What is the Gospel?
The Gospel is the GOOD NEWS that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
The Bible tells us 'All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.' God is perfect and cannot allow any sin into Heaven. We can do nothing by ourselves to gain God's favour or forgiveness. God sees all our good works as 'filthy rags'. This means we all deserve God's judgement.
However, the GOOD NEWS is that God is also a God of love. The Bible tells us “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life"(John ch.3v16). Just over two thousand years ago, God sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ into this world. He came into this world to deal with the problem of Sin. To do this He allowed men to take Him, place Him on a cross, and then God judged His Son for the sin of the world. On the cross, before Jesus died, He said 'It is finished'.
God has provided a way so we can be saved from the punishment we deserve. If we turn from our sin and come to Him in faith, believing that Jesus died for us and rose again, we can know God's forgiveness and have eternal life.