YOU CAN HAVE ETERNAL LIFE!
The message of Christianity is about Eternal Life. And it is universal, because everyone is under the condemnation of sin. This Gospel of Eternal life is available to ALL, regardless of race, gender, education, or status. Eternal life for all is through the one and only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ and should be “good news” to the ears of any person who wants to make things right with the God who made him. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. NO one comes to the Father, except through Me.” The Gospel is Jesus Christ. He is God’s only begotten Son. That is He is God made human. This good news is God’s Story of saving grace to sinful man. It is HIS STORY.
The Acronym H I S T O R Y explains the Gospel
H – holy
God the Father is holy or set apart from man in His character. He has never done anything wrong, nor can He be tempted to do wrong. (James 1:13)
I – sin
In contrast to God, all mankind has sinned. (Romans 3:23) Sin means to miss the mark, or fail to hit the target of God’s righteous standard. God’s standard is perfection and is revealed in His moral Law (The Ten Commandments). (Romans 3:19) All men have failed to meet this perfect standard in two ways:
By doing what we should not do. Gal. 5:19-21
By not doing the good things we should do. James 4:17
S – saved
In order for any man to stand in the presence of the Holy Heavenly Father when he dies without fear of rejection, one must be saved or delivered from the Wrath of God which is death. Romans 6:23 says that the price or wages of sin is death. There are two kinds of death resulting from sin.
1st Death – when the human spirit departs the body which then corrupts and returns to dust.
2nd Death – when the body is resurrected and reunited with its spirit and is judged for the sin committed against God in this life. This Judgment results in the sinner’s body and soul being cast into the Eternal Lake of Fire where he suffers eternal torment. (Rev. 14:10-11, 20:11-15). Jesus said this death is worse than the 1st Death and is to be feared. (Matthew 10:28) This judgment will be impartial. All sinners will be judged. (Romans 1:18)
T – truth
The truth is that God wants all men to be saved and have eternal life. While God wants all men to be saved, they will not be saved from God’s wrath unless they know and believe the Truth. Paul tells us that God desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:4) What is the truth that one must know to be saved from God’s wrath and have eternal life?
O – one
The truth one must know is that God the Father cannot save us unless we seek to be reconciled to Him through the One Mediator between God and man, the MAN Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5). God has appointed Him to represent us in His divine court in heaven. This one and only mediator who can stand between sinful man and Holy God is the Eternal God-Man, the Lord Jesus Christ. ( Philippians 2:5-8)
There is only one price to pay that is acceptable to God the Father for sin. The price is death. (Romans 6:23) For the Holy God to be just in saving sinners the price must be paid. The wages of sin is death, and the life of our flesh is in the blood according to the Law of God. Someone must die in our place and shed blood that is acceptable (holy) in the eyes of the Father so that He can forgive us of our sin forever.
R – ransom
Jesus paid the ransom price to redeem us, or set us free from the curse of God’s holy Law which is eternal death for sin. (1 Timothy 2:6; Galatians 3:13; Hebrews 9:12; 1 Peter 1:18-20)
Since God wants all men to be saved and has provided a way to save all men, why is it that all men are not saved?
Just as in earthly courts one needs a qualified lawyer, so too in heaven sinners need a lawyer, or advocate, someone qualified to represent us before the Holy God. Jesus Christ is qualified because He lived a perfect Life and was thus able to die for all sin. Jesus rose from the dead proving He is acceptable to God. To retain this Heavenly Qualified Lawyer you must ask Him to take your case. He will represent you if you will call on Him.
Y – yes
Yes must be your response in obedience to the Gospel, in obeying God’s command to change your mind about God and believe in His Son Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:21)
The way to say yes to Jesus is by trusting in Him to save you. By simple faith in the Truth of the Gospel (Jesus Christ) He will represent you before God and save you from His just wrath against you. Jesus always says YES to those who turn to Him for eternal life. Whoever calls upon the Name of the LORD Jesus Christ will be saved. (Romans 10:13)
“It is appointed unto all men to die (physically) once, and after this comes the Judgment.” Are you ready to be judged by God? Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved from God’s Wrath on that Judgment Day and escape the 2nd Death.
If you have believed on Jesus take a moment right now and thank Him for saving you.
“Lord Jesus, I want to say thank you for saving me! You died for my sin and rose again to give me eternal life. Thank you. I believe in You for eternal life.”
If you have BELIEVED this good news of eternal life through Jesus Christ or desire more information contact Jeff by email at HIMAfrica@gmail.com or message him on Facebook @ HIMAfrica.
ALL who accept who Jesus Christ is (the God-Man) and what He has done for them (died for their sin), to these He gives the right to become children of God, that is to those who BELIEVE in Him.