QAWhat important messages are found in the gospel?The gospel
tells that God sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, into the
world. Jesus was God Himself, but He was a “son?in the sense
God became flesh. “Son of Man?emphasizes Jesus?humanity.
Yet, Jesus was the Savior of His people. Jesus?salvation succeeds
in five ways as a source of our salvation. The following has been
done for us, and this is at the heart of Jesus?gospel:
- Christ was born
for us. “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord"(Lk 2:11).
- Christ died for
us. “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures"(1 Cor 15:3; Rom 5:8).
resurrected for us. He was “was raised because of our justification"(Rom 4:25).
- Christ ascended
into heaven for us. “I go to prepare a place for you"
- Christ will come
again for us. He will “appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation"
(Heb 9:28). These five points are basic Christian beliefs and
are guiding principles out of which come all the derivatives of
the gospel. However, don’t confuse this with a belief that
these are the only things we need to know for salvation. The
Bible is a big book with lots of things to learn about