The Gospel of Jesus Christ
God is reaching out to you so that you can be a part of His family. It does not matter what you have done in your life, whether you have done terrible things or think you have lived a good life, you need the Savior. The Good News is that Jesus has already restored everything that was wrong with mankind's relationship with God. All you have to do is to accept and believe what Christ has done for you; it is truly that simple.
However, your outer self, which includes your physical body and mortal mind, is not changed. This part of you does not have the capacity to be righteous; you can still sin in your mortal body and soul. This is the reason believers live by faith. Faith is Christ living His life through you instead of you living life by your own human power. Life is an everyday decision: walk by faith or live your life by your own human strength. God wants you to live by the faith of Christ in you. (Read more about this in "The Good News in More Detail" below. Also, to understand why believers often do not experience this new righteous life, click here.)
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The Good News in More Detail
Note: Religion teaches conditional forgiveness; it says you must repent of your sins and believe before you are forgiven. But the Bible teaches that forgiveness happened one time on the Cross of Christ, not after, (Hebrews 10:12,18). This is the reason that everyone is forgiven (Romans 6:10; Hebrews 2:9b). Forgiveness for everyone confuses many because of the false belief that forgiveness is the same thing as salvation. Salvation comes after forgiveness. Salvation is receiving a new heart and sharing Christ's eternal life for those who trust Him as Savior (John 3:16). Besides, repenting of your sins before you are given a new heart and the indwelling life of Christ is impossible.
3. Since your new spirit is clean and without sin, it is a suitable dwelling place for the Spirit of God. Christ comes to live in you and joins His Spirit eternally as one to you (1 Corinthians 6:17). Because Christ now lives in you, you are forever free from sin in your born again heart (Romans 6:7,18,22). Your inner spirit is the real you, the part of you that will live on into eternity; your body is a temporary "earth suit" which will go to the grave when you die (2 Corinthians 4:7,16). Note: Christ living in you and the Holy Spirit living in you mean the same thing and are used interchangeably. ("Earth suit" was coined by the author Bill Gillham)
4. As a believer, you are now a righteous spiritual person (2 Peter 1:4; Romans 8:10b) living in a not-yet-righteous and not-yet-redeemed mortal body. Your "earth suit," which is your physical body and your mortal mind, is still dead because of sin (Romans 8:10a); it does not have the capacity to be righteous. But, in your born again heart, you can never sin because Christ in you can never sin (1 John 3:9). You can, however, still sin in your outer mortal body. This is the reason believers live by faith. Living by faith is letting Christ in you live out His righteous life through you (Galatians 2:20). As you follow Christ's life, you will experience a righteous and productive life. This new life will not be free of difficulties and heartaches as some teach, but Jesus will be there with you, and in you, every step of the way. Many are taught to try to live life by their own power; they miss experiencing the righteous life of Christ in them.
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