What Is The Gospel?
Simply put, the gospel is the good news about Jesus Christ, His perfect life, death on the cross, burial, and glorious resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Through this, God has accomplished salvation—forgiveness of sin, escape from divine wrath, perfect righteousness, and eternal life for all who trust Him by faith alone. Salvation is not by good works, morality, merit, or worthiness, because all have sinned and continually fall short of God’s glory.
The gospel is not only the message by which a person becomes a Christian, but it is the reality in which every Christian must live every day of his or her life. The gospel saves, but it also empowers and motivates us to right Christian living. We are not motivated by selfish ambitions or out of guilt, but because of the love already demonstrated to us by God in the gospel. We do not strive to worship and obey God out of duty or by our own strength, but by the strength He provides by faith through the Holy Spirit.
You can experience God’s salvation and life with God today by simply repenting of (turning away from and forsaking) your sin, trusting in Christ and His work alone to save you, committing your life to following Him, and confessing Christ as the Lord of your life.
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