The gospel is the joyful message from God that leads us to salvation.
God is is our Creator. He is loving, holy, and just. One day he will execute perfect justice against all sin.
People are made in the image of God. We are beautiful and amazing creatures with dignity, worth, and value. But through our wilful, sinful rebellion against God we have turned from being his children to his enemies. Still, all people have the capacity to be in a restored loving relationship with the living God.
Christ is the Son of God, whose sinless life gave him the ability to become the perfect sacrifice. Through his death on the cross, he ransomed sinful people. Christ's death paid for the sins of all who come to him in faith. Christ's resurrection from the dead is the ultimate vindication of the truth of these claims.
The response God requires from us is to acknowledge our sin, repent, and believe in Christ. So we turn from sin, especially the sin of unbelief, and turn to God in faith with the understanding that we will follow him the rest of our days.
*Taken from Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus by J. Mack Stiles
To aid you in your consideration of the gospel, we offer a link to a multimedia presentation of this message from Matthias Media entitled Two Ways to Live. It is our hope that this presentation answers your questions about God and His claim on your life. Are you a repentant believer in Jesus? Or are you a dispassionate witness to a crime your own sin helped commit? Remember, your soul will live forever. Are you ready for eternity?