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A Concise Gospel

The Gospel begins with the fact that the saviour of humanity, whose name is Jesus Christ, was born of a virgin so as to redeem us. Why? Mankind was hopeless and lost in every way, as they were all dead in their sins. Now, justice demands that he who sins against God must be punished by death. However, Christ lovingly died to suffer the penalty for our sins. To show that God the Father accepted Jesus' sacrifice, he was later risen from the dead ─ symbolising triumphant victory over sin and death. He did this and now it is possible for men to be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus' death, which is granted by God's grace alone. His yoke is easy and his burdens are light. But why can it be so easy? Doesn’t it require good works from our part? No! because we have absolutely nothing to boast about. It was Christ and his work and his blood that takes away sin. As humans, we are plagued with sin and so anything we do without Christ is like filthy rags to God. You were hostile to God and couldn’t please him and behaved like children of wrath, deserving death. But God, being rich in mercy, have spared you long enough to read this message.

If you believe that Christ is Lord and Saviour, you will be saved. Do not forget that Christ is almighty God Himself, supreme and sovereign over everything from the depths of the Mariana Trench to the heights of Mount Everest. He is the very creator of heaven and earth. Indeed, this Lord of the universe humbled himself and died on the cross, all due to his love for us! So, ask God to forgive your sins (both now and in the future) and believe on Christ. For those in Christ Jesus, there is no condemnation. They have been saved by His grace, made righteous by faith in Christ, and are assured eternal life. Anyone who has faith will have peace with God. For only Christ will allow you into the wedding feast and those who don’t enter it will go to a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth. So, draw near to Christ and be born again.

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