The Good News
It is our great desire to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, so that those we meet will come to know Him personally. The simple truth is that the God who created you loves you very much. He gave us life and deserves our gratitude and love.
The Good News is this:
A Just Law was broken -“Do not eat of the fruit of the tree of Knowledge of good and evil or you will die.”
Adam broke the Just Law, he ate of the fruit ; he disobeyed God— sin and death entered in through Adam.
All men have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory—the just law carries with it a just punishment. The just punishment is eternal separation from God (hell).
Because it was a Just law there is no room for mercy—the punishment must be carried out because the Law is just. God in his mercy, wanting to keep us from the punishment of eternal hell—provided an escape from deserved punishment.
By His grace, being unable to erase the penalty of His own Just Law, provided the blood sacrifice of Atonement in the blood of His own Son Jesus Christ. Jesus lived the perfect life, died on the cross, was raised in 3 days and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Those who confess with their mouths and believe in their hearts Jesus Christ is Lord are redeemed by His shed blood—At that point in time we die with him, (Our lives are not our own—”…no longer I who live but Christ…”), are raised with Him (born again to a new creation) and are seated with him .
Therefore in Christ we have received every spiritual blessing and we are not judged according to our merit but by His merit.