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The Gospel

The Good News of Jesus Christ

God
The one and only God, who is holy, made us in his image to know him (Gen. 1:26-28).

Man
But we sinned and cut ourselves off from him (Gen. 3; Rom. 3:23).

Christ
In his great love, God sent his Son Jesus to come as king and rescue his people from their enemies—most significantly their own sin (Ps. 2; Luke 1:67-79).

Jesus established his kingdom by acting as both a mediating priest and a priestly sacrifice—he lived a perfect life and died on the cross, thus fulfilling the law himself and taking on himself the punishment for the sins of many; then he rose again from the dead, showing that God accepted his sacrifice and that God’s wrath against us had been exhausted (Mark 10:45; John 1:14; Heb. 7:26; Rom. 3:21-26, 5:12-21; Acts 2:24, Rom. 4:25).

Response
He now calls us to repent of our sins and trust in Christ alone for our forgiveness. If we repent of our sins and trust in Christ, we are born again into a new life, an eternal life with God (Acts 17:30, John 1:12; John 3:16).

This is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

For additional teachings see The Baptist Faith & Message.