The Good News
Have you been wondering what the Gospel, or Good news, is all about? Perhaps you were given one of my cards and ended up here. I promise, I won’t take up much time explaining this, so please keep reading.
It all started with creation. Genesis 1:1 says “In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth.” After that, God spent 6 days creating everything. That includes people like you and me. God set Adam and Eve in His perfect garden on a perfect Earth with only one thing that was off limits. That was just one tree. Unfortunately, Satan tempted Adam and Eve, and they ate off the forbidden fruit, and sin entered the world. The perfect world was now and imperfect world.
This is where brokenness started. This brokenness is what has brought all kinds of sickness, pain, suffering, and turmoil into the world. All of us are sinners. There hasn’t been a single person in the history of the world that was perfect (Romans 3:23). Because of this sin, we must pay the price for what we’ve done, and that price is death (Romans 6:23). This death ultimately destined us for a place called Hell. A place in which the Bible tells us is a place of darkness, fire, and eternal suffering. But thanks to the good news, we have a way to escape Hell.
Jesus came to this Earth fully God, but also fully man, to pay that ultimate price for us so that we may have eternal life (John 3:16-17). This is called salvation. Romans 10:9:10 tells us that we need to confess our sins, believe that Jesus rose from the dead, and we will be saved. Romans 10:13 says For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
When you accept Jesus Christ as your savior, leave your sinful ways behind, it doesn’t mean you won’t sin again. It also doesn’t give you a free pass to continue sinning willfully. What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit living inside you helping you and convicting you throughout your entire life.
Sanctification is a big word process of growing you further away from your old self, and closer to God. This doesn’t mean you have to give up everything you have and abandon your hobbies. What it means is God is going to help you shed that part of your life that pulls you away from Him. He’s going to grow you and shape you and help you become the follower of Christ that your heart will desire.
Are you ready?
Are you ready to accept Christ? Do you have more questions? Accepting Christ is as easy as praying to Him, confessing your sins, acknowledging your belief in Jesus, and asking Him to come into your life and save you. Then after that, “taking up your cross” (or, asking God to help you carry your burdens through life), and let Him be your tour guide throughout life.
Do you still have questions? Please e-mail me at email@example.com and I would be happy to help you further.