The following quotations from the Bible summarise some of the important themes of the Gospel message. Rather than give lengthy explanations we will here let them speak for themselves.
(The Bible was originally written in ancient languages. All quotations here are from the New International Version, which is a widely-used modern English translation. References are given so that you can look them up for yourself.)
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23
“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” – Isaiah 53:6
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance : that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” –
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.” – 1 Peter 2:24
“It is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9
“God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” – John 3:16-18
If you are already a Christian we strongly suggest that you memorise these verses, including the references so that you know where to find them in the Bible. This will be of great help in your future Christian life.
If you are not yet a Christian, read them carefully and thoughtfully, praying that God’s Holy Spirit will help you to see the way of salvation in them and lead you trust the Saviour.