What is the Gospel?
The word gospel simply means "good news". The central message of the Bible is the gospel, or good news, about the person and work of Jesus Christ.
THIS IS THE GOSPEL
God created the earth, and man to rule over the rest of creation while enjoying a perfect relationship with his Creator.
However, our first parents, Adam and Eve sinned against God, and this rebellion resulted in sin entering the world, this sin nature and culpability being passed to all subsequent generations, and the inevitability of death and eternal separation from God.
The Old Testament speaks of God's holiness, our sin, and God’s grace. The Old Testament Scriptures point to Jesus as the promised instrument of God’s gracious salvation.
The New Testament tells of Jesus, the Son of God who came to earth with two complete natures: fully God and fully man at the same time. After living a sinless life, Jesus paid the atonement price for our sin as our substitution sacrifice on the cross at Calvary. His death appeased God’s wrath toward sin, and secured for us the forgiveness of our sins, salvation from sin’s death sentence, and a reconciled relationship with God the Father.
God the Father raised Jesus from the dead three days later, conquering sin and the finality of death.
All whom God has called are saved when they believe and surrender in devotion to Jesus, thus enjoying the indwelling of the God the Holy Spirit while awaiting the final culmination of God's eternal plan for restoring His creation and His beloved children to Himself forever.
We are saved by God's grace through the response of our faith. The gospel is not about what we have to do to be saved, but what Jesus has already done on our behalf, to the glory of God.