The Good News/The Gospel

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WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?

Now that you know how hopeless life is without Jesus, let us see how awesome God’s plan of salvation really is. You do not have to be a slave to sin. Freedom is available through Jesus. That is Good News.

Romans 6:16-18. Here is the solution to sin. You must wholeheartedly obey the form of teaching taught in the Bible.

2 Thessalonians 1:8-9
1 Peter 4:17
OBEY

1 Corinthians 15: 1-4
JESUS

Romans 6: 1-4
US

We obey the death, burial and resurrection by experiencing it. The moment we obey the gospel is the moment our sins are forgiven and we receive eternal life. If we change the order, have we changed the pattern? If we say Jesus died, then He was raised and then He was buried, would that be Good News?

Mark 16:15-16:          Belief(1)+Baptism(2)=Salvation(3)

The gospel is as simple as 1, 2, 3, but religious interjection has caused confusion (i.e. 1=3+2, 2=3+1.) We need to return to the simple message as Jesus taught it to His disciples.

Romans 6:23
If eternal life is in Jesus how do I get in?
Romans 6:3

This is the form of teaching God’s Word teaches. Have you ever obeyed the gospel taught in the Bible? Have you ever become a true Christian? No matter what has happened in your past, you can be right with God through the blood of Jesus.

HOW DID PEOPLE BECOME CHRISTIANS IN THE BIBLE?

Search the book of Acts to see how people became Christians in the 1st century. Read the passage in the left column. Then ask yourself, “Did they believe or have faith? Did they repent of sin? Were they baptized?” When you put the whole picture together you will know how you need to become a Christian.

BELIEF REPENTANCE BAPTISM FORGIVEN HOLY SPIRIT
Acts 2:14-47 Implied: 37, 41 Stated: 38 Stated: 38, 41 Stated: 38 Stated: 38
8:9-13 Stated: 12-13 Stated: 12-13
8:26-39 Stated: 37 Stated: 36, 38
9:1-19 Implied: 5-6 Implied: 9 Stated: 18 Stated: 17
22:3-16 Implied: 8-14 Stated: 16 Stated: 16
16:13-15 Stated: 14-15 Stated: 15
16:25-34 Stated: 31, 34 Stated: 33 Stated: 31
More Verses Hebrew 11:6
John 3:16
John 1:12
Luke 13:3
Acts 17:30
Luke 3:7-8
John 3:5
Galatians 3:26
Colossians 2:12
1 Peter 3:18-21
Ephesians 1:7
Roman 6:23
1 John 1:9
Romans 5:9
Romans 8:9
Galatians 5:25
Ephesians 1:13

Many people claim to follow what the Word of God teaches, but few actually do. Manmade traditions are inconsistent, but the Bible teaches the correct way to become a Christian. If you want to follow God, then follow what the Bible teaches on this and all subjects. Remember, this is not an issue of WHO IS RIGHT but rather WHAT IS RIGHT. God’s Word shows us what is right. On something as important as how to become a Christian, make sure you put your trust in the Bible.

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