What is the gospel?
It is said to be Good News, but to me that seems to be the understatement of the century.
Sin entered the world through Adam and produced a divide between God and man. Christ came into the world to pay for our punishment for sin through His death on the cross. There by bridging the gap between God and man for all who accept and believe in Him.
Paul gives the best most succinct explanation of the Gospel that I have ever heard. In 12 minutes he lays out the core of what we believe as Christians and most importantly the why. Why is this so critical? This is the most important 12 minutes you will ever spend.
Maranatha, Lord Jesus come quickly!
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In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile. He writes:
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5
What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law. But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9
Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved. It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.