What Is The Good News?

The Gospel

The Bible is the account of God’s work in the world and can be divided into four parts: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Re-Creation (or Restoration).

Creation

The first two chapters in the Bible describe God’s creative work culmination with his greatest creation, man and woman. God looked and saw that His creation was “very good” (Genesis 1:31). God told the first man that he was free to eat from every tree within the garden except for one. The man and the woman disobeyed, and God’s good creation was broken. God’s very good creation was twisted by sin.

Fall

The bad news is that since the first man’s sin, mankind has been under the condemnation of God (Romans 5:12). Because everyone breaks God’s perfect law by committing sin, everyone is guilty (Romans 3:23). Sin separates human beings from God. The punishment for the crime of sin is physical death (Romans 6:23) and then an eternity spent in a place of punishment (Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:46).

Redemption

God did not leave humanity to suffer eternally in this condition. The Bible contains the account of God’s work in human history to rescue a people for Himself. The bad news now countered by the Good News, the Best News, of Jesus Christ. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the best news anyone will ever hear, and what a person does with this news will determine where he or she spends eternity. To reject the gospel is to embrace the bad news. God is calling you to choose life. Call on the name of the Lord and be saved (Romans 10:13). The Best News!

Re-Creation/Restoration

God will restore what man broke in the garden. One day God will remove sin from the earth. The Apostle John writes about a future where God makes everything new, God again dwells with humanity, and where all sin, sorrow, and suffering are absent (Revelation 21:1-5). The Apostle Peter tells us that the earth will undergo God’s judgement and everything ungodly will be removed and righteousness alone will be present on God’s restored earth (2 Peter 31-13). That is good news!

We hope your desire is to follow Jesus as he is revealed to us in Scripture, in God’s story of his love for broken humanity. We believe that Jesus is the Lord of all things, that through his life, death, and resurrection, he has made the way to peace with God.