are – a vile and wretched sinner – and accept that sacrifice, accept Christ as the Saviour of the world (John 4.42) and your own personal Saviour. Believe that there is power, wonder-working power in the Blood of Jesus Christ (1 John 1.7; Rev 12.11; Heb 9.14). I tell you that your whole life will be transformed, and you will experience divine peace, divine joy, eternal life, the power of resurrection, and – best of all – the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, will come and dwell in you and you will have the inner witness that you are now the child of God.
I received Christ as my personal Saviour and my Lord and my God 27 years ago. Will you now read this entire post, read all the Bible verses that are given, believe in God’s Word (the Word of Truth) and become God’s child, eternally saved, eternally secure? I may add that if you reject the gift of grace, then only judgment awaits you – and if you care to read the Book of Revelation, you will know what a terrible judgment that is! You have a choice before you – life or death. Eternal life is in Jesus Christ; choose Him as your Saviour. Do it now in all humility and brokenness! May the Spirit of God convict you of your great need for salvation! May the Holy Spirit bring you to the Cross! May you receive the blessed gift of eternal salvation this very day as you (with a humble and contrite heart) finish reading this post!
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