The Gospel Message to Change Your Life
You may think you are OK and don’t need any help with anything spiritual. Some of you may be happy without God, you might be Buddhists or Islamic or Catholic or already professing to be Christians. There are people going to church, temple or mosque praying everyday, doing good deeds and going through the motions of religion. None of these outward things will save you or earn you a place with God. You are never going to do enough good to enter the good way of eternity, Our righteousness is not His righteousness. What we consider to be good is at his standard, To God, our version of “good” is disgusting and will not be enough. We cant leave it up to our personal opinions. We cant say, “Well it feels good, so it must be good.” Neither can we leave it up to the standards of the world saying, “It doesn’t hurt anyone.” or “God knows my heart and my intentions are good so no matter what, He will allow it, anyway my God is cool and doesn’t send people to hell anyways.” or how about this one, “No one is perfect anyway and we are all sinners so I don’t think my sins matter and anyway no one can judge all that I do so the world should just let me do what I want and be quiet about it because it is my business and I will do what I want. God loves everyone anyways.” Sadly, personal opinions like these are not going to cut it because we have a Holy God and He already set the standards and gave us the way. God is not impressed about our personal feelings of how we desire to live in sin and expect God to like it. This view of God only loving people without consequences is wrong. God is just and gives us warning and information to what is right and wrong according to His standards not ours. No one is going to get away with anything. God sees all, hears all, knows what you think and there is no secret place you can hide from God.
God gives us this warning and instruction in the Holy Bible spoken through the prophets and disciples as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. The bible is trustworthy and gives us the real truth we need to know. God tells us what He likes and what He doesn’t and the ways of the world, the people who are without God are the same today as they were 2000 years ago. Is your lifestyle listed here?
Sin leads to death. This death is more than just a separation from God, its what is going to lead you to hell. This is not a myth. People at this subject turn off and then walk away. They don’t feel that conviction or have a fear of God and they go back to the filth of their lives because of pride and disbelief. They shun the truth that Christians give them. I’m hoping you don’t shun the truth here.
I realize there are many churches today and they are thriving and bringing many visitors. The majority of churches are lukewarm. They are watered down and will not even mention sin or hell and they will use modern translations that wont mention these things either. They only want to talk about the goodness of God and talk about raising money for good causes and buying more land for a camp or going on trips or going to Harvest concerts or paying for this and that. I know they are charitable but they missing the crucial simplicity of the gospel message and the purpose of the church. Hell and sin is an issue we have to confront. Life is not like the TV shows where endings always turn out good for the good guys.
Trust me, I used to think I was a good person until one day I did see a verse in the bible where I saw my sin there and I knew then when I saw it, I wasn’t as good as I thought I was and my sins were not OK with God. Its not OK to live in sin or even entertain sin in our thoughts. Each of these sins weigh us down and they are added and marked down towards our wrath at judgement time. These sins are heavy and we cant wash them away by just being good or being baptized or being religious or charitable. There is no scale of bad and good. God doesn’t use the scale method to determine heaven or hell. There is nothing you can do to earn salvation or take away sins. We are all imperfect and needing a Saviour. No one is sinless but Jesus.
People are going to church asking for sins to be forgiven by priests and anyone they think that could help them and then sadly they keep repeating their sins over and over. They never really decided to follow Jesus and turn from their old lives and false churches and be converted by the Holy Spirit with real change.
The only way you are going to get right with God is through Jesus Christ. We need to humble ourselves and get off the religion ride and put our trust on Jesus, who is our Lord and Saviour. It seems so simple doesn’t it but so many people are on this wrong road that seems more spectacular and religious. Religion and pride must be the biggest road blocks to heaven.
There are so many lies and deceptions out there with flashy people who look great on camera. They will say things like, there are many ways to heaven, its all the same God, just be good and that is all God cares about. These lies are really being poured on thick by TBN, by Oprah, Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyers, They are wolves in sheep’s clothing. They look spiritual but they are deceiving many people. Satan is known as the Deceiver. He knows the bible and every chance he can he will copy it and twist it enough to get you to steer another direction. He has thousands of years to practice and he is so good at it that he is bringing the majority of people with him on the road to destruction. The majority of people are headed to destruction. They chose to believe false prophets and teachers and new bible translations that have been altered to go the wrong direction and enable people to live in the world and keep their focus on the wrong things.
The gospel message is the good news of Jesus Christ. Jesus saves is the good news. Jesus was from everlasting and was before Abraham and the world and through Him all things were created, the Word of God who became human. He fulfilled many prophesies in the bible and came to set up His church, to preach repentance and the Kingdom of God and to give us a new covenant, a way we all would be able to know a wonderful mystery that through Jesus we can receive eternal life. He was sinless and he died a brutal death on the cross. He atoned for the death sentence that you and I deserved with His redeeming, sin-cleansing blood. This precious gift from Jesus gives us eternal life. We must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to receive this gift. We don’t earn salvation. He gives it freely to us when we receive it. By His grace He gives us eternal life because of our faith on Him.
God loves you and wants you to be saved. Jesus is alive and at the right hand of God making intercession for us and is ready to make you a child of God. This good news about His death burial and Resurrection making a way for us is the gospel. Jesus died for you. You dont have to be condemned or be in bondage to your sinful lifestyles without God. You can repent right now of your old life and receive Jesus. Turn your life around today and get right with God. Listen to the word of God and believe. Today is the day of salvation! Call upon the name of the Lord and be converted today! Romans 10 and John 3 should be enough to know how to get saved right. Please read these today from a King James Bible. http://www.kjvbible.net
Luke 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:Romans 10:9-11 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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.Luke 18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
Luke 18:11-14 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as hiseyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.