The most important thing about any church is where it stands on the gospel of Jesus Christ. What is the gospel or ‘good news’ we have to proclaim?
The Bible teaches us that there is a God who is infinite, eternal, pure and holy. He created all things by His mighty power, making this world and everything in it. He made man in His own image and likeness to glorify and enjoy Him. We are dependent upon our Creator for all things and we can only be truly content in knowing Him.
The Bible reveals how the devil tempted our first parents to sin against God, resulting in the fall. Adam was the head of the whole human race and so we all sinned in him and fell with him. We deserve to be punished in hell for our sins and we cannot deliver ourselves.
The Bible declares that God sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ into the world to become man and save sinners. The gospel is the wonderful account of what Christ has done. He lovingly took the place of the guilty, keeping God’s law perfectly and dying on a cross at Calvary. Having been punished for the sins of His people He rose again for their justification.
In the gospel Christ’s salvation is offered freely to sinners. In order to be saved we must repent of our sins and believe in Christ for righteousness. Then we shall have eternal life and enjoy a place in heaven when we die.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16