The word gospel comes from the term good news, and means the teaching or revelation of Christ. The heart of the message can be summarized in one remarkable verse of Scripture:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16
This is the most important and wonderful message ever proclaimed! But to truly appreciate its incredible significance, one must first begin to realize the greater picture.
We are spiritual beings in bodily form – made in the image of our Creator. Our special purpose in life extends far beyond gaining just the things and experiences of this material world.
There’s a much greater existence for us in store, much like our world today, only unimaginably more marvelous, and with no more suffering, iniquity, or death! The trouble however, is that we are all born lost in sin, and in danger of eternal damnation.
We only get a single short time here – then judgment. But God is not willing that even one of his children should perish. What is his ultimate solution? and how can we rest assured in our heavenly salvation and inheritance in his glorious kingdom to come?
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” – Jeremiah 29:11
Examine with us today an overview of the key aspects of the Gospel Message of Christ, as we reason upon some of the profound questions of life, and navigate the Scriptures for answers.