The Gospel- Broken Down

The true Gospel story starts at the very beginning of time, in the garden of Eden. Our creator made the heavens and the earth, everything that you see, but more importantly, he made man. This man was named Adam. Adam, his wife and all of humanity were designed by God to be perfect beings, living in harmony with creation, reflecting his image. This is the image in which humanity was created. We were created to rule and have dominion over the Earth as stewards of God’s masterpiece. This all changed when Adam disobeyed the Lord and ate from the forbidden tree. In that moment humanity fell short of the glory of God and sin forever separated man from the divine and holy creator. The fate of humanity would remain in this state until God made a covenant with a man named Abraham. God promised Abraham that he would make his children a great nation and bless all nations through his seed. Genesis 18:18 states, “Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.”[1] Abrahams descendants would later become the nation of Israel: God’s chosen people. The gospel is ultimately the completion of Israel’s story. God promises Abraham that through his lineage he would provide a savior for humanity. The Israelites (Gods people) prophesized the arrival of this person and called him “Messiah.” This was to be the person that would save the world from sin and restore humanities potential to once again be allowed in the presence of God. This was Jesus.

            There were many prophecies regarding the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament that only Jesus could have fulfilled. Not only was Jesus a descendant of David and Abraham, he was also born of a virgin; both things the Old Testament prophets predicted (2 Samuel 7:12-16, Isaiah 7:14). Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem (another fulfilled prophecy, Micah 5:2) as the son of God and savior of the world. Jesus Christ served as the true representation of God on earth, something that humans were originally designed to be. Despite humanities countless failures and missed opportunities, God still loved his creation enough to send his son to show us the way. John 3:16 says, “for God so loved the world that he sent his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”[2] After the failures of Adam, the mistakes of Abraham, and the disobedience of Israel, God still offered humanity a way to escape the consequence of our sin, a chance for salvation; Jesus.

            Jesus lived his life as the ultimate example of God because he, himself was also God. Sharing the natures of both man and deity, Jesus was as much divine as he was mortal. He was fully man, and he was fully God. The reality of the matter is that God gave humanity every opportunity to redeem ourselves, despite our obvious failures. Ultimately, in order to save man, God could only send himself as man. He was the only one capable of saving us from ourselves. There is only righteousness in heaven therefore, sin cannot enter heaven. Furthermore, the Bible says that the wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23)[3] Death is the consequence of sin; something that every human deserves. Yet, because of Gods reckless love for humanity, he sent Christ to pay the price that we should have received. He paid the wages of our sin when his righteousness was crucified on Calvary. Christ’s blood served as payment, justifying those who believe in him before our Father in heaven.

            As prophesized, Jesus rose from the grave three days after he was crucified. He conquered death itself and then proceed to preach in front of hundreds, testifying to his deity and the kingdom of God. He then ascended into heaven and is now sitting at the right of the Father in heaven awaiting his glorious return.

            One day, all of this will be reconciled. Jesus will return and defeat sin once and for all. The devil will be cast from this earth and God will rebuild and restore what was originally intended. A new heaven and a new earth will be created. Eden will be restored. Through Jesus, God will restore his creation and the faithful will live in harmony with our creator forever.

            This is the gospel. Despite the sins and transgressions of humanity, God’s love and grace will still prevail through Jesus Christ, the Messiah and savior of the world. One day he will return and restore creation to the way it was originally intended to be. The good news is that you can see it too, because Jesus paid your debt as well. Would you like to know how?

[1] The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. (2001). Minneapolis, MN.: Crossway.

[2] The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. (2001). Minneapolis, MN.: Crossway.

One comment

  1. Thank you Danny, After reading (and commenting on) your next post I decided to review this, your previous post.
    I read your first sentence, “The true Gospel story starts at the very beginning of time, in the garden of Eden.”

    Please pay attention: the garden of Eden is NOT the beginning of time … it is not even close!
    The place in the scriptures which discuss the beginning is the first chapter of the Gospel of John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God, and the same was in the beginning with God.”
    Danny, Before God made the angels and heaven for them to dwell in, long before He created this universe and this world, aeons before He made Adam and Eve: God was alone.
    God is INFINITE (without boundaries) and omniscient (knows all things from the beginning to the end = He is the alpha and the omega).
    When He was yet alone, He decided on “the true Gospel story.”
    It is the mystery of God, the reason why He has done everything that ever He has done. Yet no man seems to care about Him, what He wants and why He finds pleasure in us.
    That is the story of the Gut (good) Spiel (story or news) > Godspell > Gospel = Good News.
    He has lead me into much truth, there is no end to Truth because He is “The way, the Truth and the Life” … and He is INFINITE.
    I am growing very old and approaching the end of my time in this 4-dimensional world of darkness, I walk in the Kingdom of God (it is at hand).
    I would share it with you before I die, if you wish.

    Inchristi is all and Inchristi is in all,
    your servant mark

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