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The Gospel

Gospel Tracts

Many of our gospel tracts all have the same message. The Good News starts with the Bad News. Maybe you have seen one and that is what brought you to this page today. If you have not seen one of our tracts that is alright too because this page will tell you all about the Good News and the Bad News. 

The Gospel is the foundation of all that we stand for. There is no message more important in this entire world. It is literally a matter of life or death, heaven or hell, eternal joy, or everlasting destruction. Therefore, we exist to make the gospel known in our communities, cultural, and our world. 

To continue this presentation of the gospel in written format please continue reading. To see the video presentation of the gospel simply scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

Please notice that the video was not created by this ministry but, by another party. The video being presented for the gospel presentation was chosen because we feel it is the best video on this topic. 

What is the Gospel?

The word gospel means the teachings or revelation of Christ, which is the Good News. Our short summary of the gospel is this:

The gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ dying for the sins of the world as a sacrifice and a substitution and granting salvation to all who turn to him in faith, by applying his righteousness to them

The Good News has to begin with the Bad News

When sharing the gospel (the good news), it must start with a clear understanding of the bad news. Just as someone telling you “I have a cure for your sickness” would make no sense unless it was a doctor who first qualified that you were terminally ill, so it is with the gospel… Telling someone “you can be saved from your sins” makes no sense unless we qualify that people are sinful and in need of salvation from the consequences of their sins.

The bad news is that we are all sinful by nature and choice (Genesis 8:21; Psalm 51:5; Ephesians 2:3; Romans 3:10-23), and we all deserve the consequences of our sins, which the bible refers to as death (Romans 6:23), the Lake of Fire (Revelation 21:8), eternal fire (Matthew 25:41), outer darkness, and a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 8:12).

The Good News

Sinning against an eternally worthy God merits an eternally worthy punishment; but the good news is that God provided a way of salvation wherein we can be freed from the power and consequences of our sins. 

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

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.

2 Corinthians 5:21

Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Romans 3:25-26

 

We broke God’s law and therefore deserve the death penalty.  However, in His love, God sent His son who willingly stepped into humanity to pay our fine with His sinless blood.  God can now legally dismiss our death sentence, while still maintaining His justice.

Receiving Salvation

God extends an open invitation to all humanity to be forgiven of their sins by commanding all men everywhere to repent and to put their faith and trust in Jesus (Acts 17:30; 20:21).

Repent – this means to completely turn from everything God hates and turn to God.  Repentance is not just feeling bad and telling God that you are sorry; repentance demands a response.

For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

Hebrews 10:26-27

But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

Acts 26:20

Trust in Christ – Jesus alone is the reason we are saved.  There was nothing we could have done to make up for the sins we committed against God.  Our only chance is to put our trust and faith in a savior.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Ephesians 2:8


Jesus lived a perfect life because we could not, He offered himself as a sacrifice because he loves us.  All we are to do is receive the gift of eternal life by placing our faith in Jesus and show our faith by turning from sin.  When we do that, God gives us a new spirit with new desires and the power to resist the Devil and his temptations.

If you have never submitted your life to Christ as Lord and Savior, and you would like to receive God’s gift of eternal life, you can do so right now.

“now is the day of salvation”

(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

2 Corinthians 6:2


Confess that you are a sinner deserving hell

Believe with all your heart that Jesus can save you from hell

Repent from sin (repent means from sin, and to God)

Ask Him to give you the power to overcome sin and change you to the person he has called you to be.

You can pray something like this…

God, I confess that I have sinned against you and I deserve the penalty.  I do not want the penalty, and I believe that you paid it for me already by your sinless blood on the cross.  Jesus, I pray that you send your Spirit to live inside of me to empower me to turn from my sins and change me into the person you want me to be.

Remember, saying a prayer does not save you; repentance from sins and faith in Christ does.  Romans 10:17. says that faith comes from hearing the Word of God.  To help you continue in your faith, read the Bible (The Word of God) and obey what you read.  Find a Bible Believing Church and get connected.

Sharing Salvation

Once you have received the forgiveness your sins by repenting and putting your faith in Christ, you now have an obligation to share the gospel message with those who have not heard it.

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matthew 28:18-20

Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

2 Corinthians 5:11

To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:19-20

Notice: All scriptures from the Bible is quoted from the King James Version.

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