The Gospel Message
The gospel is the singularly most important communication of God to man.
In Jesus, who is God the Son, we have the revelation of God’s love and sacrifice that saves us from God's righteous judgment upon sinners.If you are not a Christian and want to know how to be forgiven of your sins and follow Christ, or are just curious to know what the Christian gospel is, then this is for you.
The Bible tells us what the gospel is in 1 Cor. 15:1-4,"Now I make known to you brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures..."
How to Get to Heaven
If you were to die today, are you sure you would go to heaven? If you could know for sure how to get to heaven, would you do what the Bible says?Here's how you can know you will go to Heaven when you die.
1. Admit that you are a sinner.
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one." (Romans 3:10)
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
Many people hope they will make it to heaven because they haven't been "too bad" and perhaps have done a lot of "good" things. The idea is that if their good outweighs the bad, they will be accepted into heaven.
Quite often people compare themselves with those who have committed terrible acts of wrong against others and think they should be allowed into heaven because they're not nearly as bad as those truly evil people.
But the Word of God says, "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." God judges us with his own perfect righteousness, and therefore "there is none righteous, no, not one."
2. Realize the penalty of sin."For the wages of sin is death." (Romans 6:23)
"Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death." (James 1:15)
Death means "separation from God," in hell, forever. How terrible, but true. Yet, God is "not willing that any should perish."
3. Accept God's provision for your sin."For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
"But God commendeth His love toward us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
"For he hath made him, who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." (II Corinthians 5:21)
Jesus Christ took your sins upon Himself and therefore paid the penalty for your sins by dying on the cross. He was buried and was raised on the third day, just as the scriptures had said he would, victorious over sin and death.
4. Personally receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
"But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." (John 1:12)
No matter where you are, or the condition of your life, you need Jesus Christ to be your Savior and Lord. You cannot effectively deal with your sins any other way. Now is the time to come to Him!
Pray to Him right now saying something like this—Lord Jesus, I need You. I admit that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. Please forgive me and come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior. In Jesus' name, Amen.