WHAT IS THE REAL GOSPEL OF CHRIST ?
Oct 12, 2008
What is the true Gospel of Jesus Christ? Many would say that God is way off somewhere separated from His creation and distant from all of humanity. They would say that the Gospel is that we are lost souls but that Jesus came and paid the price for all of us and that IF we would only repent and accept Jesus into our life followed by living a holy and righteous life then we would then be saved and "go to heaven" when we die.
Does that sound familiar? Is that somewhat close to the "gospel" you have heard? Well it may sound plausible but it is NOT the Gospel!
The Gospel, or Good News, is that the Triune God decided to create humans to live physical lives, be adopted into His life, and live with Him forever.( Ephesians 1:3-14). The Triune God determined this plan and also determined that NOTHING was going to deter it. When Adam sinned, Jesus had to take care of the problem of sin, in effect, undoing what Adam did to all of humanity. Adam brought the death penalty upon everyone. ( I Corinthians 15:22.)BUT, in Jesus all are made alive. Same verse.
What all was implicated in the fall of Adam is now implicated in the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ--the second Adam. No one stands outside of the love and loving embrace of the Triune God, for, in Christ, ALL things are reconciled to the Father.( Colossians 1:19-21).
Jesus accepts us into His life. We belong to the Father and have from the foundation of the world. All sin is taken care of in Jesus.(Ephesians 1:3-14; Revelation 13:8; I John 2:2; John 3:16-17).
The Gospel or Good News is simply that the Triune God loves us and has adopted us and included us into His life through Jesus by the Spirit. We did not have anything to do with the process. We did not make it happen and we can not make it un-happen. We do, however, have the opportunity to BELIEVE it. God is FOR us. He loves us. He wants us. We are His children He always wanted. He even LIKES us!
The Triune God has all the power to make this a reality for everyone. All we have to do is to realize Who Jesus is and what He has done for all of us and accept it and believe it.
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This all involves and INCLUDES YOU. You need to know it!