Written by Joel Igbokwe
I want to share with you the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I call you ‘Beloved of God’ because I am one hundred percent sure that God loves you. It’s for this reason that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is the tragic inheritance of all mankind. Each person has been born into sin with a propensity to sin. (Romans 5:12). You and I are guilty of sin. The Bible pronounces all men guilty of transgressions against God’s eternal law (Galatians 3:22; Romans 3:9). Failure to acknowledge our personal guilt and sin only fools ourselves (Romans 8:7, 8). There is one thing you don’t want to be- A fool or be called a fool by God (Luke 12:20). Fools don’t heed to warnings. Our sin makes us enemies of God. For the wages of our sin is death( eternal separation from God), but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23). That is the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ!
The Good News is that Provision has been made already for us, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). We must truly be sorry for our sins and tell God we are. Someone says, ‘a thirsty man knows he needs a drink, but diagnosis is not cure” The Bible not only points to our need of salvation, but tells us how we can accept Christ; Confess with your mouth, believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, and ask Him to come in to take control of your life, and, be willing to obey his word. The good news of the gospel is that with God on your side, your life can be dramatically changed.
If you have done this already, congratulations, but if you would do it today, there are three things you will gain: your guilt would be gone, you will experience inner peace and you will receive power to overcome sin (John 1:12). Sin and Satan don’t have to control you anymore. Are you saved? If you would die today, where do you think you will spend eternity, in heaven or in hell? Judge yourself and take decisive action about eternity.