Jesus is the only one who can forgive and transform us, thereby delivering us from the power and penalty of sin: There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).
Even though God’s justice demands death for sin, His love has provided a Savior, who paid the penalty and died for sinners: Christ died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that he might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18).
Christ’s death satisfied the demands of God’s justice, thereby enabling Him to forgive and save those who place their faith in Jesus and not in their good works. (Romans 3:26)
John 3:16 says, God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. He alone is “our great God and Savior” (Titus 2:13).
True saving faith is always accompanied by repentance from sin.
Repentance is more than simply being sorry for sin. It is agreeing with God that you are sinful, confessing your sins to Him, and making a conscious choice to turn from sin and pursue holiness (Isaiah 55:7).
You turn to Jesus as Lord by submitting to His authority through obedience.
Jesus said: If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine (John 8:31).
And what makes the gospel good news to us is only because Jesus is no longer dead but alive.
He rose from the grave to prove that God’s wrath and holiness is satisfied and that He is the true Messiah.