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The True Gospel of Jesus Christ
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.

Jesus defeated sin forever on His Cross and He conquered death by His resurrection. Because of the Cross, God forgave all of your sins - every one of them, for all time - even if you have not accepted Christ as Savior. God did this because He wants you to know His Son, Jesus. Knowing Jesus is not at all about religion; rather, it is about new life.

This is what "new life" means: when you trust Christ as your Savior, God completely removes your old inner spirit, with all of its faults and problems, and replaces it with a brand new inner you. You become an entirely new person on the inside. Your "new self" is perfectly righteous because Christ has come to live in you, joining His life to your new spirit. Christ in you is what qualifies you to be in the family of God. The forgiveness of sins was essential but that is not what saved you. It is Christ joining His eternal life to you that makes you one of God's children.


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
1. The Gospel of Jesus Christ begins with the truth that all your sins were forever forgiven by God on the Cross of Jesus Christ (Mark 3:28; Colossians 1:20; 2 Corinthians 5:19). Everyone, believers and unbelievers alike, is forgiven of every single sin, past, present, and future (1 John 2:2). Only unbelief cannot be forgiven because rejecting Christ is rejecting the eternal life that is found only in Him (1 John 5:11). This is the difference between believers and unbelievers; both are forgiven but unbelievers do not have Christ's eternal life living in them (1 John 5:12b).


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.

2. The second half of the Gospel, the part that is often missed, is the offer of new life that is in Christ Jesus. When you trust Jesus as your Savior, God literally removes your old sinful inner nature and replaces it with a brand new heart (Romans 6:6; Ezekiel 36:26; Ezekiel 11:19). You become a completely new person on the inside; the old inner you is gone, dead and buried forever (2 Corinthians 5:17). You have been rescued from the domain of darkness and transferred into the kingdom of Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:13). Note: heart, spirit and inner nature all mean the same thing and are used interchangeably.


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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Why Many Don't Experience a Righteous Life Click Here

Difference Between Law and Grace Click Here

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