The Gospel

The Good News to Unbelievers Concerning Jesus Christ


God wants you!


The Lord is…
patient toward you, not wishing (willing) for any to perish but for all to come to repentance (a change of mind about Jesus Christ). 2PE 3:9
You were born with a problem. You were physically alive, but...
Spiritually Dead On the wrong side of a barrier Totally separated from God Helpless and hopeless to do anything to get over the barrier on your own

The Wrong Side of a Barrier

For as in Adam all die (spiritually), so also in Christ all will be made alive (spiritually). 1CO 15:22
As a result, you were born without a relationship with Jesus Christ and without eternal life.

The good news is that Jesus Christ had you personally in mind, by name, when He went to the cross...
...and every personal sin you ever commit past, present or future, was imputed to Him (credited to His account) and judged.

God (the Father) demonstrates His own love toward us (all mankind), in that while we were yet sinners (unbelievers), Christ died (as a substitute) for us.
ROM 5:8

Jesus Christ took your place on the cross.

In your condemned state at birth, you were sentenced
by God, in eternity past, to the lake of fire, because your future personal sins of disobedience and your sin nature made you unable to have fellowship with a perfect God.

Jesus Christ
stepped in to take your punishment for this crime, and voluntarily accepted the task of serving your sentence.
Now that the barrier between you and God is removed, right where you sit, right now, you can have eternal life.

Because Jesus Christ was judged for you, the door of salvation is wide open. You can walk through that door right now, right where you sit.

How do you walk through the door of salvation?

By simply believing in Jesus Christ.

Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and (everyone in) your household (who also believes). ACT 16:31
...whoever (anyone who) believes in Him (Jesus Christ) shall never perish, but have eternal life. JOH 3:16
Jesus Christ said,

"I am the way (to salvation), the truth (through the Wordof God) and the (eternal) life; no one comes to the Father, but through (believing in ) Me."

JOH 14:6

In other words, eternal life is a potential which your own soul can choose right now.

In your soul is a non-meritorious system of perception called faith…and a non-meritorious choice called believing.

In a non-meritorious system, the object of your faith and the object of your believing is given merit.

For eternal salvation, the object of your faith and your believing is Jesus Christ.

...whoever believes in Him (Jesus Christ) shall never perish, but have eternal life." JOH 3:16

Faith plus NOTHING equals salvation.

Faith alone in Christ alone is the ticket to eternal life.

You can have eternal life right where you sit, right now.

You can believe in Jesus Christ in a single moment of time, right now, and in that moment of time God provides you with forty things, including eternal life, and you have a relationship with God forever and ever.

Once you have salvation you cannot lose it.

And I give eternal life to them (believers), and they (believers) shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them (believers) out of My hand. JOH 10:28

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,// nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ROM 8:38-39

Salvation is a guarantee directly from God!

You can be saved once, for all time.

How do you become saved?

You have privacy.

Privacy means freedom.

Freedom means the option of expressing your faith in Jesus Christ for eternal life.

Right now in the privacy of your own soul, forming the sentences in thought only, you can tell God the Father that you are believing in Jesus Christ and that’s the moment of eternal life for you.
"Who(ever) (anyone who) believes in the Son, Jesus Christ has eternal life... who(ever) does not (obey the command to) believe (in Jesus Christ) shall not see (eternal) life (in heaven) but the wrath of God (everlasting life in the lake of fire) abides on him." JOH 3:36
"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved (except Jesus Christ)."
ACT 4:12

If you’ve been exposed to religion, you’ve been taught that if you are "basically a good person" or if you do some kind of work, like ‘getting baptized,’ or ‘inviting Christ into your heart’ you’ll help God save you.

There are no "works" of ANY KIND necessary for salvation.

In fact, anything you add to faith as a condition for salvation means salvation is denied.

Nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified (pronounced as saved by being given God’s Righteousness +R) by the works of the Law but through faith (alone) in Christ Jesus (alone);

…even we (who) have believed in Christ Jesus (know) we are justified by faith (alone) in (Jesus) Christ (alone), and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh (man or woman) will
be justified. GAL 2:16

For by grace you
have been saved through faith; and that (grace, faith, and salvation is) not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as
a result of works, so that no one may boast.
EPH 2:8-9
Salvation is a free gift from the grace of God.

There are NO…

…reforms or vows necessary
…changes of life required
…feeling sorry for your sins
…joining the churches
…running to the mission fields
…major financial contributions
…psychological hoops
…gimmicks

…for salvation

Right now in your soul you have faith, and that faith can be used to believe in Jesus Christ and you become the instant possessor of eternal life.

Only five little words separate you from heaven.

"Father, I believe in Christ."

When you have that five word conversation with God the Father, it is the moment of eternal life for you.

Rejecting Jesus Christ sends you to the “Lake of Fire”

"Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels.'" MAT 25:41

"So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the wicked (unbelievers) from among the righteous (believers in Christ), and will throw them into the furnace (lake) of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
MAT 13:49-50
And the devil who deceived them (unbelievers) was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, …and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. REV 20:10

You can spend eternity in the lake of fire, or you can spend eternity in relationship with the one and only eternal God, the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

What’s your choice?

 

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