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Hello Eternal Family,
The latest part in this series was Part 16: How to preach the gospel and it actually marks the end of the series. It was the last part where new knowledge or content in this series will be shared. Today I will just like to do a quick Q&A with you on the gospel of Christ Jesus. This will help to summarize some of the knowledge that has been shared so far in this series.
Roll with me.
Q. “How do I get saved?”
A. “By believing in the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Q. “What is the Gospel of Jesus Christ?”
A. “First, the Word “gospel” simply means good news. But we’ve got so many good news out there. However, not all good news can save man. Only the gospel of Jesus Christ can.”
Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 tells us what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is:
“Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel I preached to you, which you received, on which you have taken your stand 2 and by which you are being saved if you hold to the message I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 3 For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures
Let’s break that down.
The gospel is that:
- Jesus died for our sins
- He was buried
- He resurrected on the third day.
Q. “Cool! Why and how is it good news then?”
A. “It’s good news for us and it’s good news for God too. But it’s more good news for us. This is because without Jesus’s death for our sins, his burial and descends into hell for 3 days (eternity) in our place and resurrection as an assurance of a new and eternal life. You and I would be damned forever. For we have all sinned and are guilty before God (Romans 3:23 & Romans 5:12). And death is the penalty of sin. Not physical death. But spiritual death and this is eternal separation from God in hell.
But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23).
So phew! It is indeed good news for us. 🙌
And I say it is good news for God too because God loves us and it was and still is his immense desire that we return to him. The Bible says heaven rejoices over one sinner that repents (Luke 15:7).
Q. “Cool! How does this help me to get saved?”
A. “This message of the gospel saves you because it is the power of God unto salvation for ALL who BELIEVES (Romans 1:16).
All you have to do is believe that Jesus died for your sins, he was buried and rose on the third day, ascended into heaven to the presence of God once and for all and is seated at the right hand of God.
This is God’s grace to us humans.
Nothing but “believing and receiving” the grace is required of you.
Q. “Do I need to confess my sins?”
A. “Can you remember all your sins and accurately confess them all? A definite No!
Besides God is not counting your sins against you anymore. Jesus died for the sins of the WHOLE world.”
John 1:29: “The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
2 Corinthians 5:19 (Amp)
that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting people’s sins against them [but canceling them]. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation [that is, restoration to favor with God].
He is no longer counting anyone’s sins against them. Jesus died for all sins.
Does he condone and accept sin?
But he is no longer angry about it. He punished Jesus in our stead. And he can’t and won’t punish two people for the same sin. Sin is not the reason man is condemned and headed for hell.
Q. “Do I need to repent?”
A. “Yes! To repent means to change your mind. Believing the gospel can’t happen without you changing your mind about other previous beliefs or unbelief you might have.”
Q. “If God is not counting my sin against me and I don’t go to hell because of sin, why do I have to be saved by believing the gospel?”
A. “This is because NOT believing the gospel, the forgiveness of sin, the reconciliation of man to God which is unbelief is what sends man to hell.”
You are not been condemned for sin but for unbelief.
This sums it up. Read carefully. (Emphasis added).
John 3:16-18 (CSB)
“16 For God loved the world in this way: He GAVE his one and only Son so that EVERYONE who BELIEVES in him will not perish but have ETERNAL LIFE. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to SAVE the world through him. 18 Anyone who BELIEVES in him is NOT condemned, but anyone who DOES NOT BELIEVE is already condemned because he has NOT believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.”
Again, You are not been condemned for sin but for unbelief. Hence why we must be saved from condemnation by believing in Jesus Christ. By believing in his death, burial, resurrection, and ascension.
Just believe. Have faith.
Nothing else is required of you.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (CSB)
8 For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift NOT from works so that no one can boast.
The gospel saves. It’s a message of the forgiveness of sins and no condemnation and eternal life.
To be saved, just believe it.
Remember, don’t procrastinate your salvation. Your present life and more importantly your eternity depends on it.
If you got saved today by believing in the gospel. Holla at me. Share it with me.
“Lord God we thank you because of who you are. We thank you because you are God. We thank you for your love, mercy, and grace. We thank you for Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for us. We thank you for the gift of salvation that is free and irrevocable. We thank you because we know that your promises are true and you are not a liar. You have said and promised that whosoever believes in Jesus Christ shall not perish but have eternal life. Father, we have believed and so eternal life is ours. Thank you. Father, we pray that you will help us to persevere, and may you preserve (keep) us in this world and enable us to do the good works that you have created and saved us to do. Thank you, Father.”
If you got saved and you are wondering, “What next?”
We have one more part to round up this series and this is just me giving my final remarks on the series and I am already sad to end this series. But we actually never stop sharing the gospel.
Thank you so much for staying on the journey with me.
You are eternally loved.