The Gospel Project

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Daphne Nwobike

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Romans 5:8

What is The Gospel of Jesus Christ?

I cannot describe the gospel of Christ without the context of sin. Man is a fallen creature. From the moment Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden, all the humans to come would be sin-filled creatures. Our inclinations would lean toward idolatry, killing, lying, stealing, fornicating, etc. Because of our evil ways, God’s wrath was upon us. In the times before Christ, God sent countless prophets to alert people about the importance of turning from their sins and depending on God. While many people changed, some did not heed the prophets’ warnings and, blinded by wickedness and deceit, killed the prophets. 
When God was tired of the sin that kept flowing from the heart of man, He came to earth. He came and preached the gospel of the Kingdom and told people to repent from their wicked ways. He performed countless miracles and, above all, emphasized the need to repent! After a while of His ministry on earth, His disciple, Judas Iscariot, betrayed Him and handed Him over to be crucified. He was whipped, beaten, and given a crown of thorns. His creations nailed His hands and feet to the cross, where He suffered for us. The holiest man to ever walk the earth took the pain we deserved because He loved us too much to let us suffer in hell. Right before Jesus died on the cross, He said, “It is finished!” God’s wrath and our bondage to sin finished the moment Jesus died for us. Three days after His death, Jesus arose, appeared to His disciples, and ascended into heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God.

So I know the gospel now. What next?

Repentance is essential. I know it seems repetitive and cliche, but it is the only way to gain eternal life in heaven with God. Give your life to Jesus Christ and see the fruits of His love and goodness appear in your life. Jesus said He is the way, truth, and life. No one comes to God except through Him (John 14:6). The only way to receive salvation and forgiveness is to humble yourself before God and acknowledge that you are a sinner. Confess that He sent His son to die for you so you would obtain salvation through Him. Once you do this, He will wash you clean in the blood He shed on the cross and make you a new creature free from the bondage of sin (2 Corinthians 5:17). After giving your life to Jesus, get a bible, read it, and obey the commandments it contains. Pray regularly, attend a biblically sound church, and spread the gospel too! 
If you decide not to give your life to Christ, that’s fine too. God gave us the free will to make decisions that seem fitting to us. He did not, however, give us a choice to determine the consequences of our decisions. You can choose to keep ignoring Jesus and face eternal damnation as a consequence, or you can choose to give Him your life and enjoy eternity with Him. Do not accept Him because you are scared of hell. Instead, accept Him because you’re grateful that He gave His life for you so you can have eternal life in heaven.
The clock is ticking, and Jesus is coming soon. Before He comes, ask yourself, “If I die right now and have to stand before the creator of the world to give an account of my life, will I go to heaven or hell?” If your answer is hell, then you know what to do: Repent! Jesus loves you and does not want you to go to hell (Ezekiel 18:32). He cannot force you to accept Him, so the ball is in your court. Please make the right decision.


Come back next week to learn more about the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you have any questions about God and why He is so significant, do not hesitate to email me at [email protected]. Remember, Jesus loves you!