What Is The Gospel?


Tim Leahy

The word “Gospel” means good news and the good news is: God Offers Salvation Providing Eternal Life

The most important information any person will ever hear is the Gospel, the most important decision any person will ever make is what they do with the Gospel about Jesus.

Why is the Gospel about Jesus the most important information you will ever hear?

Answer: “Salvation is found in no one else (Jesus*), for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 (NIV)

*=Jesus added for clarity sake, see Acts 4:10 for context.

Why is what you do with the Gospel of Jesus the most important decision you will ever make?

Answer: Jesus said – “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” John 3:36 (NIV)

“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” John 5:24 (NIV)

“He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” (I Jn 5:12)

Common Misperceptions: 

1. All roads lead to Heaven 

Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

2. We can be good enough to get to Heaven 

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith– and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast.”  (Eph 2:8-9)

3. The Bible is a man-made book 

“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came  about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried  along by the Holy Spirit.” (2 Pet 1:20-21)

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God…” (2 Tim 3:16)

4. All gods are the same 

 “But I am the LORD your God, [who brought you] out of Egypt. You shall  acknowledge no God but me, no Savior except me.” (Hosea 13:4)

5. There is no God 

“The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” (Ps 53:1a)

6. There is no Heaven 

Jesus said:  “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:1-3)

7. There is no Hell 

“And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning  sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will  be tormented day and night forever and ever.” (Rev 20:10)

“If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” Rev 20:15

8. God sends people to Hell

 “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand  slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Pet 3:9)

Hell is a choice, God will honor your choice. 

9. You can live your way and God’s ok with it 

Jesus said: “If you love me, you will obey what I command.” (John 14:15)

Jesus replied, If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.  (John 14:23)

10. A prayer can get you to Heaven 

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”  (Matt 7:21)

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