Knowing God

There is no greater message of hope and love to be heard than that which we call the Gospel.  The Gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this:  God is holy and He is just, and I am not.  And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged.  I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness – or lack of it – or the righteousness of another.  The good news of the Gospel is that Jesus Christ lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people.  He has done for me what I could not possibly do for myself.  But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.

In other words, the ‘good news’ is that:

For a more graphical presentation, please go to “Two Ways to Live.”