what in your honest opinion is "the true message of the Gospel"" when it comes to preaching "saving grace"?
- DougLv 52 months agoFavorite Answer
The truth is that death leads to heaven or hell, and the only way to heaven is through faith in Jesus Christ.
The Bible is very clear that no one can earn their way to heaven since good works do not pay for sins. See Gal. 2:16, Rom. 3:23-28, 4:4-5, Eph. 2:8-9, Tit. 3:5. The only way to heaven is by believing in Jesus for His free gift of eternal life. Jesus shed His blood on the cross as the full payment for our sins. He did all the work; all He requires of us is that we believe in Him. Once you believe in Jesus Christ to save you, you are secure forever!
Because we have all sinned against a perfectly holy and righteous God, we all deserve eternal separation from God in hell (Rom. 6:23). However, God loves us so much that He sent His only Son Jesus to die on the cross as our Substitute so we don't have to go to hell. Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose from the grave three days later (1 Cor. 15:3-4). He gives eternal life freely to anyone who simply believes in Him for it. No one can be saved by doing good works. Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Eph. 2:8-9).
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life" (John 6:47).
- UserLv 72 months ago
First: look up "grace" in the dictionary.
Seriously. It's very important that you understand the meaning of the word.
Now, what the Bible teaches in this regard can be summed up quite simply:
- Eternal salvation is ONLY by the grace of God.
- MalcolmLv 72 months ago
The Bible is its own best commentary. The answer is 1 Cor. 15:1-4 Compare Eph. 2 and "God's eternal purpose" of Eph. 3:10-11.
- Doug CatholicLv 72 months ago
No salvation without Jesus.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
Here is the truth: The Lord Jesus Christ is God. Nobody can be good enough to avoid hell. The truth is that death leads to immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether the person believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, or not. The truth is that the Lord Jesus Christ loves you and wants to bless your life freely :) Most of all, Jesus wants you with Him forever, and not in hell. It is too late to be saved, after death.
Believing on the Lord Jesus Christ means being forgiven all sins past and future and means going to heaven. The truth is that every belief except one will lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire for every person. Because nothing pays for our sins except the death and blood of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus that is already accomplished by Him . Jesus loves you! The truth is that the Lord Jesus Christ is God, and Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus was buried, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works, not deeds, not religions. So the only way to heaven and to avoid hell, is by believing on Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47), without adding any of your own works (Romans 4:5). Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to take you to heaven, and you will be in heaven, no matter what, guaranteed. That easy, thanks to Jesus! Tell Jesus that you thank Him that you will be with Him in heaven
- MistyLv 72 months ago
The bible is ancient superstition and should never be taken literally.
- I'm That MexicanLv 62 months ago
The true message is "you can not save yourself." Having said that, man does have an obligation to God.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
- Anonymous2 months ago
If the Lord had not decided to offer us a plan of redemption, then nothing we could ever do could gain it. The Father was prepared to smite the earth had we not received the Promise of Christ.
Malachi 4:6 KJV — And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Thats why salvation is only by Gods grace.
- GentileLv 72 months ago
If we believe that Jesus was and is the Son of God that he died on the cross for our sins and arose from the grave after three days being dead if we obey the gospel and are baptized into Christ we are saved being saved by grace means being saved by unmerited unearned undeserved favor of God. Thanks for the question.
- 2 months ago
There is no true message of the Gospel, as it is false.