The Good News
If you were to die today, would you go to heaven?
It is possible to be absolutely certain whether or not you are going to heaven!
“These things I have written to you... so that you may know that you have eternal life.”
1 John 5:13
This good news is all about God.
Many people would describe God has big, powerful, holy, good, loving, caring, etc., and He is these characteristics perfectly! God is completely unique in His perfection.
The story continues with Mankind.
We, however, are not perfect. Mankind is flawed, and it is evident that the world is broken. Unfortunately, you and I are imperfect and sinful.
Sin is the problem.
Our sin separates us from a perfect God, because the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23a). Just like running a speed light earns a fine, sin earns us spiritual separation from God.
Jesus is the solution.
Out of love for us and knowing that we could never pay our way out of death, Jesus Christ came as a human to live a perfect life and to die an undeserved death. He then rose again, defeating death!
The whole thing is a Free Gift!
Jesus died, paying the wage of our sin that we need to pay, the death we deserved. The free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23b).
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
All that's left to do is Receive.
In order to receive this free gift, all you need to do is believe in Jesus and trust that He died for you and rose again, and you’ll be a child of God!
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His Name.