Have you ever heard of “the Gospel”? What is the Gospel? Stay right where you are; don’t move a muscle. I’m going to explain it five different ways, simply.
Read one short explanation, at least. We invite you to read all five of them, though. Then, if you haven’t been born again and you want to do something about it, take hold of God’s free gift of salvation with The Sinner’s Prayer.
This section of Christward.net is for everybody who has never heard, understood, or believed the Gospel before. Hear and understand the simple Gospel message. And if you do believe, we have other resources for you too, starting with First Steps for New Christians.
WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
Most people, at some point, wonder about the things in life we can’t see:
- Who is God?
- What is the meaning of life?
- Why am I here?
- Is there life after death?
- Does anything matter, ultimately?
Some people dismiss these questions, but they’re important questions. Some people don’t know where to look for good answers, because there are all kinds of theories. So what is the truth?
What is the Gospel, really?
It’s the unifying theme of the entire Bible–God’s word to mankind. It’s the message of “salvation”. It’s what people are talking about when they say they’ve been “saved” or “born again”. It involves God and you, justice and judgement, sin and sacrifice, faith and forgiveness, love and eternal life, and of course, the only Savior–Jesus Christ.
THE GOSPEL IS GOOD NEWS
The Gospel can completely change your life. That’s not an exaggeration. That’s not some kind of ploy or sales pitch either. In fact, despite the claims of wolves in sheep’s clothing, the Gospel is not for sale.
Rather, it’s an announcement of the treasure that God gives freely to everyone who believes. (John 3:16)
That’s what the Gospel is: the Good News of God’s amazing free gift to people.
THE GOSPEL IS FOR ALL PEOPLE
God extends this offer to all people; that means everybody. More importantly right now, He’s offering it to you! Your eligibility doesn’t depend on anything that the world values:
Just dismiss any ideas of worthiness. None of us deserve it at all. The fact that God freely offers it to everybody is part of what makes the Good News so incredibly good.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GOSPEL
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, take this chance to learn more. Please give me just a few minutes of your time. This awesome, life-saving, unlike-anything-else-ever Gospel is simple. Yet one cannot overstate its importance.
There is only one true Gospel but many ways to explain it. So each of the next five pages provides a slightly different Gospel presentation. All of them are clear and concise.
What is the Gospel? Click on the links below or in the sidebar to find out. Meanwhile, you’ll discover answers to all of those questions we mentioned earlier too.
- The Romans Road – A few verses from the Book of Romans show the way to salvation.
- ABC Salvation – God’s plan of salvation is as simple as ABC.
- 4 Steps to Peace with God – God loves His enemies, including you; peace is possible.
- John 3:16 – One Bible verse captures the essence of the Gospel.
- G.O.S.P.E.L. Acronym – Learn what it means by looking at its letters.
- The Sinner’s Prayer – If you believe the Gospel, pray to God right now!