The gospel, which means “good news,” is revealed clearly in the Scriptures.
The Good News in the book of Romans:
1. The power of God can save you from His wrath.
“I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness.” -Romans 1:16a,18a
2. The goodness of God leads you to repentance.
“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, . . . not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” -Romans 2:4 and 3:23
3. The righteousness of God is received by faith, not works.
“But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.” -Romans 4:5
4. The love of God is demonstrated by Christ’s death for you.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”-Romans 5:8
5. The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus.
“The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 6:23
6. The Spirit of life in Christ Jesus sets you free from sin.
“Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” -Romans 6:11; 8:1a,2
7. The will of God (to transform you) is good.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” -Romans 8:28 and 12:2
BELIEVE IN JESUS AND CALL ON HIS NAME TO BE SAVED.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation. For ‘whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.'” -Romans 10:9,10,13
HOW TO FIND YOUR WAY TO GOD (Read the The Way to God)
1. Admit you are a sinner (have disobeyed God).
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” -Romans 3:23
2. Come to God through Jesus Christ.
“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.” -1 Timothy 2:5
“Therefore He [Jesus] is also able to save…those who come to God through Him….”-Hebrews 7:25
Jesus said, “…The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast [throw] out.”-John 6:37
3. Repent of your sins. (To repent means to be “sorry enough to quit sinning.”)
“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out….” -Acts 3:19
“The Lord is…longsuffering [patient] toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” -2 Peter 3:9
4. Confess your sins to Jesus. (To confess means to “tell or admit.”)
5. Forsake your sins. (To forsake means to “give up, leave alone.”)
“He who covers his sins will not prosper, but who- ever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.” -Proverbs 28:13
“Depart from evil, and do good….” -Psalms 37:27
“For by grace you have been saved through faith…; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest anyone should boast.” -Ephesians 2:8, 9
6. Believe on Jesus Christ.
“…If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” -Romans 10:9
“…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” -Acts 16:31
7. Receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life.
Only you can open the door of your heart and invite Jesus to come in. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”-Revelation 3:20
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.”-John 1:12
A PRAYER GUIDE
If you have never prayed before and you need help to pray, you may follow the prayer below as a guide:
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for dying on the cross to take away my sins. I am sorry for all the wrong things I have done. I ask You to please come into my heart and live in my heart forever. I am trusting You right now to make my heart clean. I take You to be my very own Savior and Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
WITH JESUS IN YOUR HEART, YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE
“…God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life….” -1 John 5:11, 12
“…He who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me…has passed from death into life.” -John 5:24
When your body dies, you are present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). “…Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).