The Gospel is the Good News that Jesus came to earth, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and rose again as man's substitute for sin. In so doing, Jesus paid man's sin debt and appease the wrath of God upon all those who personally put their faith in Jesus as Savior. Do you know Christ as Savior? Consider the following:
Eternal Life in Heaven is a Free Gift!
God tells us in His Word that we are all sinners. As hard as we may try to live good, moral lives, even one wrong-doing, such as a lie or bad thought, separates us from God. No one is capable of getting into heaven on his or her own merits.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. (Romans 3:10)
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
A gift is “something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation.” It is entirely free and cannot be paid for or earned with good works.
Though we are sentenced to death and hell because of sin, God in His great love for us, sent Jesus to die in our place.. By dying on the cross and rising from the dead three days later, Jesus paid the full price of sin and proved He is the Son of God. Because He laid down His life for us, Jesus is able to freely give eternal life to whoever believes in Him!
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. (1 Peter 1:18-19)
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)
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved... (Acts 16:31)
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. (John 6:47)
Do you believe Jesus is the Son of God who paid the price of sin for you? Have you personally placed your faith in Christ as your Savior? If so, the gift of salvation is yours! You can be sure of that!
There is no way salvation can be lost. All who are born again are kept by God the Father (Jude 1; John 10:28). If anyone who came to faith in Jesus Christ ever lost his salvation, Jesus would’ve failed on His promises. Christ’s eternal gift will never fail.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst…All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. (John 6:35, 37-39)
The sacrifice Christ made on the cross was sufficient for all sins past, present and future (Hebrews 10). We are sealed by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30). Jesus Christ will always be your Savior. No matter how often you fail, no matter how far you may stray, He will not lose even one who has trusted in Him.
If God be for us, who can be against us?…For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:31, 38–39)
Are good works necessary for assurance?
Righteous living is not a co-condition for salvation, nor is it an accurate method for finding assurance. Knowing that you have eternal life rests squarely on what God did for us in sending His Son Jesus Christ! Never look to your own accomplishments, strength and worthiness to gain confidence about your eternity. Keep your eyes on Christ! Trust God’s Word, and you will have full assurance and peace.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9).
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. (1 John 5:10-11)
If I am saved, will my life on earth be better?
Tragic things can and do happen to God’s children. The apostle Paul is one example of a godly believer who suffered much. Jesus Christ Himself left an example of suffering (1 Peter 2:21). Circumstances of life can change in an instant. One moment we may feel like we’re on top of the world, and the next moment the world is crushing us! You must not use difficult situations in life to evaluate whether or not you’re saved. Focus on Christ and His tremendous sacrifice, remembering the price is paid. Never allow your trials to stir up doubt of His love. He will never leave you. Joy and peace are found when resting in Him!
...In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” (Psalm 91:4)
Do you know Jesus as your Savior? If not, why not pray right now and and ask God to forgive you of your sin by confessing from your heart? Remember, good works and prayer cannot save you from sin. You must believe with all your heart that Jesus died and rose from the dead for you.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10)
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)
If you called out to God through Jesus Christ and believed in your heart that He is your Savior, would you please let us know? We would like to pray with you, and help you find a Bible-preaching church that can disciple you to grow in your new Christian faith.