The gospel is the core belief of Christianity, and is what all Christians believe to be true.
God loves us and created us to to have a personal relationship with Him. This relationship was ruined when sin came into the world. God did not originally intend for sin to be in the world. Sin can be defined as missing the perfection mark, or missing the bulls eye on a game of darts. No one can ever hit the perfection mark except for God. We can try and try but will get exhausted. Because of our sin we are unable to be in union with God. This separation from God is a problem because God loves us and His point in creating us was to know Him personally. This is why He chose to send His son Jesus. Jesus lived a perfect life and died on the cross for our sins. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 6:23. Because of our sin we deserve death, but Jesus died for us, He paid our debt. Jesus’ death is what connects us to God. We no longer have to try and reach the perfection mark, Jesus bridged the gap for us. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast” Ephesians 2:8-9. We have to accept this gift from God to be saved. Accepting Christ into our hearts means turning from our own ways (this is also called repentance which is pausing and taking a u-turn in your life and following God’s plan for your life) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive us of our sins.
The gospel has the power to change people, and once they begin following Jesus there are undeniable changes in their life that are evident of a God at work. Someone’s story of deciding to surrender their life to Christ is called a testimony. Click here to hear some powerful testimonies.