The Gospel

 
 
THE PROBLEM
 
Genesis 1:31 “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
 
Originally, God created the earth in perfection , and the first man and woman (Adam and Eve) were able to completely enjoy life on earth, without the suffering, pain, evil, and death that we experience today.
 
Romans 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”
 
Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”
 
The Bible tells us that “it is appointed unto men once to die” because “all have sinned” 
However, when Adam and Eve disobeyed God (Genesis 3:6), they began to experience the effects of sin that God warned them about – namely, suffering and death (Genesis 2:15-17; 3:16-19).  God’s Word tells us that every human since Adam has been born a sinner (Romans 3:10, 23), and reaped its resulting consequences of eternal death (Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15).
 
THE SOLUTION
The “good news” (i.e., the gospel – Romans 1:16) of God’s Word is that a “second Adam” has provided salvation for us from sin and death (Genesis 3:15; Romans 5:12-21; I Corinthians 15:45).  God Himself came to earth in the person of Jesus Christ to live a perfect life, to die for our sin in our place, and to rise from the dead, defeating death so that we might be given His perfection and life (II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 3:18).

 

THE INVITATION

The Bible says that if you choose to turn away from your sin and trust in Him alone as the only One who can save you from your real eternal predicament, God will forgive your sin and grant you eternal life with Him (John 3:16).  And so, God lovingly extends to you this hope: “if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9; Acts 4:12).
 
Additional Reading
 

“done” by: Cary Schmidt – What Most Religions Don’t Tell You About the Bible

The small book below is a short read and it’s the authors free gift to you. Will you take a moment to explore the great news of the Bible that most religions completely ignore? It’s a subject that has eternal implications and it’s worth taking a few moments to consider. For your FREE! audio version or ebook go to http://caryschmidt.com/free-ebook-done/
 
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