The gospel of Jesus Christ is the most important message we could ever hear. It is the message that brings salvation, hope, and life. In this short gospel series, we are going to break down each component of the gospel message to look at it from a deeper standpoint. I hope this series will help you better understand the need for the gospel and why it is so important. Let’s begin.
What we first need to realize while considering the gospel is the fact that humans sin and this world is broken. When we take a look at the Genesis 3 account, we see at the beginning, a beautiful world where humans are meant to rule in God’s authority over His creation. We are representatives made in His image to reflect His divine rule and what a privilege that is. But then a serpent enters the picture and the world becomes broken and dark. The woman and man God created rebelled against Him and sinned. Sin eventually corrupts every human heart and God washes away His creation, except for Noah and his family. We then wait for the chosen one to come and mediations are made for the meantime but we still fail. This all leads to Jesus coming to earth eventually but I do want to spend this time talking about sin and its effects.
The one thing we must all understand is that we are all on the same playing field together in the eyes of God. It does not matter the social class, race, job title, wealth, or any other worldly aspect we may have up on another human. We are all broken, and we are all sinful which makes us equal. Paul tells us this in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. Everyone has fallen short. Everyone has sinned. We are no better off than the next person and that makes us all in need of the same savior.
Sin also has consequences. Romans 6:23 tells us, “For the wages of sin is death”. Paul tells us that there are consequences for sinning. There is a price to pay when we sin and decide to rebel against God and that price is death. There is no eternal life in deciding to disobey God and the price we pay for doing so cannot be overturned. It is a deadly mistake, and one that we all make again and again.
Sin is the problem. It has caused corruption in the world and it causes separation between God and His people. So what is the solution? How can we get rid of sin so we can be fully reunited with God once again? That question we will start to answer next time.