Man in today’s modern world has made tremendous progress in the areas of technology, medicine and the understanding of the physical world. All these developments have significantly improved the comforts and the longevity of life. Though externally there seems to be remarkable advancement, the Bible depicts a different but real condition of man. The Bible states that God’s assessment of man is that man is dead, lost, lonely and helpless in relation to God. This true state of man is a result of his rebellion and rejection of God seen in his sinful nature and actions, The Bible rightly states that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom 3:23). This condition has both present and eternal consequences. Presently man does not enjoy the peace with God or an assurance of what lies beyond life nor can he relate to God as his Father and therefore feels unloved and fearful of God. Bible also states that the wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23) and God’s judgement that follows after that (Heb 9:27), which results in eternal separation and eternal fire (Rev 20:11-15).
Is there a remedy and hope for man? Over the ages, man has been desperately trying to make his way back to God. Man knows that he is incomplete without God. In his frantic search for God, many have taken the path way of pilgrimage to holy places, personal sacrifices, good works for humanity and even ceremonial mass and rituals as a means of making himself right with God before death opens its door. Sadly but truly the Bible states that none of these will ever rectify a broken relationship with a righteous and holy God because of our indwelling sin. As sinners we stand condemned before God because the righteous justice of God demands His judgement due to our sin.
But the Gospel is the good news, which states that God has Himself, of His great love, provided a provision whereby our broken relationship with God can be rectified. God sending His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into this world is the divine provision for fallen man.
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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:16-17)
The Bible has shown thru various signs, miracles and narratives that Jesus Christ was both fully God and fully man making Him the perfect saviour for man. His brief life was not only characterised by good & miraculous deeds but by an impeccable life. For heaven itself testified saying “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased”. His unsullied life was lived with the purpose of willingly offering Himself as a sacrifice for man’s sin. He willingly gave His life to suffer and be crucified on the cross of Calvary for the judgement of our sin.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (I Peter 2:24). For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (II Cor 5:21)
The Gospel is the good news that the Lord Jesus Christ, the very Son of God bore the complete judgement for our sin as the Bible records the final words on the cross “It is finished”. Salvation and restoration is now freely available to one and all who come trusting in Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour.
The Lord Jesus Christ, having borne the judgement of our sin, and rose again from the dead now invites all to come unto Him that He might give us true rest, the enjoyment of a peaceful relationship with God eternally. Man’s legitimate response to the gracious invitation of the Lord Jesus is come to Him. Here are the ABC of coming to Christ as a sinner desiring salvation: Come Acknowledging you are a sinner before God, Believing in Christ alone as your personal saviour and Calling upon His name asking Him to save you.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Rom 10:11-13)
Here are some verses that point to the Lord Jesus Christ as man’s only saviour. If you need more information or wish to talk or hear the gospel, please feel free to email us using the contact page.
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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
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.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.