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What Is The Gospel?

What Is The Gospel?



"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith." -Romans 1:16-17


God. God is the creator of all things (Genesis 1:1). He is perfectly holy, righteous, worthy of all worship, and will punish sin (1 John 1:5; Revelation 4:11; Romans 2:5-8). God is loving, good, merciful, gracious, compassionate, and forgiving (1 John 4:8; Luke 18:19; Psalm 145:8; Ephesians 2:4-7; 1 John 1:9-10).

Man. All people, though created good, have become sinful by nature (Genesis 1:26-28; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:23). From birth, all people are alienated from God, hostile to God, and subject to the wrath of God (Ephesians 2:1-3; Colossians 1:21-22; Romans 5:12).

Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man, lived a sinless life, died on the cross to bear God’s wrath in the place of all who would believe in Him, and rose from the grave in order to give His people eternal life (John 1:1; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:26; Romans 3:21-26; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22).

Response. God calls everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and trust in Christ in order to be saved (Mark 1:15; Acts 20:21; Romans 10:9-10; John 3:17-18; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18). "To repent of our sins means to turn away from our rebellion against God."




  1. 9marks Webpage: "What Is The Gospel?" 
  2. Gospel Tract: "What is the Gos.pel?" by Greg Gilbert
  3. "The Gospel and Personal Evangelism" by Mark Dever, p. 43