Copyright © 2013 by Robert Woeger.The Gospel means "Good News." Jesus Christ made a huge sacrifice so you can be restored back to God. The Gospel defined by Apostle Paul is "...how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. The Gospel is simple and powerful. Simply believe in Jesus Christ, obeying what He commanded you to do. Some people today are preaching some other gospel, not mentioning the 3 powerful facts Paul preached. God's Word is the final authority on all matters of faith. It attests to The Gospel. God's Righteousness will be imputed and credited to you if you will receive these simple facts by faith without trying to earn it by works. You are justified by faith, and reconciled back to God through Jesus Christ. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:8-10. "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." Romans 4:5. Live life maintaining your belief in Jesus. Never deny Christ, nor preach a different gospel. Galatians 1:6-9. 1 Corinthians 1:17-18. 2 Timothy 4:1-5. Your works will confirm your belief. "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:6. Some people are legalistic, and try to achieve righteousness by keeping a set of rules. The Law was given to convict people of their sin, but only through grace can forgiveness of sins be received. See Romans 3:20-4:8. Jesus desires you to always believe and love Him. "If ye love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15. "Awake to righteousness, and sin not;..." 1 Corinthians 15:34. God desires you to change and to live holy. Repent and receive forgiveness for your sins. Always ask for the help of The Holy Spirit to do God's Will. The Gift of God is eternal life, to them that choose to truly believe in Him, and in His Son, Jesus Christ. We have all earned the death penalty, as a result of our sins before God. "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23. See also Ezekiel 18:4,18:20,33:8. There is only one way to God, through Jesus Christ. "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6. To follow after God, and Jesus, you must exclude all other gods, religion and beliefs. "...I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep." John 10:10-11. Your words and actions will confirm or deny your faith in God, and in Jesus Christ. God requires obedience. You must always believe and glorify God, walking in enduring faith. Sin is the lack of faith and trust in God and Jesus. You must be born again. See John 3:3-36. Repent, turn away, from all wrong thinking and sins. Believe this Good News. "...repent ye, and believe the gospel." Mark 1:15. "...Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." Acts 16:31. Sin causes a person to be separated from God. Without shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price to redeem you from the penalty of sin into having right standing with God. See Hebrews 9:22-28. Jesus' Blood Sacrifice is not to be taken lightly. You must repent of your sins and believe upon Jesus. Belief in God, and in Christ, is not a one time act, but is evidenced by a lifestyle of continuing in that belief. Your life demonstrates whom you believe. Be led by The Spirit not by flesh. "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." Romans 8:14. Deny yourself. Always walk in love to God and love other people. See Luke 10:27. "...Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." Acts 2:37-38. See Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-20. Be baptized to identify with Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9. Live faithfully following Jesus.