Understanding the Good News

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Understanding the Good News = Understanding the Gospel



Understanding the Good News isn’t difficult. To understand the good news it is helpful to know that the word “Gospel” means good news! That Jesus has come to forgive our sins and give us eternal life is the best news the world has ever heard! Are you tired of bad news? Well, the good news is you can have eternal life!

There is so much bad news in this world of mankind’s inhumanity to man. But God gives us the Good News that came himself, in the person of Jesus, to choose to suffer and be crucified to forgive the sins of all who believe and repent. 

Some people ask “if God is real, why doesn’t he appear to us?” Well, the good news is, He did! God sent a part of himself to come into the world in the flesh! Jesus is the Son of God who was made flesh by the Holy Spirit. He came to us to love and forgive us by sacrificing himself.

Jesus came to us gently and humbly as a baby. Jesus is the greatest free Christmas gift the world has ever known! All we need to do is to begin by admitting that we are not perfect. Then we simply confess we need forgiveness for what we have said and done to hurt others, God, or even ourselves. If we believe Jesus is God, then he will forgive us, and give us eternal life!

What else do we need to know to Understand the Good News?

The Bible leaves us in no doubt about what the good news of the Gospel is: one of the clearest descriptions is in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4:

…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

We are also told that the Gospel

…is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (Rom. 1:16.)

Understanding the Good News is the greatest thing in the world! The Gospel is “the good, glad and merry tidings which make the heart to sing and the feet to dance”. This is how the great Christian preacher William Tyndale described it, and that’s how the ministry of Good News Unlimited sees God’s greatest revelation to the world!


When sin entered the world through disobedience, God could not change the law or its result.

Your sins have caused a separation between you and your God. (Isaiah 59:2)

But God could—and did—take the penalty Himself, so that we might not be judged guilty:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16.)

Understanding the Good News has been wrongly complicated by well-meaning people. The Gospel is not good advice from God about how we should live. The word “news” describes something that has already happened. The Good News of the Gospel tells us about what God has already done for us in Jesus Christ.

The heart of the Gospel is that only through Jesus’ suffering and death on the Cross can we escape our guilt. The Gospel is the free offer of forgiveness, acceptance and eternal life.

When we accept Jesus’ sacrifice by faith, we are perfect in God’s sight, and we have the gift of eternal life.

If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (Rom. 10:9.)

The foundation of the Gospel is God’s love for a lost and broken world. When we understand and experience that love, we will love God, and others more, as we have been loved.

No wonder we want to sing and dance for joy!

Alan Finch

Dec 20, 2022

The “GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST” can best be summed up in the words of JESUS when He made the “GREATEST PROMISE EVER,” which is that He will draw ALL people unto Himself. (John 12:32) My name is Alan Finch. JESUS became my Lord and Saviour in April of 1976. I spent several years diligently searching the Scriptures to uncover what really made Biblical sense in regards to God's true message to us of what really is “The Good News of the Gospel of Christ” which I did not properly understand for most of my many years as a Christian. My 1st 38 years as a Christian, I believed the unscriptural teaching about that there is going to be eternal torment for multitudes and multitudes of people. I then began to seriously question that teaching. I then decided to do an in-depth study of the Bible concerning this issue, and the Scriptures revealed to me that I had believed a horrible lie for all those years. The Lake of Fire is not a physical Lake of Fire, but is a metaphor for a Spiritual Lake of Fire from God’s Spirit for the purpose of “RESTORATION.” God is a God of “ETERNAL RESTORATION,” not a God of “eternal destruction.” In Acts 3:21 God promises that there shall be a “RESTORATION” of ALL things! What is there not to understand about this wonderful promise that God has made to us? The overall theme of the Bible is that God’s ultimate plan for ALL mankind is to restore, not destroy in an eternal Lake of Fire or eternal annihilation! In John 12:32 JESUS clearly states that He is going to draw ALL people to Himself! Not a portion of mankind, but ALL of mankind. In John 6:44 JESUS clearly states that nobody can come to Him except the Father draws that person to Him. For those who are true Christians, WE MUST NOT KID OURSELVES IN THE FACT THAT WE ONLY CAME TO JESUS BECAUSE GOD’S SPIRIT DREW US TO JESUS! In the present time, and in the future, God has His own timing when He will draw each individual to Himself. Addressing the issue of the belief in eternal annihilation, the Lord clearly tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:11 that He has planted eternity in our hearts. God has made us living Spirits. It is impossible for our Spirit to be destroyed. GOD HAS NOT FAILED IN HIS ORIGINAL PLAN FOR ALL OF MANKIND WHICH DOES NOT INCLUDE ETERNAL TORMENT OR ETERNAL ANNIHILATION. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD TO FAIL IN ANYTHING! God worked out His plan in past Ages, God is working out His plan in the present Age that we are now living in, and God will work out His plan in future Ages to come. I have spent the last several years in Biblically expounding in a 32 page document that I have put together on the truth of there being no eternal suffering in a Lake of Fire for anyone. I have just explained the real LOVE of God that today’s Church just simply does not seem to grasp. After spending several years of diving deep into the Scriptures to uncover the Biblical truth on this subject, I would like to share these Biblical truths with others so that they can experience the same joy that I experienced which set me free from what I had previously believed for most of my life. If anyone would be interested in a copy of my document, email me at: ([email protected]), and I will email you a copy.


ann prevatte

Oct 31, 2022

I need the Lord of all in my life. I need his forgiveness for me and my family. Father thank you for the gift of salvation in the Name of Jesus.


Mary

Jan 27, 2022

Thanks I Praying to believe on Jesus..he took my place ...need assurance..glad to get all the help from websight!


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