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What do we mean by "The Gospel"?

Very simply - the Gospel (good news) is that God so loved the human race that He

gave His only-begotten Son to be born as the man Jesus Christ. The God-man lived a

perfect life without sin and died on the cross to pay the penalty for the sins of those

who would believe on him. (Read John 3:16 )

He triumphantly rose again from the dead and returned to heaven. There He remains

with the Father until He shall come again to this earth in power and glory to judge the

living and the dead.

To believe on Christ means to put your trust in who He is and what He has done for you

as your Saviour and your Redeemer and Lord.

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved! ( Acts 16:31 )

In order to have this "saving faith" one must be "born again" by the power of the Holy

Spirit. The next question is, "How can a man be born again?" ( Read John's Gospel

Chapter 3 )

Only by the Grace of God

God commands ALL men everywhere to repent. That is, to turn from all sin - all that we

know to be displeasing to God, and to turn to Him for grace to forgive us and overcome

sin in our lives.

Repentance and faith go together and are the gift of God. We cannot MERIT salvation -

that is to say, no one is good enough to earn their salvation. Salvation is all of grace.

GRACE is defined as "God's unmerited or undeserved favour" . Read (in the Bible)

Ephesians 2: verses 8 and 9. "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and

that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of (good) works, lest anyone should

boast."

"Saving" faith is believing in the finished (completed) work of Christ in His life, sufferings

and death on the cross, as one's substitute - paying the penalty for one's sins - and in His

resurrection (rising again) from the dead. This is the God-given faith by which one is

saved.

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*References - e.g. John 3:16 are quotations from the Bible. The book’s name - e.g. John's Gospel - then the chapter - Chapt. 3 - then the verse in the chapter - Verse 3.

The Great Commission

Jesus, commanded His disciples to GO into ALL the world and preach

the Gospel - i.e. proclaim the good news of salvation for sinners

through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ.  We trust we may be

used of God to share in fulfilling this Commission here in the

Weymouth and West Dorset area.

If you are in doubt as to where you stand personally with God, or if

you would like more information or help - do please get in touch with us

- See the contact page.

The Gospel

or

Good News of Salvation

in Jesus Christ

"Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of

God." John 3:3 *see footnote

"You must be born again!" John 3:7

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