We all know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a life-changing story, but do you know why it’s the greatest story ever told? Here are a few reasons why:
1. We were doomed from the beginning.
The Bible makes it clear that we were born in sin and shaped in iniquity (Romans 3:23). Since Adam ate from the tree, humanity has been cursed by sin ever since. Isaiah 64:6 tells us that our righteousness is as filthy rags. No matter how much good we do in this world, if your heart isn’t changed by the gospel, then it’s meaningless. Good works don’t save us, but we are saved to do good works (Matthew 5:16).
2. It shows the power of forgiveness.
Through the Gospel, we can find forgiveness from God through Jesus Christ. And because He forgave us, we should forgive others (Colossians 3:13). Forgiveness is what strengthens relationships and builds connections. If you do not forgive someone because they forgot your birthday, you are only hurting yourself. The person you unforgive could be the one who to help you.
3. It gives us hope for the future.
The world can be a pretty depressing place. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of nihilism and cynicism to the world. Our hope is not of this world because we know that the world will worsen, but heaven is where our ultimate hope lies. (Colossians 3:2)
The Gospel may not be popular, but it’s necessary. The story of the Gospel is a perfect God came as a man to die for imperfect people. The Gospel not only changes your perspective on life, but it changes your heart as well.