Have you heard the term “Gospel” and wondered what that means exactly? Here’s what the Gospel is if you’ve never heard it or have never heard it clearly:
Being unable to save ourselves from the impending wrath of God, we humans are up an eternal creek without a paddle. No good deeds we could hypothetically do can outweigh the long list of sins we’ve committed. And God must indeed punish sins to satisfy his own righteous standards.
How then shall we escape this wrath we have due us?
The answer is this: God the Father is also gracious as well as just. And so he sent God the Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to be conceived of the Holy Ghost, born of a virgin, to live the perfect life we should’ve lived and to die a death that we deserve. Over a lifetime of perfect obedience, Christ Jesus earned righteousness in the place of unrighteous sinners. And then, he was placed upon the cross and suffered under the wrath of God *also* in the place of unrighteous sinners, dying on our behalf.
Through this payment made by Jesus in his own blood, God’s wrath is satisfied. At the same time, all who believe in Jesus will be made right with God, not by our work, but by faith in Jesus’ work.
Proving that his deity was real and his sacrifice was accepted, Jesus rose again from the dead on the third day. Jesus now sits at the right hand of God, making intercession for sinners like us.
And if you believe that Gospel, you should repent of your sins and be baptized in the name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
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