Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Gospel in 60 Seconds

This could be the most important blog post you ever read.
All the bold parts are direct quotes from scripture.
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) and None is righteous… (Romans 3:10). We have all broken God’s law and deserve destruction for the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). But, …God so loved the world that he gave his only Son… (John 3:16). God the Father’s Son, Jesus Christ, who was God in the flesh-- "I and the Father are one" (Jesus, John 10:30), lived a perfect life that was …holy, innocent, unstained… (Hebrews 7:26)—he never sinned.

Then, …according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God (Acts 2:23) Jesus Christ was hung on a cross …and died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures…he was buried…he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). On the cross Jesus bore the sin of many… (Isaiah 53:12) paying the penalty for the sins of the world. Anyone who is willing to repent [turn to God away from your sin] and believe in the gospel (Mark 1:15) will be saved from everlasting torment in …the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15).

By trusting in Jesus as your Savior and submitting to him as the Lord of your life you will receive everlasting life, because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9). Saved not by your works, but by Gods mercy and grace, you will be made anew, for if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)


1 comment:

Elinor Dashwood said...

That's wonderful, Jane. I think I need to memorize it. Thank you for sharing it here!

Praise be to our wonderful Savior for loving us and giving His life for us that we might have life in Him!