The True Gospel

Do you believe that are you a good person? Have you trusted in your own understandings that you are saved?

The Bible declares that the heart of mankind is by nature wicked, deceitful, and depraved. It cannot be trusted!
 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9)
Where you innocent from birth? The Bible states that we are sinful & condemned from the moment we were conceived.
Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
(Psalm 51:5)
It was through the sin & fall of Adam that brought this condemnation upon us. Adam represented the whole human race. When Adam fell, we fell. The fall of Adam brought this sinful nature and death on us all.
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— (Romans 5:12)
We as fallen humans are deceitful and desperately wicked. None of us is righteous, nobody seeks after God, & nobody is good. We are all sinners and deserve hell fire!
as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” (Romans 3:10-12)
All have sinned against God. God is Holy and his Law is Holy. We have broken his law and disobey that law from the moment we are born until the day we die. We have sinned against a Holy and Just God!
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23)
Since God is Just by his very nature he must punish those who have broken his Holy commandments.
keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.” (Exodus 34:7)
Since we are so wholly and completely depraved and violated God's holy law we deserve nothing but the wrath of God.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. (John 3:36)
But we can become children of God by receiving Christ and believing in Him!
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13)
We can have our sins forgiven and not count against us on judgment day!
 “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven,
and whose sins are covered;
blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” (Romans 4:7-8)
Our own effort can never lead to salvation. God will draw his sheep to himself and bring about the new birth!
Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ (John 3:5-7)
Being born again is not from us or our will but it is God who causes us to be born again.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (1 Peter 1:3)
Since salvation is not of our will, it is not something we can work for. It is the mercy and free gift from God. Our works cannot save us. It is by faith alone that we are justified by God! No works of righteousness can ever merit salvation.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10)
he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:5-7)
For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. (Romans 3:28)
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.(Romans 5:1)
There is only one way to salvation, not many. Jesus is the only way to receive salvation.
Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. (Matthew 7:13-14)
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)
Christ died only for those that have faith in Him. Christ's blood purchased the Church. Not everyone receives salvation. It is only by faith in Christ.
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. (Acts 20:28)
Since Christians are bought with the Blood of Christ we will continue until the end. Our faith, if it is true saving faith, will persevere.
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6)
Christians are given eternal life, and will not perish. And nothing or no one can take salvation away from us.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. (John 10:27-29)
Christians believe in one God. We are monotheist.
    “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
“and my servant whom I have chosen,
that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
nor shall there be any after me. (Isaiah 43:10)
Our belief is in Jesus Christ who is God. He has always been in all eternity with God the Father.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. (John 1:1-2)
And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. (John 17:5)
The Holy Spirit is also a person of the Godhead and precedes from the Father and Son.
“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. (John 15:26)
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” (Acts 13:2)
The one and eternal God has revealed himself in scripture as three co-equal, co-eternal persons. This is commonly called the doctrine of the Trinity. Those that deny the Trinity deny the God of the Bible! Wrong God, wrong Gospel!
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus became flesh and walked among us.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
Jesus Christ was crucified and then was risen from the dead.
saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” (Luke 24:34)
His Resurrection has brought us Salvation.
The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” (Acts 5:30-32)
Jesus died for us sinners.
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
Salvation is only obtainable by Jesus Christ.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)
He bore our sins, he took the punishment for us.
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. (1 Peter 2:24-25)
To have salvation you must repent of your sins.
No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:5)
You must believe that Christ was God in flesh, that He died for our sins, that He was buried and that He rose again.
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
If you call upon the name of Jesus you will be saved.
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. (Romans 10:9-10)
Since we are Justified by this faith we can have peace.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:1-2)
Whoever believes on Jesus will have eternal life!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)