According to the trustworthy, unchanging word of God—the Bible—every individual, regardless of gender or age, is a sinner and thus faces the righteous judgment of God. This judgment entails deserving eternal separation from God in hell. Despite this predicament, there exists no action or speech that can alter this harsh reality.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”Romans 3:23
However, in God’s infinite mercy and grace, He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to offer redemption. The gospel, the message of Jesus, declares that He, being fully God and fully man, was born of a virgin in Bethlehem, lived a sinless life, perfectly fulfilling God’s law. Voluntarily, He sacrificed Himself on the cross, bearing the punishment for sinners.
But the story doesn’t end there. Three days after His crucifixion, Jesus rose from the dead, triumphing over sin and death. Through the grace and mercy of God, every sinner who believes in Jesus Christ will be saved. On the cross at Calvary, Jesus endured the wrath of God on behalf of sinners, providing the path to salvation.
This is the Gospel—the good news of Jesus Christ.