Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

The message of the gospel is very direct. Being made aware of your status as a sinner by the preaching of God's Word and the prompting of the Holy Spirit, you repent (change your mind) and believe (are persuaded to trust) that Messiah (Jesus) has come and offered himself as the atonement (sacrifice to turn away punishment) for sin, to reconcile (reestablish the relationship) you to God, so that you may be converted (return to worship), through confession (to concede or surrender) and faith in God's mercy. This is completely an act of God's loving grace, and in no way dependent upon any righteous works we may do or attempt. No one can earn this salvation; it is a gift available by invitation only. Any person so converted is regenerated (reborn) in spirit and released from the guilt of sin (forgiven) receiving a new nature, desiring to worship God, being liberated from the control of habitual sin. (Acts 3:19, Mark 1:15, Romans 5:8 6:23 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-9,Titus 3:3-7& John 10:27-30)

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