What is the Gospel?

In the beginning, God created everything and it was good. Humanity was the pinnacle of God’s good creation, but the story quickly became tragic.
Through Adam and Eve, all of humanity entered into rebellion against their Creator God and His perfect, loving, law. Because of this fall of mankind, all people are now living as enemies of the true King by both their nature and by their personal choices.

But, the reality of this bad news is met with the message of Jesus Christ. The word “Gospel” literally means “Good News” and that is what the news about Jesus Christ is! The Gospel is the message of God the Son taking on human flesh. As Jesus Christ, He lived perfectly, died in the place of sinners, was raised from the dead in power, and ascended to the right hand of God the Father in glory.

The events of the crucifixion and resurrection are the heart of the Gospel. Jesus died for the sins of people like us, in our place, taking the punishment that we deserve. His death satisfied the demands of God’s holy justice and appeases His holy wrath. At the same time, it demonstrates God’s amazing love and His incredible grace.

There is no other way of salvation from sin. He is the only hope for mankind. The way to peace with God, forgiveness of sins, and an eternity of life and joy is through placing faith in Christ and His grace alone. That means to trust completely in Jesus and His completed work, not relying on our own actions or any method or external item to save us. God saves, by His grace, those who have faith in Jesus Christ as their only hope.