Bringing radical thoughts worth pondering (A blog of poriruachurch.com)
The word “gospel” essentially means “good news” or “glad tidings,” but to fully appreciate the message of the gospel one must first be aware of the bad news to which it is contrasted. The bad news is that all accountable human beings have been separated from God because of sin (Romans 3:10-23). But the good news is that God still loves us, wants us all to be saved, and has provided the necessary means (Romans 5:8-11). Jesus is the Saviour of all who obey Him (Hebrews 5:8-9), involving hearing and believing the gospel message of Christ (Acts 2:37; 8:12), repenting of sins (Acts 3:19), confessing faith in the Lord Jesus (Romans 10:9), being baptized for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38), and remaining faithful until death (Acts 14:22; Revelation 2:10). The bad news is: “wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it” (Matthew 7:13b). The good news is: “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2b).
Originally posted on 15 April 2011 by Kevin L. Moore at http://www.poriruachurch.com. Quotations are from the NKJV.Original Photo Source