"Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
Mark 1: 14-15 (NKJV)
The True Gospel
The word Gospel simply means "Good News" and followers of Christ are commanded to go and proclaim it to all people! However, before you hear what this good news is, please allow me to share the really bad news first so that you will be better able to appreciate the True Gospel, and know what is at stake!
The Bible says, "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). It also says, "And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give an account." (Hebrews 4:13). You see, sin separates you from God and it will lead to eternal death...not heaven! God's Word is so very clear...."the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23)
First, you will die physically due to inherited sin, afterward you will stand before Jesus to be judged. If His judgment finds you unworthy then you will be thrown into the "lake of fire" where you will perish, that is, to be eternally separated from God and Christ. So the bad news is that God's wrath is upon you NOW, due to your sins! However, God really loves you and desires something better for you. What? Here is where the True Gospel or GOOD NEWS come in!
Because of your sinfulness, Jesus was sent to the cross (shed His blood for the remission of ALL sin), was put to death (God's will), was buried, and then rose again in 3 days to defeat death! "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him (Jesus) should not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16
He showed us God's Kingdom to come, how to love God, and how to love each other. He alone could overcome the world (Satan) and provide eternal life for those who will seek after Him. God, in His love (a one time act through Christ) has made a way for us to be forgiven of our sins and gain eternal life with Him! In order to possess this eternal life that God's Word promises you NEED to know that only TWO easy steps are required of you:
1. Repent...or to change your mind regarding your sin and turn to God'. - Luke 13:3
2. Believe...in Jesus and trust in His finished work on the cross for the remission of ALL SIN. - John 3:16
God will instantly know when these two decisions have been made from your heart, and will start a regenerative process within you by means of the Holy Spirit. This is what will follow:
* You will be born of God's spirit. When this "spiritual birth" (regeneration) happens, He will give you a new heart and mind to then serve Him. - John 3
* When you are born of God you will desire to obey Him and to live holy in all your ways. - 1 Peter 1:15 / Heb 5:9 / Heb 12:14
* You will desire to keep clinging to Christ by means of this Gospel Message and will want to endure to the end of your physical life. - 1 Corinthians 15
This True Gospel is not just a religious action! No, it changes your entire life and you NO LONGER will live for yourself but will live to serve God alone. Jesus said you "must worship God in spirit and truth." - John 4:24 So you must be born of His spirit and you must seek Him in truth.
Does your pastor preach this True Gospel that saves you? Or, are you blindly following man-made traditions that are deceiving you? "Beware unless any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." - Colossians 2:8.
Religion cannot save you nor can being good. God's wrath remains upon all those who die and have NOT been born of God. The worlds religions are full of the false gospels of men. Test your own faith and gospel to God's Word so that you won't perish into eternity. "Not everyone that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but only he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven." - Matt 7.21
Those truly in Christ are changed people who live holy and no longer conform to this fallen worlds ways. Scripture tells us "...you must be holy in every aspect of your lives, just as the one who called you is holy." - 1 Peter 1:15
They avoid partaking of the world's sinful culture, but they do GO and proclaim the gospel into the world and call others out of it. "Don't be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can understand what God’s will is—what is good and pleasing and mature." (Romans 12:2) "Don’t love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in them." - 1 John 2:15
Knowing God is about trusting in him. "The LORD is good. A stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him." - Nahum 1:7 (NKJV) "After he had been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for everyone who obeys him." - Hebrews 5:9 Warning: In Matthew 7 Jesus speaks of a narrow road that few will find. Are you on it?
Please know that I do not belong to any religious organization, nor do I sell any thing of God or take money from anyone. I only want to proclaim the "True Gospel" to as many of my neighbors as I can because these "last days" are wicked. I would encourage you to "prove all things" that are said on this website. - 1 Thess. 5:21
Christ will return to save all who belong to him (Hebrews 9:28) and the rest will be judged and will perish in eternal death...."taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ." - 2 Thess. 1:8
Please consider your sin problem and the GOSPEL or "Good News", which is God's offer to you. Please do not put this off but act upon it today; while you still have time! This is NOT complicated...