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The Gospel Of Jesus Christ
By Grant Phillips
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is either the biggest lie ever perpetrated upon mankind or the greatest news ever told. Unfortunately, it is ignored by most and even hated by others.
The Bible, God’s holy word, tells how God’s greatest creation, man, rebelled and thereby disqualified all who would be born in the flesh from the portal of Heaven.
Adam and Eve, our original Mom and Pop were created by God, and all of us since have been born in the flesh. Adam and Eve sinned against their Creator God and all born from them since inherit their sin nature. Therefore, all are guilty before God and condemned along with Satan and the angels who rebelled against God. Through Adam and Eve a choice was made; either listen to God and obey Him or listen to Satan and rebel against God. The wrong choice was made and all of mankind is guilty before Almighty God and will be judged in the lake of fire along with Satan and his angelic followers.
Romans 3:23 – “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
Romans 6:23a – “For the wages of sin is death…”
That’s the bad news! The end of mankind! It could end right here, but it doesn’t!
God also says,
Romans 3:24-26 – “and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.”
Romans 6:23b – “but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
That’s the GOOD NEWS!!!
The bad news is eliminated for every individual that accepts the Good News of Jesus Christ. God provided through His Son Jesus the payment for all our sins against Him. All He requires of us is to come to Him through His Son. If we will do that, God will accept the redemption price Jesus paid to buy us from the slave market of sin and adopt us into His very own eternal family. By the way, what was the redemption price? It cost Jesus His own blood to purchase all those who will come to Him to be saved.
Every human being throughout history stands in the exact same spot Adam and Eve stood. A decision must be made. Do I listen to God or do I listen to the serpent (Satan)? Each of us must decide for ourselves.
Adam and Eve made a decision that affected not only them, but all who were born after them. That decision cast a black cloud over all of mankind, but only for those who refuse to accept God’s provision made for us all.
There is no black cloud hanging over my life because I made a decision to call upon Jesus to be redeemed by His precious blood. Many of you can say the same, but most are still walking on this earth with a black cloud of eternal judgment hanging over their head.
If God required good works of us, most of us would be on that bandwagon. Most people are on that path already, but God cannot and will not accept even one of our works for salvation. Why you say? We must be absolutely sinless and perfect in every way, for God to accept our works. None of us qualify. Only God qualifies, and that is why He sent Himself to pay our debt in the person of His Son Jesus.
Think about it. Mankind is under the judgment of God, but God stepped in and took the judgment He proclaimed against us, upon Himself. He provided all who will come to Him through Jesus the only way we can have fellowship with Him. He provided for us salvation. He provided for us a home with Him for eternity, and so much more. All He requires is our faith in Him. If we will use the faith He provides us, and believe in Him, He will guarantee our spiritual growth and fellowship with Him.
The entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation is all about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am reminded of Jesus’ conversation with two of His disciples on the road to Emmaus.
“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” Luke (24:27)
That includes all of the Old Testament, and obviously, all of the New Testament concerns Jesus. All of the Bible is about Jesus. It is about His Gospel. It is about Him. Why is this holy book from God being so maligned and hated today? Could it be because it is all about Jesus? Why would anyone hate Jesus? Maybe it is because Satan hates Jesus, and because Jesus makes it very, very clear that He is the ONLY way of salvation. He is the ONLY way to the Father.
If you are reading this and have not put your trust in Jesus Christ, you are at a crossroads today. Only in His Gospel will you find the Truth. Listen to Jesus words in John 8:31-32.
“To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”