The Gospel

Here are some crucial facts about God’s character that you must know:


God is perfectly holy (Revelation 15:4; Isaiah 6:3). This means that He is pure and undefiled, completely separate from all evil. Because of this, he rightly demands that those He created be holy as well (1 Peter 1:16). God cannot allow anyone into His presence that is not holy like He is, so He requires absolute perfection (Matthew 5:48).

However, all of us have sinned and fall short of His holy standards (Romans 3:10-18, 23). God gave us His Law in the Scriptures to reveal His righteous standards. Lies, hatred, covetousness, adultery, selfishness, pride, and any other sin is a violation of God’s Law and an act of rebellion against the Lord.


As the Creator of all, God is the just judge of all the earth (Psalm 50:6; Psalm 96:13). All things that have been done in public or in secret will be judged by Him (Revelation 20:11-12; Romans 2:16). Even the motives of the heart are weighed by Him (Proverbs 16:2). Because He is perfectly holy and just, He cannot overlook sin. Any sin against the infinite God requires an infinite punishment in the lake of fire (2 Thessalonians 1:9). Just as a criminal in court cannot point to good deeds to cover a crime, your good works cannot atone for sin (Romans 3:20).


But God is rich in love and mercy and has provided a way of salvation (Ephesians 2:4-5). The Son of God became a man and lived a perfect life, completely obeying the Law (John 1:14; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:5). But instead of following Jesus, humanity rejected Him had Him crucified (John 1:10-11). Yet this was the plan of God! On the cross, Jesus took our sins upon Himself and suffered God’s wrath in our place (1 Peter 2:24).

On the third day, Jesus Christ rose again from the grave, defeating death and offering eternal life (Matthew 28:5-6; John 11:25)!

So What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Jesus Christ Himself gives us the answer: repent and believe the gospel (good news) of Christ (Mark 1:15). To repent means to realize your guilt and helplessness before God and to turn away from sin, and to believe means to put your faith in Christ alone (Acts 3:19; Ephesians 2:8-9). All who come to Christ in faith are “in Christ” and therefore covered from God’s holy wrath and judgment. Instead of seeing you as a rebel, God now sees the perfection of Christ in your place and adopts you as His child (Galatians 3:26). Instead of the condemnation of hell, you receive eternal life in God’s presence. The Holy Spirit comes to dwell within all who believe, working within you to make you more like Christ (Ezekiel 36:26-27).

Do not delay! Come to Christ in faith.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We would love to speak with you and explain the gospel more fully to you.