The Good News of Jesus Christ
- The Good News Foretold -
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
But he was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.
Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, and He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, and interceded for the transgressors.
- Mankind's Predicament -
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God;
Romans 3:10 - 12
As it is written, "There is none righteous, not even one; There is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; All have turned aside, together they have become useless; There is none who does Good, there is not even one";
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
- Solution Offered -
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me."
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.
That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
- The Gift -
But as many as received him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God.