In order to understand the Good News of the Gospel, we must first understand the bad news that all human beings (except Jesus) are sinners by nature and by choice (Romans 3:10-20, Ephesians 2:1-3). As such, every person rightfully deserve to spend eternity in hell (Revelation 20:15).
God, to rescue us from His own wrath, came to earth in the Person of Jesus Christ and shed His innocent blood on the cross to atone for the sins of all who trust in Him (1 John 4:9-10, John 3:16). But He rose again, displaying His victory over sin and death (1 Corinthians 15:20-26).
The Lord calls us to respond to His death, burial and resurrection by turning from sin (Acts 2:38) and by placing our faith in Him (Romans 10:9). Jesus bore all of God’s wrath on the cross so that we could be considered righteous (Romans 5:6-11). Please apply His sacrifice to your life today!
Pastor Steve Lawson gave an amazing presentation of the Gospel at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley California, which was captured on this YouTube video. I beg you to watch it, and to turn to Jesus Christ as your only hope of salvation.
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Two solid preachers that I love…
if you don’t sin Jesus died for nothing. isn’t that right?
The Bible says that all of us have sinned. Jesus died because it was absolutely necessary. But those who deny their sin cannot receive His forgiveness and grace. If you need help understanding your sinful condition, go to Youtube and watch some videos by Ray Comfort — then prayerfully examine whether or not you need a Savior. I pray that the Holy Spirit will help you understand that truth of the Gospel.
I stopped reading partway. Anyone who thinks God came to save us from HIMSELF (and/or His “wrath”) has such a fundamentally flawed idea of who God is, the rest of their theology is little short of toxic.
Can you give scriptural substantiation for your objection? While my Comment Policy welcomes dissenting views, please remember that it asks for those views to be backed up with Scripture quoted in context. I am by no means above correction. but that correction must come from God’s Word. Thanks in advance for your willingness to help me understand where I’m wrong.