Have you ever wondered what the gospel is all about? Are you a new Christian or believer who seeks to know about the gospel of Jesus and what it really entails? You might be startled by the answer, which is double in nature. The gospel of Jesus Christ is God’s plan for the world’s salvation. Because of the centrality of Jesus Christ’s Atonement in this framework, it is known as the gospel of Jesus Christ. Keep on reading to find out more about the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Meaning of the Gospel?
The word gospel is translated from the Greek word euangelion, which means “Good News.” Frequently, various writers in the new testament use the gospel to symbolize salvation, or freedom from sin, brokenness, and separation from God. The gospel is referred to as, “The Good News” because it reveals the substitutionary work, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
What is the Gospel of Jesus?
The gospel of Jesus is the good news that saves men from the devil, sins, themselves, and the world. A person’s response to this news will influence where they will spend the rest of their life. Thus the gospel of Jesus is the broadcasted news that frees men from the penalty of their Adamic nature. The gospel of Jesus is the power to be alive in Christ and dead to sin. It is the gospel of Jesus that saves and transforms men to become more like Jesus. Choosing to accept the gospel of Jesus is accepting the life of God (Romans 10:13).
Why The Gospel Matters
Due to the sin of the first man (Adam), humankind has been under the condemnation of God (Romans 5:12). However, the penalty for sin is death, followed by an eternity of torment in hell. The second death is the eternal separation from God, as revealed in the book of Revelation 20:14–15. So, the reason why the gospel matters are because the gospel tells everything about what Jesus achieved on the cross. Without Jesus, we are doomed to eternal damnation.
Without the good news, humanity is guilty of sin, but the good news has made way for man to be forgiven of their sins (John 3:16). The gospel encompasses how the father sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to take the sins of humanity on Himself through death on a cross (1 Peter 2:24). In placing our sin on Christ, God ensured that all who believed in the name of Jesus would be forgiven (Acts 10:43). Jesus’ resurrection guarantees the justification of all who believe (Romans 4:25).
The Power of God unto Salvation
Most Christians think that the power of God is the falling of people under the anointing. Conversely, it is the Gospel that is the power of God. Through the Gospel, the power of God is expressed to break men from every oppression or addiction of the devil. Truly, the Gospel shows us that the power of sin has been broken; as the bible put it, Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
The Gospel is God’s victory over evil and sin. Because of the finished work of Jesus Christ, the power of sin has been shattered and destroyed forever. So, when you give your life to Christ, the Gospel declares that sin has no power over you. It frees you from the shackles of sin and empowers you to triumph over it in your life.
It doesn’t matter how horrible you are; God can change you. The Gospel can change people’s lives for the better. This is because it is via the Gospel that a person is saved from their sins and becomes a virtuous and godly man or woman. Every time we share the Gospel, we proclaim the might of God. God has the power to save sinners and bring them to redemption. Jesus can influence lives because of the name he bears.
What does the Gospel do?
There are several benefits of the gospel to humanity and they are as follows;
The Gospel Provides Salvation to Humanity: The term salvation is from the Greek word “Soteria,” which means deliverance from all kinds of sin and conditions. So, as earlier explained, the gospel being preached brings salvation to mankind. As soon as a sinner or unbeliever hears the gospel and decides to accept the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ, they are saved from sin. At that very moment, his past sins have been washed away by the blood of Jesus, and he is set free.
The Gospel Guarantees Access to Heaven: When we die, the Gospel guarantees us that we shall spend eternity with God in the presence of the Almighty. It is the gospel that makes men repent. As the bible says, Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” (John 3:3).
Who is the Gospel for?
It is important to note that the Gospel of Jesus is for everyone, all nations, tribes, cultures, and backgrounds. It is never stated in scripture that the gospel is only for some particular sects or people who are excluded from the gospel. So, regardless of your cultural affiliation, or moral standing (good or bad), the gospel of Jesus is for you. In the gospel, there is no discrimination, segregation, or sentiment. The gospel is for all.
Believers’ Response to the Gospel
The instruction that Jesus gave to his disciple after his resurrection was to go and make disciples of many nations. The scripture says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20). The means to make disciples of nations is to share the good news worldwide. It is important to note that the gospel is not just a book of the bible but a lifestyle that should be spread across the earth’s surface. Thus, the Gospel is Good News that needs to be shared.
In conclusion, the criteria to receive the gospel is to believe in the finished work of Christ. The finished work of Christ is the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. So, it would help if you placed your faith in Christ’s atoning act for the forgiveness of your sins. If you have a problem believing, reach out to us in the comment section or contact us through our contact page.