The Gospel according to Jesus
The gospel is Greek for “good news.” But, why is it good news? In the Bible we learn that God is absolute and never changing. This means that he cannot improve in his Majesty, glory, and wonder. Because he is absolute and unchanging, the standards of holiness and perfection are also absolute. Since God is not self-contradictory. He cannot lie, steal, or bear false witness. He is perfect. Therefore, the standard of righteousness is also perfect. For example, lying is wrong because it is against God’s holy and absolute perfection. Anyone who lies, as an example, has offended an infinitely holy God. The consequence is judgment.
This judgment is necessary because if God did not punish those who broke His law, then he is not dealing with the problem of sin and rebellion. If he does not deal with it, then he is approving of it since he is letting it go unpunished. This is wrong. Therefore, all sin must be dealt with.
Because all of us have sinned, all of us have either lied, or stolen, etc., we have all done something against the true God. That is why there is a natural and proper judgment abiding upon all of us. That is the bad news.
The good news is that Jesus, who is God in flesh, lived the righteous law of God perfectly. He never sinned. When Jesus was nailed to the cross, our sins were “put upon him”. In other words, they were given to him and he died with them (1 Pet. 2:24; 2 Cor. 5:21). He did what we could not do. He was able to fulfill the perfect law of God where we could not.
The good news is that if you trust what Christ has done on the cross for our deliverance from God’s righteous judgment, then you can escape the judgment and enjoy eternal fellowship with God. There is no reincarnation. There is no karma. There is no Summerland. There is only eternity, and eternity is a long time to be wrong.
Isn’t it best to trust the one who claimed to be divine, proved his divinity, performed miraculous deeds, and rose from the dead rather than trusting spells and incantations whose source cannot be verified?
Jesus does not lie. Please trust in him and ask Jesus to forgive your sins and to show you the true path. After all, Jesus said
“I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father but by me,” (John 14:6).
If Jesus is the way just as he said he was, then He is THE only true path.