The Good News!

The good news (gospel) is that Jesus Christ came into the world to seek and save the lost(Luke 19:10)

Jesus said, “Don’t fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul; rather, fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matt. 10:28) All of us have a soul because when God made man, He breathed into him the breath of life and he became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). But then each of us became spiritually dead because of our sins. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). But God does not want any to perish (2 Peter 3:9).  So “God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). 

Although God and Christ, by grace, have provided us with a great gift — the salvation of our souls —it is a conditional gift. 

God in His word (the Bible) says there are some conditions to receiving this gift. God asks men to believe: “without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him” (Heb. 11:6) and follow His will, for Christ is “the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him” (Heb. 5:9).

What is the will of God for us in coming to Him for salvation? What does the New Testament teach?

Hearing And Believing The Gospel Of Christ (Romans 10:17; Acts 8:12)
Confessing Your Belief In Jesus (Acts 8:37; Matthew 10:32)
Repenting Of Your Sins (Acts 17:30 and 2:38)
Being Baptized For Remission of Your Sins (Acts 2:38; 22:16)