The Gospel of Jesus Christ is God’s message that explains the life and redemptive work of Jesus Christ. It provides the enabling power of God to bring new life to those who believe (John 1:12). We are told not to add anything to its content or subtract anything from it (Galatians 1:6-8). Sometimes people will try and compare the Gospel message to a good slogan they heard in the world or a particular good deed someone has demonstrated. However, the Gospel is not validated by any human efforts, nor is it weakened when met by any human failures and sin. It is the only message whereby a person can be made right with God through forgiveness, and is given a new orientation in life. (PMC) Consider: “…Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of His own purpose and grace,…which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Timothy 1:9-10).
This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.