Jesus Christ--the Savior Art Anderson--Founder
THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, INT.
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The purpose of this site is to get the gospel of Christ to the world. While it will not attempt to cover every aspect of God's relationship with man, it will attempt to establish that there is a God with unlimited power and authority over the world and everything in it and why almost all peoples of the world believe in a supreme being of some sort. The issue is who is the the real God of the universe?
We discover God in the Old Testament of the Bible. "In the beginning, God created. . . ." (Gen. 1:1) "All things were made by him, . . . (John 1:3). Therefore, we can know by the author of Genesis and a disciple of Jesus, John, that everything was made by him.
Given that there is a supreme being that created everything including man whom he created in his own image and likeness, there is an unbreakable relationship between God and man. Man was the only being created in God image and likeness and man is an eternal being with a living soul that can never cease to exist and will exist forever somewhere after death and those places are either heaven or hell.
GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION
God sent His son into this world to offer the world salvation. The most popular verse (John 3:16) make this very clear. There are foir things that a person must do to be saved:
1. We must realize that we are sinners, that is, that we have violated God's laws. John made this clear in 1 John 3:4: "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." So, what is the "law" that the Bible speaks of? It is the law of God and most if not all sins are a violation of one of the Ten Commandments.
2. We must realize that we can do nothing to save ourselves. Good deeds, Being a good, moral, honest, etc., will not save us because all have .
3. We must believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God sent to this world to die for the sins of the people. (John 3:16)
4. We must repent of our sins. The Bible makes it clear that without repentance, there is no forgiveness of sin. "For godly sorrow worketh repentance." 2 Cor. 7:10; "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise. . . not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:8.
WHY WE NEED TO REPENT OF OUR SINS
In the beginning when God created Adam, He said, ". . ., Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." Gen. 1:26. Therefore, Adam was created a perfect man. He was also created with a body and a became a living soul. When Adam became a living soul, he became an eternal being, meaning that he would never cease to exist. Therefore, when we die, our soul goes to either heaven or hell, and the decisions we make determines which place we go. He was placed in the garden of Eden which was a paradise in a perfect world.
When Satan saw the beauty of the world, he wanted it a fought God for it and God cast him out of heaven and the angels that followed him.
Then Satan came into the garden and deceived Adam's wife, Eve. Satan achieved this evil deed by lying to Eve. God had told Adam that he could eat of every tree in the garden except the one of knowledge and if he eat of it he would die. But Satan did what false prophets and false teachers have been doing ever since, he quoted God's word except he added one word. God said eat of the tree and die, Satan said eat of the tree and not die. Gen. 2:17, 3:4.
One the great lessons here is the seriousness that God takes of sin. Adam committed one sin and brought death to the whole world for all time to come. Because of Satan's evil deed, God created hell for him and his angels (Matt. 25:41), but man goes there, too, if they reject God's loving mercy and He sent His only begotten Son to the world to make that possible. While God takes an extremely dim view of sin, He is also willing to forgive from the gutter most to the upper most.
Men became so evil that God repented that He had created him and was going to destroy the human race alone with the animal kingdom. But Noah found grace in the eyes of God and God directed him to build an ark and save the human race from total destruction.