The only message by which we can be saved

The only message by which we can be saved Written by Bill Bradford

The only message by which we can be saved

When God sent Jesus Christ with the gospel message offering salvation, it was such a message that few could bring themselves to believe it. It was a message that could only be brought by Jesus Christ, the Son of God. No one else could bring such a message and support it without living a life picturing the righteousness of God and backing it up with his death and, of course, His subsequent resurrection.

The righteousness of God has been revealed from the beginning. His magnanimity in the creation, His mercy when dealing with early man, saving the human race through Noah, His blessing to the human race through the promises made to Abraham and his descendants, His concern to His people by revealing his law to them and on to the world - all revealed the righteousness of God, from the faith that built from one epoch to another, to eventually reveal the glorious gospel message though none other than His Son.

“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH” (Rom. 1:16-17).

God always had this same message in mind in past ages, and became the “mystery” that would be one day reveal to many and then to the whole world and to everyone who ever lived. When the gospel message exploded through Christ’s preaching, His power and miracles, it was electrifying. God’s greatest joy to reveal His long held and secret purpose was about to be revealed to the “principalities and powers.”

The catastrophic event of the death of Jesus Christ, and then “declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection of the dead” (Rom. 1:4) was the catalyst to propel the “good news of the Kingdom of God” to the known world.

It is important to note that the intent of God, from the very beginning, was demonstrated in His dealings with His people from the Garden of Eden, to Noah, to Abraham, to Israel and David and the prophets. For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, the same message was there.

The message itself as it was dramatically revealed through the life and death of Jesus Christ - “the gospel” which you are saved” (I Cor. 15:1-5), and the manner by which it was proclaimed, is said to be the power of God to those who believe it. If a person doesn’t believe it, it takes nothing away from the convicting counsel of God.

How are you doing with the “gospel”? Is it as exciting as the day you first heard it?


Related Articles

What is Jesus Christ’s purpose for our lives?

What is Jesus Christ’s purpose for our lives?

What is Jesus Christ’s purpose for our lives? by Ken Murray

The other day I was meditating as I was reading the Bible and I thought: "What is Jesus Christ's purpose for our lives?" On what should we setting our hearts and minds that would be pleasing to Christ? What do we understand from the Bible is Jesus Christ's purpose for our lives?

The Gospel of the Kingdom

The Gospel of the Kingdom
Bible Study Guide

"Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel'" (Mark 1:14, 15). "The gospel of the Kingdom of God" is the message Jesus Christ instructs His followers to believe. This booklet will help you understand and believe this wonderful good news Jesus Christ announced to humanity!

Transforming Your Life

Transforming Your Life
The Process of Conversion

In this booklet we will examine the Bible's teaching on conversion—it is not just a one-time event. Instead the Scriptures reveal that it is a process. The process begins with God's calling, followed by the key steps of repentance, baptism and the receiving of the Holy Spirit, finally climaxing with the return of Jesus Christ — when the dead in Christ are resurrected to immortality and given eternal life — the ultimate transformation!

What is Christian Conversion?

Lesson 8
What is Christian Conversion?

In this Bible lesson we examine the process by which our lives can be turned to God — the process of conversion. We will learn what Peter meant when he exhorted his countrymen, "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ..." (Acts 3:19). We examine how, beginning with repentance, new converts can turn from a life of sin to become servants of the living God.

About the Author

Bill Bradford

Beyond Today Magazine

  • Is This How We Live Forever?

    Is This How We Live Forever?

    What is the secret of human consciousness? Modern science and technology have been attempting to duplicate it through artificial intelligence. Some even dream of transferring human minds over to computers as the means to living into eternity. But this discounts a vital nonmaterial component of the human mind—what the Bible refers to as the spirit in man. It is this spirit that imparts human intellect to the human brain, also enabling moral choices. Most who accept a spiritual aspect to human existence think in terms of an “immortal soul.” But the Bible does not teach that. Yet it does speak of future life beyond death and reveals the actual way to live forever. That involves moral choices and the work of a Savior to redeem us from our past wrong choices ending in death—and His help to lead us forward into new life. Be sure to read this issue of Beyond Today to help you in finding the true way to eternal life.

    You need to read this issue of Beyond Today. We all need a biblical understanding of the spirit in man!